Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lost Dutchman State Park: Adopt-A-Cactus

Last winter I posted three articles on Lost Dutchman, an Arizona State Park named after Jacob Waltz, the Dutchman, who reportedly found a gold mine in the Superstitions in the 1870s. According to legend, the gold is still there somewhere. … Continue reading

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February RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced recall notices involving four recreational vehicle manufacturers—Thor Motor Coach, Navistar International Corp., Winnebago Industries, and Newell Coach Corporation. Thor Motor Coach Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 165 model … Continue reading

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Discover San Antonio’s Mission Trail

The chain of five missions that were established along the San Antonio River during the 18th century stands as a reminder of Spain’s most successful attempt to extend its New World influence and control. Representing both church and state, these … Continue reading

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Good Sam Challenges Cast on Celebrity Apprentice

Good Sam, one of America’s most recognized organizations, recently announced their selection in the fifth installment of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” featuring American business mogul Donald J. Trump. Good Sam was chosen among several Fortune 500 companies to be featured … Continue reading

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Valentine Engagement at Crater of Diamonds

People visit the Crater of Diamonds State Park for a variety of reasons. While some simply enjoy the thrill of searching for diamonds, others come to “get away from it all” and don’t necessarily mind if they don’t find a … Continue reading

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Draco: AWD Motorhome

It’s Draco, an expedition-class AWD motorhome that Shahn Torontow built so his wife, V. Ross Johnson, could still travel the wilderness after the former wildlife photographer became wheelchair dependent. A pilot, wildlife photographer, and world traveler, she became wheelchair bound … Continue reading

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Vintage Shasta Sits Poolside

Larry Fletcher, a welding supply salesman, spotted the Shasta near Longview, Texas. It was just the sort of vintage travel trailer his wife, Sherry, wanted to park poolside as a cabana at their home in Richardson, north of Dallas. After Fletcher bought … Continue reading

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Whale Watching Great Fit for RVers

Life in a recreational vehicle can be full of adventure and new experiences. The approaching spring season brings new opportunities for RVers to explore the natural world and create lasting memories. Of the many activities available during spring, whale-watching season … Continue reading

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JR Consumer Releases 2012 RV Reviews and Ratings

The less than robust economy has hampered the RV industry’s ability to make a strong comeback. 2011 shipments from RV factories to dealers were up only about 2 to 3 percent from last year’s shipped units. A bright spot for … Continue reading

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Six Courses, One Name: Alabama State Parks Golf Trail Named

In early December I posted a story, What Would You Name the Alabama State Parks Golf Trail? The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources sought help in naming the State Parks Golf Trail. With a recent announcement of new … Continue reading

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