August 2012

August 2012



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Places to Stay in August

Okeechobee Landings
Clewiston, Florida

San Bernardino County Regional Parks
Chino, California

EZ Daze RV Park
Southaven, Mississippi

Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins
East Falmouth, Massachusetts

Cherry Hill Park
College Park, Maryland

Cross Winds Family Campground

Linwood, North Carolina

KOA-Erie
Erie, Pennsylvania

Campground at James Island County Park
Charleston, South Carolina

Best Holiday Trav-L-Park
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Quinte's Isle Campark
Cherry Valley, Ontario

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Rand McNally
Mark…My Words
By Mark Nemeth

Hi, folks:
I hope your RVing summer is going well. Here are a few summertime-inspired questions and answers for you. Stay cool, and I'll see you next month! If you have a general RVing question, please email me at woodalls@escapees.com. Selected questions will be answered right here in upcoming newsletters.

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Where to
Holland, Michigan Step Back in Time to Old-Holland

Founded by immigrants from the Netherlands, Holland, Michigan, boasts a distinctly Dutch flavor. Nowhere is that more evident than the Windmill Island Gardens, home of the DeZwann windmill.

Located in a 36-acre park amid unique gardens of flowers, ornamentals and statuaries, this can’t-miss DeZwann windmill is more than a landmark: It actually produces flower, just like the windmills of Holland. Enjoy a DeZwaan tour by costumed guides, Summer Dutch dancing, a movie on Dutch culture, an Amsterdam street-organ demonstration, tropical conservatory, antique carousel, farm animals, and a larger-than-life checker game.

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RV & Camping Recipes
A Banner Year for Ticks
By Julee Meltzer

Let's face it, 2012 was a banner year for ticks. And as we hit the road this summer, many of us will be in unfamiliar places and environments. So even if you normally don't have to worry about ticks, if you travel at all this summer, you need to be especially aware of ticks with both your family and your dogs and cats.

It was a warm winter, and this usually means more bugs the following summer. But according to experts, weather isn't the only factor.

Disease-carrying ticks will be on the prowl in a big way this year, and one expert says it's not the strangely mild winter, but rather, acorn numbers, that will lead to a spike in tick bites in 2012.

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RV & Camping Recipes
Barbecued Sweet Corn on the Cob
By Daniel Bruce

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 8 ears fresh corn
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Bloopers
How the Weather can Give you a Reputation!

I have a funny camping story I would like to share with you. I am a Retired Navy Boatswains Mate. For those of you who do not know what that is, in the most simplest terms, I was a deck hand and then some. So as you can imagine, spending 20 years in the Navy I spent a great deal of my career watching for changing weather conditions. This is a story of how the weather tricked me into doing one of the most foolish things I have done to date.

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Five Good Things to Know About RV GPS

Thanks to cellular technology, Wi-Fi and mobile apps, today's RVers can just about pull road maps and driving-direction information out of thin air. With so much data readily available, is it worth investing in a global positioning system (GPS) device geared to RVs? The answer is "yes"—especially if you know what to look for. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering RV GPS devices. Rand McNally is one company that has designed a GPS device specifically for RVers, the TripMaker® RVGPS.

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RV Deal of the Month

New 2011 Four Winds Serrano 33A

New 2011 Four Winds Serrano 33A Stock # WGA23459
Was $169,985
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Location: Winter Garden, FL

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River's End Campground & R.V. Park
What You Missed Last Month
Mark My Words

Hi, folks:
I hope you are enjoying a summer of RVing! We’ve got a mixed bag of questions this month, covering air conditioning, batteries, drinking water and leaks. Enjoy!! If you have a general RVing question, please email me at woodalls@escapees Selected questions will be answered right here in upcoming newsletters.
Stay in Your Own Forested Disney World!

Experience Fort Wilderness (yes, wilderness) near Walt Disney World…stay in your own forested Disney World! Everyone loves Disney World. That’s not news. What is news is that you can camp and RV within Walt Disney World Resort. It’s true and it’s awesome.
Serious Fun at Lake George RV Park

Some places have little to offer, then there’s Lake George Village…it’s almost embarrassing, how they got so much of the fun pie.
Can you say “Jackson Hole” and “affordable vacation” in the same breath?

You can if you stay at the Fireside Resort and Jackson Hole Campground. No kidding! It’s true. Jackson Hole generally isn’t listed on the budget vacationer’s top ten list, but you may want to rethink that, if you have an RV (or like cool cottages). If you wheel in your own home, you’ll find the RV rates at the campground highly (as in more than) competitive with other lodging rates in the area. You’ll also find yourself living in the midst of a truly awesome location.
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