Florence Heckel Russell


An ex-tent camper, Florence Heckel Russell loves her home on wheels with its in-door plumbing. A former reporter and copywriter, Florence is the co-author (and better typist) of her father's (Harry Heckel, Jr.) travel memoir Around the World in 80 Years: The Oldest Man to Sail Alone Around the World--Twice!

Florence lives in Ohio with her old husband and even older cat.

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Heading South: Tales from the RV Trail
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,350. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013 by Rambling Star Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Camping & RVing, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
To escape Cleveland’s winter, former reporter Florence Heckel Russell and her husband head South in their new RV. When they return after spending months together in a 23-by-8 foot space, they are, miraculously, still married. From Mammoth Cave to Carlsbad Caverns, the couple adjusts to close-quarter living as they stumble through adventures: fun, frustrating and at times downright scary.

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