Desert Hot Springs Spa worth (very) brief stop for soak
Wait, wait, wait, before you say: "I can't afford that," let me tell you it is only $4 for day use on Tuesday. Admission to the Desert Hot Springs Spa the remainder of the week is $6 on Monday-Wednesday-Thursday; and $8 Friday-Saturday-Sunday. This is a perfect sto
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RV gliding on the edge of Tehachapi at 4200-feet
This is at least the fourth time we've stopped at the Mountain Valley RV Park in Tehachapi, Calif. It sits off CA Hwy 58 at about 4200-feet and is perfect for an overnight stop on the edge of the Mojave Desert. This privately-owned facility is on the same propert
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Scenic two-lane byways can lead to white knuckles; reflections of California by RVer Jimmy Smith
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 California Sierra Nevada foothills that sparked a rich history based
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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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December RV shows - Florida, So Cal
Year-end RV shows frequently are the best times to make end-of-season deals on this year’s recreation vehicle models. Check out the following locations – Fall Clean Sweep RV Show December 2-4 Century Link – Lee Sports Complex Ft. Myers, FL Palm Spring
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Perfect RV Short Stop for RV travelers along Hwy 101
Jimmy and I are not traditional tourists. We do not have a checklist for visiting every state capitol or presidential library in America. We are, however, suckers for lighthouses. And, to our delight, the Pacific Northwest coast has quite a few. While the one in Cre
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Autumn RV shows in USA, Canada
At least 13 RV shows are scheduled between late September through October where browsers and potential buyers will be able to scan the new 2017 models ... or maybe pick up on a deal on an outgoing rig. Great American RV Show Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Norris Penrose Event Cen
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Time for the crazy 'Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby' in Orange County
One of the great all-time silly RV events of the year happens this coming week at the Orange County Fair and Exposition Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., when the Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby takes place on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7
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Antlers Campground in shadow of Mt. Shasta
We could not see it from our site at Antlers Campground, but we knew it was there. 'It' can't be missed. Approaching from the north or south along I-5 in California,  on a clear day, Mount Shasta  looms in the distance for as far as 140 miles. This magnificent
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