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October 15, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment


From the Bucks County (Pa.) Courier Times:

Guy J. Salomon of New Gretna, N.J., died Thursday (Oct. 11) at his home. He was 55.

Along with his wife Colleen, they owned and operated the Atlantic City North Family Campground in Tuckertown. They were members of the New Jersey Campground Owners Association. He enjoyed fishing and spending time at the campground with his family.

Born in Langhorne, Salomon was a resident of New Gretna for 13 years, and previously of Philadelphia.

He was the son of the late Russell and Mary Salomon.

Survivors include his wife and his children, Heather and Robert (Maria) Salomon, and Tiffany and Conor Sellers.

Relatives and friends may call at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Tomlinson Funeral Home, 2207 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, Pa., followed by his memorial service at 3 p.m. Interment will be held privately.


From a news release:

Astronauts flying on Space Shuttle Endeavour’s maiden voyage were transported to the launch site by RV. Now, 20 years later the Endeavour was flanked by two more RVs as it made its way through Los Angeles on its final journey to the California Science Center.

During this 48-hour mission, one El Monte RV served as mission control for the team charged with securing and transporting the shuttle. The other was a ready room for the film crew tapped to film this once-in-a-lifetime event.

“El Monte RV is honored to have been selected to provide two motorhomes as Endeavor makes its way through Los Angeles,” says Joe Laing, director of marketing for EL Monte RV, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Some of the crew members for this land-based mission have mentioned that the El Monte RVs and Endeavour are similar in many ways. They are self-contained, have plenty of cargo room and have everything you need to take a long trip.

“That’s true,” adds Laing, “but the RVs’ bathrooms are a lot more comfortable.”

While RVs can cruise at high speeds down the highway, on this trip they went about 2 mph. That is a far cry from their normal cruising speeds and a world away from Endeavour’s 17,500 miles-per-hour capabilities.

The Endeavour left its berth early Friday and reached the California Science Center the next day.


From The Associated Press:

State park officials say nearly 1 million people have visited the park system so far this year.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that the number of visitors to the parks through September is just shy of the 1 million mark. This is a 13% increase over the third quarter last year.

State Parks and Recreation Director Mark Zimmerman says North Dakota's park system is thriving. He says that instead of cutting services or closing parks, North Dakota parks officials are looking at how to improve them.


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