Brazos Bend (Texas) State Park, great family camping, bicycling, birding, gator watching
Brazos Bend State Park is an outstanding family 'destination' park within easy reach of downtown Houston, Texas. We stayed here for 12 days recently and commuted (about an hour) into the city to visit relatives. On the days we did not go into Houston, we explore
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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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Juntura--a welcomed Oasis in hot, dry eastern Oregon
About 60 miles east of Burns and 72 miles west of Ontario, Juntura is an oasis on a long and lonely stretch of US Hwy 20 in arid eastern Oregon. This small community sits near 4,000-feet at the confluence of the Malheur River and  North Fork Malheur River. (The word
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Adventurous millennials RV camping, cycling Pacific Coast Highway
Like many RVers,  Jimmy and I love meeting other campers and sharing stories around a campfire.  The best way we find to meet people is by walking around the campground and simply saying "hello." While camping on the Oregon coast at Sunset Bay State Park, we
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Oregon's Silver Falls State Park favorite family spot
Silver Falls State Park, known as the 'crown jewel' of the Oregon State Parks system, attracts more than a million visitors each year--most of them in family groups. Set in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, Silver Falls is less than an hour's drive east
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Hiawatha Trail = healthy RV travel break
If you are an RVer who is traveling the Pacific Northwest this summer with a bicycle strapped somewhere on your rig, one of the must-do rails-to-trails is the immensely popular Route of the Hiawatha Rail-Trail. This 15-mile compacted gravel trail stretches between t
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Oregon Coast - Nehalem Bay State Park
We arrived at Nehalem Bay State Park on a Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. with no reservations, thinking surely with more than 300 campsites there would be walk-up sites available. That was until we saw the "Campground Full" sign along Hwy 101. "We're turning in anywa
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