RV Lifestyle eZine


December 10, 2015

No. 334



Buying that First RV; following the sun;
frugal RVing; working on the road





Christmas Lights for the Traveler


Gifts Unique to the RV Lifestyle


New Year's Resolutions


Trivia Quiz

Follow the Holiday Lights




Christmas Card Lane (Rancho Peñasquitos, CA)

This Christmas paradise is located on Oviedo Street, just off of Black Mountain Road. Apparently, the people of Rancho Peñasquitos know a thing or two about happy holidays.


Over the years, Christmas Card Lane has grown to include some 200 families, lighting up the area surrounding Oviedo Street. From dusk on December 10 to 10 PM nightly through the end of the month.


Candy Cane Lane (Poway, CA)

Located in Hickory Court (Hickory Street - off Twin Peaks Road and Silverset St.) and includes Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct. Named "Candy Cane Lane", the entire cul-de-sac is lit up December 3 through January 1, 6 PM to 9 PM.






Pensacola Winterfest

A little bit of snow, a lot of hot chocolate and an abundance of Christmas cheer make this the Panhandle's Christmas stop for the month. Don't miss the Polar Express, the laughable Elf Parade or the Snowball Derby. November 29-December 23

ICE! At Gaylord Palms


With over 20,000 square feet of hand-carved ice sculptures and two-story tall ice slides, you do not even notice the 9-degree temperature inside this winter wonderland. (Don’t worry—coats and gloves are provided). Lake Buena Vista, November 23-January 5.

Annual Key West Holiday Fest

Celebrate Christmas with Santa Claus himself at Key West’s Holiday Fest! Grab a glass of eggnog and tour historic inns, be a part of the two holiday parades (on and off the water), and visit the harbor of lights. Key West, November 27 - December 14.


Fantasy in Lights

Now in its 20th year, Callaway Gardens’ annual Christmas celebration has recently been recognized by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 Christmas Light Displays in the World!


It’s easy to see why: With 8 million lights comprising 14 different themes (including “Snowflake Valley” and “Magical Christmas Garden”) and stretched across a 5-mile drive filled with holiday music, it’s easily the state’s most high-tech light display. Open through December 30.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s 30 acres has more than 1 million colorful, energy-efficient LED light bulbs. The popular Midtown tourist attraction will showcase botanical themes that accentuate the natural beauty of the gardens while adding a uniquely festive holiday twist.


Unlike most holiday light displays, the Botanical Garden’s encourages people to get out of their cars and walk around, passing giant snowflakes, bumblebees and even a huge “praying Santa mantis” while listening to strolling carolers and sipping hot cocoa or tea. Atlanta’s newest holiday celebration is open through January 7.

Holiday in Lights

Atlanta rarely gets cold enough for water to freeze, but that doesn’t mean you can’t lace up your skates for a day (or night) on the ice. Now in its 14th year, Atlanta’s only outdoor ice skating rink offers 90-minute skate rentals, theatrical lighting and Christmas music to liven up the mood. 


This show fills the 21-acre downtown park with thousands of twinkling lights and a picturesque tree, making it a lovely setting for an inner-city stroll. It is free (if you’re not skating), offers exceptional views of the downtown Atlanta skyline, and is open through the end of January.

Magical Nights of Lights

Billed as the world’s largest light extravaganza, Magical Nights of Lights takes over Lake Lanier Islands through the end of the year. Begin your visit with a scenic 7-mile drive through some of the most extravagant light displays you can imagine. At the end, find a massive Christmas village filled with carnival rides such as a Ferris wheel and old-fashioned carousel, games, pony rides and blazing bonfires for roasting marshmallows.


Glendale Glitters

Historic Downtown Glendale comes to life each holiday season with about 1.5 million multi-colored twinkling holiday lights located throughout a twelve-block area that includes the Old Towne and Catlin Court Districts. There is no cost to walk or drive around the area. Downtown Glendale.

Ahwatukee Festival of Lights

The beautiful Ahwatukee lights can be seen on Chandler Boulevard from 24th Street to Desert Foothills Parkway.

Las Noches de las Luminarias for Grown Up Kids

Each year during the holiday season the Desert Botanical Garden lines the paths of this extraordinary desert garden with thousands of luminarias. Food and beverage are available, and live entertainment by a varied group of musicians.

A quiet, charming, romantic event, not necessarily for the kids. This is a ticketed event, advance reservations suggested, as it always sells out!

ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo

Each year the Phoenix Zoo puts up an amazing holiday display of lights. The event is called ZooLights. Because ZooLights happens in the evening, don't expect to see many live animals. This event is about holiday lights, music and lighted animal sculpture.




Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs!

 Gifts Unique to the RV Lifestyle





  • http://TheMaxwellGroup.net – RV lifestyle eBooks for the soon-to-be RVer, the basic maintenance RVer, the woman solo RVer, and the working on the road RVer.




  • http://www.southwestexchangeyuma.com/ –  Solar-powered rope lights are only one of the many RV-related items found here. If you are in Yuma, AZ, make sure you stop by and take a look.



