Florida to Arizona (11/28 – 12/15)

By / December 31, 2016 / Travel Log

It was time to head “home” for the holidays and we had just over two weeks to make it to the Phoenix Metro area of Arizona.  We would travel up the Florida Panhandle to Interstate 10, which would then take us straight to our destination. Our plan was to alternate long driving days with days… [read more]

Snowbirds in Florida (11/1 – 11/28)

By / December 23, 2016 / Travel Log

Florida We arrived in Florida on November 1st and looked forward to spending the entire month of November in the same state. Our first stop was in Wauchula at a Thousand Trails campground.  After being on the move like we had been, we took advantage of some downtime to take care of business and recharge…. [read more]

South for the Winter – Virginia to Florida (10/20 – 11/1)

By / November 27, 2016 / Travel Log

Ashland, VA 10/20 – 10/25 206 miles from Bear, DE to Ashland, VA Americamps RV Resort Highlights: We planned our journey south to coincide with our friend Jess’ 40th birthday surprise party. She and her family, as well as several other friends from Arizona, moved back to Virginia a few years back, to be closer… [read more]

Fall in Maine and the Surrounding Northeast Area (9/15 – 10/20)

By / November 10, 2016 / Travel Log

We finally got back on track after the big Texas detour and landed in Maine on September 15th. Our plan all along has been to spend fall in New England for the changing of the leaves. It had been unseasonably warm in the 70s and 80s, but it was still quite a relief from the… [read more]

Texas to Maine Roadtrip (8/22 – 9-15)

By / October 23, 2016 / Travel Log

After the family festivities and some downtime in the San Antonio area, we were ready to continue our journey toward the northeast, with Maine being the stopping point for a bit. It seems easiest to group our adventures by state, so we’ll stick with that format for now. TEXAS 8/22 – 8/24 255 miles from… [read more]

Medina Lake, Texas (8/5 – 8/22)

By / September 4, 2016 / Travel Log

After an epic 3400 mile drive, we were excited to park and not move for a couple weeks! Between the hot and humid weather here and fatigue from our mega journey, we’re feeling pretty unmotivated. It felt good to not have anywhere to go or anything pressing to do. Finally…relaxation! The campground is huge with… [read more]

Washington to Texas in 19 Days! (7/18 – 8/5)

By / August 19, 2016 / Travel Log

We knew that once we left La Conner, Washington, the pace of our trip would pick up significantly. We had three weeks to get from La Conner to the San Antonio, Texas, area, but we didn’t want to just drive it and miss out on the people and sights. We mapped out a route that… [read more]

La Conner RV & Camping Resort (6/30 – 7/18)

By / August 7, 2016 / Travel Log

It’s moving day! We followed our usual routine of packing up, securing all loose items inside the coach, and disconnecting everything on the outside. We started the engine and immediately received a “turn off engine” warning on the indicator panel. We had not seen this error before and initial research showed that this may be a… [read more]

Rekindle Ranch, Gig Harbor, WA (6/22– 6/30)

By / August 5, 2016 / Travel Log

Recently, it seems that every moving day presents some sort of challenge/learning opportunity. The night before we left Silver Creek, our refrigerator flashed the NC (not cooling) error message. We turned it completely off, then back on to see if the error would clear, because when in doubt…reboot! The reboot worked for a few hours,… [read more]

Paradise Campground, Silver Creek, WA (6/1– 6/22)

By / July 10, 2016 / Travel Log

Drive We are enjoying the shorter drives from one stop to the next. The drive from Seaside, Oregon to Silver Creek, Washington was just two and a half hours and was uneventful for the most part. As we were preparing to leave Seaside, we discovered that our outdoor shower would not turn off and was… [read more]

  • Seaside RV Resort, Seaside, OR (5/11- 6/1)

    By / June 21, 2016 / Travel Log

    Drive The drive from Newport to Seaside was just about two hours long and the highways were much more forgiving than our last trip. It was a nice change from the longer drives between previous campgrounds. We took our time and stopped at a few overlooks where we had some excellent views of the sea… [read more]

  • Whaler’s Rest RV Resort, Newport, OR (4/20-5/11)

    By / May 19, 2016 / Travel Log

    The drive to our next stop was both lovely and treacherous at some points. We travelled Interstate 5 north to Highway 38 which runs adjacent to the Umpqua River and winds through beautiful old forests and wildlife viewing areas where we spotted several elk. The last 70 or so miles were on the historic and… [read more]

  • Crater Lake, Oregon (4/18/2016 – 4/20/2016)

    By / April 26, 2016 / Travel Log

      On our way to our next stop in Oregon, we decided to detour towards Crater Lake.  Neither one of us had ever been to Crater Lake, but we both always wanted to see it live and in person.  The drive was beautiful and we enjoyed clear views of a snow-capped Mt. Shasta. The elevation… [read more]

  • Lake of the Springs, Oregon House, California (3/30/2016 – 4/18/2016)

    By / April 23, 2016 / Travel Log

    Lake of the Springs Campground We heard from several fellow RVers that Lake of the Springs was one of their favorite destinations. We can see why! The camp is located about an hour northeast of Sacramento in Oregon House, California. The campground is huge with your choice of sites with lake views, forest views, or… [read more]

  • Soledad Canyon, Acton, California (3/19/2016 – 3/30/2016)

    By / April 13, 2016 / Travel Log

      And We’re Off… Before we left Arizona for California, we made another stop by Al’s RV so they could install new springs in our leveling jacks and make a few other minor fixes. We then made a quick trip to the RV wash to remove all of the buildup from our month long stay in the… [read more]

  • Monte Vista Resort, Mesa, Arizona (2/19/2016 – 3/18/2016)

    By / April 8, 2016 / Travel Log

      Our time at Monte Vista came and went faster than we imagined and we weren’t able to see many of our friends that we had planned to see. However, we enjoyed our time at Monte Vista so much that we made tentative plans for a three-month stay next winter, so hopefully we will have… [read more]

  • Palm Springs & AZ Pit Stop (2/13/2016 – 2/17/2016)

    By / February 29, 2016 / Travel Log

    On our way back to Phoenix, we stopped in Palm Springs for three days.  Once again, we were advised not to park here after dark due to the tight spaces and huge date palm trees at the edge of each site.  Of course, we arrived to the campground after dark. We were hoping that one… [read more]

  • Rancho Oso, Santa Barbara, California (1/23/2016 – 2/13/2016)

    By / February 15, 2016 / Travel Log

    Wow! What a beautiful drive and a beautiful site! Rancho Oso is located about 30 min off of highway 101 in the foothills of Santa Barbara next to the Los Padres National Forest. We had heard that we should avoid arriving after dark because the entrance road is narrow, windy, and steep with a lot… [read more]

  • Wilderness Lakes, Menifee, CA (1/2/2016 – 1/23/2016)

    By / February 13, 2016 / Travel Log

    In true newbie fashion, we ended up leaving our Arizona site late and arriving to our California site after dark. While we have never had a problem driving in the dark, pulling in to a new park, trying to find a site, backing in, and setting up tends to be a little more challenging after… [read more]

  • Finally moved in!

    By / December 22, 2015 / Travel Log

    It turns out that transitioning to full time RVing is keeping us rather busy! We started writing this post last month and are finally getting around to publishing it.  We have been keeping busy finishing projects in our RV and figuring out our new routines.  Now that we are getting more settled in, we hope to… [read more]

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