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Beware of using credit card airfare credit when buying Delta e-certs

Several premium credit cards today offer some very large sign up bonuses and come with some nice benefits, like an airfare credit that renews each calendar year.  Two of those cards are the Citi Prestige card offering a $250 airfare… Continue Reading →

What’s next?

We’ve been homeless and unemployed for a week now.  We sold our business (our jobs) which was also our home.   We’re pretty happy about it. “What’s next?” is the question we’ve been asked most.  “Why?” is another question we’re… Continue Reading →

The pros and cons: two months of living in an RV

We’ve spent two months living in our 35 ft fifth wheel now.  It’s had it’s good and bad points – it’s ups and downs.  We are now on our way home, back to the cold and snow of the Upper… Continue Reading →

What’s it like to boondock at an RV show?

We took our fifth wheel to Tampa last week for the 2017 Tampa RV Supershow.  We’ve been to RV shows before but never with our camper.  It was a neat experience and I wanted to highlight my experience. First off,… Continue Reading →

Silver Springs State Park, Ocala FL

Florida’s first tourist attraction, Silver Springs, opened in 1878 and closed in 2013.  The state park system took it over after that and it is now a state park.  It contains the largest artesian spring in the world.   First… Continue Reading →

3 nights in El Dorado, Arkansas

We decided to head down to El Dorado in southern Arkansas to visit Jerry’s brother John and his wife Corina and hopefully to find some warmth!   It was only in the 30-40’s there too until our last day, Sunday,… Continue Reading →

Valley Creek State Park, AR

Mileage: 260 Time:  about 6.5 hours which included an hour stop at Wal Mart.   MPG: 10.3 Our first stop this morning was for gas.  It seems like we have to get gas about every 4-5 hours.  Pretty rediculous!  After… Continue Reading →

Rend Lake

Driving distance 334 miles Driving time 6 hours MPG 10.3 Stayed at Rend Lake state park campground, Illinois We got an early start to the day and thus were picking out our camp spot by 1:00 pm.  We were both tired… Continue Reading →

First night camping

We were hoping to leave home by 10am and be on the road.  We didn’t manage to be ready until 11:30am.  A quick stop for gas and our traditional “leaving town” latte and we were on our way.   Our… Continue Reading →

Winters Away!

After several delays and in between snow showers, we are finally getting loaded up in our fifth wheel and ready to leave the wintery Upper Peninsula of Michigan and head for warmer weather and sunshine down south for the winter…. Continue Reading →

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