I recently posted an article in this newsletter, entitled On The Road Again, This Time From a Motorhome in which I described my latest adventure. I purchased a second-hand Winnebago "Minnie Winnie" motor home a few weeks ago, and I drove it from Massachusetts to Florida.
I was very gratified by all the comments posted at the end of the article. Many newsletter readers also own motor homes or camping trailers and posted advice. Others offered various suggestions and many simply wrote "good luck" messages. Thank you all! You can read the original article and all the comments at http://goo.gl/7byqK.
In addition, I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people who wrote messages similar to "please let us know how you make out and tell us about the adventures you have." I'd love to do that, but I also realize that not every newsletter reader cares to read article after article about my non-genealogy adventures. Posting multiple articles about my adventures in a recreational vehicle (“RV” for short) in a genealogy/computer newsletter is probably not a good idea. The solution is simple: start a new blog.
I have created a new blog, called "Dick Eastman's RV" at http://rv.dickeastman.com.
The URL should be easy to remember: the letters "rv" followed by a period followed by my name and then with ".com" at the end. Note that there is no "www" in the web address. It is: http://rv.dickeastman.com.
If you prefer to read blogs in an RSS reader (which I strongly recommend), the RSS feed address is: http://blog.eogn.com/dick_eastmans_rv/atom.xml. You can read the new RV blog articles in an RSS newsreader installed in your computer or in Google Reader, Yahoo Reader, or any of the other dozens of web-based RSS newsreaders available. You can read the articles in Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers as well as on many of the handheld devices: iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and others. The choice is yours.
I plan to post articles in the new blog sporadically, mostly when I am traveling. I do not plan to post new articles every day. I will write about the travels I take, sightseeing, use of wi-fi and cellular air cards for Internet access from campgrounds, technical challenges, and any difficulties I encounter.
When not traveling, I probably won't add many new articles. For instance, I left the motor home in a Florida campground's storage area and flew back home a couple of weeks ago. When not living in the motor home, I probably won't have much to write about. However, I'll be back in Florida in a few weeks and will again be living on board. I will certainly be adding new articles to the blog at that time.
I expect to spend most of the coming winter in Florida, followed by an extended cross-country trip in the spring before heading home to the north country. Future winters are not yet planned, but I am considering travel to other parts of the country, always in the Sunbelt.
If you have an interest in recreational vehicles, in campgrounds, and especially in the technical challenges of using computers and other technology from recreational vehicles, you might enjoy reading the new "Dick Eastman's RV" blog from time to time at http://rv.dickeastman.com. There is no need to read it every day; the articles will remain online for months.
See you on the road!
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