Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

As we pull into Idaho on I 84, we see an exit for Chicken Dinner Road and it cracks us up! There has to be a story behind that, right? You bet there is! We got the scoop in the most interesting way while sipping some great wine in Idaho Wine Country! You heard me right! Idaho is producing some really good wines. It pays to get out and explore! You never know what you will learn. Continue reading

Tillamook: Capes and Cows

The cheeses of Tillamook have been known to us for years and years. It is the natural wonders, the breathtaking coastlines and the funky hidden gems that we were yet to discover. “Tillamook” is a Native American word for “Land of Many Waters.” And it’s true! There are 5 rivers, 5 bays, and the Pacific Ocean. Now we know, there is more to Tillamook than cheese and ice cream! Although, it was so good, that could have been enough too! Let’s share! Continue reading

Melrose Vineyards of the Umpqua Valley

Part of the adventure is driving to a new place, rounding the corner and waiting to see where you have landed. We have mostly been very lucky when the next stop reveals it’s self.  Harvest Hosts has not let us down with the spots they have selected to be included as RV boondock camping at the many vineyards, farms and cheese producers across the country. Melrose Vineyards is lovely, peaceful and breathtaking from the minute you drive onto the property! Continue reading

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So you thought you knew how to pronounce Almonds, huh? Michele tells us why they don’t call them Almonds around here!

If you ever visit the Central Valley region of California, you will find out it is California’s single most productive agricultural region and one of the largest in the world.

Besides Walnuts and Pistachios, they produce huge crops of Almonds. But you might be surprised to know the locals don’t call them Almonds! At one of the many Harvest Hosts locations, we get the scoop on this visiting an Almond orchard at Vista Ranch & Cellars.

Back to Nature at Vista Ranch and Cellars

Driving into Vista Ranch and Cellars for the first time today is an unexpected treat. We were introduced to them by way of Harvest Hosts, who sign up private organic farms, ranches, wineries, distilleries and even cheese makers as locations where their members can overnight for free. We knew Vista Ranch and Cellars was an organic farm and local produce supplier, but we are pleasantly surprised to find out about the delicious “cellars” side of their business. Continue reading

A “Big Red” Howdy from Tobin James Cellars

We’re in Paso Robles, CA – yay! Home of “big red” wines and one of our personal favorite AVA wine regions. We spend our first night, compliments of Harvest Hosts, at Tobin James Cellars, just outside Paso Robles. For RVers, you couldn’t ask for a better venue. We can drink as much wine as we want and walk across the street to our home on wheels. I guess you could say we were WUI…much safer and cheaper than DUI! Continue reading