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This week on The Childrenâ€™s Hour, what happens when the wilderness is the classroom? Teacher Jen Chavez Miller and her 8th graders from Albuquerqueâ€™s South Valley Academy explored the wilderness of New Mexico together on day trips, overnight, and for […] The post Wilderness Kids appeared first on The Children's Hour.
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#473: The Solitude of a Fire Watcher
The Gila National Forest covers about 3.3 million acres in southwest New Mexico. During the dry summer season, wildfires pose a serious threat to the area. To spot wildfires in this vast landscape as soon as they start, the U.S. Forest Service relies on fire towers spread throughout the area that are each manned by a lone individual. My guest today wrote a memoir about the unique experience this job offers. His name is Philip Connors, he's a writer and one of the country's few remaining fire watchers. Today on the show we discuss what the life of a fire watcher is like and what itâ€™s taught him about nature, solitude, and time. Along the way, Phillip describes the virtues of listening to baseball games by radio and the value of slowing down in an increasingly rushed world.Get the show notes at aom.is/firewatch.
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Count on it: Your RV WILL need major repairs
For most, an RV is the second biggest purchase they will ever make, next to their sticks and bricks house. So having a warranty to cover major repairs is an important consideration when purchasing an RV. But what happens when the manufacturerâ€™s warranty runs out, or, worse yet, as happened to one major RV manufacturer this year, the company suddenly goes bankrupt and shuts down. What then? In this weekâ€™s podcast, weâ€™ll talk about purchasing an extended warranty for your RV to provide peace of mind and Independent coverage regardless of when the manufacturerâ€™s warranty or the warranties on major appliances expires. Weâ€™ll talk about how much an extended warranty costs, what it covers, what it doesnâ€™t and whether it makes sense for you. Thatâ€™s coming up in our interview of the week. But also this week, RV news of the week, lots of listener questions and a fascinating off the beaten path report from the Burketts. But first, my lifelong traveling companion and my brideâ€¦ Jennifer. Show Notes for Episode #241 May 8,2019 of The RV Podcast: WHAT MIKE AND JENNIFER ARE UP TO THIS WEEK MIKE We are very excited to announce the release of the latest in our Seven Day Adventure Guides for RVers... this one for Colorado. We know many of you are planning your summer travels and we wanted to get this one out to provide a handy resource for RVing across one of the most spectacular places on earth. You can learn more about this special ebook and be among the first to get it atÂ https://rvlfestyle.com/coloradoÂ Â Here's a link to a promotional video we did about it - https://youtu.be/N3dZT3KtyLoÂ JENNIFER Weâ€™re getting ready to hit the road, heading this week to Holland, Michigan, where the community holds a huge festival every spring celebrating Tulip Time. There are parades, concerts, wooden shoe dancing demonstrations and lots of cultural activities by the descendants of the Dutch immigrants who settled this Western Michigan town on the shores of Lake Michigan. But the main focus of the festival are the flowers. Holland boasts over 5 million tulips, all bursting forth in a dazzling display of color, pretty much peaking right now. Â Tulips are located in City parks, at public attractions, and along City streets. Itâ€™s quite the sight and weâ€™ll be camping there Thursday through Sunday and, naturally, weâ€™ll have a video. We canâ€™t wait to head out.Â RV LIFESTYLE NEWS OF THE WEEK MIKE Canada says you can smoke pot at campsites, while Florida sells booze in some state parks Things change and may never be quite the same in some campgrounds. Letâ€™s start Up North: With recreational marijuana use now legal throughout Canada, Parks Canada is working to get the word out this camping season that smoking marijuana is now perfectly fine at campsites. But smoking at beaches, trails and other common areas it is not. We have no comment. Now letâ€™s go down south, to Florida. There, the state is now selling beer and wine in 32 of its 175 state parks in an attempt to raise more money to pay for the parks. â€œI think itâ€™s a sign of the times,â€ said Don Philpott, secretary of the Wekiva Wilderness Trust and former executive director of the Florida State Parks Foundation. â€œWe are not unique in Florida. I visit parks all over the country, and increasingly alcohol is being permitted.â€Â Florida officials say rangers have recently been trained to spot tipsy visitors. Anyone caught drunk will be asked to leave the park. Again, we have no comment. Weâ€™re just reporting the news here. JENNIFER Authorities are searching for the owner of an off leash dog which killed endangered seal in a California national seashoreÂ People sometimes complain about strict laws that require dogs to always be on a leash in national and state parks and often limit the areas they can visit. Most pet owners are responsible. But there are those who are not and a case in point happened in California last week that demonstrated just why those restrictions are needed.