Life on the border – Mission, TX

Texas Rio Grande Grapefruit

If you visit the Rio Grande Valley (also referred to as the RGV) with the idea of enjoying beautiful scenic vistas, then you probably picked the wrong place.  There’s really no “oohing” or “aahing” when you look around as you explore and drive.  Instead, you’ll see a valley plotted into RV parks and shopping malls, and grapefruit and onion fields – all protected by the ubiquitous […]

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Discovering Lookout Mountain Parkway – and more

Little River Falls

With our urban meanderings out of the way for a while, we set our eyes on what Reader’s Digest called “One of America’s scenic drives,” the Lookout Mountain Scenic Parkway.  It’s 93 miles long and spans three states as it stretches from Gadsden, Alabama, through the northwest corner of Georgia to Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Lucky for us the the parkway begins right where […]

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Beach Scenes – Bonita Springs, FL

Bonita Beach, FL

We all know the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Florida – lots of white sand beaches!  Fortunately for us, our home base at Bonita Springs was just minutes from several beautiful beaches, natural preserves, shopping and restaurants and other fun things to do.  The unseasonably wet and cool Florida winter did not deter us from […]

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Where the heck is Quartzsite?

Dome Rock Mountain

We had heard about the “biggest RV gathering on the planet” in Quartzsite since way before we even hit the road.   Most RVers we’ve met either love or hate Quartzsite, some even tried to discourage us from going. So what and where is Quartzsite?  If you are a rock hound, gem collector, snowbirder, hobbyist or somewhere in between  you […]

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