Tents For Troops

Well … not “TENTS” per se, but campsites for the soldiers.  We think it’ not only a catchy phrase, it’s also a great way for RV Parks who want to say “thanks” to our active service personnel.

Tents For Troops dot org

“It is a very small way of saying ‘Thank You’ for all of the hard work and sacrifices men and women in the military make”, said Toutle River RV Resort owner Charlie Curry. “I personally encourage all RV Parks and Campgrounds in America to consider offering free camping for active military!”

How Does It Work?  …. RV owners agree to offer a limited number of FREE camping for 2 nites to active military personnel.  The park owners register their park via a form at the TentsForTroops.ORG website.

Military personnel then make reservations just as paying customers would – directly with the RV Park office, except the TentsForTroops.ORG campsites are at no cost to the soldier.

Sometimes, the soldier brings family and friends to stay in other paid sites the same weekend to share the weekend fun as a group.

Whether you are an RV Park owner, active military personnel who want to enjoy the great outdoors-either in a tent or RV, or an RVer who wants to do a little something to say “Thank You” to our soldiers, ask your RV Park to participate in TentsForTroops.

TentsForTroops – Creating a way to enjoy life, away from the field are looking for volunteers …. call founder Charlie at 360-274-7915 for more information and to see how YOU too can help out.

Let’s all step up and do what we can, where we can. Our soliders’ and their families make HUGE sacrifices every day to keep the USA the Home of the Free, Because of the Brave.  Let’s give them an opportunity to enjoy more of the country they are serving.

Cooks Crazy Cups came in

I first discovered the blog Karen of Cooks Crazy Cups writes and after a couple emails back and forth decided “I gotta have ’em”, so placed an order and have enjoyed the giggles ever since.

Giggles with every sip you take !

They have cute sayings like “Home Is Where We Park It” and “RV Black Water Juice”. Of course our non-RVer friends asked us “so what IS RV black water juice?” and we had to explain. “OH my!” they exclaim.

RVers really appreciate the paper style of the Home Is Where We Park It cup, while tenters more appreciate the styro-style cups that say “Discover Wildlife, Camp Naked”.

Cooks Crazy Cups also offers a styro cup with “It’s Not If You Win Or Lose, It’s How You Tailgate” for avid sports fans.

The styro cups are great for soups also – NO, we don’t microwave them ! We heat or cook in a saucepan, then pour into the cup to enjoy and throw away. Washing dishes in the RV is too much like work, so we use disposables unless we are cutting a steak.

Karen recently posted that after only 6 months, her site has enjoyed 45,000+ hits, so I guess many others have discovered her little gems too.

Wishing you LOTS of success Karen, keep those Cooks Crazy Cups cheering us along in our travels and get-togethers, wherever they may be !

Links to grow by

As I run across other sites (and there are hundreds+) that I REALLY REALLY like, I will share them here.  Like most folks, we have eclectic interests.

As I learn HOW to connect these facets of our lives and all this other “stuff”, I’ll post the links for you to follow, or not – as you choose.  If you’re like me, you could get lost – in a good way – exploring these side roads …either way, enjoy !

NEWEST RVing Links:

BoondockersWelcome.com – a free to register site that offers boondocking with private land owners to RVers passing thru.

CasinoCamping.com – a nationwide list of casinos that are RV friendly.

Escapees.com RVers’ Good Neighbor policy for boondocking

RVING: SKP network; bookstore; RV author extra-ordinaire; upgrades; modifications; keep checking for new links

LOA: movie; thoughts; affirmations; keep checking for new links

BLOGS: dreams; rv-toys; Airstream; keep checking for new links

Happy New Year … be flexible !

Our plans for the weekend were to head up to Tucson to ring in the new year at a Pow Wow … the frig was plugged in, food was loaded.  We purchased a portable fire pit, 2 bundles of wood and we were psyched.  All we had to do was hook & GO!

But, mother nature had different plans and blew 50MPH wind gusts into town with rain and snow – so we stayed put.   Fighting wind gusts and standing in freezing weather is NOT our idea of a fun time and the fire only lasts for so long.

So … our 1st lesson of 2011 is – be flexible!

We rang in 2011 pretty much the same as previous years – watched the ball drop and went to sleep.  2012 will be here soon enough !