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Hagerman Idaho – Weekend One

We were pleasantly surprised by the Hagerman RV Village upon arrival. The park is full of beautiful shade trees, flowering fruit trees, and hundreds of birds – Robins, Towhees, Doves, Quail and Warblers galore. The sites are huge, easy to get into, rent is cheap, and the WiFi works great. If it wasn’t for its remoteness, it…

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The Redwoods – From Humboldt to Klamath

In June, our California friend, Lisa, came to visit again (what a sport!), but this time she flew into SFO so she too could see the redwood forests. It was to be a short trip, only four days, half of which would be driving, but we would make the best of it. I drove the 6 hours from Trinidad to…

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California

Due to many things out of our control, we were forced to skip Sequoia National Park. Many of the RV parks had reviews that included warnings about length, due to trees or roads, others were just full and could only give us a few days. We thought about rushing to the area Saturday from Twentynine Palms (Joshua…

Picnic area at campground on the way to Coral Pink Sand Dunes
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The Kanab & Coral Pink Sand Dunes Area Desert

Our first free day in Utah we headed straight for the nearest State Park, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, just north west of Kanab about 20 miles. As soon as we hit the desert we found it necessary to stop often, trying out sandy roads, exploring the desert and choosing a campground to have a picnic…

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Little Grand Canyon, Illinois

We had a late morning, as we often do, on this, the Sunday before Labor Day. We spent some time in the trailer slowly gaining momentum to meander to the truck and venture off to one of the many state parks and geological awesomenessities that southern Illinois has to offer. After exchanging some synthetic leather hiking/winter boots…

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Last goal for Florida, the Keys

We have been in Florida since September after almost not coming here at all. We were thinking of jumping straight to the Smokey Mountains after Savannah, but since the Everglades and Florida Keys were a major goal of mine on this “trip”, we decided to take on the potentially ‘full to the brim with retirees’ state. After spending this…

Friendly deer at Cheaha State Park
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Weekend at Cheaha State Park

We had seen several interesting parks on the map of Alabama but Cheaha State Park seemed like one of the best since it was deep inside Talladega National Forest – and the only place to camp inside the forest. We were excited to arrive, managing to show up at a decent time this time, but finding out…