It’s almost that time again and I can hardly believe it! Christmas is fast approaching and with it the gift-giving season. No need to break the bank with expensive gifts, or hit up store after store during cold and flu season. Save yourself time and money with my 2020 gift guide for RVers- all available for purchase online.

youtubeThe Holidays are right around the corner while the pandemic rages on. Surveys show many families plan to still get together to enjoy traditional celebrations while others are considering alternatives or canceling due to health officials' recommendations. Incorporating an RV, or two, into this year’s Holiday plans just might be what you need to enjoy a safer Holiday regardless of whether you plan a traditional or alternative celebration without having to cancel.

Editor's Note - We welcome a new author, Steve Froese who has a wealth of "technical" knowledge. Please see his bio at the end of this article.

youtubeThe topic of RV winterization is extremely relevant this year as people who have new RVs or people who can't travel due to COVID restrictions will be winterizing their units that didn’t before.

While we don’t usually see temperatures much below freezing in our area, at least for a sustained period, it is important to winterize our RV plumbing system, as even temperatures just below freezing can result in damage to plumbing and related systems.

youtubeForecasters predict La Nina conditions for the Pacific Northwest for the winter of 2020 / 2021 which means colder and wetter conditions. Before winter arrives be sure the proper precautions are taken to protect your RV. In a previous entry we reviewed tips for storing your RV over the winter. One of the tips (#9) addressed protecting your batteries during winter storage. Protecting the batteries is one area RVers tend to overlook when prepping their RVs for storage which can result in ruined lead acid batteries.

youtubeGrowing up I spent a lot of summer weekends at Lake Desire- the lake my dad grew up on. As the years went on, we created an annual Father’s Day tradition of hiking the trail that lead to Echo Mountain, renamed or currently referred to as Cedar Mountain, overlooking Lake Desire. As I grew up, got married and moved away, I joined in on this annual tradition less and less. But this year, not being pregnant, working or otherwise occupied, I was so excited to jump back into this tradition, though delayed a couple months from Father’s Day due to virus precautions. This time I was so glad to bring along my husband Brad and our two kids: Molly (one year old) and Nolan (3 years old).

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