Tag: rv

  • Food & Drink, Travel Stories Post

    Up Up and Away…

    If you’ve never been to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, it is something to add to your list. I’d been about 30 years ago when I was in my early twenties and living in Albuquerque, but went again this last month with my wife, oldest daughter and our Unity RV. My first experience was memorable, but nothing compared to this time!

    The Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, during early October. The Balloon Fiesta is a nine-day event, and has over 500 balloons each year. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world.

    For us RV’ers they offer many camp site options and after spending a few days there and seeing the layout, balloons…. and chaos, I have to say, this is the method I’d recommend to anyone thinking about going there. My reason for saying this is because the RV areas are situated right near the balloon fiesta park. Many visitors attend the event on a daily basis for the morning launch and nightly glow and fireworks. This influx and out flux of visitors creates lots of vehicle traffic, something the RV goers don’t have to deal with. The RV areas offer shuttle buses that get priority into and out of the launch area. And if you don’t want to take the shuttle, the furthest RV area is less than a mile walking distance from the entry. They also offer a ‘bike valet’ area if you prefer to ride your bike, where you can check your bike into a secure area.

  • Travelers Club Post

    Red Point, Prince Edward Island

    The weather did not cooperate most of the time but we did manage to have a bit of camp-time one evening with the help of (“The Little Red Campfire”) Never mind, we enjoyed a great feast of fresh lobsters at the Cookhouse in the campground, as well as some tasty smoked salmon. The pot luck supper was fantastic as usual.

    Prince Edward Island is a very scenic province and most of us did a lot of sightseeing while there. If you travel to PEI (and it is a must that you do) don’t forget your rain gear, just in case!!! When the sun shines there is no place like it.
    We are very pleased to welcome two new couples to our Chapter and we are looking forward to see them in the fall.

  • RV Lifestyle, Tips & Tools Post

    Don’t Stress, You’ve Got This

    After all, RVing is relaxing in itself, right? Hitting the open road, exploring the country…it’s an idyllic lifestyle others would envy. Except when the car riding our bumper almost hits…