North Fork, Idaho ~ Building a Compound at Wagonhammer Campground

September 3 ~ North Fork, Idaho

North Fork, Idaho

It was a reasonable 140 mile drive on this day from Missoula, Montana back into Idaho. We planned for just one over-night in North Fork to break up the distance into easy bites.  Continue reading

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Starting a Petition to Save Yogi Bear at Jellystone Park

September 1-3rd ~ Missoula, Montana

Yogi welcomes us to Jellystone Park

It was Labor Day weekend, and many of the parks were already booked for the end-of-summer holiday. It is normally quite easy for Tim and I to find places to stay with our tiny rig, but traveling with others that have larger rigs makes it more of a challenge. The long spaces are more limited in number.

Thankfully my sister had done the research and found Jellystone Park in Missoula. I think her comment was something along the lines of, “come on, who would not want to stay there…”. So of course it was added to our itinerary.  Continue reading

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Miracle of America Museum ~ Polson, Montana

August 30 – 31st ~ Polson, MT

Tim with the owner/collector, Gil Mangels

This was our second experience staying at a Harvest Host location, and it was equally interesting. This is a membership RVing organization that bills itself as “Unique Overnight Stops at Wineries, Farms and Attractions”. Here is a little clip to give you a brief intro into what a stay MAY be like. So far our two stays have been quite different from what is shown in this video, but fun none-the-less.  Continue reading

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From Lake Pend Oreille to Flathead Lake (Idaho to Montana)

August 30th ~ Drive from Lake Pend Oreille (Sandpoint, ID) to Flathead Lake (Polson, MT)

One of several rivers we passed over or by

~ This was just a repositioning day. Driving approximately 200 miles from Sandpoint, Idaho to Polson, Montana.  Continue reading

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Cruise on Lake Pend Oreille and Picking Blueberries

August 29th ~ Sandpoint, ID

Boat for our cruise on Lake Pend Oreille

~ We arranged an afternoon excursion on the lake through Lake Pend Oreille Cruises. Originally we wanted to take the 3:00 nature cruise, but not enough people signed up to meet the minimum numbers, so the 1:00 history cruise was a good substitute.  Continue reading

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Hiking on Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho

August 28th ~ Sandpoint, Idaho

View of Lake Pend Oreille on the drive to Schweitzer Mountain

*Up and on the road by 9:00ish, we had a little bit of a drive to get from Riley Recreation Area to Schweitzer MountainContinue reading

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Riley Creek Recreation Area on the Pend Oreille River, Idaho

August 27th – 30th ~ Near Sandpoint, Idaho

Pend Oreille River from Riley Creek Recreation Area Campground

*We booked three nights at the Army Corp of Engineering camp ground in the Riley Creek Recreation Area. Situated right on the Pend Oreille River, a few miles outside of Sandpoint, Idaho, it is a great place for a base to explore the area.  Continue reading

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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Tubbs Hill

August 26th ~ Coeur d’Alene, ID

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

*Our drive from Palouse, WA to Coeur d’Alene was relatively short. Passing through more farming country, we admired the healthy crops in the fields. Many had already been harvested, and quite a few appeared ready.  Continue reading

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Roy Chatters Newspaper and Printing Museum

August 25th ~ Palouse, Washington

Roy M. Chatters Newspaper & Printing Museum

*When we walked the small town the day before, we had noticed the small newspaper printing museum. Posted hours were only open on Saturday from 10-2. Since we had a short drive to our next stopover, we were not in any hurry to break camp.

We decided to get all packed and hooked up, ready to pull out and then walked the two short blocks from our site. The museum was open as we approached.  Continue reading

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Palouse, Washington ~ Small Town USA

August 24th ~ Palouse, WA

Caboose in Palouse

Welcome to small town America. Palouse is located just two miles from the Idaho border in the Southeastern corner of Washington State. A rich farming area with rolling hills covered in golden crops. Wheat, peas, lentils, barley and garbanzo beans are the main items harvested.  Continue reading

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