10 OF MY FAVORITE RV GADGETS AND GIFTS FOR THE 2015 HOLIDAY SEASON

With the holiday season in full swing and the countdown to Christmas started, I wanted to share some of my favorite ideas for the season of gift giving. The RVer on your list will be thrilled!

Digital Battery Air Pressure Gauge

Correct tire pressure is important especially for RVers. You risk blow outs when your tires are unmonitored and maintained at the incorrect pressure. Having an easy to read digital gauge will help you avoid a huge headache and possibly an accident while driving to your next destination.

 

 

Water Tank Filler

In our previous trailer, filling up the fresh water tank was chore. I would get soaked and water would get wasted. This attachment fits onto the end of the hose and easily delivers fresh water right into your fresh water tank and even has a shut off valve.

Weber Q Series Grill

We have tried several portable grills and I have found the Weber Q Series delivers the best heat, temperature control and a large grilling surface. The removable grates clean up easy. Plus, there are several accessories that are compatible.

Social Yearbook

What happens to all those great pictures you shared on Facebook? Especially, the ones of all your RV adventures? At SocialYearbook.com, you easily select a timeframe and all the pictures plus comments and likes will be printed into a sweet hard bound book. What a great way to keep all those memories preserved. Love this!

 

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CUSTER’S LAST STAND AT THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN

I had no idea what to expect when we planned this trip. Reading about historical battleground sites led me to believe we would walk up to a big open field and just stand there, staring out into the vast openness, feeling uninspired. For me, this place offered more. Observing history outside of a book is incredibly fascinating for me and I love sharing that excitement with my family.

The Battle of Little Bighorn took place in June of 1876 and was part of The Sioux War of 1876. During this two day battle, a force of 700 men lead by Lt. Col. George A. Custer suffered a defeat to the Native Americans. Including Custer, a total of 263 U.S. Army lives were lost. Ultimately, the United States prevailed against the Native Americans who were shuffled to reservations, forever changing their way of life.

We spent a lot of time at the battlefield. We paid our respects at Custer National Cemetery, toured the museum, and listened to the park rangers recount the battle of the U.S. Army versus Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.

 

 

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WEEKEND GETAWAY AT COEUR D’ ALENE

For our latest trip to Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, we had time in our schedule to stay three nights. But whether we are travelling for three nights or three weeks, RV travel is the way to go! Our family met David’s parents there who have been traveling in their diesel pusher. The kids took one look at their grandparents’ much larger RV and with wide eyes asked when we were getting one of those. To their disappointment, I said not until they graduate college!

We stayed at Blackwell Island RV Resort which is one of the largest RV parks I have enjoyed. The resort was nice, clean and well maintained.

 

 

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TRAVEL TO TWILIGHT!

I am excited about our final beach trip of the summer to La Push, WA. We visit every year and it is one of our favorite places to visit in Washington.

La Push is a great family destination. We always go in August for better chances of warm weather. We continue to stay at Quileute Oceanside Resort and love the proximity to the beach – literally a 20 second walk. The resort has two sides for RV sites: the older and larger side, and the newer side. We prefer the newer section. Have friends or family that want to join your time in La Push but they don’t have an RV? Quileute Oceanside Resort has cabins and a hotel as well!

The beaches in the area are beautiful. Directly by La Push is First, Second, and Third Beach. First Beach is adjacent to the resort, while Second and Third beaches are a short hike through the forest and offer more amazing views. Plus, there is Rialto Beach where I have seen the best tide pools here at Hole in the Wall. Farther out are Shi Shi and Ruby Beaches.

 

 

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HIGH DESERT ADVENTURE IN MOAB, UTAH

Have you ever visited a place and it just felt like home? That is Moab for me. It is a special place and I fell in love immediately. Maybe it is the stark contrast between our lush, green forests of the Pacific Northwest compared to the red rock and blue skies of Moab. But whatever it is, Moab is a truly unique and beautiful landscape. After one visit, you will be hooked too.

 

 

I started visiting annually several years ago. It was a trip I would take solo to enjoy some father/daughter time. My dad and his best friend, Tom, would drive from Texas and Florida in their motorhomes, pulling their toys and jeeps used to explore the 4×4 trails. But our last time in Moab, my family and I pulled our travel trailer down because I wanted my husband and kids to experience Moab.

Moab has become even more special in my heart. I just lost my dad this year, and I will cherish all the memories I have with him in this special place.

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