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A letter about my mother, Ruthie, on Mother’s Day

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I lost my mother 13 years ago. It seems like yesterday. I think of her nearly every day. I miss her...

Two ’60s gals talk about cigarettes

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Being of an advanced age now, when I think back on my youth I recall that everything seemed so innocent. Except...

Mars helicopter flies and Rover makes oxygen!

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR AND MARS FAN Not a single RVtravel.com reader was alive when the Wright Brothers flew the first powered aircraft in Kitty Hawk,...

Roadside Journal: My craziest dream of all time!

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Warning to readers who get mad at me when I post anything on this website that is not about RVing. If...

Do you buy Peeps at Easter?

By Chuck Woodbury I do not have much of a sweet tooth, except in the weeks leading up to Easter. Maybe it's because the little...

Looking back: The amazing story of the Erector Set, American Flyer trains and more

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Older readers of RVtravel.com, especially male readers, will likely remember with great fondness one of the most popular toys of their...

Editor reports on what he’s up to

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR Truth be told, I'm bored. Like most of you, I suspect, I am ready for this pandemic to go away. Let's hope...

Video: American life in 1957. How things have changed!

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL This fascinating seven-minute video shows what life was like in America 63 years ago, at least in white, suburban America. To...

Alone for a week in a “rainforest.” But all is good

By Chuck Woodbury Rain is pounding on the roof of my motorhome. It's so loud that it would be hard to talk over it. I've...

What was the happiest day of your life?

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL What if somebody asked you this question: "What was the happiest day of your life?" How would you answer? Can you identify one...

Kraft Mac and Cheese. Heaven on Earth

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Gail and I were talking this morning about our favorite comfort foods. I told her that, hands down, for me it's...

A guy walks by and all of a sudden I miss my mother

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL My office is in a bedroom on the second story of my home. The window faces the street. A young man,...

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