Autumn RV destination # 1: Bear Paw Mountains, a picturesque place in northeast Montana

Autumn RV destination # 1: Bear Paw Mountains, a picturesque place in northeast Montana

Pack your recreation vehicle, throw in an extra layer of clothing and explore a few lesser-know public campgrounds this autumn to discover amazing scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. The first of four colorful campground destinations is Beaver Creek County Park in north central Montana’s Bear Paw Mountains. This is an excellent destination for RVers who are drawn to the wide-open spaces, cool nights, and a splash of au
Camp 18 in northern Oregon includes a logging museum, good eats, and rendezvous with old friends

Camp 18 in northern Oregon includes a logging museum, good eats, and rendezvous with old friends

This rendezvous with our dear longtime friends Diana and Jim Garot, has been a long time coming ... or at least it seems that way.   When we last saw Jim and Diana it was for an all-too-brief stopover at their home this past January in Southern California.  Diana was down with a nasty cold ... and after Jim fixed us lunch, we were back in our truck camper and on the road again. Before we left, they let us know that they were planning a summer drove up the
'Flippin RVs' on Great American Country

‘Flippin RVs’ on Great American Country

Tune in to the premiere of 'Flippin' RVs' on Wed., Sept. 17 at 8 ET/7 CT on Great American Country television. (Check local listings for the exact time in your area.) It is always fun to watch Anna and Justin Scribner from Flyte Camp Vintage Trailer Restorations scour the back roads of America in search of cool vintage trailers that they can rescue and restore for clients throughout the country. This episode involves a 1948 Palace Royale, “Our RV is a Palac
Jimmy Smith ... listening to the crickets

Jimmy Smith … listening to the crickets

Jimmy and I are into the first week of our sixth year of RVing around America. This Autumn we are heading East from Spokane to visit family and friends with many stops in between. As we sit in a campground during a rainstorm that is moving through the Midwest, Jimmy decides to update his musings on  "Jimmy Smith's Another View." "I was just standing outside our camper. Darkness was falling like a quiet cascade. The crickets, the harbingers of the old countr
Free entry to all National Parks - Sept. 27, Nov. 11

Free entry to all National Parks – Sept. 27, Nov. 11

Just because the kids are back in school, doesn't mean you can't visit your closest national public treasure, including the awesome North Cascades National Park. Tucked into the Northwest corner of the lower USA, this magnificent park is one of the least visited, but certainly one of the most breathtakingly beautiful. While you may want to wait until next summer for your backcountry camping trip to the North Cascades,  there are almost 400 national parks you
Autumn RV destination # 1: Bear Paw Mountains, a picturesque place in northeast Montana
Pack your recreation vehicle, throw in an extra layer of clothing and explore a few lesser-know public campgrounds this autumn to discover amazing scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. The first of four colorful campground desti
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Camp 18 in northern Oregon includes a logging museum, good eats, and rendezvous with old friends
This rendezvous with our dear longtime friends Diana and Jim Garot, has been a long time coming ... or at least it seems that way.   When we last saw Jim and Diana it was for an all-too-brief stopover at their home this past January in Southern California.  Dian
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'Flippin RVs' on Great American Country
Tune in to the premiere of 'Flippin' RVs' on Wed., Sept. 17 at 8 ET/7 CT on Great American Country television. (Check local listings for the exact time in your area.) It is always fun to watch Anna and Justin Scribner from Flyte Camp Vintage Trailer Restorations sco
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Jimmy Smith ... listening to the crickets
Jimmy and I are into the first week of our sixth year of RVing around America. This Autumn we are heading East from Spokane to visit family and friends with many stops in between. As we sit in a campground during a rainstorm that is moving through the Midwest, Jimmy
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Free entry to all National Parks - Sept. 27, Nov. 11
Just because the kids are back in school, doesn't mean you can't visit your closest national public treasure, including the awesome North Cascades National Park. Tucked into the Northwest corner of the lower USA, this magnificent park is one of the least visited, but
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Nez Perce Bear Paw Battlefield ...
It was 137 years ago on Oct. 5, that Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce surrendered following the final battle of the four-month Nez Perce War of 1877 at the Bear Paw Battlefield. "The 1877 flight of the Nez Perce from their homelands while pursued by U.S. Army Genera
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Old RV friends, and re-newed ones, along our Oregon Trail
The very best part of our years of RV travel is the incredible people we meet along the way and the opportunity to reconnect with longtime friends. We caught up with our truck camper buddy Butch Michaelsen and his faithful cattle dog, Rip, in Halfway, Ore. Butch is
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'Share the Experience' looking for Autumn images of public lands
Are you an amateur photographer who has an amazing image of your experience on the magnificent public lands of America? Here is your chance to share it with America... and maybe just win a little money in the process. Review your collections of photographs and su
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Celebrate Labor Day RV camping
Unless you were fortunate enough to be a trust-fund baby, you've had to work for a living and Labor Day is your day. Reflect on a job well done and relish the final moments of summer with your family by RVing at your favorite campground this upcoming weekend. Happy Labo
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Cannon Beach - drive by
Cannon Beach, one of the most photographed beaches on the Oregon Coast ... and this is the only shot I get of it. Zoom, there goes Cannon Beach. Somehow we missed any viewpoints of Cannon Beach from the Oregon Coast Highway. I was just plain lucky to get this dri
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