Red Canyon Campground - next to Bryce Canyon Utah
How is this for a view out your RV window? Really amazing. We stopped for two days at the Red Canyon Campground because of its camp hosts Barbara and Steve Lynch (more on them in another post). This hidden treasure is on Hwy 12, a National Scenic Byway, only a few mi
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Jimmy Smith's update on his summer RV adventure
After being 'off grid' for most of the past two weeks, RVer Jimmy Smith takes advantage of being "hooked-up," to update his thoughts on this RV summer adventure. He reflects: "After weeks on the road that have resulted in a good coating of dust on all the camper’s
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A few days with friends in Utah
It was extremely restful to get off the road for a few  days and catch up with a couple of friends in Utah. Thanks to the gracious hospitality (and driveway) of Pam and Jamie, we were able to catch up on washing, checking e-mail, and posting an item or two. One d
Palisades State Park, ideal stop between Salt Lake City and Zion or Bryce Canyon
Palisades State Park, Manti, Utah, off Hwy 89, is a couple of hours south of the Salt Lake City-Provo area and a great place to stop if you're on your way to Bryce Canyon or Zion National Parks. It sits on the Palisade Reservoir where people can rent paddle boats or
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Lake Walcott State Park in south central Idaho: family fishing, camping spot
Much of the work done to transform Lake Walcott State Park and the Minidoka conservation project was performed by 200 young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps beginning in the fall of 1935. "From 1935-1941 the CCC transformed 'Walcott Park' by removing rock outcr
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McCall ready for summer, RVers, campers rolling in
McCall, Idaho, long known as a winter destination, is yawning, stretching its arms and reaching for the sun. Each day more and more RVs are streaming into the region, drawn by the many recreational activities, including boating and fishing on Payette Lake. We sta
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Burgdorf Hot Springs and forest service campgrounds
Idaho has dozens of great hot springs. One of the most funky and delightful is the historic Burgdorf Hot Springs about 30 miles north McCall, Idaho. For more details on the hot springs click on an item I wrote for
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Parks Canada looks to make national parks more large RV friendly
According to an item on CBC online news: "Many Parks Canada campgrounds were built in the 1950s but with one in five Albertans now owning an RV, Parks Canada spokesperson Thiessen says the demand is for improved facilities and larger campsites." Officials are conside
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Stopped by Halfway, Ore., to visit friend Butch Michaelsen in shadow of Cornucopia Peak
We stopped off in Halfway, Ore., to spend a couple days with a wonderful guy (and RVer) Butch Michaelsen (more about him in another post). Butch is caretaker of a great piece of property called Birch Leaf Guest House at an elevation of 3200 feet. "Quietly tucked away
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'Elegant RVers' Margaret McNevin and Dave Danielsen
Margaret McNevin and Dave Danielsen lived just three sites up from us when we were members for a year at the SKP Park of the Sierras south of Yosemite National Park. We first noticed them, however, before we became members. It was back in the fall of 2011 when we wer
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