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Dr. Bob Gorden

Dr. Bob Gorden is an RVer, hiker and writer. He has a PhD in microbial ecology from the University of Georgia in Athens. He is a retired research scientist from the University of Illinois Natural History Survey. He has owned and operated more than 55 RVs of various types, and has visited every state, except Hawaii, in his RV. He also traveled by RV in New Zealand, Canada and Mexico. He currently owns and travels in a 1978 GMC 26-foot Class A and 2013 Thor ACE 30.1 Class A motorhome. He has a compelling desire to be β€œOn the Road Again!”

Lake Tahoe — A timeless travel treasure

Gorden - Lake Tahoe 2

While driving the 72 miles of highway around the lake in mid-October, the beauty of Emerald Bay and the open water views emphasized the fact that in spite of the construction of thousands of buildings and the impact of millions of visitors, the lake and surrounding mountains are worth the time and effort to RV or day trip to this destination.

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Artwork comes to life in California

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A road trip from the Wilderness Lakes RV Resort in Menifee, Calif., to Temecula, Calif., and beyond reveals some of the outstanding works of metal sculpture created by Breceda. If you extend the day trip to Borrego Springs and the Galleta Meadows compound, you will have experienced a Wild West/Jurassic Park Museum and Reserve in the desert hills of southern California.

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For best results, use water filters the right way

KDF filter

To be most effective, the water filter should be placed in a vertical position and mounted so that the water flows from the bottom to the top of the filter. Never mount or place the filter in a horizontal position because water seeks the path of least resistance.

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Demarle offers lightweight, flexible cookware

Demarle cookware

A multitude of molds offers excellent diversity in size and shapes of baked products. This cooking collection seems ideally suited to the RVing lifestyle because the molds are lightweight, flexible, easy to clean and easy to handle and store.

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Underground Sacramento reveals Old West flood control plan

(photo courtesy of Sacramento History Museum)

The underground tour takes 20 people under the buildings that were raised more than 150 years ago. They were raised by hand, using the best available engineering techniques that were available at that time. See which buildings were raised and which were not. Observe the underground foundations and how they were raised and modified.

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Where were you when Katrina hit?

Broken Road

The vivid memories of damage and devastation that I saw have remained with me for 10 years. Undoubtedly, the horrible memories of their struggle to survive will remain forever in the minds of tens of thousands of the residents of New Orleans who were fortunate to survive the power of Katrina.

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Sacramento — The nerve center of the Old West

Gorden - Sacramento paddlewheel

Modern Sacramento has much to offer including museums, parks, universities, professional sports and all types of entertainment. To the south, the fertile agricultural valley is extremely productive when sufficient water is available. In every direction, you'll find interesting, unique and exciting cities, towns, mines and natural beauty to be enjoyed.

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Make money when not using your RV

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ShareMyCoach operates an RV rental business using coaches owned by others. SMC handles all aspects of the rental, maintenance, storage, care and supervision of the coaches under contract. The rental income is divided equally with the owner of the coach. Repairs, maintenance fees, storage costs, etc. are basically divided equally.

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Relive the California Gold Rush

Gold Panning

The site of Sutters sawmill in Coloma, Calif., is now home to Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. Self-guided tours then lead to a few stone buildings which remain from the original town of Coloma. There are also reconstructed buildings including a sawmill, blacksmith shop and a few other shops.

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