Maryhill State Park, Maryhill Art Museum on the Columbia River = RV Short Stop+camping
When traveling to central Oregon from eastern Washington, we frequently stop at  Maryhill (Washington) State Park, the extremely popular 99-acre RV and tent camping park with 4,700 feet of waterfront on the magnificent Columbia River in Klickitat County. The park sit
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National Park Service celebrates birthday with a huge open house
Only one month to think about and plan your free, fun, family learning adventure to your favorite National Park. Click here for some ideas on where to go. National Park Service's *free entrance days that remain in 2014 include: • Monday, Aug. 25, National
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TrailManor Sportdeck: Nifty 'retractable,' aerodynamic, light travel trailer ... with a porch
When a low-slung, hard-sided travel trailer drifted by our camp site, what first came to mind was the Hi-Lo trailer with its unique low profile telescoping top. Wrong. It turned out to be a TrailManor  Sportdeck retractable travel trailer, complete with a front po
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Plan to attend FMCA Family Reunion in Oregon
We are planning on stopping by the Family Motor Coach Association Reunion at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center Aug. 13 to 16, 2014, in Redmond, Ore. On our way south from eastern Washington, we hope to travel through the scenic country of the Wallowa Mounta
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Retired RVers from Oregon trade in truck camper for small travel trailer
We origionally crossed trails with this Pacific Northwest couple the first winter we were snowbirding through the Southwest. That was almost five years ago at New Mexico's Pancho Villa State Park, just this side of the Mexico border. It was the first week of December 20
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Full-time RVers Thom and Dar Hoch travel scenic byways of Idaho this summer
No matter where Thom and Dar Hoch spend their winters, the full-time RVers usually find their way back to the family homestead near Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. This year is no exception and the Hochs are headed east from Oregon in their brand new 2014 Four Wheel Cam
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In this week's free newsletter, editor Chuck Woodbury reports on a wide-spread online scam website that is bilking big dollars out of trusting RVers. "Police say the scam artists are thought to be operating out of Nigeria," writes Woodbury, "and even
Man, boy chasing rainbows
Just a few miles south of the Canadian border (as the bald eagle flies) little more than a week ago, we settled into Lake Leo Campground, a small no-frills destination in the Colville National Forest. Before too long we saw a woman pull in towing a 20-foot 2007 J
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RVer Jimmy Smith muses about camping by a lake, watching eagles soar, catching trout
After more than three months of a self-imposed writing sabbatical, RVer Jimmy Smith returns to reflect on our week-long boondocking trip to a sweet little forested lake in northeast Washington state. He writes: "I always say I could explore endlessly this playgr
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Back from a week of camping, fishing, canoeing
We've just returned from seven days at Lake Leo Campground in the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington state. Over the next few days we will post additional photos of Lake Leo and the people we met while dry camping, canoeing and fishing at this amazing p
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