Sacred Beauty of Devils Tower

A picture is worth a thousand words. The saying couldn’t be more true than when you are looking at Devils Tower. The pictures are beautiful but it is the feeling that comes over you when you view this towering rock against a crystal clear blue sky. You have to be here to really get it! It is awesome with the columns rising up to the sky. There is also a peaceful feeling that washes over you as you gaze at it form all directions. Continue reading

Shuffling Off To Buffalo

Kickin’ back and relaxing in a town that once ran wild! Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane were just a few that passed through to spend a night just like us….once upon a time. The quaint little town of Buffalo Wyoming is steeped in history. Stroll the historic streets and you can see bits and pieces of it every where you look. Continue reading

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

Great Outdoors of Florence

Florence, Oregon holds so many happy childhood memories for me! I have been talking about it for years, telling David “We have to go there! You will love it!” And so we have and it is as wonderful as I remembered. Seeing places my parents took us to and a few that we did not see. The magic starts with where we are camping, in the forest, at the Elks RV Park! Who knew? 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.