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Monday, June 12, 2006


Instead of just getting rid of the books via trash or yard sale, why not donate them to the Veterans Hospital if you have one close by or to a senior center. Paperbacks are a bit pricey these days and those on retirement incomes just can't afford them like they used to but their love of reading has not diminished.

Books were hard to get rid of for us. We finally gave our big book shelf (7 shelfs high, floor to ceiling) to my mother & supplied the books :) Now when we go to visit her we can browse the library, trade out the books, add new ones....and anyone else that comes to visit her can share the books too. It has given the whole family a lot more reading material! So far only one book has disappeared for good. An Aunt from North Carolina came to visit & took one home. Works for us....but we still have two tubs of books in the bottom of the closet in the 5th wheel. Books that we want to keep forever & read multiple times, mostly series.

Well, Howard, I've got you topped on guidebooks. I still have on my shelf my "Europe On $5 A Day" that I used in 1966! I guess now it would be $500 a day.

For those with computers and scanners, if you can't bear to throw out a brochure because you "may" need it, scan it into the computer. You will still have thin information to refer to but won't have the weitht issue.

we dont keep the travel guides or state maps. and we still have "stuff" we need to get rid of. but have a safe trip and we may see ya down the road.

Richard n Shirley

Do you know the difference between "Junk" and "Stuff"?

Stuff is mine Junk is someone eslses.

We have found a lot of the parks have an book exchange. If you see a book you would like to read, feel free to take it. They just ask to leave at least one in exchange.

Also, we keep a binder of the different park maps we've been to with our own opinion of which sites would be best for us to get into. Example: tight, out of level, too small, etc.... It use to not really matter, but now we are 60' bumper to bumper and that has really made our site picking a little more interesting.

I know you're worried about "clutter" so in your case it would be great for you to scan these maps. Better yet, being that site selection is on a lot of people's mind when choosing a campground, maybe you could incorporate a scanned campground map in your campground review.

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