Beginning with MLK Day, 10 free days at 2,000+ National Parks, public lands sites in 2017
Kicking off its second century, the National Park Services opens its doors free on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16.  All together there will be 10 *free entrance days to more than 2,000 National Parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and other fede
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Visiting RV friends in Susanville, Calif.= pavement camping, helping with moving chores, Lassen Ale
A favorite highway of RVers traveling the ‘alternative' route to and from Arizona and the Pacific Northwest or Canada, is US 395.  In northeast California the route passes near Susanville, a small historic town nestled in a mountain valley at 4,400-feet. Jimmy an
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National Park Week, April 16-24: Celebrating 100 years of making us happy, preserving our heritage
We love America’s National Parks. April 16-24, 2016, is USA's largest celebration of national heritage. The National Park Service turns 100 this year and everyone can take part in the celebration. "It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing place
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Pioneer photographer  Evelyn J. Cameron’s gallery -- a fascinating RV Short Stop in eastern Montana
In honor of National Women’s History Month,  I want to highlight Evelyn Jephson Cameron, an amazing woman--one of the thousands of brave and sturdy women who immigrated from Europe in the closing years of the 19th century to help ‘homestead’ the West. It
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Desert Bar near Parker, Az, fun snowbird side trip
If you are RVing anywhere between Quartzsite and Lake Havasu City (Arizona) on a weekend October-April, consider parking your RV somewhere and taking your tow vehicle five miles down a dusty, windy, rocky dirt road to a Desert Bar oasis called The Nellie E Saloon.
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RV Short Stop: Tasty pastries and outdoor public art in historic New Braunfels, Texas
Give me a great cream puff and some public art to appreciate and I'm happy. Now that it's RV Snowbird time, more and more RVers will be traveling south along I-35 in Texas.  After getting through Austin, and you're considering a snack and stretching your legs--head
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Camping near Oregon's Heceta Head Lighthouse
Carl G. Washburne Memorial (Oregon) State Park, just a few miles north of Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint, is a perfect base for intertidal exploration and family RV camping. The campground is located on the east side of U.S. 101, 14 mi. north of Florence
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Dec. 7 - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Dec. 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." It was the day a surprise military strike was conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In addition to nearly destroy
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Camp 18 in northern Oregon includes a logging museum, good eats, old friends Diana & Jim Garot
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 Jimmy and I last saw Jim and Diana it was for an all-too-brief stopover at their home this past January in Southern California.
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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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