Monday, February 11, 2008

RV Show Indulges Wanderlust

News & Observer - Raleigh,NC,USA
More than 20 years ago, Joe and Vicki Kieva traded in their 9-to-5 corporate jobs for life on the road in a recreational vehicle.

Living free from the pressures of deadlines and board meetings, the couple has traveled to every state in the U.S.

"It's like having the control over my own life," Joe Kieva said.

This weekend, the Kievas stopped in Raleigh for the 19th annual N.C. RV and Camping Show at the State Fairgrounds.

The veteran RVers hosted a seminar, doling out tips and techniques for living and traveling with an RV.

This year's show came on the heels of a study released by the National Academy of Sciences this month that said Americans are forgoing outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and visiting parks for the indoor pleasures of recliners, flat-screen televisions and video games.

But RV experts say just the opposite is the case. The lure of the open road has kept the almost $15 billion industry seeing steady gains despite surging gas prices, which now average close to $3 per gallon in the Triangle.
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