All’s well that ends well! Life has a way of throwing you an occasional curve ball. It’s what you do with the ball when you get it that makes all the difference! Continue reading
Lake Elmo Regional Park Reserve is like an emerald isle tucked away in the upscale community of Woodbury Minnesota. We decided to spend four days there to visit family before heading to the Wisconsin Dells. We had no idea how much we would enjoy our stay here. Continue reading
We came, we saw, we fell in love! Part of the way through our trip across country we stopped for 5 days at the Star Valley Ranch Resort, but that wasn’t enough! Continue reading
We’ve managed to make the trek over the Cascade Mountains, pushing nearly twenty tons of Allegro Bus and Jeep Cherokee up through the mountains from the town of Sweet Home and down into the valley beyond to Bend Oregon. What surely would have taken early pioneers weeks, we cover easily in a little over two hours, scaling steep grades along the Santiam River, surrounded by towering fir trees and craggy snow capped peaks bearing intriguing names like Finn rock and Three Fingered Jack. Continue reading
Where do I begin? So many wines, so little time to tell their stories. If California were a nation it would be the 4th leading wine producing country in the world — after France, Italy, and Spain in that order. So when our friends Pat and Stacey said they were going to be in the Napa Valley area for several days and wanted to know if we’d like to join them, the answer was a resounding, “Heck yes!” Continue reading
Today, my lovely wife surprised me by booking us into the Castle Air Museum RV Park, in Atwater CA, just East off highway 99 between Merced and Livingstone. We had passed this museum many times traveling back and forth to visit her family in Modesto. She knows I’m nuts about planes, especially warbirds from the WWII. Every time we passed the Castle museum, I’d comment that I wanted to visit there some day. I guess she got tired of hearing about it. Continue reading
It’s Halloween week at Flying Flags RV Resort in Buellton, CA. This is a fantastic place to spend a few days, or even better, a week. The weather is magnificent, even if it’s hotter than the customarily warm days of Indian Summer here. We are so excited as we pull in! There is no doubt this is going to be a great place to stay! The entrance is decorated with fall pumpkins and scarecrows to help you get in the mood.
After loading half of our worldly belongings….or so it seemed, we have launched ourselves. The adventure begins! 1st stop, Guajome County Regional Park in Oceanside CA; so we can beat the traffic through LA tomorrow. Later we’ll be “wine-ing” our way up through Northern California for the holidays.
We are making our way South from our overnight at Lakeside RV Resort in Provo Utah. It was woodsy, with tall shade trees, peaceful and there was the added bonus of making new friends with fellow travelers Cal and Tammy. We are now retracing our drive up here through some pretty impressive countryside, mountains and badlands by way of Arizona, Nevada and then into Utah on the Interstate 15. This time, however, we are significantly WIDER and LONGER than we were on the route up! Continue reading