Posts Tagged: campgrounds

Descending Devil’s Grade

  It was dark and foggy as we lined up at 7 am to leave Guerrero Negro.  These early starts don’t leave any time for our usual morning walks. Combine that with all the Mexican meals we are eating and

Descending Devil’s Grade

  It was dark and foggy as we lined up at 7 am to leave Guerrero Negro.  These early starts don’t leave any time for our usual morning walks. Combine that with all the Mexican meals we are eating and

Autumn Leaves (and so do we)

As September fades into October, and as crisp, sunny, Autumn days turn into raw, harbinger’s of Winter, it is time for us to pack the RV and start to drift south. Our four months in New Hampshire and Maine have

Autumn Leaves (and so do we)

As September fades into October, and as crisp, sunny, Autumn days turn into raw, harbinger’s of Winter, it is time for us to pack the RV and start to drift south. Our four months in New Hampshire and Maine have

Whale Watching in Guerrero Negro

Hubby prepared for today’s anticipated white-knuckle driving with half a Zanex. We left the boulders of Catavina, entered a small mountain pass and headed across a high mesa that is a remnant of a dry lakebed. The roads are 9.5

Whale Watching in Guerrero Negro

Hubby prepared for today’s anticipated white-knuckle driving with half a Zanex. We left the boulders of Catavina, entered a small mountain pass and headed across a high mesa that is a remnant of a dry lakebed. The roads are 9.5

Tijuana Border Crossing

Our stay in Chula Vista was over. At 7 AM we lined up outside the Chula Vista RV Park with the other 19 RV’s in our caravan and started out for the Mexican border.  It seems on the days we travel,

Tijuana Border Crossing

Our stay in Chula Vista was over. At 7 AM we lined up outside the Chula Vista RV Park with the other 19 RV’s in our caravan and started out for the Mexican border.  It seems on the days we travel,

Joining a Caravan in Chula Vista California

Today we finally reached our interim destination, Chula Vista, California. It’s right on the Mexican border and is the gathering point for our caravan south down the Mexican Baja to Cabo San Lucas. No more snow or ice, just warm

Joining a Caravan in Chula Vista California

Today we finally reached our interim destination, Chula Vista, California. It’s right on the Mexican border and is the gathering point for our caravan south down the Mexican Baja to Cabo San Lucas. No more snow or ice, just warm

A Travel Day: Sand Dunes, Time Zones and Margaritas

Another travel day. Today we drove west towards Yuma through miles of Arizona desert filled with saguaro cacti. As we learned at Saguaro National Park this is the only place they grow. So all those cowboy movies I watched in

A Travel Day: Sand Dunes, Time Zones and Margaritas

Another travel day. Today we drove west towards Yuma through miles of Arizona desert filled with saguaro cacti. As we learned at Saguaro National Park this is the only place they grow. So all those cowboy movies I watched in

The Stately Saguaro Tucson, Arizona

The road from Las Cruces to Tucson put us in higher elevations and we saw the remnants of the snow that closed the road two days ago. We enjoyed the alternating desert and mountain scenery. Tucson is in a valley

The Stately Saguaro Tucson, Arizona

The road from Las Cruces to Tucson put us in higher elevations and we saw the remnants of the snow that closed the road two days ago. We enjoyed the alternating desert and mountain scenery. Tucson is in a valley

The Ice Storm Cometh. Las Cruces, New Mexico

Leaving Ft. Stockton, Texas the weather deteriorated. We were beginning to second guess making a late January RV trip west. As we neared El Paso and the New Mexico border it became dark and overcast, the mountains  shrouded in clouds

The Ice Storm Cometh. Las Cruces, New Mexico

Leaving Ft. Stockton, Texas the weather deteriorated. We were beginning to second guess making a late January RV trip west. As we neared El Paso and the New Mexico border it became dark and overcast, the mountains  shrouded in clouds

Following the Straight and Narrow (roads) of West Texas

I do not usually drive the RV. I would in a pinch, but I prefer navigating, or enjoying the scenery, to wrestling against the buffeting forces of semi’s passing you at top speed, or the stress of anticipating who is

Following the Straight and Narrow (roads) of West Texas

I do not usually drive the RV. I would in a pinch, but I prefer navigating, or enjoying the scenery, to wrestling against the buffeting forces of semi’s passing you at top speed, or the stress of anticipating who is

Northern Maine. It’s Not Bar Harbor, It’s Better

It’s just over two hours from our camp in Quebec to Jackman, Maine. Two hours but a world apart. Twenty miles over the border and we’ve traded French, urban, chic for North Woods back county. We arrived at our campground

