Category Archives: United States

ARIZONA: Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert

May 13th ~ Petrified Forest National Park We got another late start today, but still had enough time to get a good overview of this diverse National Park. Entering from the southern entrance, we made a brief stop at a … Continue reading

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ARIZONA: Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments

May 12th ~ Celebrating Mother’s Day in Arizona  My day started off with a sweet surprise from our son. He had sent a Mother’s Day card with my husband for him to give me. It was a beautiful hand-made card … Continue reading

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ROUTE 66: From Oatman to Williams, Arizona

May 11 ~ Oatman, AZ and Route 66 Staying in Mohave Valley last night meant we were just a few miles from our first stop of the day, Oatman, AZ.

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ROUTE 66 ~ Southern California to Mohave Valley

May 10th ~ Our journey along Route 66 begins We did not get quite as early of a start this morning as I had hoped, but after cleaning out the refrigerator and loading a few final items, we got out … Continue reading

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Planning Our Seven Week RV Road Trip: California to Illinois and Return

May 5th ~ Happy Cinco de Mayo – Southern California **Our niece is getting married on June 1st in Illinois and we are ramping up our plans in preparation for our road trip from California to Chrisman and return. Departure … Continue reading

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Joshua Trees in Bloom

April 11th ~ Driving from Kernville toward Los Angeles Another wonderful RV road trip was coming to a close. This was a short get-a-way, only one week, but it was a pleasure to witness so many amazing areas vivid with … Continue reading

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Kernville, California ~ Gateway to Trail of 100 Giants

April 8-11th ~ Kernville, California After we soaked in the Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain National Monument, we decided we were not quite ready to head home, so the guys got their heads together and settled on booking three nights … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Journey Becomes the Story

April 8th ~ Just outside of Bakersfield, CA  Getting from Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area to Rivernook Campground was an adventure all by itself… Tim and I were in the lead vehicle, with Tim driving and me in charge of … Continue reading

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Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area

April 7th – BV Rec Area Since there were limited RV campgrounds in and near Carrizo Plain National Monument, we booked three nights just west of Bakersfield at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area.

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SUPER BLOOM: Carrizo Plain National Monument

April 7th, 2019 ~ Carrizo Plains, California There are not many camping options for a big rig in or near Carrizo Plains. The two sites within the park are limited, both in number of spots and size. They also do … Continue reading

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