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CAMPERS & RVers – ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

Free Passport America Membership Drawing

Nothing to buy and nothing to do except email your name and email address to us (Niki and Jack) at snowbirdrvtrails@gmail.com. On Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, we will randomly draw 2 lucky names from the hat – each for a free one year membership in Passport America.

Free Passport America Membership Drawing
Free to enter – Free to win!  Passport America Membership Drawing

 

JUST ANNOUNCED: The 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival Entertainment Lineup

Don’t miss the fun in Plant City, Florida from March 3-13, 2016!
flstrawberryfestival2016
Headliners will be:
Thursday, March 3 – Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra | Charley Pride | Josh Turner
Friday, March 4 – Mickey Gilley | BIG & RICH
Saturday, March 5 – Lecrae | Cheap Trick
Sunday, March 6 – Shenandoah | Donny & Marie
Monday, March 7 – Gene Watson | LONESTAR
Tuesday, March 8 – Dick Fox’s Golden Boys starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian & Bobby Rydell | Trace Adkins
Wednesday, March 9 – Ray Stevens | Martina McBride
Thursday, March 10 – Tommy Dorsey Orchestra | Oak Ridge Boys | Casting Crowns
Friday, March 11 – Tanya Tucker | Cole Swindell
Saturday, March 12 – Merle Haggard | Charlie Wilson
Sunday, March 13 – Echosmith | The Band Perry

There are a limited number of FREE Seats available in the Morrow Steel Free Grandstand. Availability is based on a first come, first seated.

Tickets for each show can be purchased on December 10 at 8 a.m. on their website and at the Amscot Main Ticket Office located at 2209 W. Oak Avenue in Plant City and over the phone at 813-754-1996.

See the website for more information: http://www.flstrawberryfestival.com/

JUST A FEW DAYS LEFT TO ENTER

Free Passport America Membership Drawing

… Only 10 more days to be exact!

Nothing to buy and nothing to do except email your name and email address to us at snowbirdrvtrails@gmail.com. On Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, we will randomly draw 2 lucky names from the hat – each for a free one year membership in Passport America.

As a member of Passport America you can camp at over 1,900 campgrounds across the U.S., Canada and Mexico for half the normal campsite price.

Niki and I have been members from our very first RV trip and will probably be with them for life.

Free Passport America Membership Drawing
Free Passport America
Membership Drawing

This drawing is for NEW, FIRST TIME MEMBERS ONLY and cannot be used for renewals.

Learn more about Passport America at
http://www.passportamerica.com/

 

A LOOK BACK at the future of RVing!

Science and Mechanics Magazine - August 1960

Remember the fun of looking forward to your Dad’s or Grandad’s monthly issue of Popular Science or Mechanics magazines to read about the newest inventions and predictions for the future? It’s also great fun to take a look back and see which brainstorms and inventions from the past have actually made it into our present day and which ones really didn’t stand the test of time.We are going to add some RV history articles each “Throwback Thursday”. Click any of the photos to enlarge to readable size.

Science and Mechanics Magazine - August 1960
Science and Mechanics Magazine – August 1960

Niki and I are avid readers. We buy, sell, collect and enjoy out-of-print books, magazines and ephemera we find in our East Coast & Mid-West RV travels. We have done some research in the large quantity of early magazines we purchased at a sale this past Summer. Included were many issues of older Science and Mechanics Magazines with some great RV articles like the main articles in this issue.

Build your own truck camper for $100! Complete plans & build instructions in the magazine. Source: Science and Mechanics magazine - August, 1960
Build your own truck camper for $100!
Complete plans & build instructions in the magazine.
Source: Science and Mechanics magazine – August, 1960
Amphib camper article August 1960
Look it’s a truck camper – no, it’s a cabin cruiser!
Some other can’t miss inventions from Science and Mechanics magazine - August, 1960.
Some other can’t miss inventions from August, 1960

As mentioned on the magazine cover, this magazine has the full, fold-out blueprints for building an “Underwater Metal Detector” and a “Sport Powercycle with Sidecar”.  All of our books and magazines are available for purchase.

More articles next Thursday,

Jack & Niki
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/
http://www.northwoodsbookshop.com/.

