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…

Joshua Tree National Park – Feb. 2018

The theme of this trip was COOOOOLLLLDDD!  The low was 23 with a “feels like” 15 degrees, and very windy! In our pop up we used a propane heater and we were so glad to have it! On the first night there was even snow flurries! We stayed at Black Rock Campground (Site 68) which…

Camp Pendleton-Del Mar RV Resort Nov 2017

Our church has an adults-only RV Group (fur-babies allowed) that goes camping about 4 times a year and this was our first time joining them. You can only camp here if you are military or hosted by military personnel (active or retired), and there are several veterans in our group. You have to be “on…

San Elijo State Beach – July/August 2017

We were able to get this reservation at San Elijo SB very last minute but it wasn’t an ocean view site. In our section there were actually 4 rows (some parts of the loops have just 2 or 3 rows) and we were in the 2nd row from the ocean. The trains were REALLY loud without…

Summer Vacation June 2017 – Part 3 Yosemite-Wawona Campground

Our plan was to enter Yosemite via the Arch Rock Entrance since we’d never been there before, but there had been a rock fall in the area of the 140, so we went south and took the entrance near Fish Camp. We’d never stayed at Wawona Campground before and were pleasantly surprised. We were in…