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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #427 ~ January 7, 2011
January 07, 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 #427 ~ January 7, 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?)

Greetings from Texas. Bob and I left our home base (Soldotna, Alaska) on Oct. 28, with a tentative destination of Port Isabel, TX. We crossed into Texas yesterday. Obviously, we didn't take the quickest or most direct route. The joy of RVing is taking time to enjoy what we find along the way. We think we'll reach Port Isabel sometime next week.

We spent half of last night at Buc-ee's Beaver in Wharton, TX and the other half at the Wal-Mart across the street. Buc-ee's, we found out, does not allow customers to park overnight in their parking lot.

We're glad that you are taking an arm-chair trip with us. I hope that you find it interesting and that you enjoy the journey.

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


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RVing Tip

Be aware of what county (parish / borough) you are in so that if there is a disaster or severe weather alert, you know if you are in the affected area.

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RV Life and Travel Blog

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~ RV Life and Travel Blog

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New Pages On

Alaska is Home -- So Why Are We Somewhere Else this Winter?

Alaska is home, but we aren't there this winter. We've spent the past nine winters in Alaska (and the winter before that in South Dakota). This winter we are traveling, doing the snowbird thing.

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

~ Snowbirds this Winter

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RV Life and Travel Tip

If you don't travel with your refrigerator on, keep it cold longer by using freezer packs in it. Make them by freezing plastic bottles three-quarters full of water or juice. Make them at night and they should be good to go the next day. When you stop for the day and turn the fridge on, they'll likely still be cold enough that you have an icy beverage. This also works well to boost your fridge's cooling power when you put several things in it that aren't cold.

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Your RV Life and Travel Questions Answered

Caretakers Are Part of Our Home Security While We Are RVing

~~ Newsletter reader John H. asks: What about your place in AK? Do you have someone watching it?

~~ I answered in part: Property caretakers are helping us keep our home in Alaska safe while we are RVing in the lower 48 this winter. We also use other home security methods.

~~ Read the rest of my answer on the website.

~ Caretakers and Home Seccurity

~~ More RVing questions with my replies -- and add your comments.

~ Questions and answers about RVing.

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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.

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New Pages On

Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant Gains Points with Jalapeno and Carrot Condiment

Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant has excellent food, reasonable prices, and room in the parking lot for RVs. It's our first day back in Texas, after a ten year or so absence, and we wanted Mexican food.

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

~ Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant

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RVing Tip

When RVing in cold weather, use sleeping bags instead of blankets. Two can be zipped together to make one queen size bag. They trap body heat. They help keep your toes from sticking out. If it is really cold, you can add an additional quilt over the top.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Life is too good to waste a day. It's up to you to make it sweet. ~ Sarah Louise Delany

The future belongs to those who believe in the bearuty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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Coleen Sykora, Editor/Publisher
35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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