Scenic two-lane byways can lead to white knuckles

Scenic two-lane byways can lead to white knuckles

We've traveled on 820 'scenic byway' miles the past few days ...  in Jimmy's words, we have "trundled through ancient Redwoods ...  pastoral wine-producing country ... and climbed Hwy. 49 through the Sierra Nevada foothills that sparked a rich history based on the quest for gold." It seems each of those two-lane stretches has been more 'interesting' to traverse than the one before. I truly hope we will not soon top the likes of the guardrail-less, breath-holdin
Corps of Engineers campgrounds in California

Corps of Engineers campgrounds in California

After Oregon State Park at Harris Beach Campground on Monday, we traveled about 320 miles south -- that doesn't seem like a great distance unless one is traveling on winding Hwy 101 along the Pacific Coast, then through the amazing Redwoods on a wet day with  slow traffic because of a number of one-lane construction projects. It took us about eight hours traveling time. We made it to the Lake Sonoma Corps of Engineers Liberty Glen Campground after dark.  Somet
Meandered the Napa Valley skirting Bay Area traffic

Meandered the Napa Valley skirting Bay Area traffic

After a long, long 8-hour drive yesterday down a wet, slow and winding Hwy 101 through Redwood Country, this day we decided to meander through Napa Valley along CA 128/29 in iconic Wine Country. And, as a bonus, we completely avoided any Bay Area traffic. An easeful and peaceful day with very little traffic. The road was a bit curvy between Geyserville and Calistoga. We didn't mind and pulled over whenever cars bunched up behind us. We always prefer to travel
RVer Jimmy Smith writes -- 'Finally. We're on the road again ... Let the wild rumpus start

RVer Jimmy Smith writes — ‘Finally. We’re on the road again … Let the wild rumpus start”‘

"We slipped out of our little creek bottom at first light Sunday morning and are on our way. Let the wild rumpus start," writes full-time RVer Jimmy Smith. "We’re trundling along with enough frozen elk and fresh canned tuna to sustain us through many a trial and tribulation.  And, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a good fishing hole or some fresh road kill along our route." Read Jimmy's complete post by clicking on Jimmy Smith's Another View. This is our f
These Snowbirds heading south ... traveling light, sorta

These Snowbirds heading south … traveling light, sorta

After a long stretch nestled in the Timber Valley SKP Park in Sutherlin, Ore., these snowbirds will be heading south soon. For the next couple of months, we will be storing our 30-foot Cougar 5th wheel 'mother pod' under wraps in an Expedition RV Cover purchased from RV Cover Kingdom online. Once again, we are traveling in our 2005 10.2 Northern Lite truck camper that sits snugly on our 2001 F350 diesel Ford.  For fun and gadding about, we are carrying our bi
Scenic two-lane byways can lead to white knuckles
We've traveled on 820 'scenic byway' miles the past few days ...  in Jimmy's words, we have "trundled through ancient Redwoods ...  pastoral wine-producing country ... and climbed Hwy. 49 through the Sierra Nevada foothills that sparked a rich history based on the que
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Corps of Engineers campgrounds in California
After Oregon State Park at Harris Beach Campground on Monday, we traveled about 320 miles south -- that doesn't seem like a great distance unless one is traveling on winding Hwy 101 along the Pacific Coast, then through the amazing Redwoods on a wet day with  slow tra
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Meandered the Napa Valley skirting Bay Area traffic
After a long, long 8-hour drive yesterday down a wet, slow and winding Hwy 101 through Redwood Country, this day we decided to meander through Napa Valley along CA 128/29 in iconic Wine Country. And, as a bonus, we completely avoided any Bay Area traffic. An ease
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RVer Jimmy Smith writes -- 'Finally. We're on the road again ... Let the wild rumpus start
"We slipped out of our little creek bottom at first light Sunday morning and are on our way. Let the wild rumpus start," writes full-time RVer Jimmy Smith. "We’re trundling along with enough frozen elk and fresh canned tuna to sustain us through many a trial and tr
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These Snowbirds heading south ... traveling light, sorta
After a long stretch nestled in the Timber Valley SKP Park in Sutherlin, Ore., these snowbirds will be heading south soon. For the next couple of months, we will be storing our 30-foot Cougar 5th wheel 'mother pod' under wraps in an Expedition RV Cover purchased from
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Happy Thanksgiving from our tiny home on wheels
For the third time, we are grateful to be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with fellow RVers at SKP Timber Valley RV Park in southern Oregon. We are helping cook the turkeys for our community pot luck dinner with all the trimmings. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. An
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RVer Jimmy Smith bags his first bull elk -- one more item checked off his Bucket List
After a lifetime of hunting deer, Jimmy Smith of RV Wheel Life bagged his first elk in early November--fulfilling a top item on his Bucket List. Jimmy reports he shot the five-point bull at 275 yards through its heart. "It dropped on the spot," he said. The bull was
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Wildlife Safari: Family RV Short Stop or overnight stay
Whether you are an RV Snowbird traveling south for the winter ... or simply driving along I-5 in southern Oregon, Wildlife Safari is an excellent destination for a family to spend a few hours ... or consider staying overnight in the RV Campground on the property. Sin
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RV Snowbirds looking to volunteer--Consider Arbor Day projects in South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana
Many RV snowbirds are looking to volunteer when they are visiting the Sun Belt.  Those who are active enough could consider helping with planting trees or other projects in communities in South Carolina, Florida or Louisiana. Arbor Day Foundation is a "nonprofit wor
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(Some of the) Best destinations for snowbird travelers
"When the mercury drops, some Americans welcome the cold while others follow the sun," writes Richie Bernardo  in a posting on WalletHub.com about "2016’s Best Winter Holiday Destinations." To help travelers plan, WalletHub’s analysts crunched data to find the m
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