West Yellowstone Campgrounds (2) Review!

Our first campground, Holiday RV Park (Click for link) A beautiful campground right on Lake Hegben! It’s about 10 minutes from the city of West Yellowstone, and about 12 miles from Yellowstone’s West Entrance. Open Memorial Day through the end of September (weather permitting), the resort include 36 large RV site and 16 cabins. They rent…

Campgrounds – So Calif en route to Yellowstone-Part 1

Whenever planning a road trip, it’s not too difficult to find a place to stay at our ultimate destination (like a National Park), but finding a campground along our route is often “look at a map, close your eyes, and point!”  I thought it might be helpful to share a few places we stayed along…

Yosemite for Thanksgiving – November 2018

The day before Thanksgiving we headed out at 4:30am, hoping to beat the holiday traffic and the storm that was coming to Yosemite, stopping only for a potty break and Starbucks, then lunch. We arrived at Upper Pines (site 228) around 1:30 PM, the earliest we’ve ever made it! We also beat the storm. As…

24 Hour Trip to Yosemite & Hite Cove – April 2018

Our original plan was to stay in Monterey for 2 nights (see previous post), but when I realized my other family members were only staying 1 night, I proposed the idea to Scott of cancelling our 2nd night at the Lodge (no cancellation fee) and taking a spontaneous trip to Yosemite for one night. He…

A Short Trip to Monterey, CA

As I mentioned in my last blog, we planned to return to Monterey, CA in a few weeks for my sister-in-law’s Memorial Service. We decided not to take the trailer this time so we could travel more quickly, and chose instead to stay in a local hotel. I was also able to find a wonderful,…

Marina Dunes RV Resort – Marina, CA

In early April 2018 we got word that my sister-in-law, who had been diagnosed with ALS less than 6 months earlier, was deteriorating quickly and may not have long on this earth. We quickly packed up and drove up to Marina, CA with our trailer in tow, just Scott, me and our dog Mickey. We…

2018 Road Trip Last Stop – Yosemite!

After a quick breakfast in Tonopah, NV, we set out for Yosemite. The drive just to the border of NV/CA seemed like forever, but once we got across the border it wasn’t too long until we started seeing prettier scenery. As we entered Yosemite from the Tioga Pass entrance (9945 elevation) well, it just keeps…

2018 Road Trip Part 3 – Zion National Park & Panguitch Lake, UT

This will not be the normal, happy, “amazing!” blog. Though we did have some of those moments, we also had quite a few challenges. Before we get to that, the campground… On Wednesday, June 13, we drove from Moab to Panguitch Lake Campground in UT, a 5+ hour drive. There was a lot of nothing…

2018 Road Trip – Part 2 – Canyonlands & Arches National Parks

The Moab Valley RV Resort Campground is a nice place in a great location with full hookups, essential for us in the summer heat of Moab. Each site has a little bit of grass, and the campground also has laundry facilities, Wifi (though unfortunately it was down the entire time we were there), showers, and…