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Gone Fishin’

I have always struggled with procrastination. When I was in college, I watched TV day and night when I should have been studying. After some self-examination, I eventually ditched the TV all together and bought a fish tank. I found this fish tank fascinating and calming, and it didn’t have the same pull as my TV. More importantly, buying a fish tank was a line in the sand, a way to set limits and to take drastic action in a different direction.

It’s time for another fish tank, metaphorically speaking.

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Hidden Treasure on Alabama-Florida State Line

Fellow RVers traveling to Florida via Alabama…. boy do we have something wonderful to share with you!! In search of a place to lay our heads after a long day of travel, we stumbled upon a small, absolutely beautiful RV Park in Florala, Alabama (which is just miles from the northern Florida-Alabama state line). It’s in a great location… and just an hour north of Destin, FL (our destination).

Until 2 weeks ago, Lake Jackson RV Park was a State Park. But the city bought it, hired a friendly and knowledgeable Park Manager (who happens to come from Ohio, too), and is hoping to build it into something special. Well, I can tell you that it’s already special. Continue Reading

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RV Decisions: Trading Up vs. Sprucing Up

After months of indecision about whether to keep Bessie, our Class C RV, or upgrade to something larger to be more comfortable, we have finally made a decision. Continue Reading

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Our RV Hibernates In A Cave

It’s that dreaded time of year. The end of the RV season. Continue Reading

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Upgrading vs. Keeping Our Current RV: Is The Grass Greener On The Bigger RV Side? 

Many of you have been in our shoes and have faced the decision of whether you want to keep your RV or upgrade to something bigger/better.  We’re pondering whether we should keep our current RV that is reliable and sort of close-ish to being paid off, but isn’t as comfortable as we’d like it to be. Or, should we purchase something that “fits” us better, but will be more expensive and could potentially have loads of problems.  We’re torn. Continue Reading

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Shawshanked at the Ohio State Reformatory

If touring creepy, historic prisons and getting a “behind the scenes” look at a famous movie filming location is your cup of tea, you are in for a treat.

We had the pleasure of visiting The Ohio State Reformatory, located in Mansfield, Ohio, a prison that was built in 1886 and closed in 1990.  This magnificent structure was built for young first-time offenders to have a spiritual rebirth and later became famous for violence and inhumane conditions.  It housed over 155,000 men over the years, and is now a museum and historical site. Continue Reading

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Canoeing (Backwards) Down The Mohican River

We used our Harvest Hosts membership and Roadtrippers.com to help us plan an interesting and adventurous Memorial Day weekend.  One of our stops was at Mohican Adventures, an extravaganza of fun outdoor stuff, including an Arial Park, go-karts, and a large canoe livery.  We decided to try a seven mile canoe trip because it sounded like an awesome family adventure. I envisioned us paddling down the river, in total control of our boat, smiling and enjoying the scenery.  Although traveling seven miles would be challenging, I believed it would be manageable.  I’ve never been in a canoe before (except during 6th grade camp, which was a long, long time ago), but I thought, “How hard can it be?”  Well….  Continue Reading

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Experiences Are More Important Than Things

I had a health scare. I was admitted to a local hospital overnight for some testing.  It happened while my husband was having his own medical issue.  We were hospitalized in two different hospitals in two different cities at the same time.  We had great support from family and friends and we are both totally fine. Continue Reading

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Five Favorite Gettysburg Moments

It’s taken me a lot longer than intended to share our experiences at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.  As I looked through my images and videos, I found that they tell a powerful story on their own (with a little commentary from yours truly).  The following are my Five Favorite Gettysburg Moments:

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Harvest Hosts Membership Winner

Drumroll, please!!!! Congratulations to… Continue Reading

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