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Mental exercises key to better brain function

Mental exercises key to better brain function | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Some research suggests that certain types of mental exercises might help our brains maintain vigor.  Simple and fun things you can do to keep your brain on it's toes.

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Loggerhead takes a dip in Hilton Head pool before rescuers send her back to sea | islandpacket.com

Loggerhead takes a dip in Hilton Head pool before rescuers send her back to sea | islandpacket.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
A female loggerhead turtle who took a wrong turn into a Port Royal Plantation swimming pool Saturday morning is back at sea following her rescue by members of the Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division and the Coastal Discovery Museum staff.
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RV site offers fans great view, venue

A couple hundred race fans will be living in luxury this weekend at Michigan International Speedway -- and enjoying a close-up view of the racing.
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Newell Coach's New VIP 4500 Motor Coach: More Than a Limousine

Newell Coach's New VIP 4500 Motor Coach: More Than a Limousine | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Newell Coach’s new VIP 4500 motor coach is designed to be used like a limousine, but offers more space, luxury and comfort than a limo can provide.

Motorhome Momma says, "I'll take 2!"

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National Parks Guide: Arizona's Grand Canyon

National Parks Guide: Arizona's Grand Canyon | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
The Arizona marvel is one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders and a destination to top any must-see list of national parks in America.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z Plan RV Road Trip with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin - National Ledger

Beyonce and Jay-Z Plan RV Road Trip with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin - National Ledger | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
The superstar couples have decided to take a low-key vacation with their kids after Jay-Z and Chris finish up their grueling respective world tours and have chosen Florida as the perfect road trip destination.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''The two couples are planning a trip around Florida. Both Chris and Jay have been on intense world tours so they really need a break.

''Gwyneth and Beyonce think the jaunt, going back to nature on a high-end Winnebago, will be the ideal getaway.

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Canon U.S.A. Encourages National Parks Visitors To Unleash Their Creativity This Summer With Free Photography Workshops

Canon U.S.A. Encourages National Parks Visitors To Unleash Their Creativity This Summer With Free Photography Workshops | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is once again joining forces with several of the country’s acclaimed national parks to offer free photography workshops to visitors this summer. The Canon Photography in the Parks Program provides participants with free equipment loans and professional photography instruction as they take part in a guided walking photo tour. Following the tour, participants have the opportunity to print images for free and take home a CD of their image files. Visitors of all ages and experience levels are welcome to participate.

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Monaco RV adds hundreds to workforce

On Friday, negative news about jobs sent the markets nose-diving. The Labor Department says employers hired just 69,000 workers last month, less than half of what was expected.

Despite that negative news, Monaco RV is in the process of adding 250 new jobs.

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Sawtooth National Recreation Area turns 40 | Environment

Sawtooth National Recreation Area turns 40 | Environment | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

The weekend before Memorial Day, the road through the Sawtooth National Recreation Area was nearly deserted. A few hawks hunted the log-fenced meadows at the base of a forest of green and red lodgepole pines that rise into the snow-crested granite spires.

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/06/03/2140730/sawtooth-national-recreation-area.html#storylink=cpy

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Finding solitude in USA’s national parks - Lonely Planet

Finding solitude in USA’s national parks - Lonely Planet | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Read Finding solitude in USA’s national parks for travel tips, advice, news and articles from all around the world by Lonely Planet...
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Shrimp burger makes big splash again on St. Helena Island

Shrimp burger makes big splash again on St. Helena Island | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
If the Shrimp Shack's shrimp burger gets one more shout-out, we may have to change the name to the Shrimp Shrine.
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National parks brace for cuts but not closures

National parks brace for cuts but not closures | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Visitors to California's national parks may notice more trash on the trails, longer lines at service booths and fewer rangers this summer as the pinch of the federal government's budget problems grows increasingly...
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Video: Amy Grant's Motor Home : HGTV FrontDoor Real Estate

HGTV's FrontDoor.com gives you a look inside country music star Amy Grant's luxurious tour bus.

Motorhome Momma says, "When I was in the band, we had to ride on a school bus."

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Revolution Museum Unveils Design by Robert A. M. Stern

Revolution Museum Unveils Design by Robert A. M. Stern | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
A $150 million building devoted to artifacts from the American Revolution is to be constructed in Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia.
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Tunnel Log Sequoia National Park | | National Parks Blog

Tunnel Log Sequoia National Park | | National Parks Blog | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

While recently visiting Sequoia National Park, I decided I wanted to see Moro Rock, but the road was closed except to shuttle buses. The shuttle bus stop after Moro Rock is for Tunnel Log. Although the bus I was on was full (all the seats were taken with plenty of people standing), I was surprised when we reached Tunnel Log to see nobody outside and not a soul on the bus move to step outside. I saw this as my chance to escape the weekend crowds for at least a little bit and stepped off the shuttle. The bus took off and, to my delight, I was left there by myself....

