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July 29, 2013

Home on the road

TAHLEQUAH — When it comes to camping, recreational vehicles provide luxuries and conveniences similar to being at home.

For RV enthusiasts, it’s the only way to travel, as it also creates an atmosphere in which to share laughter and fun with family and friends.

Mike Rowe, a longtime camper, prefers RVs to tents during the long summer months. Rowe grew up camping and originally bought an RV as an investment, but soon discovered that it is the ultimate camping and a getaway from the rat race.

“The reason it’s the ultimate is because you can go inside and cook inside when it’s raining,” Rowe said.

Elsie Morris believes having an RV gives her family more things that make life at the lake convenient.

“I like that it’s not a tent,” Morris said. “It also has air-conditioning and indoor plumbing, which is nice. It’s our lake house.”

Morris’ husband Jeff agrees with his wife.

“We love going to the lake, and Lake Tenkiller is the best,” Jeff said. “We’re out here on our own. We’re near the water, and we have our own boat. That makes it even more fun.”

Besides their boat, the Morrises sometimes take their kayaks. While at the lake, they swim and play in the lake, they fish and cook outside a lot.

“Everything cooked outdoors tastes better,” said Jeff.

The Morrises began camping with an RV about seven to eight years ago.

“We first bought a little one that was so small, I’d rather have slept on the ground,” Jeff said.

“I’d have [bought an RV] sooner if I’d known how much fun it is.”

Now, the couple owns a larger RV that not only has a bedroom for them, but another one for visiting family and friends.

“When we were shopping for a larger RV, our granddaughter said we needed to get one that was big enough for her to have her own bedroom,” said Elsie.

And now they do.

Kylie Tye, the Morris’ granddaughter Kylie Tye enjoys being near the water.

“I like [the RV] because you get to swim in the water whenever you want, stuff like that,” said Kylie.

RVs aren’t just seen at the lake, but also at the Illinois River.

Kathy Tibbits and her husband have one parked at an RV park next to the river.


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