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Save $$ -- Celebrate the Holidays in your RV!!!

The Holidays are times to gather with family and friends. What better way to do that than to get away from your home responsibilities and routine while not really leaving the comfort of your home?

Going RVing gives you the best of both worlds ... comfortable surroundings ... in a new place! I've heard an RVer say, "My home stays the same, just my backyard changes!"

Even if your budget is tight, a camping trip can make your children feel like you've invested a fortune in them ... when really this is one of the most economical getaways you could take! So, get out for the holidays and make memories!


In this Issue:
- Go Bird Watching!

- Featured Region -
the Desert

- RVing a "Green" Vacation!

- No text law goes into effect

- Fun things to do in December

- Have Fun with your

MUST VISIT PARKS: San Diego - I-5 Corridor - Desert - Anaheim
Must - Visit Parks!!
Campland on the Bay, the Beach in your Backyard!
You’re minutes away from being barefoot in the sand, embracing the Mission Bay scenery, and soaking in the spas.
Inside the guarded gates, your whole family is free to go off and play, enjoy the year ‘round recreation program, and then catch up around a campfire.
Bring your bikes, boats, waverunners, or golf carts, or rent them here.
Campland on the Bay, voted best campground 2007 & 2008 in

Flag City

Flag City RV Resort provides recreational vehicle travelers with a premier five star RV Resort destination or an overnight stop.
We are a mid-size RV resort located in the heart of California’s central valley just 45 minutes south of Sacramento in Lodi, CA.
We offer:
-50 amp service at each site
-DIRECTV/High Speed Internet/Local Phone Service
-Pool and Hot Tub
-Private Showers
-3 Laundry Facilities
Come visit us at:!



Sky Valley Resort

Sky Valley Resorts are known for their brilliant hot springs, fun activities, and excellent location. If you are a first time visitor, you’ll receive Two Free Days at one of our resort locations! Reserve Today!

anaheim rv village

Welcome to Anaheim RV Village, the newest RV Park in Anaheim! Formerly known as Traveler’s World RV Park, we are under new ownership and we’re VERY busy renovating the entire park! Make your reservations now -- you just have to stay with us to see our new look!
SPECIAL OFFER! 3rd Night Free - when you pay for 2! OR, 20% off your entire stay. Expires December 15, 2008. Must present copy of this email for discount.
Reserve Now!

Make Your Camping Reservations Online!

ReserveNowMany of the parks at allow you to secure a campsite online, giving you peace of mind.

Look for this logo when searching for the perfect place to camp!

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Enjoy Bird Watching!

Bird_WatchAlong with the cooler weather and shorter days comes the sound of honking geese and the sight of migrating birds.

A couple of years ago, "Camper Rick" and I were staying in an RV park along the Colorado River. As dusk was falling, we heard a sound that can only be described as a racket! I wasn't sure what what was causing all the commotion, but I knew it had to be some kind of bird.

The following day, we made a point of walking to the end of the RV park as dusk was falling to see if we could determine the origin of the racket ... and we did. Apparently a couple of flocks of Sandhill Cranes made a habit of bedding down for the night directly across the river from the RV park. And, oh my goodness, did one flock have a lot to say to the next flock as they were landing and settling down! Apparently they had to tell each other all about their day!

You, too, can have magical moments as you travel and seek out feathered friends and other wildlife. California has many wildlife sanctuaries. Opportunities to watch these amazing creatures are closer than you think! The links below can help you find places near your home, or within easy RVing distance!

Audubon California - Info on Centers & Sanctuaries
Find a Wildlife Viewing Area
Follow the California Flyway at State Parks

Featured Region: the Deserts

desertsThe California Desert area comprises 25,000 square miles of amazing scenery ... from Death Valley (an amazing 282 feet below sea level) to the stunning San Jacinto Mountains (10,834 elevation) surrounding the Palm Springs area!

Contrasts are not only seen in the elevations, but in the temperatures as well. While these desert areas are HOT in the summer, the winters are mild and a haven for folks seeking to escape colder climates and just wanting to get away from their winter routines.

Visitors to the deserts can choose to shop, dine and golf in one of the many resort communities, or go off-roading, hiking or horseback riding in a wilderness area. Or maybe you'd like to work on your tan by soaking up sunshine by a pool at one of our RV parks. Whatever your idea of relaxation and adventure, you can find it in the Deserts!

More information about the Deserts region.

New Study Shows RVing Offers Greener Vacation Choice!!

RVing Leaves Smaller Carbon Footprint than Traditional Vacation

A new study which compares total carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) demonstrates that RV vacations are more environmentally friendly than vacations involving flying, driving and hotel stays.

The study, conducted by U.S.-based PKF Consulting, a third party independent research firm specializing in travel and tourism, revealed that a family of four taking an RV vacation will generate less CO2 emissions than a family traveling by plane, renting a car and staying in a hotel. Read More

No-text Law Goes Into Effect January 1, 2009!!

Starting January 1, 2009 a new law will go into effect where writing, sending, or reading a text-based communication while driving will be against the law for all drivers in California.

This new law applies to electronic wireless communications devices used to manually communicate with any person using text-based communication, including, but not limited to, communications referred to as a text message, instant message, or electronic mail.

Violating this law is punishable by a base fine of $20 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense. With the addition of penalty assessments, fines can be more than triple the base fine amount.

Fun things to do in December ... many near your home!

There are many fun events happening around the state in the next few months ... don't miss them! Check out the Calendar of Events and use the Search Events tool to find the event in which you're interested!

  • The Monarch Butterfly Migration has begun on the Central Coast-- trees covered in the beautiful orange butterflies is an amazing sight!
  • Head to Mendocino for a whole host of special events featuring whales & food!
  • Don't forget ... Disneyland does Christmas like no one else! Have you heard of Santa's Beach Blast?
  • Santa is coming to Irvine Park too ... the Kids will love the train ride!
  • Solvang's WinterFest -- lots of fun, Danish-style! Including Santa, live nativity pageant, and more.
  • Newport Harbor Boat Parade -- this festive event is a sight to see!
  • and more ... and that's just November & December!
Click here to check out these events and for the winterl! Be sure to use the location, event category, and month dropdowns to narrow your search.
Ideas for fun with your kids!

Try these creative ideas for having fun with your kids:

Go puddle jumping. If it's raining on your camping trip ... don't let that dampen your spirits. Grab a pair of watershoes and splash to your heart’s content. Follow it up with a cup of hot chocolate and stories of how silly you looked!

‘Get’ money. Give your child three piggy banks, one labeled ‘camping’, one ‘save,’ and one ‘share.’ Give them all the camping money to spend on your next trip, deposit the save money into their college savings account, and use the share money to buy a Christmas gift for one of the nearly 13 million kids living in poverty in the United States. Donate the gift to the Salvation Army or local charity.

Watch future editions for more ideas of things to do with your kids!
Source: Spirit Magazine, April 2008


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