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Open Range Ultra Lite 2804RK Rear Kitchen Ultralight

Looking for a travel trailer that fits how you live? The open Range Ultra Lite 2804RK might be exactly what you are looking for. Kitchen Just look at the counter space you get with the Ultra Lite 2804RK! A huge wrap-around counter and tons of storage room make this kitchen one you can use without effort. Living Area The ultra-comfortable theater seating in the Open Range Ultra Lite 2804RK is directly across from the large TV... exactly how you would expect it to be. Coffee Bar Well, it's a hutch with drawers below and cabinet storage above, but there are two power outlets that make it perfect to use for your coffee or as a handy place to charge your phone, tablets or computer. Bathroom The bathroom . . . Read more

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Best Places for Water Recreation near Longview, Texas

Places for Water Recreation near Longview, TX There aren’t too many places in Longview that offer river rafting, kayaking experiences but you don’t have to travel far to find one.  Here are a couple of places you can visit if you are looking for a fun rafting excursion in Texas. Riverbend Outfitters in Jefferson, TX offers canoe and kayak rentals for a fun recreational activity.  Paddle through Big Cypress Bayou and check out the only “natural” lake in Texas.  You’ll travel through a series of wetlands and view the stunning big Cypress trees and hanging Spanish moss.  Riverbend Outfitters offers shuttle service to and from different launch sites . . . Read more

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Top Hiking Spots in FL and TN

Local Hiking Spots Ocala, FL and Bulls Gap, TN There are thousands of hiking trails, in every state, all over the country.  Some wind in and out of small parks within big urban cities, and many take over the rural, less populated portions of the country.  So what are the best ones to explore? We’ve got a list of a few local hiking trails near Ocala, FL and Bulls Gap, TN. Ocala The Florida Trail is one of the longest trail systems in the United States.  It spans a whopping 1400 miles statewide from the edge of the everglades to Pensacola Beach.  It’s within 1 hr driving distance of many communities in Florida and it’s the top backpacking destination in the . . . Read more

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Top Five Campfire Recipes

Even with a full kitchen in your RV, there’s a certain undeniable charm about cooking over the open flame of a campfire on a starlit night. The possibilities of what you can make are nearly endless, but here are a few suggestions that we think you may enjoy! BBQ Chicken Pack - http://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/bbq-chicken-foil-packs/ Foil packet meals are a great choice for fun campfire cooking due to their simplicity. How much simpler could it be? Just put all of your ingredients in the foil, leave it in your fire campfire coals, then enjoy! This BBQ Chicken recipe is not only ‘packed’ with protein, but it includes great flavors and colors as well from the pineapples and peppers. Campfire . . . Read more

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Best Places to Watch the Solar Eclipse in New Orleans

Although Louisiana is not in the path of the total solar eclipse of 2017, it will still be visible to those who take the time to turn their sights to the sky around 1:29pm.  When you live in a big city such as Baton Rouge or New Orleans, it can be hard to get a great view of the sky, so if you are planning on heading out to watch the eclipse you may want to consider driving a short distance to wide open spaces.  Here is a list of the best places to watch the eclipse from in and around New Orleans. Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego, LA will definitely be a hot spot for the eclipse viewing.  With its country-like setting and quiet atmosphere it will be a great place to sit . . . Read more

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Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Michigan

On August 21st, most of the United States will be in a prime position to watch the solar eclipse. If you happen to be in St. Joseph, Missouri that will be the best possible spot to watch the total solar eclipse. However, if you will be in Michigan, that’s okay too! There are many optimal spots to watch a partial eclipse, as listed below.   1. Robert T. Longway Planetarium - Flint The planetarium will host a livestream of the solar eclipse, plus check out the free safe solar telescope observations and a show about the solar eclipse.   2. Kent Distrtict LIbrary - East Grand Rapids Branch The library is offering free eclipse glasses as well as games and activities for everyone.   3. . . . Read more

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2017 Solar Eclipse: Best Places to Watch in Nashville

Everyone is preparing for the first solar eclipse to cross the United States in 38 years! On Monday, August 21st, the moon’s path will cross with the Sun creating a total solar eclipse for 13 states from Oregon to South Carolina.  Nashville, TN is the largest city in the path of the TOTAL eclipse and we’ve got a list of the best places to view it from. Rooftop Parties There will numerous rooftop parties throughout Nashville, including ones at Acme Feed and Seed, and the Westin Hotel.  All rooftop parties require tickets purchased ahead of time and are selling out fast if not already. Water Parties There’s no doubt the waterways will be jam packed with boats during . . . Read more

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Solar Eclipse and Where You Can See It

On August 21st, there will be a partial solar eclipse viewable around Canada. If you happen to be travelling through the United States, in some parts you will be able to see a total eclipse. There will be 74% coverage in Thunder Bay and it will last from 12:52 pm to 3:28 pm. A few locations where you can catch sight of the partial eclipse: Ontario Science Centre August 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. TELUSCAPE, outside the Main Entrance Free admission for outdoor activities Parking is $10 per vehicle (Member discounts apply) Eclipse begins: 1:10 p.m. | Eclipse maximum: 2:32 p.m. | Eclipse ends: 3:49 p.m. York University Admission is free for everyone. WHEN: August 21, 2017 at 1-4 pm WHERE: York University, . . . Read more

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