  Healthcare & The RV LifestyleHealthcare and the RV Lifestyle” is designed to present the important elements required for a safe and healthy interface with the healthcare industry:

 – Healthcare and Life Before 65
 – Fighting the Medical Syndrome
 – Dealing with the Healthcare Industry, Get Help Paying Costs
 – Staying Organized, Medical Records, Caregiver Credit
 – Medicare Part A, B, C, D, MSA, Therapy Management, Medigap
 – Retiree Insurance
 – Dental Implants - What to Expect
 – What Female Issues are covered
 – Glossary of Medical Terminology





The RV Lifestyle: A Dream Come True  Find out if the RV lifestyle is right for you. If you have questions, "The RV Lifestyle: A Dream Come True" is an eBook that contains the answers.

– Buying That Dream RV - Things to Consider
– Equipping an RV and Tips on Maintenance
– Managing Power, AC and DC
– Emergency Road Service
– Towing Your Auto
– Planning Trips - How To Get The Most For Your Money
– Boondocking (Primitive Parking)
– Earning an Income on the Road
– Staying In Touch with Family and Friends





Conquer the Road

"Conquer the Road: RV Maintenance for Travelers" covers maintenance of all the basic systems and much more is included.

Partial Contents:

Air conditioning Inverter/converter
Awning Roof
Generator Sewer
Hot water heater               Tires
Hydraulic levelers Driving and weight balance tips



Join the thousands of women traveling alone in their RV and live the adventure of a lifetime.  Everything you need to know to get started is included in
For Women Only - Traveling Solo In Your RV." It is a simple life and all under your control.


-- Partial Contents --

Safety On the Road Essential Tools
Breaking the News to Your Family Repair Tools
Basics of Buying a Motorhome Towing Your Car   
Buying an RV Long Distance Finding the Best RV Accommodations
Resources for Choosing the First RV Boondocking (Primitive Parking)
Dealing with the Repair Shop Adding Solar Panels
Sales Tax and Registration Fees Maintaining a Comfortable Lifestyle
Managing Power, AC and DC  



New Year’s Resolutions



From BellaOnline, the Voice of Women comes this New Year’s Resolution list:


  • Visit Quartzsite
  • Go to Burning Man
  • Attend an RV Rally
  • Explore New Parks
  • Do a National Park Tour
  • Visit Amusement Parks
  • Take a Front Yard Tour

We added a few more resolutions to that list:

  • Travel at a slower pace and enjoy each day, take the scenic route
  • Get out everyday and walk without the dog
  • Laugh more and leave the troubles behind
  • Learn more about your RV so those maintenance jobs get done
  • If you have aluminum sides on your RV, use spray auto wax often to preserve the finish
  • Look forward to continuing the fun next year


See Margo’s blog,
Moving On With Margo.com, for more tips, tools, and strategies to help you explore the RV lifestyle and get started. Her website, RV Lifestyle Experts.com, has articles on all phases of the RV lifestyle. Start with "Road Map to RVing".


Geography Trivia

1. The ocean east of the United States is:
            a. the Pacific
            b. the Atlantic
            c. the Indian
Hint: The Pacific borders California.

2. The U.S. and its territories cover how many time zones?
            a. 4
            b. 9
            c. 12
Hint: Don’t forget Hawaii, Alaska, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

3. Which of these islands is NOT an island off the eastern coast of the U.S.?
            a. Bermuda
            b. Nantucket
            c. Catalina
Hint: You can take a one-hour boat ride from Long Beach, Calif. to get to this island.

4. Which geographical area receives the most average rainfall each year?
            a. Mt. Washington, New Hampshire
            b. Juneau, Alaska
            c. Seattle, Washington
Hint: This site is in the eastern part of the U.S.

5. What share of the world’s land area does the U.S. hold?
            a. 6.2%
            b. 25%
            c. 1%
Hint: Russia is the world’s largest country and covers about 12.5% of the world’s land area.

6. Which of the following states does not share its name with a U.S. river?
            a. Arkansas
            b. Nevada
            c. Delaware
Hint: The capital of this state is Carson City.

7. Where is the geographic center of the 50 states?
            a. Kansas City, Kans.
            b. Jefferson City, Mo.
            c. Butte County, S.D.
Hint: Don’t forget to consider Hawaii and Alaska

1. The Atlantic. The continental United States are bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Pacific ocean to the west, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.
2. 9. From east to west they are: Atlantic Standard Time (AST), Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Pacific Standard Time (PST), Alaskan Standard Time (AKST), Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), Samoa standard time (UTC-11) and Chamorro Standard Time (UTC+10).
3. Catalina.  Bermuda and Nantucket are both accessible from the eastern seaboard, while Catalina is off the coast of California.
4. Mt. Washington, New Hampshire. Mt. Washington’s wettest month is November, with an average 10.49 in. of rain, compared with Juneau’s October with 8.3 in., and Seattle’s December with 6.06 in.
5. 6.2%. The world’s total land area is 57,393,000 sq mi, and the U.S. land area is 3,537,438 sq. mi.
6. Nevada. The Delaware River originates in the Catskill Mountains and empties in the Delaware Bay, while the Arkansas River begins in the Rocky Mountains and joins the Mississippi River in Arkansas.
7. Butte County, S.D. If you travel to Butte County, S.D., just west of Castle Rock, you will be at the geographic center of the United States (44' 58' N. lat., 103' 46' W. long.)




Margo @ TheMaxwellGroup.net


Blog: Moving On With Margo.com

Website: RV Lifestyle Experts.com

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Contact Margo @ TheMaxwellGroup.net


Blog: Moving On With Margo.com

Website: RV Lifestyle Experts.com

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