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rvdreams
We are full-time RVers who left the rat race in our early 40s to pursue a simpler, happier life.
Interests: Howard - travel,nature,hiking,biking,canoeing,writing,photography,golf Linda travel,nature,birding,hiking,biking,canoeing,crafts,geocaching
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After a pleasant night and a leisurely morning, we headed out to do some exploring in the Bankhead National Forest. Our first stop was at the ranger station on Hwy 33. There are numerous waterfalls in Bankhead, but often they... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
After last night's heavy rain, we were a little concerned about pulling out of our grassy site here at the Stevenson City Park. But we took it easy, stayed on higher ground, and made it with no problems. We enjoyed... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
Linda planned to do laundry today. That was it for our plans. She got up to fix her first cup of coffee and promptly dropped a large container of Splenda on the floor. It took a little while to get... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
This morning we inflated our Sea Eagle FastTrack 385 and launched from the boat ramp here at Stevenson City Park. On this overcast, pleasant morning, we floated out into the shallow lake which is part of the Crow Creek Refuge.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at RV-Dreams Journal
Today's plan was to do the six-mile "Walls of Jericho" hike on the Alabama/Tennessee border. It was listed as one of the best day hikes in Alabama, and it is also one of the reasons we decided to stop in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
The plan was to leave around 11:00 a.m. this morning but, as often happens, we got distracted and didn't pull our of our campsite until after noon. With a stop at the dump station, we left the Riley Creek Campground... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
We had an all day rain when the remnants of Hurricane Nate passed through this past weekend. And we had a rainy day yesterday as well, so we've just been doing a combination of relaxing, getting caught up on some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
It was another gorgeous day here at Riley Creek Campground on Watts Bar Lake. After taking care of some administrative stuff, we inflated our Sea Eagle FastTrack 385 (InflatableBoats4Less.com) and headed out for a few hours of paddling. There are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
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We spent the morning outside overlooking the lake in our LaFuma loungers. In our outdoor "office" I wrote a couple of Journal entries. Linda stayed in her pajamas until about 1:30 on this beautiful day. We simply enjoyed the setting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
When our rig was put back together after major surgery, the wiring to our trailer lights were not re-connected correctly. During our Rally, Mark from RVs For Less, came down and fixed the problem. However, during our testing of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
I know it has been a while since we've posted, but we're expecting the frequency to pick up now that our last major event for the year is over. For the rest of this year, we will be relaxing and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Last week we had to move sites here at River Plantation RV Resort. We moved up to the overflow campsites by the conference center. They are nice, long sites that are convenient to the conference center, the pool, and the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
It's Tuesday morning, September 12, and here in Sevierville, Tennessee we escaped all serious weather from Hurricane Irma. We just had some light rain and a few very minor wind gusts. The Fall Rally will certainly go on as planned,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, since our hike from Clingman's Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we made a trip to Florida, and now we are back in Tennessee. We've been working on rallies and planning travel for our RV shows in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
I had been itching to do a hike, but we've been in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park area enough times that we had done most of the hikes that interested me. Still, I had to get out, so I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Over a year ago, someone emailed us asking us to think about having an RV-Dreams Rally around the total solar eclipse in 2017. I had no idea what he was talking about, but I looked it up on the NASA... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
A lot of people have been asking about a Boondocking Rally. Well, after taking 2017 off, we are putting it back in our 2018 Rally schedule. And since we'll be heading west for 2018, we're returning to the site of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Sunday So, Sunday morning I used the Blackstone griddle and cooked up an egg, bacon, and cheese scramble. It was really good. I'm still feeling my way through this griddle-cooking, but I'm enjoying it so far. Most of the rest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
It's been a long time since we've sat outside in our loungers under our awning, but we've been doing that. It's been a long time since I've cooked outside, but I bought a new Blackstone 17" Table Top Griddle, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
From the time we started full-time RVing in 2005, we've been using a small Olympian propane grill. It is the perfect size, less than $100, and has a "smoker plate" that helps make the results great. But we've bought three... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Well, first thing this morning Linda announced "We got a mouse!". That meant I had to get up whether I was ready or not. After mouse disposal, I walked three miles and ran another as I'm easing back into my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
Monday Well, we spent the morning getting the Patio Villa ready for tenants. It's kind of strange leaving your house and trying to erase all signs that you were there, knowing that strangers will soon be living in it. We... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
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These were the last photos we received from RVs For Less as they put our rig back together. They re-built the closet, re-insulated everything, and included an extra layer of insulation. They replaced the front compartment doors and put the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
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We're getting closer to being back in our rig. August 1 is the day! Our new house in The Villages is ready to rent after a couple of weeks of upgrading some furniture, painting, and re-decorating. We signed with our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal
I've sat down to write a Journal entry several times in the last two weeks, but something always interrupts me or distracts me and before I know it, it's two or three days later. Staying focused on anything has been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at RV-Dreams Journal