Northern Maine. It’s Not Bar Harbor, It’s Better

It’s just over two hours from our camp in Quebec to Jackman, Maine. Two hours but a world apart. Twenty miles over the border and we’ve traded French, urban, chic for North Woods back county. We arrived at our campground

Vive Quebec City…One of Our Favorites

Set high above the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City started as a fur trading port early in the 1600’s.  Today, it has to be one of the world’s most beautiful cities. At least we would vote it one of the

Vive Quebec City…One of Our Favorites

Set high above the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City started as a fur trading port early in the 1600’s.  Today, it has to be one of the world’s most beautiful cities. At least we would vote it one of the

Shabby or Classy? Campground Choices

Picking a campground is pretty straightforward. Traveling the Red Roads in our RV has landed us in hundreds of campgrounds. I can say with complete confidence that not all of them are created equally. Some campgrounds are spacious, well maintained

Shabby or Classy? Campground Choices

Picking a campground is pretty straightforward. Traveling the Red Roads in our RV has landed us in hundreds of campgrounds. I can say with complete confidence that not all of them are created equally. Some campgrounds are spacious, well maintained

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Parry Sound, a Comedy of Errors

Leaving Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with a restocked supply of vodka, we headed for Parry Sound. We would need that vodka.  Our drive took us along the North Channel of Lake Huron then South along the Georgian Bay on highway

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Parry Sound, a Comedy of Errors

Leaving Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with a restocked supply of vodka, we headed for Parry Sound. We would need that vodka.  Our drive took us along the North Channel of Lake Huron then South along the Georgian Bay on highway

The Redneck Riviera

I was trying to remember the book I read that originally introduced me to the term the “Redneck Riviera” to describe the beach areas of Florida’s panhandle. It was a long time ago. I remember it was a detective series

The Redneck Riviera

I was trying to remember the book I read that originally introduced me to the term the “Redneck Riviera” to describe the beach areas of Florida’s panhandle. It was a long time ago. I remember it was a detective series

The Tale of Omett

Leaving Thunder Bay, Ontario we drove the RV along the northern perimeter of Lake Superior for 40 miles and made a stop in Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park. We can’t drive the RV and tow car up the twisty road to

The Tale of Omett

Leaving Thunder Bay, Ontario we drove the RV along the northern perimeter of Lake Superior for 40 miles and made a stop in Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park. We can’t drive the RV and tow car up the twisty road to

Waking the Sleeping Giant

We get back on track with our circle tour of the Great Lakes with our arrival in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It’s on the north shore of Lake Superior.  It’s an industrial looking city with huge grain storage facilities, docks, a

Waking the Sleeping Giant

We get back on track with our circle tour of the Great Lakes with our arrival in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It’s on the north shore of Lake Superior.  It’s an industrial looking city with huge grain storage facilities, docks, a

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O Canada, Home of the Freshest Lunch Ever

We have driven the RV on a lot of back roads (and many of the major highways) in the United States, but at this point we had yet to venture into Canada. Leaving our shabby fishing camp in Baudette, Minnasota

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O Canada, Home of the Freshest Lunch Ever

We have driven the RV on a lot of back roads (and many of the major highways) in the United States, but at this point we had yet to venture into Canada. Leaving our shabby fishing camp in Baudette, Minnasota

Getting Gettysburg

Here’s an insight  into Hubby’s priorities when it comes to scheduling our stops. We had a nice pastoral campsite in Northern Virginia, relaxing and enjoying the historical sights and visits with family and friends. We were planning on moving to

Getting Gettysburg

Here’s an insight  into Hubby’s priorities when it comes to scheduling our stops. We had a nice pastoral campsite in Northern Virginia, relaxing and enjoying the historical sights and visits with family and friends. We were planning on moving to

Conquering the Blue Ridge Redux

Winding our way north, the Blue Ridge Parkway becomes the Skyline Drive as it enters Shenandoah National Park. However the scenery does not become any less beautiful. The blue green haze of the distant peaks continues to draw you in.

Conquering the Blue Ridge Redux

Winding our way north, the Blue Ridge Parkway becomes the Skyline Drive as it enters Shenandoah National Park. However the scenery does not become any less beautiful. The blue green haze of the distant peaks continues to draw you in.

Conquering the Blue Ridge

Back in the day, before we had our RV, when the idea traveling the Red Roads was just a faint germ of a possibility, we used to drive from Long Island to South Carolina on a regular basis.   No

Conquering the Blue Ridge

Back in the day, before we had our RV, when the idea traveling the Red Roads was just a faint germ of a possibility, we used to drive from Long Island to South Carolina on a regular basis.   No