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Cost-saving tips for RV campers

This is, for now, a page with a short discussion of some money-saving tips for RVers. Some are obvious and well-known, others are ones that I’ve stumbled across either while traveling or on the web. Penny-wise And Pound-foolish One of … Continue reading

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We’re back!

I’ve spent some serious time updating the Alaska RV trip blog posts. I didn’t change the text, but added a lot of links to pictures and maps. I decided to finally add all the links because I was looking through … Continue reading

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We’re moving!

Not physically moving, just shuffling around things online. Been a long time since the last post. And a new blogsite. And Nora-dog has joined the party. I can’t say exactly why I stopped blogging. Mostly, I suppose, because it took … Continue reading

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Travels With Mayo

I know it’s been a while since the end of the trip, so we’ll try to make up for the delay and wind things up with a few goodies. Can you guess where the picture was taken? Just outside Madison? … Continue reading

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Mayo Spreads Mayo Around Mayo

Dateline: Telkwa   Goodness. Where to begin? It’s been an intense few days. Ah, of course, with the critter count (just for today, since I’ve kind of lost track):   14!!! black bears. Including one momma and cub (awwww). And … Continue reading

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There are strange things done in the midnight sun

Dateline: Dawson City   Before I forget, here’s the critter count for the last few days:     6 moose. That’s #6 pictured. “I’m not a number! I’m a free moose!” Sorry, couldn’t resist. A quajillion BFRs (snowshoe hares). Those … Continue reading

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Mayo Meets A Moose

Dateline: Trapper Creek Wow, what a couple of super-intense days! We’re here, in Alaska. Seen Denali, seen a moose pee-in-my-pants close. Would have stayed at Santaland, North Pole, but Santa ain’t got no WiFi, so Santa don’t get no WI … Continue reading

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Hockey Night In Canada

This is just an excuse to post another picture or two. Apparently it was Hockey Night In Canada night last night. Half of Whitehorse showed up at the RV Park‘s office/restaurant to hang out and watch some good old fashioned … Continue reading

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Litter Barrel Ahead

Dateline: Whitehorse [Editor’s note: This picture expressed our writer’s attitude to a tee, so our hard-working staff have slipped it in for him.] No picture today. I’m pooped and slacking. The drive today was a little shorter and jaw-dropping gorgeous, … Continue reading

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And One To Rule Them All

Dateline: Watson Lake If you look in the guidebooks, there are 2 or 3 RV parks in Watson Lake. Which is true. What is also true is that Watson Lake is home to one enterprising Scot from Columbia. He owns … Continue reading

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Dr. Bellows, I Can Explain…

Dateline: Fort Nelson No, no Majors Nelson and Healey here, and, sigh, no Barbara Eden in a harem outfit. But we’ve seen lots of mountains, serious ones with snow on them and everything. Critter count for today: 2 baby somethings. … Continue reading

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Alaska or bust!

Dateline: Dawson Creek Ah, mountains! Finally! Altitudes, views, and spirits have all lifted. Never mind all the whinging about the endless grind across the northern prairies, now we’re really arrived at the true start of the adventure. No pic today, … Continue reading

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Duck Duck Goose

Dateline: Edmonton The last few nights have really covered the gamut of RV parks. We stayed in: A WalMart parking lot in Yorkton. (After driving 30 miles to Riding Mountain National Park only to discover that it is open for … Continue reading

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I Can’t Complain But Sometimes I Still Do

Dateline: Saskatoon Well, kiddies, we’re not even halfway to Alaska yet and I’m a zombie. Partly because it is simply a long, long way from Madison to Fairbanks. And partly because playing tourist in northern Canada outside of the holiday … Continue reading

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Into The Wild Blue Yonder

Dateline: Minnesota Mayo and I have rolled out from Madison and onwards towards Canada and Alaska. For the first day, we did an easy hop, figuring that the morning would be frantic and we’d get a late start. The Winnii … Continue reading

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Loop de loop

On the road again. This time, in a new toy. A 1993 21′ Winnebago Warrior, aka a “minnie winnie”. We just got back from a loop around Lake Michigan, where the RV was given the opportunity to display its comforts … Continue reading

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East Peoria, IL

Well, I can’t help but feel that today was a bit more poop than scoop. We first went to the American Science and Surplus in Geneva, IL. I had heard that “the Chicago store” (either this one or the downtown … Continue reading

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Home again, home again, jiggedy jig.

Back at the ranch, between snowstorms. Been spending the last few days being a hermit. Reading, watching stupid daytime TV, and generally ignoring the outside world. Glorious. Also appreciating the savory feeling of knowing where my bed for the night … Continue reading

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Survey says: "Cow!"

Well, we’re both tired of being in the Jeep and are swinging towards home. Gonna dump a ton of junk that hasn’t been used once, give Mayo some more room to laze in the back seat. Hopefully be able to … Continue reading

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Rolling Craps In Vegas

So, I made a mistake. After bombing down Nevada 95 from Death Valley to The Vegas, I got confused and headed north on the I-15 instead of south. (I blame North Vegas’ highway construction and infuriatingly slow stoplights.) I wanted … Continue reading

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