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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #461 ~ October 6, 2011
October 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 #461 ~ October 6, 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?)

How did you get started full-timing? That's a question I hear pretty frequently.

We recently received our 20-year membership pin to the Escapees Club. I credit the Escapees Club for giving us the idea of full-time RVing. I remember well one September afternoon in Deadwood, SD, reading a Country Living Magazine. There was a little blurb about the Escapees and how many of their members lived full-time in their recreational vehicles. The following April, we moved out of our traditional home and into full-time RVing.

Thank you to everyone who has sent us well wishes the past couple of weeks. I'm feeling much better. And, yes, we had wonderful day October 3, celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary.

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


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RVing News

Winnebago launched a new bumper pull travel trailer, the ONE, in September. It is the first Winnebago branded pull type trailer manufactured since 1983.

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New Article On

Full-time RVing … The Beginning: Answering Your Questions About How We Started

How did you get started? Were you retired? Where did you live before? How long did you spend planning? It must have been scary! What kind of new full-timer's rig did you buy?

Our answers to these questions are usually not what people are expecting to hear.

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

~ The Beginning

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FL State Parks Free Admission

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, there is free admission to all Florida State Parks for everyone. This is in honor of Veterans Day.

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New Article On

Full-time RVing … The Story of How We Got Started As Full-Timers Continues

As fall approached, I heard rumblings of other dealers talking about going to Quartzsite, Arizona. A few talked about their snowbird headquarters in the Texas Valley and the big flea market they worked in Donna. Transient vendors talked of where they’d been or where they were headed. I didn’t think I paid much attention.

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

~ The Beginning - Part 2

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New Article On

Full-time RVing … The Months Tick By, We Begin Full-timing During an Ice Storm

Although accustomed to me having ideas that weren’t exactly ordinary, would Bob think I’d really lost it with this one? My suggestion to him that we sell the house, move into an RV, and that he quit his job so that we could traipse around the country selling used junk at flea markets was met by…

~~ Go to the website to read his three word response and what happened in the coming months.

~ The Beginning - Part 3

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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.

You may also enroll as an associate just to get the wholesale prices on Watkins products you buy for yourself.

~ Coleen's Watkins Summit Group Website

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New Article On

Full-time RVing … Content and Happy RVers, Though People Thought We Were Nuts

Full-time RVing … page four of our story, answering your questions about getting started and our first few months as full-time RVers, including our one regret, and an update from Alaska.

~~ Read the final page of this article on how we got started as full-timers on our website

~ The Beginning - Part 4

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RVing Thought

People who live in traditional homes take vacations in RVs. People who live in RVs take vacations away from them.

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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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Featured Website Section

Reviews of Campgrounds and RV Parks

We stayed at these parks last winter while in Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. If you are heading that direction, you may find these reviews helpful.

Bayview R-V Park, a Peaceful Hide-a-Way for Fishermen and Wildlife Watchers Bayview R-V Park sits in Port Mansfield, TX, a small fishing community on the Gulf Coast. I love finding inexpensive, quiet campgrounds like this, where we share the park with local wildlife.

~ Bayview R-V Park

Park Center RV Park, Port Isabel, Texas' Home to Winter Texans Park Center RV park is a busy Winter Texan campground in Port Isabel, TX, with daily, weekly, and monthly rates. It sits across the causeway from the coveted South Padre Island beaches.

~ Park Center

Acadiana Park, a Gem of a City Park Campground in Lafayette, LA Acadiana Park draws us in because of its calm and quietness. We first went to this city campground because it was easy to find and fairly inexpensive. We return because the RV park is peaceful, not crowded, and still the best deal in town.

~ Acadiana

Turkey Creek RV Village, a Campground Near Branson, MO Turkey Creek RV Village makes a fine headquarters while taking in the sights and sounds of Branson, MO. It is a pet friendly campground and has Internet access. It is clean and reasonably priced.

~ Turkey Creek

Mustang Island State Park Campground, Near Corpus Christie, Texas Mustang Island State Park has camping facilities. I think of the park as being located in Corpus Christi, TX, but it has a Port Aransas address. It's part of the Texas state park system.

~ Mustang Island State Park

~~ Read the full reviews on our website.

~ Campground Reviews

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RV Life and Travel Blog

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~ RV Life and Travel Blog

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Live as the star of your own life, not as an extra in someone else's. ~ Kathy Gates

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. ~ Eudora Welty

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

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