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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #432 ~ February 9, 2011
February 09, 2011


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

www.RV-Life-and-Travel.com

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RV Life and Travel E-zine #432 ~ February 9, 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?)

Yesterday was short-sleeve t-shirt weather … the weather that makes the Rio Grande Valley and southern Texas so popular with RVers. Now, we have freeze warnings out for tonight. But, the cold won't last. It should be warm again tomorrow afternoon.

Spent today at the Don-Wes flea market and neighboring farmer's markets in Donna, Texas. Rather than taking our motorhome, we went with a new friend who lives across the street here in the campground. He tows a car behind his Winnebago, and asked us to go along. We bought fresh pineapples, grapefruit, and some sugar-glazed pecans. It was a good outing.

We have an excellent article by fellow RVer Janice L. Evans this week. Be sure to go to the website and read it in its entirety.

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

Coleen

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RVing Tip

Keep a few bungee cords in your RV. You'll find all sorts of uses for them.

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RV Life and Travel Blog

Be sure to check our blog frequently for website updates and between newsletter announcements. Bookmark it, or add it to your list of favorites.

~ RV Life and Travel Blog

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

Making Friends Everywhere You Go

~ written by Janice L. Evans

There is an art to making friends, but when you are traveling from place to place, it is sometimes difficult to establish long term friendships. It can be done if you are willing to make the effort, and that is the kicker; are you willing to make the effort?

There is absolutely no need to stay holed up in your RV with no outside contact, unless that is what you choose to do. Let's discuss a few ways to get out and about.

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

~ Making Friends

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RV Life and Travel Tip

Spend time each day on personal growth and self development. You'll be surprised how it makes your assent into full-time RVing possible.

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Your RV Life and Travel Questions Answered

RVing Singles

~~ An RVer asks: Do you know where I could meet up with other RV singles who may be seeking someone to travel with?

~~ I answered in part: There are several RV organizations specifically for singles. Their members socialize. They have gatherings and campouts. They also share their RVing knowledge. They generally support and encourage one another.

~~ Read the rest of my answer -- and offer additional advice -- on the website.

~ Single RVers

~~ See a list of the groups, complete with their contact information,

~ RV Organizations for Singles

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

~ Questions and answers about RVing.

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RVing Tip

When parked where you don't have an electrical hook-up, save your batteries by using a stove top percolator coffee pot instead of an electric coffee maker.

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Want to Know More About Working While RVing?

Subscribe to our Workers On Wheels E-zine. There's no cost.

~ Workers On Wheels

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Your RV Life and Travel Questions Answered

Credit Checks for Campgrounds

~~ An RVer writes: We are running into some issues about hitting the road. The problem is that most of the nice campgrounds around San Diego want to be paid the month that we'd be staying. If we want to stay more than a month, we have to fill out a credit report. If we want to stay longer, we have to pay a deposit and that depends on our credit score.

~~ I answered in part: The situation you describe is normal for renting, regardless of house, apartment, or long-term site for parking your recreational vehicle. Landlords need their rent to make their payments and stay in business.

~~ Read the rest of my answer -- and offer additional comments -- on the website.

~ Credit Checks for Campgrounds

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

~ Questions and answers about RVing.

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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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RV Life and Travel Tip

If full time RVing is your dream life, don't give up on it.

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Your RV Life and Travel Questions Answered

Vehicle Registration Time Limits

~~ Ivan asks: As a full-time RVer, is there any limit to how long I can stay in a particular state without having to register my vehicle in that state?

~~ I answered in part: Your stated intent may play a big part in whether or not you are required to get vehicle tags within a certain time frame.

~~ Read the rest of my answer -- and offer additional advice -- on the website.

~ Vehicle Registration

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

~ Questions and answers about RVing.

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RV Life and Travel Tip

If you want to go to flea markets while you are RVing, consider getting a copy of the Original Clark's Flea Market U.S.A., a National Directory of Flea Markets & Swap Meets. We sell it on our Workers On Wheels website.

~ More about Clark's Flea Market Guide

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Restaurant Review

Mexiquito Restaurant Satisfies RVers with Its Breakfast Specials

The Mexiquito Restaurant attracts RVers with its bright green building and its breakfast specials. Winter Texans also go to this Port Isabel café for its all-you-can-eat shrimp and fish plates.

~~ Read more about this restaurant on the website.

~ Mexiquito Restaurant

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

~ Restaurant Reviews

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Reader Feedback

~~ Jen B. writes: Coleen, I love your email newsletters -- I subscribe to both of them. So far, FT RVing is still in the dream stage for me, but it seems to be getting closer to reality.

~~ Susan S. says: Enjoy your RV Life and Travel News emails. We used to live in Alaska, also. Maybe we will summer there when we retire.

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Cold Weather RVing Tip

If you have a Class C motorhome, hang a quilt on the overhead bed frame at night. Let it fall clear to the floor. It will keep much of the cold that comes through the windshield and door windows in front of it. We use large binder clips to do this.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit. ~ Charles S. Pearce

The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page. ~ St. Augustine

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

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