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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games - CampingRoadTrip.com

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games - CampingRoadTrip.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

The 57th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish clans conducted in Linville, North Carolina will be held between July 12-15 this year. Campers and RVers with a penchant for all things Gaelic can head to this beautiful mountain retreat, that is highly reminiscent of the Scottish landscape. The games are a riotous celebration of Highland culture with competitions in singing, dancing and athletics.

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3D National Parks V2.5 (Mac OSX) - Downloading

3D National Parks V2.5 (Mac OSX) - Downloading | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Take a three-dimensional journey through 28 of the United States National Parks. This 3D presentation of the beauty and natural wonder of Photographed in both 2D and 3D, these 800 pictures portray the best that the U.S. Park System has to offer. From Arizonas Grand Canyon to Hawaiis Volcanoes, these colorful images become more eye-catching in real 3D. Red/cyan glasses are required to view them as 3-D though each scene is alternately presented in normal two dimensions as well.

A map and an introductory description of each park beckons you to make the virtual journey into Yosemite, Yellowstone and dozens of natures best places on the planet. With this app, you will better appreciate the national treasure that our parks represent.

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National Park 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins Proposed | Coin Update

National Park 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins Proposed | Coin Update | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

A bill was recently introduced in the House of Representatives which seeks to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue coins to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service. The program would include $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars to be issued in 2016.

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Welcome to Dogwork.com: Dog Philosophy

Welcome to Dogwork.com: Dog Philosophy | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Pictured above: Sophie and Molly when they were babies


Dog Philosophy:


If you live by these dog rules, you will be a happier person!
There's a lot we humans can learn from dogs. If you live your life by the same philosophy that dogs do, you will be much better off in life. In the wild, animals fight only for two things, not a fancy car, not clothes or jewelry, they just fight for food or a mate, everything else they get after that is just pure happiness.

1. See life with joy and wonder.
2. Experience the beauty of nature and smell as much as you can.
3. Open your heart to the ones you love.
4. Sometimes you are allowed to break a few rules, go for it.
5. Be loyal, you will keep friends for life.
6. Cravings are good, enjoy them while you can.
7. Make sure you do something fun everyday.
8. Enjoy good foods, savor them like if it was your last meal.
9. Be yourself and you will always have true friends
10. Be persistent and bark until you get what you want.
11. If someone is having a bad day, snuggle the worries away.
12. Enjoy the love of your pack.
13. Delight in the simple joys of a long walk on the beach.
14. Allow people to love you.
15. Less barking, more tail wagging.
16. Celebrate if you feel like it.
17. Get inspired by the simplest things in life.
18. Everything is possible, all you need is love.

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Space Shuttle at Sea: Enterprise Sails for NYC's Intrepid

Space Shuttle at Sea: Enterprise Sails for NYC's Intrepid | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
NASA's space shuttle Enterprise launched on a voyage Sunday (June 3), going where no space shuttle has gone before: New Jersey.
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Gas goes up, gas goes down; RVers adapt

Gas goes up, gas goes down; RVers adapt | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Fans of RV travel are a hardy group. They endure traffic jams, mosquitoes and the occasional bear, so fluctuating gas prices won't keep them and their RVs parked at home this summer.
Average U.S. gas prices rose above $3.
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Fort Sumter to host National Get Outdoors Day event Saturday at Liberty Square

Fort Sumter to host National Get Outdoors Day event Saturday at Liberty Square | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Fort Sumter National Monument will host a National Get Outdoors Day event 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Square in downtown Charleston.

About Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service. The Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square is at 340 Concord St.

The site is open daily 8:30 a.m.-to 5 p.m. except for New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For information, call 883-3123 or visit www.nps.gov/fosu.

This GO Day event will offer a mix of information centers and active fun areas, places where guests can play with historic games and toys, play games that are ecologically related to the Lowcountry and visit with area organizations to learn about outdoor recreational opportunities and healthy living.

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Videos of the Top Ten Swimming Holes - CampingRoadTrip.com

Videos of the Top Ten Swimming Holes - CampingRoadTrip.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Swimming holes are nature’s answer to beat the summer heat. Here are 10 great swimming holes to discover and enjoy on your upcoming camping or RV trip this summer.
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30 U.S. towns will vie for top honors in Best of the Road

30 U.S. towns will vie for top honors in Best of the Road | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Five teams will soon be making their way to 30 U.S. small towns in the Best of the Road contest, sponsored by USA TODAY and Rand McNally.
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