We love living in our RV and traveling whenever the mood strikes or a friend calls and says “Let’s go to XXX” or we’ll meet you in YYY on such a such day. I think that is the draw for many who own an RV whether it’s a Class A, B, C or a towable. And according to Chuck who writes the RV Travel Blog/Newsletter http://rvtravel.com/rv-travel-newsletter-issue-784/ and many other articles it is becoming more and more attractive to younger folks, many of whom are traveling and working in their RV’s and homeschooling their kids. And with so many amazing things to see and do in this country, there are always new discoveries to be made. It’s more and more important that manufacturers, Campgrounds, Rallies and Associations embrace this younger crowd to find out the things they want from the RV world. Do you belong to a local chapter of an association that is doing a good job of bringing these younger people into the fold? If so we’d love to hear from you. We are visiting all the time with people in the industry and everyone is wanting to be inclusive of all RVer’s. Or are you a member of the younger set and have some ideas of things you’d like to see to make the industry more friendly to your age group? Please contact us at email@example.com.
We hear there was a pretty good crowd at the FMCA Rally in the Valley in Chandler, AZ and those attending had a great time with beautiful to pretty warm weather. We sure missed being there and visiting with all our friends and meeting new ones. Hopefully we’ll be seeing you down the road soon. Spending the winter in rainy Seattle is not our idea of a fun warm winter spot! 🙂
Reminder tip from reader Danise…The Golden Age Pass which you can purchase for a one-time fee of $10.00 once you turn 62 is going to be increasing to $80.00. As of this date the government has not set a date for the increase but as soon as you turn 62 it is a must have. Even at a one-time fee of $80.00 it is a bargain to use in all our National Park System and you also get discounts on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and Forest Service campgrounds. Since it is a Lifetime Pass I suggest that everyone gets one. Some couples choose to get only one but we think it is a better idea for you each to have your own. I do not know if they are transferable to the other person so for $10.00 it’s well worth getting your own. You can purchase them at any National Park or check out this link. https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm Thanks for the reminder Danise.
As the migration of Rver’s are getting ready to stat their trek northward I thought this article was a great resource for those heading to Canada for a trip or the summer. http://blog.goodsam.com/RV-canada-travel-checklist?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WoodallsBlog+%28Good+Sam+Camping+Blog%29.
And as the northern migration is getting in gear this is an Important Warning for everyone traveling this year. Please read this article and take heed not only for your pets but for yourself. Our son-in-law was diagnosed with Lyme disease after many months of testing. It is very hard to detect and many doctors haven’t seen it and it can take on many forms. He is in remission right now but will never be cured. And while it is much more common in the northeast, it has been reported in every state. http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/03/06/518219485/forbidding-forecast-for-lyme-disease-in-the-northeast.
Great Tip for those who Knit: I am not a knitter but I know many who are and my mom was a knitter. When I saw this on Facebook I thought of all those who are. It is a Pinterest photo and I can’t find who the creative soul is to give the credit but thought it was worth putting in the newsletter.
Another great tip: As many of you already know I talk in my seminars about different kinds of shoe holders that work great for organization and ideas for space savers of lots of different kinds of things. It’s amazing how much space they save and how many things they can be used for. Here is a link to a lot of great ideas. http://www.hacksof.life/save-space-and-get-organized-with-a-hanging-shoe-caddy/.
Here is a great sounding vegan Blueberry Cheesecake recipe. http://www.veganfamilyrecipes.com/vegan-blueberry-lime-cheesecake/ . I will be making this and would use the Salsa Maker in place of the food processor and the Fiskie to mix it together. I don’t have a springform pan so would use a pie or cake pan.
This is a great site for recipes for you or someone you love that have dietary issues. http://www.veganfamilyrecipes.com/.
Do you have tips to share, great places to visit, an extra special restaurant you’ve eaten at? Or a product you might like us to carry that others would love? Rver’s love to hear ideas from other Rver’s and we are happy to share them. Just let us know. Also let us know what your favorite product is from RV Space Savers and how you use it. It may be an idea that others have not thought of and would love to know about. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Places to Visit: The Klondike Gold Rush National Park Seattle, WA. Who would have ever guessed there would be a national park in the middle of a city? Seattle was the jumping off point for the people heading to the Klondike Gold Fields in Alaska. After fire had devastated most of the downtown city and waterfront a few years before the gold rush in 1897, Seattle was struggling to find it’s legs. The Seattle Chamber and newspapers started a mega campaign to promote the city as the “only place” to outfit for the gold fields and the city came “roaring back to life!” It only takes a couple of hours to go through but is in the historical district of Seattle so there are lots of things to see and do in the area and it is only blocks from Century Link field.
We are so blessed to have met each and every one of you and so appreciate you helping us enjoy our journey. We hope in some small way we have added to yours. Until next time.