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Off The Beaten Path: Reelfoot Lake

“A lake the earthquake created,” is Reelfoot Lake in northwestern Tennessee. Prior to 1811 this scantily populated corner of Tennessee was a swampy area of cypress backwoods near the Mississippi River. In 1811 and 1812 several violent earthquakes shook the eastern states — the New Madrid Earthquake. It toppled houses and chimneys in Tennessee and […]Read More

Off The Beaten Path: McDonald Observatory

In the Fall of 2000 on our coast-to-coast tandem bicycle trip we passed the McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains of west Texas without stopping. In 2015 on our Roadtrek tour of the Southwest we stopped at this off the beaten path wonder and spent an enchanted four hours there learning about our Universe starting […]Read More

Don’t Miss It: Utah Highway 12

Now and then somebody publishes a list of “Ten Best Scenic Roads.” Most of these lists contain Going to the Sun Highway in Glacier National Park, Montana and Cabot Trail (west side) In Nova Scotia. We'd add to the “Ten Best” Utah Highway 12. It is off the beaten path for those cruising I-15 that […]Read More

Zion Canyon by Bicycle

Nearly everybody who travels has heard of Zion Canyon National Park in Utah. It's in the south west corner of the state and displays one of the most spectacular, colorful vertical canyon environments in the world. Nothing “off the beaten path” about the park itself, as attested by anyone who has seen it. However, we […]Read More

Observations: When It Comes to RVing Friends, I Have the Best!

I consider myself uber lucky to have met so many wonderful RVers during my travels. I have visited a few, met up and been fed, socialized with, learned from, toured with and had my van repaired by kind, generous folks from across North America. So I figured it was my turn to throw out a […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Amarillo RV Museum

Route 66 crosses the Texas Panhandle, and the best known city is Amarillo. The premier RV museum in the Southwest is here, Jack Sisemore's RV Museum located at Jack Sisemore Traveland, an RV dealer, 4341 Canyon E-Way, Amarillo, TX 79110. The museum is free with hours from 8 to 5 weekdays and Saturday. The museum […]Read More

Off The Beaten Path: 1917 Packard Motorhome in Oklahoma

On our trip along historic U.S. Route 66, we are finding wonderful scenes and historical places through Missouri, Kansas (13 miles of it), and now Oklahoma. One of the unexpected wonders is the Afton Station & Packard Collection on old 66 just south of Exit 312 on I-44. In a restored DX service station and […]Read More

Off The Beaten Path: Three Missouri Caves

Missouri is known as the “cave state,” and on our trip down Historic U.S. 66 we passed three well-known show caves – two privately owned and one (formerly privately owned) in a state park. As cavers, visits to show caves can be fascinating or frustrating.  Cave guides can be fountains of scientific knowledge and history […]Read More

Off The Beaten Path: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

While planning our trip to the Southwestern U.S., we knew the journey was to be enjoyed. It seemed like the logical thing was to drive rather quickly to St. Louis and then meander our way west. We had already visited all the states east of the Mississippi in our Roadtrek, now was the time to […]Read More

Painless Refinishing of Your Older RV’s Wood Cabinets

Our Roadtrek has oak cabinet doors and some oak interior trim. The cabinet walls are mostly a plastic oak veneer over plywood. The lower kitchen cabinets on our 20-year old Roadtrek had some water spots and discoloration.  Several years ago, Roger refinished the two kitchen drawers and the under sink cabinet door so they looked […]Read More

Carrying Your Zero Gravity Chair on an Older RV

Class B owners tend to be experts in compact packing. Among other things we tend to have compact camp chairs. The Pico Telescoping Chair is one favorite small packing chair. And “bag” chairs come in a variety of sizes.  Such chairs can be comfortable or not so comfortable depending on design.  We were always a bit […]Read More

The Perfect Table: Customizing Your Camper

Our Roadtrek friend Sharon stopped by today with her 2013 Roadtrek 190 Popular.  We first met her over a year ago when she was in town visiting her sister. We had previously known her only through the Yahoo Roadtrek email list. We had compared notes and showed each other our Roadtreks. We talked about all […]Read More

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