Editor's Note: This guest blogger post is generously submitted by Stu Gold. Stu is a husband, father and ninja-like outdoorsman. He can replace brake fluid with one hand while changing his son's diaper with the other. Please check out his RV Site for Beginner’s at www.BeginRV.com.

Five Adventurous Books for Your Next RV Trip

youtubeMaybe it’s just me, but in 2020 it feels almost impossible to disconnect. At times, it can feel like I’m on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Between work, family responsibilities and the intoxicating pull of our phone screens, there seems to be less and less time to unplug and enjoy the simpler pleasures in life.

Reading has always been a passion of mine since I’ve been a little boy. From “Hatchet” to “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” to “White Fang”, my adventurous spirit has long been fascinated by the way humans interact with the natural world around them.

youtubeCamping at Fort Flagler annually has been a long-standing tradition for my husband, Brad’s side of the family. I wrote an article two years ago about our last time there when our son Nolan was only one! Last summer with our daughter, Molly, being born in June, we weren’t ready for any long camping trips for a while. With an extra year in between our visits to Flagler, we were really excited to get back with our now 3-year old son and 1-year old daughter.

youtubeWhile there is some debate if Wyoming is part of the greater Pacific Northwest, there is no debate as to its appeal to those with a sense of adventure as reinforced by the current Wyoming tourism tagline “Adventure is making a comeback”!

Now is the perfect time for an RV trek to Wyoming as Labor Day Weekend (end of the traditional camping season) is behind us and children in rural states like Wyoming are returning to in school classes meaning there are less people camping and competing for campsites. Wyoming also has a very low Covid – 19 rate making it one of the safer places to travel.

youtubeLabor Day normally signals the end of the traditional camping season; the kids are back in school, youth sports are underway, and parents are focusing on other projects now that the kids are out of the house. However, Fall 2020 (as well as the months that preceded it) has been far from normal; children are distance learning online from home, RV sales are soaring and parents are working from home or on furlough. All of this has resulted in crowded campgrounds all summer long and now, with kids still home, continuing into fall. Who knows when things will return to “normal”? With most state parks and RV parks booked up for the foreseeable future, it is time to look creatively at other camping options.

youtubeWhen my husband Brad and I were first married we had a house in the Bellingham, WA area. When we moved years ago, we decided to make it a rental house. So once a year we go back to do some maintenance and general upkeep. Now that we have kids, saying “we” do maintenance is totally the royal we, as Brad does all the maintenance and I watch our two kids, Nolan and Molly. But either way, we love the opportunity this gives us annually to head back to an area near to our hearts and turn what could be one long day of driving into an annual camping trip with our RV.

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