Having a good weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Motorsports and RV Show, selling and signing the limited edition of my new book, 101 Secrets of Savvy RVers, and meeting a lot of other folks who love to travel. Thanks to Dawn Marie Williams for taking these fun pictures last night.
The poster for my booth at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Motorsports and RV Show
Wanna know a secret? This weekend, I’ll be at the Mid-Atlantic Motorsports and RV Show in Fredericksburg, Virginia, signing copies of my new, limited edition book, 101 Secrets of Savvy RVers: Tips, Tricks, and Hard-Earned Advice.
Since 2010, my husband, Herman, and I have logged more than 20,000 miles in a 40-foot diesel pusher motorhome, towing a car and two bicycles. Laugh and learn from our mishaps and mistakes and from the things that we have managed to do right.
The book is filled with information we wish we had known when we started out. For example,
Find out the secret to spending the night in your RV at more than 5,000 well-lit, safe, and free locations. Continue reading →
This trip out West has been an enviable experience, but in all honesty, we have hit a slump.
The same swirling weather system that brought record-breaking tornadoes to Oklahoma and the Midwest in the last couple of weeks created dry but unusually robust winds along our travel route. Gusts have been as high as 35-50 miles per hour at the worst of it.
We made the turn north from Las Cruces, New Mexico, up toward the Four Corners and Santa Fe at about the time the storms began to brew.
Along I-26 not far from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the smaller awning on Herman’s side began to swing in and out, rolling itself back up more haphazardly with each bang against the coach. We pulled off the highway into the parking lot of a chile packing plant and braved flying dust as I held our flimsy aluminum stepladder and Herman climbed up to see what could be done. Nada. Zippy-dee-doo-dah. Continue reading →