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RV Navigator Episode 157
05-01-2018 15:22
Thanks to al for enduring last months poor sound quality. I have solved the problem so we are back to a quality sound track this month. The problem boiled down to a defective card reader. Who knew!Riding the high seas in the Pacific on the way to Hawaii is our location today. After a hectic month in Australia visiting the major sites of Tasmania and Australia, we boarded our 23 day cruise and headed to Seattle. We have had the pleasure of meeting several listeners on our trip down under. It was great fun to visit our long time listeners, Al and Sue at their home in Newcastle (2.5 hrs drive north of Sydney) and have lunch with another listener Chris. It is amazing that we have such loyal listeners so far from our home. They made us feel very welcome and at home. Al and Sue have just purchased a motorhome for their retirement travels in Australia. RVing in Australia is very popular (and we would be called Gray Nomads) with many campgrounds and free camping areas. Although their RVs are very different from ours due to different conditions,...
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RV Navigator Episode 156
03-31-2018 19:00
On the road in Sydney Australis this month. We are currently about 1 day ahead of our usual world - confusing to say the least. We left mid month for a 53 day journey that ends with us sailing back to Seattle from Sydney, Australia. It started with a long flight to Fiji where we spent a few days recovering from jet lag. This was a total day for night swap so it takes a while to make the adjustment. Another 5 hours landed us in Sydney for the start of our land tour of the interior of Australia. We did most of the coastal cities a few years ago on a cruise. The end of March finds us on our way to Hobart, Tasmania, the island off the southern coast of Australia.RV wise, we bander about several hot topics including renting your RV, solar panel issues, and what it is like to full time. Multiple problems compounded the creation of this months podcast. Sorry for the poor audio quality. My usual travel studio set up just would not work so this podcast has a buzz in the background. I have used filters to...
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RV Navigator Episode 155
03-01-2018 18:22
When in your travels do you shed the tourism mode and become more local? I think it has happened for us in Tucson with this visit. Not that we consider ourselves locals, but we have done the tourist things and have graduated to more low key, lesser known activities. Although we attended the largest gem show in the country that takes over Tucson for 2 weeks in Feb, we got caught up on the academy award movies and plenty of outdoorsy fun. This month did prove why we don’t travel in January and February. The weather is just too unpredictable no matter where you stay. This month we’ve just enjoyed the winter warmth (with a bit of cold) to do home like activities. We have, of course, been busy doing upgrades and work on the RV. Join us for the details.
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Record Warmth in Tucson
02-01-2018 11:36
Winter in the North means WE move to the warm weather states - this year, Tucson, AZ. After a brief encounter with winter in IL, we flew back to LV for a week before heading South to Tucson via Quartzsite and Pheonix. We’ll be in Tucson for a couple of months in the sun. Tucson is always sunny but often cool in January. This year turned out to be the warmest January in their history with 14 days above 75 degrees (very pleasant) and only a couple of freezing mornings. We enjoy the outdoor activities provided by this area of country. This campground offers alot of actives for us seniors all under the warm sun. Plus Tucson offers great bike trails and hiking in the mountains. We are content to be stationary for 2 months when winter travel is just not reliable in other parts of the country. We took the time to upgrade several kitchen components while here in Tucson. We've wanted replace or electric cooktop with an induction model. Induction are more boondocking friendly and are excellent heat source. We've also started air trying and using the instant for many meals in the RV. Both of these make...
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RV Navigator Episode 153
01-01-2018 16:54
2018 begins in Las Vegas where we celebrate teh year end on Freemont St. The iconic LV was just too big for our tastes on NYE plus no entertainment and only 8 minutes of fireworks at midnight just didn’t make it appealing. For we entered LV downtown (Freemont St) with bands and other visual entertainment so it was much more festive. All of this was after flying back to our motorhome which was parked in LV for 5 weeks at a campground 15 minutes from the LV action. We’ll be on the road again soon. As we head for even warmer weather in the south. Yes, LV is very warm - in summer. Winter temps run in the 50 during the day, so Tucson’s 70s is better. We did of course experience lots of cold in Chicago. The morning we flew to LV it was -5F at home. It was a pleasure to disembark to 60 degrees on arrival.While in LV, we’ll see some shows, visit with listeners, and catchup on the RV life that we left 5 weeks ago.We are cleaning up the RVNavigator mail box of topics this...
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