Camping free for a month using my Thousand Trails membership

That's right, I have made the reservations and I will be leaving Tampa Florida in a couple of weeks, travel to Lynchburg Virginia, stay there for 3-weeks and then return, without paying a penny for a campsite. I will be using the Thousand Trails campgrounds, Three Flags, near Wildwood Florida for a night, then I …

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That campground you like will be full when school lets out.

OK, it's WINTER, and you're sitting in front of your fireplace, watching TV, or doing some other thing where you can keep warm as you wait for warmer weather when you can un-store your RV and start your travels. But, here's a thought you need to consider; along with warm weather comes a surge in …

How did I avoid Hurricane Matthew while camping in the Keys

The hurricane, Matthew was such a devastating force to the Southeast coast of the US. At the time it was approaching, I happened to be enjoying myself in my RV in a campground called Fiesta Key. It's a great campground, with nice amenities and an onsite restaurant/bar. On the other hand, its halfway down the …

A Camping Trip, 50-days in our RV, Travel and Camping Tips.

A Summer of Camping, Day-0 OK, as you all know, my wife and I are avid Campers and we have been sitting around for several months now at our home-base, just twiddling our thumbs. And I have to admit that a certain amount of cabin fever has set in with us. Sure, if you read …

Countdown for an RV Trip North, RETRO-WINNIE-4

Yep! This does call my position on the Darwin scale of endangered species into question. As you all know, I live in Florida. And, I not only live in Florida, but I live South of Tampa. This means that this mornings temperature of 64 was pretty darn Cold, relatively speaking. But, we are heading to …

RETRO-WINNIE Shakedown Trip, The Good and the Bad

OK, I am not keeping up, even with myself. We did finally complete our trip to Lynchburg VA from Ruskin FL. it was a round trip totaling over 1400 miles and we were in our site for over three weeks. Because of my Doctors demand (a recent Blood Clot in my leg) that I only …

A Lazy Writers plans while camping in Lynchburg Virginia.

We have been parked in our campsite here in Lynchburg Virginia for over a week and a half now and it has been great, just Chillin'. Oh we have been busy visiting the kids and seeing our grandkids, along with the occasional friend. But, haven't actually made any plans or set up a schedule of …

Our First Day in our Campsite in Lynchburg, Virginia.

We finally moved from our daughters driveway and moved into our campsite at the Moose Club (#1727). As you can see, we had just leveled the camper, hooked up to my sites power and turned on the AC. You see, coming from Florida, we had been expecting the weather to be typical for late August/September, …

RETRO-WINNIE – Shakedown Trip – End of Day-2

Well, we arrived yesterday at our daughters house. We backed into their driveway, just like I describe in my article on HubPages. In the spot first try! We hooked up to their utilities and sat back with a glass of Chardonnay, just to take that hyped up "we are on the road" attitude and crank …

RETRO-WINNIE- Shakedown trip – Day-1- End ofDay

Well, my old Retro, or soon to be Retro, Winnie did well today. We drove slightly over 365 miles before we pulled into a great campground called Lake Jasper RV Resort. It is off of exit-8 as you come into South Carolina. Anyway, we stopped every two hours at rest stops and walked around per …

RETRO-WINNIE- Shakedown trip – Day-1

Well, we have done all of those things you do before you pull out on a trip in your Motorhome. The Oil level looks Good, The transmission fluid is full and clean. The Generator is running like a dream and all of my electronic are working. And, we plugged into our house 36 hours ago …

My RETRO-WINNIE – The Journey begins for a pair of Seniors

HOORAH! We finally found a used motorhome that we can begin our next life journey in. If you have read the four posts I recently wrote here (each started with the title The Search - ) which describe our search for the perfect motorhome for my wife and I, then you will be relieved to know …

Spring is Near! Are you ready for your first Camping Trip?

OK People! Spring is just a few weeks away, ans your Camper has been stored away for months now. The question is, if you want to take a short (or long) Camping trip soon, you need to start your "End of Winter" preparations. Here are a few reminders for you to think about as you …

A Winter Camping Trip – Day-4,5,6,7 – Christmas and Such!

Yep! That's what it has been, 4 days of "and Such" We had a great Christmas! The last several days I have been surrounded with relatives and friends. Some of whom I have not seen in a very long time. And that's been a good thing! At least my hearts says so. Of course, my …

A Winter Camping Trip – Day 3 – Weather changes a few plans

As you can tell by the photo the Day-3 started out dreary. If you look back in my older posts, I have this identical picture but it was Autumn and the colors were fantastic. But, its OK, I grew up here in Lynchburg, so I'm quite familiar with what a real winter of dormant nature …

A Winter Camping Trip – Day-1 & 2 – The Trip UP and the first day on site.

Well, we got here. But, it was a punishing trip. My wife and I have made some long trips before, but with this one, we finally overdid it. You see, we left Home in Florida at 3-AM, heading to Myrtle Beach, SC. My wife had an appointment with a Doctor of hers, so we detoured …

A Winter Camping Trip – Day-0 – Loading Up for the Road

Wow! This is the day before we hit the road and it is going to be a busy one. Over the years, we have found that we need to make the day before we leave on a camping trip a special one. Because our drive is going to be a long one, we know that …

A Winter Camping Trip – Pre-Planning Day-7

Free Time Entertainment As I have mentioned in my other posts, once you build a calendar of things that you are going to do when you are out and about, you will then see that you still have a lot of free time left on your calendar. Every Camper is different in that we all …

A Winter Camping Trip – Pre-Planning Day-6

Snow in the 'Burg - pic by Don Planning your Time while on site. Family and Friends Entertainment-102; Remember, if you are camping anywhere, that you might have family or friends living nearby, of if you just happen to know someone who has been to the area where you are camping, they can all have …

A Winter Camping Trip – Pre-Planning Day-5

Don and Helen I know, I have written four posts so far and I am just getting to a very useful level of information. So let;s talk about; Planning your time while on site! Entertainment-101 When we go camping and are going to be at a site for longer than 1-2 days we have learned …

A Winter Camping Trip – Pre-Planning Day-4

Don and Helen - Just Chillin' We have done this packing thing a lot of times over the years and there are certain things that we have learned the hard way. Here is a rule for traveling to your second home that I think everyone should all keep in mind; PACK ONLY what you absolutely …

A Winter Camping Trip – Pre-Planning Day-3

Snow in Lynchburg - pic by DON Bobbitt When you decide to use your camp year round round, but only occasionally during the Winter season, there is a certain amount of forethought required when you consider what to leave in your camper. FULL-TIME CAMPERS If you are a full-timer then there is no problem with …

A Winter Camping Trip – Pre-Planning Day-2

Lynchburg Snow - pic by DON Bobbitt OK! After a few hours of chewing on the whole camping trip thing, there are several things that I definitely need to be prepared for if we are going to be problem free while there. By the way, I have to mention that after our Autumn trip to …

A Winter Camping Trip – Pre-Planning Day-1

Lynchburg Snow - Pic by DON Bobbitt Camping in the Winter As you may remember from my other posts, I placed my 5th-wheel camper on a site in Lynchburg Virginia so that I could use it in the Winter. Our goal was to visit our Kids and Grandchildren more often and at the same time …