Rusk KOA Holiday, Rusk, Texas

This is a KOA Holiday in a really nice area with all pull-thru sites with full hook ups. It was quite chilly while I was here with temperatures dipping down into the low 30s but I can imagine this is a popular spot during the summer. It’s quite expensive at about $49 a night. IContinue reading “Rusk KOA Holiday, Rusk, Texas”

Texarkana KOA, Texarkana, Texas

I wasn’t quite sure when I checked in that I would like it because my site was right by the front entrance alongside a highway frontage road. Plus, when I checked in, I was the only RV for 3 rows until you get to the longer term people. But it turned out ok and IContinue reading “Texarkana KOA, Texarkana, Texas”

Clinton RV Park, Clinton, Arkansas

Clinton RV Park This is not a traveler’s RV park but pleasant for two days as I passed through. It’s on Highway 65 south between Branson, Missouri and Little Rock, Arkansas. When I checked in, the lady at the counter was very personable and chatty. However, she didn’t give me a map or say whereContinue reading “Clinton RV Park, Clinton, Arkansas”

RV Express RV Park, Marshfield, Missouri

RV Express was not on my radar as a place to stay but following an accident and a need for a new mirror, I knew I would have to drive to the nearest larger town from where I was. I chose Springfield, Missouri. It was a holiday weekend so RV Express was the only parkContinue reading “RV Express RV Park, Marshfield, Missouri”

Ray Behrens Recreation Area, Mark Twain Lake, Missouri

Ray Behrens campground is one of three or four recreational areas at COE’s Mark Twain Lake.  Available sites include everything from primitive camping to full hooks ups and some sites are reservable while the rest are first come-first serve. Even though it’s already October, practically all the sites that I could see were filled onContinue reading “Ray Behrens Recreation Area, Mark Twain Lake, Missouri”

Elk Rock State Park, Knoxville, Iowa

It’s almost the off season, end of September, and so the park does have a little different atmosphere, fall leaves, some rain, and empty during the week and almost full on the weekend. This large state park has a “regular” or non-equestrian campground area and an equestrian area. Elk Rock State Park is on RedContinue reading “Elk Rock State Park, Knoxville, Iowa”

Petiquette On The Road

Petiquette is the art of being considerate of others while traveling with your dogs, or even cats. I’ve encountered a lot of non-petiquette behavior in the past 15 months but as Michelle Obama says, “When they go low, we go high.” You too, can set the bar high as you travel the country with yourContinue reading “Petiquette On The Road”

Escapees Turkey Creek RV Village, Hollister, MO

Don’t let the Hollister address dissuade you as this RV Park is really only 3 minutes away from Branson Landing and historic downtown Branson. I like the fact that it’s across the bridge and not right in town yet so convenient to all the shows, shopping, and museums. If you aren’t an Escapees member, theContinue reading “Escapees Turkey Creek RV Village, Hollister, MO”

Tulsa NE / Will Rogers Downs KOA, Claremore, OK

This KOA Journey is about 33 miles east of downtown Tulsa with tolls or 37 miles without and about 85 miles from Joplin, MO. I took the turnpike (Hwy 44) from Choctaw and the toll for a motorhome towing was $12.25 at one stop and $2.25 at the final stop. Save your receipts so youContinue reading “Tulsa NE / Will Rogers Downs KOA, Claremore, OK”

The First 200 Miles…

Towing a car, that is. I spent my first year full-timing in my motorhome without a car but bought a manual transmission small vehicle while I was in Oklahoma City for two months. The second month there involved a few weeks of getting the car ready to tow. My first 200 miles consisted of drivingContinue reading “The First 200 Miles…”