FREE GIVEAWAY OF 2 ONE-YEAR PASSPORT AMERICA MEMBERSHIPS

Free Passport America Membership Drawing
Free Passport America Membership Drawing
Free Passport America Membership Drawing

ABSOLUTELY FREE! – nothing to buy or do to enter except to email us your name and email address to snowbirdrvtrails@gmail.com.

Niki will draw 2 lucky names on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov 26th) and we will notify the winners by email.

You know how much we like and use Passport America in our travels and now is your chance to try it. – Free.

Passport America has over 1,900 member RV Parks and Campgrounds to choose from where you can stay for one-half the normal fee.

Drawing is for new, FIRST-TIME MEMBERS ONLY (U.S., Canada or Mexico residents) and must be redeemed from Passport America before December 31st.

Your email addresses will not be used for any other purpose.

2015 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

For a long and nearly complete listing of the restaurants “Giving Back” to Veterans tomorrow visit the article on “The Military Wallet” website at http://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-and-discounts/. Many honor spouses with a discount as well. Niki and I also want to congratulate all who have served – past and present – and thank you for doing what you do so well, keeping America strong and safe.

Just Received: Workamper Job Opening in Mission Texas

TX: Canyon Lake RV Resort, Mission, Texas.

Hi folks, we are looking for IMMEDIATE help in our kitchen.

The kitchen helper job includes working under the kitchen managers and with one other couple to setup, prep food,window serve and kitchen cleanup for up to 5 meals a week (breakfast and dinners as well as special holiday meals).

24 hours per week includes your site and electric.
Single or couple can apply.
Season runs from November 1- April 1, 2016.

*please note: you must be physically able to work the job.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!
If interested please send resume and references to

manager@canyonlakervresort.com

www.canyonlakervresort.com

Thanks!
Stevina Cullen
Canyon Lake RV Resort
Mission, TX
956-580-4545
www.canyonlakervresort.com

How late in the Season can a Snowbird hope to find an open RV spot in Florida?

Holiday Travel Park swimming pool

Snowbirds in Florida –
Just how late in the Season can a Snowbird expect to find an open RV spot in Florida?

Holiday Travel Park swimming pool
Holiday Travel Park swimming pool

We have friends making their first Snowbird trip down to Florida from Canada and we are trying to help them find a spot to roost. Since they are arriving much later this Fall and possibly not until after the new year begins, it makes it a more difficult task as so many RV Parks have had reservations made weeks and often months in advance filling them to capacity.

Unfortunately, they cannot set-up in the Park we are in as they have 2 small dogs and dogs are not allowed. We have done a lot of research and have visited several nearby RV Parks around this area of the Gulf Coast. We thought perhaps our findings would be of use to other newby Snowbirds.

We spent a recent afternoon visiting Holiday Travel Park (conveniently located in Holiday, Florida). You can find them just North of Tarpon Springs at the junction of U.S.-19 and Alt-19.

The Holiday Travel Park office, activity center and pool area
The Holiday Travel Park office, activity center and pool area

We stopped first at the office/activity center and found the ladies behind the check-in counter to be very friendly and helpful. They told us that they do not take reservations but they do have 80 open sites in the Park to fill this Winter. The ladies told us they would probably have sites available until towards the end of January when the big influx of Snowbirds arrive. They advised that anyone could phone a couple of days before arriving in the area to assure availability.

We have attached some photos representative of the types of sites available. Many sites are between trailers which are obviously occupied year round. The Park has hundreds of trailer spaces (600?) but we found it easy to maneuver around the paved streets of the Park. This is an older Park and does not easily accommodate the really long RV’s with multiple slides..

Typical open RV sites at Holiday Travel Park in Holiday, FL
Typical open RV sites at Holiday Travel Park

They have a nice pool, a small fishing lake and scheduled daily and weekly activities all Winter. The bath houses appear clean and well maintained. They have a central mailbox arrangement for tenants that would rival any post office.

A Holiday Travel Park bath house
One of several Holiday Travel Park bath houses

Just off the entrance road into the Park is a large Winn-Dixie Supermarket which is actually within walking distance from the Park. This is an area with many restaurants and stores close-by.

We spoke with one lady who has lived at Holiday for 7 years, a former teacher who retired to the Park, and she told us there has never been any kind of trouble in the Park and the people running the place are most kind and helpful.

For more information visit their website:
http://www.holidaytravelpark.net/

For more info about us visit our website:
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/