Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

The North Texas Jellystone Park location is ready to debut its long-awaited double tubular waterslides, which will open at its adjacent Pirates’ Cove water play park over Memorial Day weekend.

Volunteer activities may include: continuing to remove non-native plants, planting native plants, consolidating picnic tables, trail maintenance, marker removal and cleaning up the campground.

The BC Government’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is sharing a number of reminders and warnings to campers ahead of the Victoria Day long weekend.

The moment many local campers in Keosauqua have been waiting for has finally arrived. Wednesday morning the Lacey- Keosauqua State Park finally opened after 15 months of renovations. We spoke with the Park Manager Justin Pedretti about the new upgrades visitors can look forward to.

The Bureau of Land Management announced Wednesday that it is closing the Red Rock Campground at 11:00 a.m. on June 2.

The Nanton Lions club, which also operates the Town of Nanton’s campground, has signed a 10-year agreement with the Alberta government to operate Twin Valley. The Twin Valley Campground is located along Vulcan County’s western boundary, bordering the Municipal District of Willow Creek, just off Highway 529.

Taste a classic pairing in the great outdoors this weekend as the Harpers Ferry Civil War Battlefields campground members, through the Kampgrounds of America, host a Wine and Cheese Weekend.

Spring events are back at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. The Loop Road and campground are open, the mountain bluebirds have returned, and wildflowers are beginning to bloom. Peak bloom on the lava flows and cinder slopes begins in early June.

Our annual costs for RV site rent are higher now, but that’s not by accident. When we sold Jerry’s Acres, we freed ourselves of the cost of home ownership, property taxes and homeowner’s insurance.

In this week’s podcast, we introduce you to two of our RVing friends, Jeff and Deb Spencer, who live and work fulltime in their RV, traveling all across the country checking off their bucket list as they pursue their passion of endurance running and visiting new places.

Selecting the best motorhome goes beyond merely selecting the floor layout or countertop materials. If you are new to the world of traveling by RV or this is your first time purchasing a pre-loved RV, there are several things you need to consider before driving away in your new RV.

We are at the very beginning of tick season. Everyone knows what a health concern that ticks pose to our kids, pets, and ourselves. It never hurts to take some preventive measures to guard our loved ones from the onslaught of these pesky parasites.

Make sure you book early to get a space at Southwoods if you want to join us for one of these events. There is no cost for the Camp Jam itself, just the campsite that you book. If you are in the area you can also just come in for the evening if you would like.

We are pleased to introduce you to the newest addition to growing fleet of nomadic vessels – a 2016 Winnebago Travato 59G.

Our destination was the Pine Mountain RV Resort – we had spent a couple weeks here back in 2015 when our truck was in the shop in Atlanta – and it’s a nice resort. We arrived and got all settled before the rain arrived, and we didn’t get any severe weather at all, so that was a relief.

The campground was fairly empty when we visited mid week however, since the park is located at the north end of Napa Valley, I suspect that it gets busy in the summer. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, food cupboards, restrooms with flush toilets and showers, and a swimming pool. The campsites are roomy, shady, and fairly private due to lots of vegetation between the sites.

As Cummins Inc.’s top executive celebrated the company’s first 100 years and talked about its future during the annual shareholders meeting, he hinted at another big step regarding the announcement of the headquarters of the new Electrified Power Segment.

We’ve had an entire month of being spoiled rotten with water, sewer and electric hookups at the Fort Collins Lakeside KOA. But now that the discounted off-season rate expires this week, we’re outta here.

Who doesn’t love new gear? There always seems to be new and improved stuff coming at you, but living in an RV requires some careful consideration as to what gets priority over the valuable space inside. We have tried a multitude of gizmos over the years, but these four items are newer additions that have stood up to our demands.

The state park has closed the north half of the campground while construction crews update the electrical systems and add more pull through sites. Once that is done, the park will be completely open for the Fourth of July, then close the south end to update those sites.


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