Category Archives: National Parks

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

June 3rd and 4th ~ Great Sand Dunes National Park Our weather had taken a turn, and we experienced a gusher of a rain storm on the drive here. 

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Rocky Mountain National Park ~ Part 2

Memorial Day Weekend – Continued Sunday: Bear Lake Area and Alberta Falls Bear Lake is the most popular destination in RMNP. We were warned that the parking lot would fill up early. There is an overflow park-and-ride lot about half … Continue reading

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How to spend a long weekend at Rocky Mountain National Park – Part 1

May 25th – 28th ~ Estes Park, Colorado ~ Memorial Day Weekend Finding a spot for two RV’s, relatively last-minute over a holiday weekend, at a popular National Park, with a view of water, is not an easy task. We … Continue reading

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Southern Oregon ~ A Wrap Up and Review of our Two-Week Surprise Trip

May 13th ~ Southern California Our friends, Laura and Michael knew that we would be gone for two weeks, traveling together in our small RV and that we would be visiting three National Parks. Beyond that, the trip was to … Continue reading

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Manzanita Lake Hike ~ Lassen Volcanic National Park

May 10th ~ Lassen Volcanic National Park Our original plans went up in smoke due to late and abundant snowfall. Most of the park was still closed and the Bumpass Hell trail was down for the season due to replacing … Continue reading

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Drive from Medford to Lassen Volcanic National Park

May 9th ~ Overnight Mt. Lassen KOA This was another travel day as we had quite a few miles to get us from Medford to the KOA near the entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park. 

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Crater Lake National Park With Snow and The Rogue Gorge

May 8th ~ Southern Oregon There is only one National Park in the entire state of Oregon, and it certainly deserves this ranking. 

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Redwoods National Park

May 4th ~ Redwoods National Park, Northern California We left Ellie Mae Camp-it safely parked at Jedediah Smith Park while we took a morning expedition to check out the Giant Redwoods. 

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Oregon Caves and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

May 3rd ~ Southern Oregon We parted ways with my sister and her husband after breakfast this morning where they joined us for a sampling of a morel mushroom frittata I had fixed. We did not manage to find many … Continue reading

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Waterton Lakes ~ Looking for a Moose and Cameron Lake

July 29th ~ Cameron Lake The kind lady at the Visitors Center had given us her best recommendations for where we might possibly find a moose. She also stressed that early mornings and late evenings were the best time to … Continue reading

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