Thursday, April 11, 2019

Springtime in St. Augustine!

Our week in St. Augustine, Florida comes to a close tomorrow (Friday), and it has been all that we could have ever hoped it would be!  Of course, there will be videos over on our YouTube channel in the coming weeks, but there are already images and words over on our Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as our Twitter feed, so have a look over there.

One image we will share here is proof of our very first "meet-up" with fellow YouTubers.  Chris and Lisa Wilson of the "Camp More/Bark Less" channel were nice enough to arrange their schedule so as to be at our campground when we arrived in St. Augustine, and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting them "in the flesh" and getting to know them better! RVing and YouTube-ing has brought us into contact with so many great people, a trend we certainly hope will continue. Be sure to check out youtube.com/campmorebarkless to see Chris and Lisa's RV adventures!

...and be sure to check here, and on all of our social media accounts, for pictures and stories of our fantastic week in St Augustine!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Blastoff for Florida! (where it's raining...)

Howdy, Wet Campers!  Oh, excuse me - I meant "Happy Campers," because all of YOU out there are!  It's just US who are Wet Campers, and if Jim Cantore and the crew at The Weather Channel are to be believed, our influence on rainfall in the American Southeast continues to be strong.  We leave tomorrow afternoon for our week at Ocean Grove RV resort in St. Augustine, Florida, and we'll be taking rainclouds with us!

As usual, that won't keep us from somehow finding some fun down there.  We plan to visit such local St. Augustine landmarks as the World Golf Hall of Fame and Castillo de San Marcos, and even have our first YouTube meet-up!  Chris and Lisa Wilson of YouTube channel "Camp More/Bark Less" (youtube.com/CampMoreBarkLess) will be joining us at the campground for the weekend, and we are really looking forward to meeting them "in the flesh" and comparing notes about doing the RV-thing.

We'll post some pics on our Instagram page (@LiveNLearnRV) while we're in the Sunshine State (and hope they live up to that name...), so you'll be able to keep up with our doings a bit.  Of course, we'll also have lots of video to share with you when we return, although at the rate the weather is shaping up, it may just be video of us sloshing around in the mud... but hey! - it will be moving pictures of some sort!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mission 006 - Congaree National Park

No camper, no problem! While the "Aluminum Falcon" is in the shop, we got our dose of St. Patrick's Day-green that weekend by taking a day-trip over to South Carolina's only National Park - Congaree National Park! We see the largest intact expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States, up-close and personal. Despite its reputation as "nothing but a swamp," we found it to be a lovely, peaceful place.  See what we discovered in our latest video over on the YouTube channel!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Five Cold-and-Wet RV Lessons Learned (so far...)

In retrospect, we probably began our RVing life at the worst possible time of year - late summer.  Our first "mission" with the Aluminum Falcon to Lake Greenwood State Park, was a glorious time.  We had never towed a travel trailer to a campground, never set up a campsite, never had to deal with things like water hookups and propane-powered refrigerators.  However, the weather was fantastic - warm and dry, with pleasant breezes coming off Lake Greenwood, and lots of natural scents and sights to enjoy as we lounged and relaxed.

That didn't last, though. Fall/Winter 2018/19 in the American South was INCREDIBLY cold and rainy, and our next four camping trips were plagued with drenching rains, blistering cold, or some combination of both! We have tried to find the proverbial "silver lining" in all this by convincing ourselves that we now know lots of things about how to camp in BAD weather, and now that springtime approaches, we'll have even more fun going forward learning about camping in GOOD weather!!

Another benefit is that you dear folks get to learn from our experience! In this video on our YouTube channel, we tell you about five cold-and-wet lessons we've lived through and learned about dealing with dreary camping weather:

Sunday, March 3, 2019

The ANGRIEST RV vlog Ever Recorded!

Well, sometimes the best-laid travel plans just don't work out. In our latest video, you'll see how our trip to take the Aluminum Falcon back to the dealer for some maintenance was only partially successful. You may also see Smokey blow his stack... EEK!!!

Friday, March 1, 2019

New Month, New Updates!

Hey, Happy Campers!  Today's post is just a "status update," to let you know that, just because the world at large considers this time of year to be the camping "off-season," we still have some things going on.

We got the Aluminum Falcon up to Camping World in Spartanburg last week for his planned maintenance.  Of course, we had to leave him there for a while, as we expected, but we intended to spend the weekend in a hotel in Spartanburg and do some other things while we were there.  Note I said "intended" - that didn't work out so well...

However, it did provide some fodder for our next YouTube video!  Keep your eyes open this Sunday, when our latest video mis-adventure will debut, and you'll get to see for yourself how we adapted to everything from Mother Nature to the Lodging & Hospitality industry working against us.

We haven't pinned down a date for running over to Congaree National Park, as the afore-mentioned Mother Nature seems determined to never again allow the Southern U.S. to see a sunny weekend.  When it happens, we'll let you know.  St. Augustine is still firmly on the calendar, though!

Again, check back either here or on the YouTube channel this Sunday for the new video, and be sure to subscribe to the channel, and share it with others! It's easily found at YouTube.com/LiveNLearnRV.  

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Mission 005 - Aiken State Park, or as we call it, "Camp Spooky"

Peace and quiet. These are just two of the many things RV camping can offer, depending on where and when you go. Can there be such a thing as TOO MUCH peace and quiet? Well, check out the video for our recent long weekend at Aiken State Park for the answer.



Again, we won't be doing any camping in February or March, but there will be travels (of sorts) and news to report, so keep your eyes peeled for more words here!