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.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Fuel / Gas Prices

Have you noticed the increase in fuel / gas prices lately? Wow! We weren't keeping up with them until recently when we began planning a "Spring Break" trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with our granddaughter Jessica. But ... now we are, thanks to the below handy little tool provided by

If you're interested in researching these prices for your next trip, simply click the link above. Doing so will display a page where you can research prices by state. If you only want your local prices, type your zip code in the box provided and then click GO.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Oil Change / Lube

I haven't talked about oil changes yet simply because our coach is good to go at least until September, 2008. But, I'm thinking about it ahead of time this year because my last two experiences were less than pleasant!

I was browsing travel sites the other day on MyTripJournal and discovered a guy in Arizona had stopped at a Speedco to have his coach serviced. Reading his journal caused me to want more information, so I located Speedco on the web and sent a message via their contact page.

Rotella T Speedco Baldwin Filters

Speedco says they are "the only on highway national network that specializes in quick lubrication services. Whether it's a synthetic, express or full PM oil change, we respect a driver's time by keeping things moving. We start by using the industry's premium filters and oil products, featuring Baldwin filters and Shell Rotella T."

Speedco also says It's all part of their mission to get you back on the road in around 30 minutes; never sacrificing speed for quality. I may give them a try when the time comes because they have 51 locations throughout the country.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Woodall's CD

At the beginning of the year, I ordered the Trailer Life Directory and the Woodall's North American Campground Directory for our coach. These two books have a wealth of information if you are an RV Junkie; too much to detail here.

Trailer Life Directory 2008 - Order Now, Save 50% Woodall's 2008 North American Campground Directory

This is the first year Woodall's has sent along a FREE CD with their directory, and what a difference it makes for planning a trip. The CD loads onto your computer or laptop, and the CD itself is not needed thereafter like some others on the market.

If you are looking for Places to Camp, Things to Do or even RV's, Parts or Service, this CD is for you. Once you locate something of interest (a campground for example), you can click the web site link (if they have one) and your Internet browser automatically opens.

Because I loaded the CD onto our laptop, it will be with us on the coach or even in the Jeep. And ... because we also use the laptop for our GPS, we'll be able to search for campgrounds without having to pull the book out and flip through the many pages for the ideal spot. We'll let you know how much more convenient it is.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Our other web sites

Did you know we have other web sites besides our blog or even our main site at If not, you may be interested in our Adventure Across America (with our camping trailer and Harley Davidson motorcycle), our photo albums, John's Russian Typhoon R/C site or even John's L.A. Fireboat #2 R/C site.

Our Adventure Across America site was created when John retired. We took a 4 month trip across the United States shortly thereafter. We visited seventy-two (72) different places and took over 8,000 pictures along the way; documenting the entire trip with photographs and narrative.

John's Russian Typhoon R/C site and his L.A. Fireboat #2 R/C site are both loaded with "How-To" information for building these radio controlled models. People from all over the world have visited these sites and signed his guestbook with their comments. Check them out for yourself if you are interested in R/C models.

Our photo album site has albums of our digital photography while traveling in our motorhome. So far, these albums are of trips we have taken prior to going full time in the RV.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Changin' Gears

We are always striving to enhance your experience on by adding new information / links. Recently, I discovered a web site dedicated to "Trading City Lights for the RV Lifestyle." The site, Changin' Gears, is a wealth of information for the RV enthusiast, and we have included several of their links on our site for your convenience. You can also visit their site directly.

The author of Changin' Gears, Charlie Kerekes, also has another site, Flying Sam Photo; a Digital Photo Guide well worth visiting if you use a digital camera during your travels. There is an abundance of information for the novice and professional alike.

RV Videos

YouTube is a wonderful place to view short videos on just about any subject. I found some pretty interesting and educational videos there produced by RV Travel, and have provided a link on our web site. So ... check out and click the RV Video link on the menu.

Updates to

There have been a few updates to including: a guestbook, a redesigned Contact Us page, more links for you to visit, brighter links so you can see them better, a complete sitemap, additional online stores, a newsletter page to view previous newsletters, et cetera. We hope you enjoy the changes.

If you have any suggestions for additional updates, please send them to us for consideration.