Friday, May 31, 2019

RV Quick Tip-Fairgrounds

Do you camp at fairgrounds?

Part of the fun, and challenge, of our full-time RV lifestyle…where to camp.

Long-term is not the big challenge. After all, when one is work camping, that solves where to stay during peak travel season 😊

But when traveling to get to a specific location, we sometimes need a place for just one night. We use a couple of apps to find places, like Passport America, Allstays, Campendium.com and RV Parky.

Now, we do know that boondocking, blacktop surfing, wallydocking and other dry camping options are out there, but sometimes, you (well, we) need to have our electricity going. And we have found a little utilized location that seems to work well, especially if you want/need electric hookups.
State and county fairgrounds.

Many of them will allow you to camp there, and have at least electric hookups available. Some even have full hookups! Sites are anywhere from grass to gravel but tend to be fairly level. And they are less than your traditional RV park.

The catch…if they have a major event going on (like the fair itself or a rodeo), you may not be able to stay there.

But we’ve had good experiences with fairgrounds so far.
Hope you found this helpful!
Take care, and who knows…As We Go, maybe we’ll see you on the road! Safe travels!


Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

Flying Tigers
WWII
And so much more.

We discovered this gem of a museum as we made our way through Louisiana. Located by the Monroe Airport it offers and amazing, and personal look at the life and times of General Chennault as well as a broad spectrum of American Service members from the Civil War and more. How much was there? Well, we didn't see it all as we had to get back on the road, and we were there most of the morning!

Hope you enjoy this quick peek.
And here’s the link to the museum for more info: http://www.chennaultmuseum.org



Friday, May 17, 2019

Arizona Capitol Museum and Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaz

We’re always looking for free things to do, because free is good, right? Right. And in Phoenix we found a couple of gems.

The Arizona Capitol Museum has a great display of Arizona history and artifacts from the USS Arizona…and even some Legos!

Arizona Capitol Museum https://azlibrary.gov/azcm 

The Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza has over 29 monuments honoring those who have served in different wars. The centerpiece is the tribute to the USS Arizona, featuring her signal mast and one of her anchors. A very moving display.

Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza http://www.travel2arizona.com/wesley-bolin-memorial-plaza-156.html

Know before you go:
Parking is free. Park in the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza off street parking lot. 

Take care, and who knows…As We Go, maybe we’ll see you on the road! Safe travels!


Thursday, May 9, 2019

RV Quick Tips-Fridge door

Fridge Doors.

They don't always stay closed, do they?

Kitchen Towel to the rescue! Here's what I came up with one day after the fridge decided to pop it's door open while we were underway.

Don't worry. No groceries were harmed, but we learned we needed a way to secure the door.
Hope you find this quick tip helpful!


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Thursday, May 2, 2019

San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment

Battle of San Jacinto reenactors
representing the Mexican Army
You’re invited to join us as we go take in a celebration of a pivotal point in Texas, and U.S. History…the Battle of San Jacinto. Hope you enjoy our brief look at this event.

Every April in Houston, Texans (and others) gather at the San Jacinto Monument for a one-day event that commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto.

Like any festival, the San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment; there’s a variety of performers, vendors, food trucks and to this is added a variety of reenactors, displays and more. Check out our video below!

Now, I know we didn’t see it all…and this was my first outing shooting video with the GoPro, so it was a learning curve…painful at that…unfortunately I missed some great audio moments because of how the GoPro works. Ah well, just chalk it up to learning! (Note to self...turn GoPro on at side main button, THEN use the capture button on top to stop and start video!)


Here’s just a few of the 60+ Festival and Reenactor groups and vendors we saw:

  • Texas Naval Squadron
  • Sons of the Republic
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Texas Camel Connection
  • Black Beaver, Delaware Blanket Trader
  • North Harris County Dulcimers
  • HSPVA Mariachi Los Pasajeros
  • Fred Rusk & the Zydeco Hi-Steppers




Hope you enjoy our brief look at San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment. If you want to learn more, just check the links below!

https://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/

https://www.history.com/topics/mexico/battle-of-san-jacinto


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