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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #446 ~ May 27, 2011
May 28, 2011


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RV Life and Travel News, Updates, and Tips
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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RV Life and Travel E-zine #446 ~ May 27, 2011

Life As We Live It ... on the road with Coleen and Bob

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Where In the World Are Coleen and Bob?
(And Just What Are They Doing?)

Bob and I hope you have a fun filled and safe Memorial Day weekend. Please remember the real reason for this holiday and thank a soldier for serving our country.

I opened the trailer door to let the dog out this morning and a wild turkey was standing more or less at my doorstep. I knew they were in the area, but hadn't expected to see one so close up. Pretty amazing, with his tail feathers all fanned out. Unfortunately, I didn't have the camera in hand.

We're getting resituated into our travel trailer. I like having my full-size desk and a freezer that keeps ice cream frozen.

I miss having our "house" with us as we do errands around town. While out today, we looked at a used Roadtrek.

We have another one of Bob's articles in this issue. The topic may come as a bit of a surprise. Next week, though, his article is back to what you might expect him to write about … tools on the road.

Wherever you are in your travels, we wish you joy and prosperity,

Coleen

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RVing Tip

Mount a clip -- such as a chip bag clip or a binder clip -- next to your door. It is a handy place to keep your errand list.

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RV Life and Travel Blog

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~ RV Life and Travel Blog

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New Article On RV-Life-and-Travel.com

Dreaming of Full-time RVing is the Date, Actual Full-time RVing is the Marriage

Full-time RVing is like romance. The mere idea of taking off in an RV to travel and see the unknown has a thrill to it. It's new and exciting, and full of promise. There's freedom, fun, and fantasy!

We hear from folks who are in their first weeks or months of RVing that they are disillusioned. Somehow, living full-time in a recreational vehicle isn't as glamorous as they expected. In some ways, they are very happy, and yet, they aren't so sure they like living within the confines of an RV.

I liken the whole scenario to dating, planning the wedding, and marriage.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Full-time RVing

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RV Life and Travel Tip

A tension closet rod in the shower is a great place to hang dripping wet jackets, hand washables, or bathing suits to dry.

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Bob's Article

Stop and Smell the Roses - God Doesn't Charge Admission

Stop and smell the roses. If there are wild ones, that is. One of the free pleasures on the road RVing is getting to see the wonderful flowers that nature offers us. While traveling north from southern Texas this spring, Coleen and I followed spring, so to speak. Everywhere we went spring was in full bloom.

~~ Go to the website to read the rest of Bob's article.

~ Stop and Smell the Roses

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RV Life and Travel Tip

To efficiently and quickly heat a small amount of water, consider using a tea kettle or electric coffee maker.

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Watkins Summit Group Bus. Info

We need to earn a living, even while we are RVing. Part of our income comes from my being an Independent Watkins Associate (ID #362289) within the Summit Group. You could be one, too.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ Build a Business with No Selling

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New Article On RV-Life-and-Travel.com

Veterinarian Care … Finding an Emergency Vet, this Time in Lafayette, LA

Emergency veterinarian care…. You're RVing and have a sick pet that needs help ASAP. In that situation, here's how we found a vet clinic and animal hospital with a caring staff and excellent doctors.

Our dog looks up at us, her eyes twitching and darting in all directions and she vomits. She tries to stand, but stumbles. Something is very wrong. She vomits again. Bob and I look at each other. He heads outside to undo the hook-ups while I settle a few things inside the motorhome getting it ready to move.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Veterinarian Care

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RVing Tip

If you have etched glass cabinet doors and you don't want to be able to see into the cabinets, cover the glass part, from the inside, with a pretty paper, such as wallpaper. Be sure to have the design facing outward.

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~ Workers On Wheels

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Entertainment and Restaurant Review

The Gaslight Restaurant and Saloon: Bluegrass Music and Fine Food in Rockerville

The Gaslight Restaurant and Saloon … live bluegrass, excellent food, attentive service, and plenty of RV parking. It's the only year round business in the ghost town of Rockerville, SD.

Imagine this: "The House of the Rising Sun" played with five guitars, two mandolins, a stand-up base, a banjo, a harmonica, and an accordion. The only time I've heard that classic played with that mix of instruments was at the Gaslight's Thursday night bluegrass acoustic jam session.

~~ Read more about this restaurant on the website.

~ The Gaslight

~~ Find more reviews of restaurants we've eaten at during our RV travels.

~ Restaurant Reviews

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Full-time RVing Tip

Customizing your RV is what changes it from a camper to a home.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

You must want more to get more. ~ Unknown

Whatever you do, or dream, begin it now. Boldness has genious, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. ~ Goethe

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35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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