- Published: Friday, 04 December 2015 11:16
- Written by Barry W. Zander
By Barry Zander
… it’s better to say, “We over-prepared and it didn’t happen,” than to underprepare and only react to hazardous conditions. And the consequences historically have been significant …
El Niño is coming. It’s practically a certainty, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), but is that something that RV travelers should care about?
Depends where you are in North America, according to NWS forecast maps and predictions, but if you’re in its most impacted path, you will be affected. Speaking to an overflow audience at the public library in the mountain community of Idyllwild, California, Warning Coordinator Meteorologist Alex Tardy presented a solid case for what’s ahead for the end of 2015 and the early spring of ‘16.
Most affected will be travelers in Southern California and Arizona, according to the data interpreted by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). Tardy said, “The rains and mountain snow are predicted to begin this fall as they do each normal winter; however, the change in the jet stream should bring a more persistent stretch of storms for mid-winter through March. In the U.S. southwest, expect more frequent periods of rain and snow but not necessarily stronger storms.”
- Published: Tuesday, 01 December 2015 08:06
- Written by Larry Farquhar
Donald Potts, an active website user was kind enough to create and supply us with a "Google Earth" .kmz file with the locations and information on numerous State and County Fairgrounds that have RV facilities. Fairgrounds are a great option to stay at with your RV. When there's no large event being held at the fairground, these can be economical and quiet RV locations.
You'll need to use the free Google Earth download, which is a great program. You can learn more and download the free program from https://www.google.com/earth. Once Google Earth is installed and working, download and open this file to view locations of many State and County Fairgrounds. Rotate the earth, zoom in, and click on an location icon and you'll get information about that fairground.
Thanks Donald for creating this wonderful resource, and for sharing it with us!
- Published: Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:59
- Written by Larry Farquhar
Chena Cove Campground is located on Fort Wainwright in Alaska. It was mentioned in the listing for Glass Park (also on Fort Wainwright). However, we stayed at Chena Cove Campground and it's miles from Glass Park and deserved it's own listing.
While not really a "secret" military campground, since it was already known, it still was a surprise to see I didn't have it listed separately. I now have Chena Cove Campground listed on the website, along with it's information, prices, maps, and photos. I'll also have a Video Tour of the campground available and loaded soon.