Good morning and Happy New Year!
Watching a pre-show about the 2014 Rose Parade. They showed the float from the City of South Pasadena, which has an Outer Space Vacation theme. If you'll be watching the parade, look out for this float, because the big float has a little "satellite" float of a small space ship pulling a teardrop trailer!
Looking forward to RVing in 2014. See you on the road.
Jimmy Buffett is probably the most famous Class B RVer going; a big Jimmy Buffett is probably the most famous Class B owner going.sportsmobile guy
Scroll down to see one of his rigs.
Here ya' go:
Jummy Buffett's Sportsmobile
Just scroll down, as Susan said.
If there are local digital broadcast signals that can be picked up where you happen to be, it's possible to watch tv on your computer without a satellite dish, cable or wifi. You would need a digital tv receiver/tuner to put in line between an antenna and the computer.
They are a real thing. Just Google "digital tv tuner for computer" and sift through the results for something that fits your particular 'puter. Or just look on Amazon - these days, they seem to sell everything.
Of course, if you're addicted to dish/cable tv shows, this solution won't work. But if you just want to watch some news, weather, network programming, PBS, some sports or one of the new digital channels that show movies and original programming, you can use your computer's nice big monitor. No dedicated tv set needed.
Chock Full o' Nuts wrote:
Who remembers the old cowboy show "Rawhide"? It's our traveling theme song.
(raises hand) Me! I remember "Rawhide." Also "Have Gun, Will Travel," "Maverick" and "Gunsmoke." I was a little girl then. What happened? :E
The Blues Brothers' take on the "Rawhide" theme was a hoot.
Everybody's talkin' at me.
I don't hear a word they're saying,
Only the echoes of my mind.
People stop and stare.
I don't see their faces,
Only the shadows of their eyes.
I'm goin' where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain.
Going where the weather suits my clothes.
Banking off of the Northeast wind,
Sailin' on a summer breeze,
Skippin' over the ocean like a stone.
From the first time I heard that song (in the film "Midnight Cowboy") it's caused my heart to lift and soar, and moved me to go... well, anywhere. Anywhere but wherever I am. Wonderful song to dream on, if you dream of traveling. :)
"Leenite" is a rearrangement of my real first name (Eileen) that was bestowed on me a loooooooong time ago by my kid brother and his friends. It started out as Leen-eye, then morphed into Leenite. Then it was shortened to just Ite. When my niece was born I became Auntie Ite, which I sometimes use in other forums and websites.
And no, my last name is NOT "Dover." :B
This was a fun thread - much better than fighting about WalMart. Thanks, CA Poppy!
If you visit the Antietam battlefield in Western Maryland, be sure to stop and enter the stone gazebo which is the Maryland Monument. Since it honors *all* the Maryland troops who fell, both Union and Confederate, it brings the concept of "brother against brother" into sharp reality.
Also, something not strictly a Civil War site but significant nevertheless. If you're in Boston between Memorial and Labor Days, while the Boston Harbor ferries and water taxis are running, you can visit Fort Warren (on one of Boston's Harbor Islands). That's where Confederate Vice-President Alec Stevens was imprisoned following his capture.