Our adventure began in 1998 with the purchase of a Honda Goldwing motorcycle, a two-man tent, 2 sleeping bags and a dream to camp on the beach. Our first camping trip together was in Destin Fl, on the beach in 100 degree weather. On the Wing we have since camped our way through almost every state as well as Canada visiting many State and National Parks along the way. We can’t tell you how many times we said “one day, when we get our Coach, we are going to come back to this area and spend some quality time”
Well that day is here, we still have the Wing and the two-man tent, but the new addition is our Georgetown Coach and Jeep Wrangler. We are excited to re-visit so many places across the US, immerse ourselves in the local culture and explore living in new locations.
So, join us in our journey as we re-explore, re-set and re-lax. We are Steve and Terri Bradburn encouraging you to travel with us as we follow our prescription to enjoy life…we are RV Therapy
The Tavern Kitchen & Bar, St Louis, MO
Looking for something beyond the ordinary...this is the place. Extremely innovative traditional fine dining with the very best in service. Seasonally changing menu ranging from Prime steaks, fresh seafood flown in fresh daily, local seasonal produce and more. Classy atmosphere with an open kitchen and bar add to the visual appeal...and the vibe is definitely vibrant...this is a hot spot for locals. We were fortunate to dine with friends from the area; so a seat at the kitchen table was in order and that was a total foodie highlight. We stared with the smoked duck wontons and surf & turf sushi roll; then followed that with a very unique dining option they called "Tasting Boards". These are divided small portions so you can taste a variety of their specialties...again a foodie win! They also offer a vegetarian and gluten free menu upon request. If you find yourself in the St Louis area and want something a little upscale and out of the tourist realm, put this on the list.
Shakamak State Park, Jasonville, IN
This is just a beautiful Indiana State Park located near the small community of Jasonville, Indiana which offers simple dining, grocery store, hardware store and fuel. The park has numerous recreational activities to include 3 lakes spanning some 400 acres that are known for spectacular fishing, seasonal family aquatic center for swimming with a large water slide, seasonal nature center, and several hiking trails. The campsites are in a heavily wooded area with fantastic tree canopy for shade and comfort. Sites are mostly level gravel pads ranging from primitive to 30 amp electric, 50 amp electric or a limited number of full hookup; water, sewer and 50 amp service sites plus clean bath houses. Large rig friendly. The park also has family cabins available. A small camp store supplies firewood, ice, bait and sundries. Want to relax...enjoy beautiful sunsets on the lake, paddling a canoe or kayak, or casting a line for dinner...this is a perfect place to make that happen.
RV Gear Reviews
Quick Set by Clam
We ran across this Quick Set Clam Shelter in a campground...so had to stop and talk with the owners. Well of course that turned into a shopping excursion on Amazon; and this is a photo of our new purchase (we have now been proud owners for two seasons). We were skeptical on the 60 second set up but after the initial trial...it's really that quick. We found ourselves at times needing some shelter; just in a buggy area, sun shelter and even rain and this looked like a great solution. It comes in it's own bag and easily stows in a by under the motorhome, requires no assembly, no poles to mess with...just pops up like magic. The mesh is fine enough to prohibit no-see-ums and the roof is water resistant plus corner grommets for stakes. You can add water resistant side panels and even a floor if you wish but we have not found that to be necessary for us. There are several versions; ours is very roomy and will accommodate a regular picnic table with plenty of room to spare and weights approximately 38 pounds...and we can't say enough about the quality. The Clam is our go-to for a relaxing outdoor dinner in the rain. Message us if you have questions. https://quicksetshelters.com/
"Great Places" Reviews
Mazzaro's Italian Market, St Petersburg, FL
If you are a foodie...and you appreciate everything Italian...then this needs to go on your must do list. This was a recommended stop we made with friends and wow was it a treat. This market has everything from homemade pastas (pictured), meat & seafood, fresh bakery goods from pastry to breads, gourmet imported everything Italian, cheese and deli meats, wine and beer...and the list goes on. You can literally spend hours taking it all in...and make sure you come prepared because there is no way you are leaving here without purchasing something; the temptation is just too great. But here is the best part; they have a patio for dining. They offer soups, antipasta, salads and sandwiches fresh made to order - while you wait and on Fridays they have a fish fry. Here is the thing...take a number - order - plan to wait as the counter is always crowded - portions are Italian size - the food is awesome - and be pleasantly surprised at the bargain prices. https://www.mazzarosmarket.com/tour-mazzaros/