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You Can Help Improve Texas State Parks and Historic Sites!

Vote for Texas Parks
By now, it's no secret that we LOVE our Texas State Parks and Historical Sites. Our parks are important for overall health and education. They are a place to escape from the chaos of everyday schedules. A place to relax. A place to exercise our bodies through hiking, biking and kayaking. And a place for exercising our minds through history, geology, ecology, birdwatching. Right now, we all have a chance to help build the future of our parks... [Watch the Video and Read the Full Post]

Tags: Texas Campground Write-Ups

Union Pacific's Vintage Big Boy Steam Locomotive Tours Texas!

Big Boy Comes to Texas
Your chance to to see one of the world's largest steam locomotives might just be around the corner as railroad history rides the rails across Texas! Union Pacific's Big Boy 4014 is touring around the USA in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. On it's 2019 tour, Big Boy No 4014 will briefly visit 32 Texas cities... [Read the full post]

Tags: Railroads and Railways

Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival

Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival
The Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival has been on our list of festivals to go to for several years and it did not disappoint! This festival is BIG with food, live music, and tons of craft vendors. This fun, family-friendly festival has been going on since 1978 and happens every October in Chappell Hill, Texas. It is a true community event... [See the Full Post and Watch the Video!]

Tags: Texas Festivals | Fun Things to Do | Hidden Gems | Central Texas

100+ October 2019 Fairs, Festivals and Fun Events in Texas

October 2019 Festivals
The weather is finally cooling down in Texas! And that makes October the perfect month to get out and enjoy all kinds of festivals, fairs and fun events! From art festivals and rodeos to the Day of the Dead. You can celebrate rice, sweet potatoes, peppers, harvests, and who can forget Octoberfests! Check out all that October has to offer... [See All of the October 2019 Events]

Tags: Texas Festivals | Fun Things to Do

Easy Smoked Brisket, No-Soak Pinto Beans and Homemade Coleslaw

Easy Smoked Brisket and Sides
Tom loves smoking brisket. Honestly, that was one of the main reasons we began looking at portable pellet grills... he wanted to be able to smoke a brisket from our campsite. And, we have to tell you, our Davy Crockett by Green Mountain Grills made the whole process super easy. The result was absolutely delicious! And what goes better with brisket than pinto beans and coleslaw?... [See the Full Post and Watch the Video!]

Tags: Camp Cooking | RV Tips

Incredible Needles Highway: They Said It Was Impossible!

Needles Highway
In 1919 Peter Norbeck, the "Father of Custer State Park", planned out what would become the infamous Needles Highway on foot and on horseback. The winding path he chose took him through forests, wilderness and rock formations estimated to be more than 2 Billion years old! He chose the path he did to maximize the stunning views of the Black Hills wilderness. And guess what? It wasn't so impossible after all... [Watch the Video and Read the Full Post]

Tags: RV America | Scenic Drives | Wingin' It!

Iron Mountain Road in the South Dakota Black Hills

Iron Mountain Road
In this video, we take you along as we drive Iron Mountain Road from Custer State Park through the Black Hills National Forest to Mount Rushmore. This classic road, built in the 1930s, winds through the Black Hills featuring multiple switchbacks, super cool pigtail bridges and small one-lane tunnels that were blasted through the granite to maximize views... [Watch the Video and Read the Full Post]

Tags: RV America | Scenic Drives

Mother Neff State Park: The Mother of All Texas State Parks

Palmetto State Park
As we travel, we always like to ask folks about their favorite parks. We get a lot of recommendations to visit parks like Garner State Park, Tyler State Park, Palo Duro Canyon State Park and Brazos Bend State Park. We have enjoyed our time at all of those parks, BUT if you love state parks, then Mother Neff State Park should absolutely be on your list of places to visit! After all, this is the birthplace of the Texas State Park system... [See the Full Post and Watch the Video!]

Tags: Texas Campground Write-Ups | Texas Campground Listings | RV Central Texas

RV Product Review: Travel Berkey Water Purification System

Travel Berkey Review
About six weeks ago we bought a Travel Berkey Water Purification System for our RV and it has quickly become a must-have item for us. On our travels we've learned that water is different almost everywhere we go. Our Berkey makes it consistent and clean. In this post we talk about why we bought a Berkey, how we travel with it and our experiences so far... [Watch the Video and See the Full Post]

Tags: RV Tips | Product Reviews

Leaving Texas? | Wingin' It!, Ep 4

Wingin' It!, Episode 4
After last week's episode of Wingin' It!, we received quite a few comments from folks who seemed concerned that we had no plans to leave Texas. So this week, we want to clear up any confusion and share more of our travel plans... [Watch the Video and Read the Full Post]

Tags: Wingin' It! | RV Life

Now What? | Wingin' It!, Ep 3

Wingin' It!, Episode 3
Well, the sticks and bricks house is sold and we are free to travel. But now what do we do? There are so many options out there that we want to see, so many places to go, so many giant balls of twine out there to find! The choices are overwhelming!... [Watch the Video and Read the Full Post]

Tags: Wingin' It! | RV Life

The Rest of the Story! | Wingin' It!, Ep 2

Wingin' It!, Episode 2
If you saw our video last Sunday, you know we sold our house and we are now officially nomads! BUT... the closing didn't go exactly as planned. So in this episode of Wingin' It, we tell you the rest of the story... what went wrong and things we learned that might help you be better prepared when you sell your house... [Watch the Video and Read the Full Post]

Tags: Wingin' It! | RV Life

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