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John Huggins

John Huggins is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded that job for the RV adventure in early 2005. He and his wife, Kathy, have traveled the nation chronicling their adventures at Living the RV Dream. They have authored several books and also produce a weekly podcast about the RV lifestyle.

Elderly cactus thrive in Saguaro National Park

There are a variety of cactus types on display at Saguaro National Park.

You'll enjoy tens of thousands of America's largest cactus at Saguaro National Park near Tucson, Ariz. It was delightful to see these iconic symbols of the American west standing guard like silent sentinels over the desert.

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Up, up and away at the Pima Air Museum

(Photo courtesy of Pima Air Museum)

The 80-acre museum features indoor and outdoor displays of more than 300 historical aircraft from World War II to the present with several rare one-of-a-kind aircraft. The museum also offers interesting displays of spacecraft.

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Gammons Gulch movie set and museum

folks are dying to come here

Gammons Gulch is billed as an authentic and haunting ghost town. It has been used as a set for several movies and music videos. Visiting the site is like taking a step back in time to the 1800s.

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Squeeze in a visit to the Delaware Gap

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There are ample hiking and kayaking opportunities at the park. In fact, last year the park celebrated its 50th anniversary and marked the occasion with a 50 miles for 50 years challenge where people can hike, bike and paddle along the hundreds of miles of trails in the park.

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Stepping back in time to visit Jim Thorpe, Pa.

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People often call it Switzerland of America because of its proximity to the mountains and the architecture of many of the buildings located in Jim Thorpe, Pa. For such a small community, there is plenty of notoriety involving a stolen body and hangings of people tried by a corporation.

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Every man’s fantasy — The National Corvette Museum

(Photo courtesy of the National Corvette Museum)

In addition to viewing the gorgeous cars, you'll have a chance to view movies and videos and enjoy posters showing the evolution of Corvette advertising. We loved the full-size dioramas showing various Corvettes in settings resembling the period in which they were sold.

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Installing MCD shades

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We never liked the pleated shades much as they were a pain to adjust, an awful dust catcher and quite difficult to clean. Long story short, we measured several times and ordered MCD American Solo night shades.

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Yuma, Ariz. — The most RV-friendly town in America

Arizona desert Fotolia

From the first time we came to Yuma, Ariz., we knew this was a very RV-friendly town. There are numerous mobile RV technicians, RV wash and wax businesses, holding tank flush out folks, and many others. Among all these, I have picked out some of my personal favorite RV-related businesses.

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