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Fire on the Mountain

There is no better time to do a review of a firepit right after a fire ban, no? You may have seen our area on the news (our families certainly did with people coming out of the woodwork ensuring we were safe...we are!) that there have been some forest fires and evacuations as a result of some careless people. So do as we say, not as we do. Start a fire. And do it without much muss or fuss. What: Flame Genie Wood Pellet Fire Pit Where to Buy: Amazon or direct from manufacturer Price: Around $100 If you're like us,…

Gov’t Surprises

You sometimes don't know what to expect until you actually are doing it. Sure, you can plan and prepare but even then, you come across unexpected good surprises and unexpected bad ones. We will be reviewing what those are, based on subject. The first round is about government-run campgrounds. The Good 1. COE Campgrounds. You may be wondering "what does COE mean?" We'll tell you. "COE" stands for "Corps of Engineers". They are usually located near water and you won't generally find camphosts greeting you and showing you to the non-existent pool, but what bang you get for your buck! These are…

Training Day

What: RV Driving School Where to Buy: RV School Price: Varies, depending on type ($695 for the one we took) Between the two of us we have *censored for ridiculously high count* years of driving experience. It's second-nature to the both of us. In thinking about driving a 45 foot motorhome (plus tow!), we first watched youtube videos, talked through the logistics of driving a motorhome, discussed how this would be different than driving a car or SUV, et cetera. But like many others, we tend to learn by doing. Knowing that we were driving something that was hundreds of thousands…

Campgrounds 2

So, we've told you our tale of our favorite campgrounds here. We loved them all for so many different reasons. Now's the time to tell you about campgrounds that celebrate mediocrity. Remember when we told you how reviews are subjective here? Well, despite doing the research, sometimes there's nothing you can do but experience it first-hand. Sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants no matter what the gut tells you. Consider this to be the Razzies of GeekRV. The only thing contributing to these rating is our subjective selves. Take it or leave it. Are these the worst campgrounds…

Where the Helicopters Come

We wanted to do a helicopter ride around the Grand Canyon for our anniversary. It was (lucky) number 15, we were in Vegas, we felt a moral imperative to go. We did some research online and Sundance Helicopters got great reviews. We went with the Grand Canyon Sunset picnic tour in the EC-130 upgrade (more windows to see the sights). We were considering the private helicopter but decided it wasn't worth the astronomical cost. The limo picked us up an hour and a half before the scheduled tour and we checked in about an hour early (based on region of where…

Campgrounds

This will be a breathing list because we're always moving! That said, here are the ones that top our "best of" list  and why. Full disclosure: This is completely subjective. There is no point system, no scientific method. It's all whim. Best Area: Tiger Run Resort, Breckenridge CO - For us the location was perfect. You'll be a stone's throw from bike/running paths, near everything and tons of local flavor in both Frisco and Breckenridge. Pros of this campground are nice wide, paved roads. Lots of greenspace for the dogs. Amazing views and prime location. Breckenridge, for us, was a place…

Review: Mail Forwarding

What: Mail Forwarding Service Where to Buy: Depending on domicile. We're reviewing St. Brendan's Isle and Escapees Price: Varies Once you decide on a domicile and you're full-timing, unless you have a family member willing to be the point of contact for your mail and have them send it (which may not exactly foster good will between yourself and the family member), you should look into mail forwarding services. We used two services over the year. The difference between them are night-and-day. Escapees Overview: This service has both Texas and Florida. The pricing structure is varied, depending on the level of service…

Review: Shower Triple Wall Mount Pumps

We have a glass-enclosed shower which makes things like bottles, soap and such look a bit unkempt (never mind the loofahs, they add character). They are just extra things we have to put away before driving. We saw this at Bed, Bath and Beyond and while the price was steep, thought it was perfect for the shower. They have these in singles, doubles and triples. Some other makers have them in a brighter chrome but we liked the stainless look. We chose the triple because we (read: Kim) needed a place for shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap. What: Triple wall mount pumps…

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