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RV Slap Bracelets

When you’re moving from place to place on a long trip in the RV it’s easy to forget things. There’s a surprising number of steps to remember for a smooth trip. 

Since the beginning we have used these as reminders. 


They’re essentially slap bracelets for your steering wheel. They remind us of various things, like retract the antenna, close bay doors, disconnect utilities, etc. The packs we bought also come with a couple of blanks to write in your own. 

It’s a cheap investment that can save you thousands in damages and hassle. 

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Holiday Park at Lake Benbrook

On our way back to Florida, we’ve stopped for a few days in the Ft. Worth, Texas area. 

We’re in our RV overlooking lake Benbrook in Holiday Park. It’s a US Army corp property. 


The sites are very nice, although most of them are not very level. The sites have electric and water connections but no sewer. There are dump stations in the park. 

There are a few miles of hiking trails as well as whatever water activities you’d want to do. 

There’s a lot of wildlife around, including predators, so be careful with pets. Daisy and I came across a large cat track on the trails. The same day the gate worker showed a picture of a panther crossing the road near the front gate. 


One major complaint we have is that the only entrance gate is locked at 10pm and you can’t get in or out until 6 am. This policy seems insane to us. I really don’t know how someone thought this policy was a good idea. 

We’ve got a couple of days left and we’ll continue east. 

Brodie 

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Traders Village RV park 

We left Duscon, Louisiana this morning. Our work camping situation came to an end sooner than expected. We’re disappointed that it didn’t work, but we feel that we did what we could. One of life’s curves I guess. 

Regardless, we decided to use the unexpected open schedule to head west to Texas for a short time. We’ve stopped for a few days at Traders Village in Houston. 

Soon we’ll go east. Most likely to Florida. Jodi has been looking for a good location to stay through the summer.  Then we’ll regroup, replan, and move out. 

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Frog City RV Park

Well, it’s time for an update. I know it’s been awhile since our last post but it’s not for lack of trying. I typed up an awesome blog post with tons of pictures from our recent stays at Harvest Host locations, scheduled it to post, waited for it to post, realized that the entry didn’t post OR save, got mad, decided to punish WordPress for it’s sins, and gave up.

Now, we are staying at Frog City RV Park in Duson, LA which is just outside of Lafayette. It is such a nice little park and there are many fun things to do in the area.

Not only are we guests here, we are also part time employees. We just fill in on the weekends now and then for the full time managers of the park.

For you non-RV’ers out there, this is called Workamping (work camping). This is when you are hired by a park in exchange for a free site and sometimes pay and other perks. So, we will be living at no charge for the next few months in exchange for a few hours of work.

We tried this one other time and it was a MAJOR fail!!! That last place treated it’s workampers like free slave labor. We left after a week.

But, we sure found a good one here! It’s a slow paced, 62 site, RV park right off of I-10. Everybody loves Daisy and she enjoys playing the park “Welcome Wagon”.

Stop by and say hello if you’re in the area. It’s a great place to stop if you’re headed West to TX on I-10. There aren’t any stops after us until TX (well, there are a few that are FULL of monthly renters in Lake Charles because of the pipeline and two new factories).

-Jodi

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New Rug

I love our new rug! Since an RV doesn’t have a doorbell, I figured this was perfect! 😁

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Cornice removed 

We’ve been wanting to remove some of the cornice and blind combos in the RV. Today we’re finally getting started by first removing the small set on either side of the master bed. 

They weren’t hard to remove, just a little awkward. Only four screws hold each unit in place. 

Now we need to find the right solution for replacements that will keep out as much less light, but not take up so much space. 

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Pine Mountain RV Park


We are currently staying in Pigeon Forge, TN at Pine Mountain RV Park. We have had a wonderful time enjoying this area off-season while the crowds are much smaller. We got here just in time to be featured in the park’s Yelp video:CLICK HERE! Pine Mountain Yelp Page The video is the first photo listed on the Yelp page.

The park is situated along side a creek with very friendly and hungry ducks and views of the mountains. There are also two friendly (and very quiet) donkeys across the creek.


The facilities here are top notch!




This is the perfect place to stay in our Motorhome and have friends come to visit and stay in the cute little cottages. We’ve enjoyed our visits with friends!!


There are two cottages on site. 


Very bright and cheery living area.


Each cottage has two bedrooms with Queen beds.


Nice size bathroom.

If you are looking for a fun getaway, anytime of year, come and visit the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. There’s so much to do for everyone and the area is beautiful. They are still trying to recover from the recent fires and they need everyone to come and visit. Come and spend your money here and give some locals a hug!

-Jodi

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Back to the South


It’s cold and rainy and we’re all still feeling a bit puny. But, we are continuing our journey back to the south.

It’s a good work day, though. I can get a lot of work done while Brodie drives toward my next meetings.

I am so excited to be spending a week in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area where my very best friend is coming to celebrate our birthdays. 

-Jodi

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The Day After…

Well, we made it here for our first inauguration. Everyone that we ran into was very nice and happy to be here. Fortunately, we were not whiteness to any of the riots.

Honestly, we watched most of the official inauguration live on TV from the comfort of the RV. Why?


This is a picture of me today. You don’t want to know what I looked like yesterday!! I don’t even know what I looked like yesterday because I was so sick and congested that my eyes were swollen.

But, it was fun to be here and meet folks from all walks of life. No matter what you may hear or see on TV, this really is a diverse crowd of supporters. Everyone just wants the best for our country and we are hopeful that wise decisions are made for our future.


There are some large groups here at our park that have come from all over the U.S. You may have seen these buses on Fox and CNN. This is a group of 70 people from Georgia. I was interviewed by their radio station.


We also had several bikers with “The Wall of Meat” here in the park.

Overall, it has been a fun experience and I’m so glad we made the trip. Plus, we were able to add 4 more states to our RV map.


-Jodi

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Pre-Inauguration

We made it to Washington D.C. and picked up our Inauguration packet and tickets. The lines are long and the wait to get into the Cannon Building was about an hour.



Of course, we spent some time on the Metro. 


Here is one of the many lines to get into the congressional buildings to pick up ticket packets.



Many areas are already closed off in preparation for tomorrow. 


Signage is great!! No question how to get where you need to be.

-Jodi

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