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Driving California Highway 1 in an RV: Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of “Driving California Highway 1 in a RV”. This odyssey followed the adventures of my wife Maureen and I as we explored scenic Highway 1 along the California coast in a truck and travel trailer. While the scenery was spectacular, the route in places had more twists and turns, zigs and zags, ups and downs than a roller coaster which made for a very “exciting” experience.

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Driving California Highway 1 in an RV: Part 1

Travel, USA

Is there a more iconic, more scenic route than Highway 1 along the California Coast? From Los Angeles in the south to the tiny community of Leggett in the north, this highway is packed with some of the most spectacular scenery and amazing activities to be found on the planet. Two lanes wide and lightly travelled for much of its length, Highway 1 is a remarkable example of a “Route Less Travelled” however, in the land of limo’s Lamborghinis and luxury cars, just how drivable was this highway for a big RV? That’s what my wife Maureen and I intended to find out.

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What To Do In The “Soo”

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The comedian Rodney Dangerfield and the city of Sault Ste Marie share at least one thing in common. Neither one gets much respect. For Canadian travelers in particular, Sault Ste Marie is often seen as little more than a wide spot in the road where they can get some gas, maybe a meal or perhaps a night’s sleep before moving on. The idea of actually spending time in the area is as laughable as one of Mr. Dangerfield’s jokes. Nevertheless, there are an amazing number of things to see and do in the “Soo” (the city’s nick-name) as my wife, Maureen and I discovered during a recent cross-Canada trip.

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: Part 3

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title3_200Welcome to the final installment of a three part series recounting the adventures of my wife, Maureen and I while visiting the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, the largest event of it’s kind on the planet. The first installment centered on our experiences as novice spectators at this amazing event while the second focused on our adventures as volunteers with a hot air balloon support team (published in previous editions of the RV Times). This final installment details our odyssey as passengers in a hot air balloon as we soar high above the New Mexican landscape.  If you’re ready to continue the thrill of a lifetime then, sit down, buckle up and read on!
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: Part 2

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crew_01Welcome to the second of a three part series recounting the adventures of my wife Maureen and I at the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, the largest and most well attended event of it’s kind on the planet. In the first installment (printed in a previous issue of RV Times), my wife and I traveled to New Mexico’s largest city in early October and become novice spectators this amazing event.  In this second installment, my wife and I volunteer as members with a hot air balloon support team and learn a lot more about hot air ballooning then we could have imagined.  If you’re ready for another thrilling adventure then, sit down, buckle up and read on!

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: Part 1

Travel, USA

mass_ascent1 Welcome to the first of a three part series describing the adventures of my wife Maureen and I at the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, the largest and most well attended event of it’s kind on the planet. This first instalment centers on our experiences as novice spectators at this amazing event. The second instalment focuses on our involvement as volunteers with a hot air balloon support team while the third details our exploits as passengers in a hot air balloon. If you’re ready for the thrill of a lifetime then, sit down, buckle up and read on!

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