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Home on Wheels

I  prefer camping in a hotel room. However, the steady stream of tourists in motor homes has sparked my curiosity for life aboard an RV.

I picture myself in a teardrop camper or other glam buggy, parked at a nearby lake, full of art supplies, and living the dream.

poster with nine campers
Campers on Parade

Camper Art

As artist Timree declares, If I can’t buy it, I paint it. In like fashion, I painted campers with my digital pen. [Download art for personal use at my  Free Image Gallery.]

Camper RV with patriotic trunks
Dory’s Camper

My cousin inspired Dory’s Camper. Her RV is huge and modern, unlike the compact version I drew, but she prompted the red, white, and blue trunks waving on top.

When I think of traveling in an RV, Dory at the family reunion pops into mind.

Dory had arrived at the campsite driving her mobile home, loaded with food and fun. At a strategic lull in the conversation, Dory ducked into her RV and pulled out a carefully chosen selection of huge undies, which she clipped to the clothesline. Conversation took an upturn when we saw a line full of panties waving at us.

I always smile when I think back on the fun time with family in Nashville and those panties waving in the breeze.

Cousin Dory hanging large undies on a clothesline at the campsite
Undies for the clothesline

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Live gracefully. Make Home wherever you are!

Ozark tourist at heart! Travel to the Ozarks

How to be an Ozark Tourist

My son on mule at Silver Dollar City, an Ozark visitor from 1970
Fun trip to Silver Dollar City, 1970 – nothing like a mule ride!

I am an Ozark tourist every day. It’s one of the perks of living in Harrison AR, a burgeoning city in the Ozarks.

Because I have lived in the Ozarks for over 30 years, I officially attribute “hillbilly” to my nomenclature.

Travelers flock to the Ozarks because  (1) it is an amazing place for family vacations  and (2) it is within a day’s drive from the big cities of St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City, etc.

Over 71 million tourists have passed through the gates of  Silver Dollar City since it opened in 1960.

Shoe Essentials for an Ozark Tourist

Eric caught a trout on the White River
Trout, caught in the White River

Campers and RVs roll into Branson, filled with fishermen, nature lovers, golfers, and show goers. When the tourist season rolls around, I become a tourist, too — I throw on my flip flops and sun glasses and off I go. That’s the beauty of living in a tourist region.

Further, in a mountainous terrain filled with lakes and rivers means countless occasions for entertainment. Suggested shoe wear: cowboy boots, wading boots, hiking boots … flip-flops, boating shoes, water shoes, sandals, tennis shoes, loafers, golf shoes, pumps, slippers, and heels.

When you shop for a pair of travel shoes that seem comfortable at first try, ask yourself, “Are they comfortable enough for a day at Silver Dollar City?”

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