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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #431 ~ February 4, 2011
February 05, 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 #431 ~ February 4, 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?)

We're in an RV park, filled with motorhomes, fifth-wheels, and trailers that we'd think would be mostly self-contained. But this week, as we experience an ice storm and power outages, people are amazingly unprepared. It baffles me.

Freezing temperatures aren't what we expected in south Texas. When chatting with a friend back in Minnesota, she pointed out they've been 30 below. Okay, we're 60 degrees warmer here. Put into that perspective, it's not so cold here, after all.

Even though it's a bit chilly, we're having a good time here. We're busy with activities at the park and within the community. And, we're meeting some wonderful new friends.

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


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RVing Tip

Large binder clips, the kind you get at an office supply store, have all sorts of uses in an RV. Closing chip bags. Hanging up gloves to dry. Keeping receipts together so they don't get lost. Clamping a tablecloth to a picnic table. Etc.

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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

The Toot Family Band Had the Crowd in Tears

The Toot Family band members Ooty Toot, Pooty Toot, and Sister Cutie Toot took turns telling jokes and singing. The crowd was in tears, laughing at this week's entertainment at the RV park.

~~ Read the rest of this article and see pictures of these characters on the website.

~ Toot Family

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~ Workers On Wheels

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RV Life and Travel Joke

The couple in the motorhome next door have three new puppies. She had them out for their walk the other day and I went out to admire them. She was telling me their names. The little black one, she named him "Thunder," because he is the loudest. The little white one, she named him "Lightening," because he is the fastest. Okay, that makes sense. So, I asked her, "What did you name the little spotted one?" "Liberace," she tells me. Liberace? "Yes," she explains, "because, he is the pianist."

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Prepare Your RV for Emergencies: A Ready To Go Shelter in the Storm

You've heard the saying, "your shelter in a storm." With a little planning, your recreational vehicle can be that shelter. Not only in a storm, but also for whenever you need emergency shelter.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the website. Just click the blue link below.

~ Prepare for Emergencies

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Stock Your RV for Emergencies: Have It Stocked and Ready to Go

Having a well-stocked RV is a convenience anytime. As you are RVing for fun and pleasure, you will use many of these things. Hopefully, that is the only time you will need them. Taking the time to stock your RV for emergencies today can be a life saver tomorrow.

• Basic tools – plain and Phillips screwdrivers, hammer, pliers, adjustable wrench, locking jaw pliers, saw, etc. When you stock your RV for emergencies, include these, even if you don’t know how to use them. If you have the tools, someone else may be able to use them to help you.

• Toiletries, grooming, and personal supplies. Washcloths, towels, and extra toilet paper.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the website. Just click the blue link below to find the rest of the list of things we suggest you keep in your RV.

~ Stock Your RV for Emergencies

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RVing Tip for Campground Owners

When an RVer checks into the campground, let them know what amenities you have. Tell them about the entertainment or activities. Provide some extra information about the items on the park calendar. In other words, help them feel welcome and a part of things.

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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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Restaurant Reviews

Hannah's Taqueria & Cake: a Café, Bakery, and Piñata Store The restaurant is decorated with colorful piñatas hanging from the ceiling. Pinatas also hang on the walls. One resembles Sponge Bob Square Pants. Another is a huge star in the red, green, and white colors of the Mexican flag.

Bayside Delicatessen: Laguna Vista Restaurant Overflowing with RVers The place was packed. We were seated with another couple. RVers, mostly seniors, chatted back and forth from one table to the next. The waitress warned us that the kitchen was backlogged, but no one seemed to mind waiting for breakfast.

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

~ Restaurant Reviews

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RV Life and Travel Tip

When staying at a campground, put temporary ID tags on your pets. Include the name of the campground and your site number. An easy way to make them is to cut a disk out of a plastic milk jug. Punch a hole in it with a paper punch. Write on it with a permanent marker, such as a Sharpie.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists. ~ Sam Ewing

He who does anything because it is the custom, makes no choice. ~ John Stuart Mill

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35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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