Monday, June 23, 2008

Embeded Google Maps

Embedded Google Maps are the greatest! We've now included them on our web pages of places we visit. At the bottom of each page, you will see a map of the location. The map can be viewed as a map, satellite or terrain. The map can also be expanded or zoomed in. Check it out here.

Gem Mining

Our last camping trip with our granddaughter (Jessie) for a long time took us to Lake Myers RV Resort in Mocksville, North Carolina. We promised her a another gem mining vacation before we went full timing on the road, so when her school finished for the year we hit the road again. Our research led us to the Hiddenite Mine, a mine just north of Statesville, North Carolina. You can view the entire trip on our web site here.

Classifieds Discontinued

We tried offering FREE Classified ads on our web site, but apparently there was no interest. Therefore, we have discontinued this service.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Coach Batteries

I pulled the coach out from beside the house yesterday to pack some stuff and unpack old clothes for our upcoming full time adventure. Everything went fine until I tried to turn the stereo on and listen to some tunes. The batteries were dead despite having the coach plugged into the house. It was time, after almost 4 years, to replace the four (4) six volt house batteries.

After measuring the beasts and drawing a schematic of the wiring, it was off to the local Walmart store. Sure enough, they didn't have any six volts and neither did the local auto parts store. While inside the parts store however, another customer overheard what I needed and recommended I go to a place called Tidewater Battery. He said "they've got every kind of battery you need."

Tidewater Battery is actually Tidewater Fleet Supply, and it's located in Chesapeake, Virginia. They had the batteries I needed; Exide Golf Cart six volts. The ones I bought were even relatively inexpensive as compared to others I researched ahead of time. Installation was a breeze, and I was back in business listening to my tunes in no time. The only problem encountered was my new back pain due to the weight of those beasts!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Online Classifieds

Our web site now includes a place where you can advertise your stuff for up to 180 days FREE. Got stuff you want to sell? Check it out.

It's a simple service that only allows 500 ads in one General category, but if there is an interest for more, we'll upgrade it to a better version.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

YouTube Video Slide Show

I was playing around with the idea of creating video slide shows that could be displayed on our blog, web site and YouTube, but couldn't find the software necessary to work with my desktop computer. After researching the Internet, I discovered that my operating system (Windows 2000 Professional) simply wasn't designed for such things. But ... my laptop, running Windows XP was, and it even came packaged with Windows Movie Maker.

Movie Maker was pretty easy to learn and create these videos. You are able to import pictures, videos and music from your computer, camera or other digital device such as your cellphone. You are even able to save the finished product to a CD or computer or even send it via email or to a portable digital device; the options are many!

I experimented by importing some pictures already on my computer. I also designed a graphic to be displayed on the front and back of my video. Next, it was time to sign up for YouTube, create an account and upload the video. I accomplished these without difficulty and uploaded my first video. I even created another video for people interested in buying our home.

To keep up with any future videos or slide shows I create for YouTube, you can visit RVJunkie on YouTube.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Myrtle Beach Trip 2

John, Sissy and Jessie decided to take a mini vacation for the School Spring Break Holiday. We hadn't been on a trip in a while, and our granddaughter Jessie was out of school. What better excuse?

We packed up our stuff into the coach and headed south. Plans were to stay at the Apache Family Campground which is exactly what we did. The only downside to this campground was they advertise "Free Wireless Internet", but if you want it you have to pay for it. We thought, Free really meant FREE!

Our trip lasted 4 days, and these are narrated on our web site. You can visit the exact pages by clicking here. You can also view the entire photo album by clicking here. Enjoy.