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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 →

Hof to Hvergardi day 6

I’m shocked.  It’s NOT raining!  In fact, the sun is beginning to rise! It’s time to begin our journey northwards, back to the airport.  Today is our long drive day – almost 200 miles.   Our first stop was going… Continue Reading →

Hveragrdi to Keflavik day 7

Guess what?  It’s raining!   Breakfast was wonderful once again! Salmon, fresh fruit salad, skyr, granola, waffles, etc etc and even green juice – apple, spinach, mango and ginger, according to  the waiter – served in the cutest little containers…. Continue Reading →

Iceland day 5 – rained out

Today started with torrential rain and wind, which was blowing so hard that the rain looked like it was coming down sideways.  Another wonderful November day in Iceland.  Note to anyone wanting to visit…. Do not come in November, unless… Continue Reading →

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