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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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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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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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Hairy Barry: Still An Anxious Dog?

A while back, I wrote a few articles about our wonderful, anxious dog, Hairy Barry.  So many readers really seemed to enjoy his story (and identified with our struggles) that I wanted to provide an update on how The Hairy Dude is doing.

Want to know more about what worked and didn’t work to help our newly adopted anxious dog, Hairy Barry?  Click here to check out the article series: “The Hairy Barry Chronicles.”   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 & Fox Hollow Farms

Picture this. You drive through winding, hilly country roads and finally turn onto the long driveway of a farm. After parking, you open the door to your RV and pause to take in your surroundings. You see green rolling hills and bright, golden sun kissing the crops and vegetation that surrounds you. You hear the wind as it rustles through trees and the light clucking of chickens, funny little snorts from pigs and the far away baaaaah-ing of a herd of sheep. You smell earth and clean air, with tinges of farm aromas. There is no one else around. It feels peaceful … and alive. Continue Reading

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Choose Your Own Path

I’d like to interrupt this RV Travel Blog to share a bit of introspection on the concept of a “Path.”  For the third time today, the word “Path” was used in conversation with me. Although this is a common word, and I probably hear it daily without thinking of it, today I heard “Path” three times before noon.  It’s as though a quiet voice is whispering, “Pay attention.”

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