Thursday, May 12, 2016

TEXAS RV RALLY AND MILL CREEK RV RANCH AND RESORT

April 11 - 16, 2016

Several Texas Tiffin owners got together and put on a fantastic RV rally. Kudos to all who worked to make this a success. The rally was held at Mill Creek RV Ranch and Resort. Located in Canton, TX . Canton is well known for it's First Monday Trade Days. This is a 200 acres site with a mixture of RV lots and cottages to rent.

This is the first RV rally we have had a chance to attend in a really long time. We were super excited to make the list from the wait list. When the rally was first posted we were not really sure if we would be able to attend, so we put our name on the wait list.

All the organizers did a great job. Kudo's off to everyone. The vendors were outstanding in their contribution.


  1. Brannon Hutcheson from Custom RV in Vina, AL. Just outside of Red Bay did many repairs and installations. Windguard was able to provide their newer Razr In Motion Antenna at a discounted price for the first 15 people who signed up.
  2. Smart Weigh was available
  3. A mobile wash and wax was available
  4. Chris Berry: from Red Bay talked about his woodworking business and did a few jobs.
  5. MS RV Solutions: Carl Hall and Daniel Humphries from Red Bay presented a review of their business.
  6. Battery testing was available.
  7. Vogt RV,www.vogtrv.com, had several 2016 for view/ sale and also contributed generously to the Rally. Thank Race for the BBQ. 
Lots of great knowledge was presented and shared.
Lots of great food was consumed. A Tiffin owner prepared an elaborate spread of Gumbo.
Lots of money in the form of 50/50 was given away.
 Our coach is the third one from the left
 Nice pool but to cool and rainy to test out


 Brochures





Saturday, December 5, 2015

A WALK THRU SLEEPY HOLLOW CEMETERY


In late fall, when the colors where at their peak, we took a self-guided tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Those who know us, understand our love affair, with old cemeteries. There are untold stories and history abound in these places.

So after being in the area over a year, we decided it was high time to check put this historic, famous old cemetery.

A brief history of this Sleepy Hollow uncovers a wealth of stories. You can search and read for

yourself. I was not on a search of the history of Sleepy Hollow or the ghost of Ichabod Crane or other such notorious creatures, rather the rich history of others buried there, including all those from various wars.  Here are some examples.

UNION SOLDIER MEMORIAL 
EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF THE EXTENSIVE IRON WORK AROUND FAMILY PLOTS THAT WERE USED BUT SADLY NO ONE IS LEFT TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. WE SAW MANY EXAMPLES OF THIS

Vanderbilt Family Plot

Vanderbilt Family Plot

The Fall Colors were so vibranant

The Fall Colors were so vibranant


Rhinelander Mausoleum. There some wonderful architecture styles around cemetary 

Andrew Carnegie Plot





Andrew Carnegie thought so much about his staff that he included them in the family plot.




Chrysler Mausoleum. Rather plain consider what he was known for. 


Leff Mausoleum 


Couldn't find out much about him but he obviously loved his pipe.

Bronze Lady outside a Mausoleum 



Rockefeller Mausoleum 



Hemsley 



Looking in the inside of the Mausoleum

Washington Irving - Family Plot



Soldiers Grave.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

CLEARWATER FESTIVAL - CROTON POINT PARK

CLEARWATER FESTIVAL : JUNE 2015

This is a long overdue account of a great festival, THE CLEARWATER FESTIVAL, held annually at the Croton Point Park, in Croton , NY. This is where we are currently setup .

Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the river over forty years ago, Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Today, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a non-profit organization that sails at the forefront of the nation’s environmental challenges. The revenue raised by the Revival goes to support Clearwater’s numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice—as well as keeping the sloop Clearwater afloat. - See more at: http://www.clearwaterfestival.org. **Taken from website.**
We were amazed at the extent of the festival. We had heard so much about it from fellow campers. that were excited to be able to be right on site and be able to attend.

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (aka “the Clearwater Festival” or “Revival”) features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. - See more at: http://www.clearwaterfestival.org/about-the-festival
We had our twin granddaughter with us. So they tagged along. With stroller loaded down and camping chairs in tow we walked the almost 10 minute walk to the fairground in the park. We spent time visiting various different  areas,. We found a spot on the grass and settled in to listening to some music from the bands. Saturday met with a good downpour in mid afternoon.
Art went back on Sunday to listen to David Crosby (from Crosby, Stills and Nash )and was disappointed in his performance.

Entrance Sign

Ready Set Go. Grandpa with the girls

River Side


Clearwater Sloop



LLBean Tent 

And the crowds gather



Notice Caolila and Grandpa have the same expression. Ha Ha 

Join In the Sing Along.



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A personal account of our life as RV'ers. Workamping, our way around the country. Seeing and doing exactly what we want, when we want and how we want. We travel in a "new to us" 2007 Allegro Bus 42' Motor Home made by Tiffin Motor Homes located in Red Bay, AL. Traveling along with us is our very spoiled beagle. Simon, who also does what he wants,when he wants and above all how he wants.



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