Where would we be without RV-Dreams.com? Howard and Linda inspire people to give their dream of full-time RVing a shot. When we were serious about selling our home and most of our possessions, we consulted RV-Dreams.com for answers to our questions. After five months on the road, we attended an RV-Dreams.com rally in Kerrville, Texas. Not only did we learn tons of information about RVing, we also made wonderful friends. On the RV-Dreams.com Forum, people who have been RVing for years - with knowledge, experience and expertise - share how-to's, and answer questions that stump wannabes or newbies. An invaluable resource for those considering full- or part-time RVing.
|Linda as Cleopatra and Howard as Paul Newman?|
Wheeling-It: Nina is a fierce blogger and very organized. Her blog includes travel sites, RVing tips, gorgeous photography, campground reviews, info on boondocking, health care, pets and volunteering. You never know what she'll write about next, but you can be sure it will be interesting.
FOSJ: We hold a special place in our hearts for Steve and Joan. They started full-time RVing about the same time we did. It's been fun to follow their workkamping experiences, their travels, and to meet them. When we stayed at Lake Mead, their workkamp spot was one mile down the road from us and we finally met. What fun we had. They taught us how to play Qwirkle. We enjoyed it so much, we bought our own game. And, Steve made home-made peanut brittle. When we departed that evening, he gave us a bag of the brittle. Isn't that sweet.
|Steve and Joan of FOSJ blog fame.|
Rick Paulette RV Journal: This is Mr. "I can help you with your technology and I'm happy to do it." Besides being a tech guru, he and Paulette enjoy their home on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Their adventures with Molly and Rylie hiking through the forests of the Pacific Northwest and Paulette's quilting are fun to read. They spend winters in Palm Springs.
Linda's Lens: How I learned of Linda's blog, I can't remember, it may have been through a link from another blogger. I was instantly drawn to her stunning Mt. Hood and and Pacific Northwest photography, her hikes, and her get-up-and-go enthusiasm. Last year while I was visiting my mom in Portland, Linda and I met for lunch and had spicy Thai cuisine in downtown Portland. When Susan and I take our driving trip to the Columbia River Gorge for Volksmarching in June, Linda plans to join us for a hike or two or more?
|Linda and I finishing up our Thai lunch in Portland, OR|
|Bob, Peri and Jim - Woodlawn Volksmarch|
|Al and Ingrid of Live Laugh RV blog|
|Sunset over Lake Pleasant|
|Ingrid (Live Laugh RV) and Linda (Bear Tracks)|
|Brenda and Keith (Damn Near Perfect Couple)|
|Steve, MonaLiza, and Bob at Mission Espada, San Antonio|
|Kevin and Evelyn at Mamacita's in Kerrville|
|Peri, Susan, Colleen, Mary Jane, Margareta, Birdie and Vicki|
|The "other" Susan A.|
|Faye, Erin, Mui, Susan, Bob|
Technomadia: We have yet to meet the technomads, Cherie and Chris, and their cat Kiki. Traveling in their converted vintage bus, we learn about all their techno-gadgets and mobile technology which they share with the world. Being very social, I think they must know about every blogger out there. They do interviews that you can watch with unique travelers. They also create Travel Apps and conduct live Video Chats. Busy, busy people. We look forward to eventually spending time getting to know them in person.
Adventures in Living: I think Robin is my soul sister. I met her through the A-to-Z Blog Challenge this year. Imagine my surprise when I found myself reading words I could have written. Yes, we have a lot in common. I plan to read her blog religiously and make it a point to meet her one day.
RVing: The USA is Our Big Back Yard (KarenintheWoods): Karen and Steve are also bloggers we met at Traveler's World RV Park. They were in the space next to us. They no longer full-time, as they bought a beautiful home in Wisconsin, but they do still RV as often as possible. Grand-kids keep them busy. Steve works at a State Park and Karen spends her time upgrading their home, cooking, playing with their two dogs, learning quilting, and doing fiber arts. Both of them are down-home sweethearts with immense love for each other. I love keeping up with them.
|Karen and Steve|
|Steve and Karen at Mission San Jose, San Antonio|
Travels with Emma: This is our resident Bird Lady of Blogland. If you have a photo of a bird and can't figure it out, send it to Judy and she can probably tell you what kind of bird you saw. Volunteer extraordinaire...she loves to volunteer at National Wildlife Refuges where she helps with bird counts, leading field trips, teaching kids, working in the Visitor Center, and whatever else they find for her to do.
Me and My Dog: I enjoy keeping tabs on Barbara and her dog, Katie, as they camp their way around the U.S. She obviously loves nature as much as I do, judging by her exceptional photography of everything from horses to coyotes to the moon and her campsites. Barbara, if you're ever in San Antonio, please stop by Traveler's World RV Park and say, "Hi." We could go visit Mitchell Lake Audubon Wetlands to check out the local (or migrating) bird life.
Nomadic Newfies: Pam is a blogger after my own heart. I love looking at all her photos of waterfalls, murals, architectural details and learning about all the places they travel.
Where's Eldo: Sparky (Jeannie) and Eldo hung up their full-time RVing traveling keys and bought a place in Florida. Sparky doesn't blog as much as she used to, but it's still a joy to read her writing. When she does blog now, it's about the fun places they go and things they do in Florida. We have yet to meet, but Florida is in our future travel plans.
One thing I have learned sharing all these blogs is that we form a tight-knit community of like-minded, nature-loving, travel-happy people. I am honored to know you all.
There are many other worthy bloggers who I either haven't met yet or didn't have room for in this blog. Look for another blog with shares in the future.
Travel Bug out.