Going Up In Flames

What You Don’t Realize About Insurance

This is a long story. It’s been a long process. Even longer when you’re the one living it.

On May 16th of 2019, I closed up my 2018 Coachmen Chaparral 40′ Fifth Wheel trailer in an RV Park near Knoxville, Tennessee. It was pulled using the RV Park’s tractor to the storage area, a field adjacent to the RV Park and parked among ten other coaches. I put on wheel covers to protect my brand new ...

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Tar Troubles

China Bombs Ready To Explode

You may recall that last season, thanks to the roads in Lousyana, I picked up a nail in a tire on the trailer. The auto club came out and put on the spare. Four hours later, I was on my way. It was somewhat bittersweet as I felt I had gotten my money’s worth out of the auto club membership, however it put me way behind schedule and I was forced to tow in the dark ...

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No Room at the Inn

Invasion:

(noun) an incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity.

After a pleasant, all-too-short visit to the “Valley”…..

( The Rio Grande Valley – or “RGV” is an area located in the southernmost tip of South Texas. It lies along the northern bank of the Rio Grande, which separates Mexico from the United States. ...

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Redneck Grave Diggers

Fixing Myles

With some help and a lot of Redneck ingenuity, I went back to La Feria Cemetery to improve my father’s grave marker. In tow was my friend, David, a self-confessed Redneck Engineer.

The first thing we did was to chop down the tree, with apologies to George Washington’s father. David was quite right when he pointed out that no one, when planting a shrub, thinks twenty years down the road. It was David’s mother who made the very kind gesture ...

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Plus ça change…

..plus c’est la même chose.

 

Twenty-seven years ago today, March 2nd, 1992, was the reason for my very first visit to the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. I had never heard of the Valley, and had  certainly never heard of Harlingen, Texas, somewhat surprised that the Delta Air Lines ticket agent had when I called to book my flight.

My parents were Winter Texans, traveling in their motor home and Workamping at Frontier Baptist Mission in La Feria, Texas, outside of ...

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