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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Man puts RV on cruise control, walks back to make coffee

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I likely "got you" with that headline, but rest assured you are not the first to fall for this urban legend....

Why I never liked camping in a tent

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Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JORNAL Originally posted on an early version of this website on Feb. 2, 2003 A reporter asked me recently why I enjoy RVing so...

Most RVers keep to themselves

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL It occurred to me recently that people in RV parks act a lot like they do at home: They keep to...

My childhood hometown morphed into someplace else

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I grew up to my mid-teens in the last half of the 20th century in a suburb of Los Angeles. My...

Some thoughts from the road

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Here are a few of the many short observations I've written through the years. Back when I traveled alone, when a...

Chipmunk Wars: Man battles rodents, rodents win!

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By Chuck Woodbury WRITTEN IN 1987 Note: Before I became politically correct and nature-smart, I fed wild animals. I fed bears as a kid in Yellowstone....

Hard to believe an RV park hookup could be so stupid!

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By Chuck Woodbury Here's the water-hookup situation at my campsite at an RV park in Springfield, Illinois. I just found this photo. I took it...

The wordiest parking lot sign in America

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL In days of old, a parking lot sign might say that unauthorized cars would be towed, then offer a phone number...

If only life were like it’s portrayed in commercials

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL When you think about it, you realize that if life were like how it's portrayed in advertisements and commercials, it would...

Small town newspapers – ya gotta love ’em

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL You can always tell you are in a town without a local Craigslist website because the local newspapers still have good-sized...

A semi-off-color joke with a great punchline

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I came across this joke the other day and cannot resist passing it along. If you are a fuddy-duddy and are...

Where Harry Potter was born and the man with the 10-minute memory

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The other day, at the bookstore/coffee house where we hold our regular RVtravel.com staff meetings, I overheard a woman asking a clerk if a...

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