Denver Celebrations ~ Graduation, Lake House, Birthday, Smoker BBQ

May 22nd – 24th & 29th ~ Denver, Colorado

On the drive between Grand Junction and Denver

Continuing on from Grand Junction, toward Denver the scenery was stunning. I had no idea how beautiful the state of Colorado is.  Continue reading

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Start of a New RV Road Trip ~ National Parks of Colorado

May 20-21st ~ Travel days – On our way from Los Angeles to Grand Junction

View from the road, Spotted Wolf Canyon

GETTING READY: After our recent road trip, Ellie Mae and Jethro both needed a good washing, inside and out.  Continue reading

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

May 13th ~ Southern California

Four friends on the rim of Crater Lake with Wizard Island in the background

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 be a surprise, unfolding day-by-day as we went along.  Continue reading

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Manzanita Lake Hike ~ Lassen Volcanic National Park

May 10th ~ Lassen Volcanic National Park

Entrance to 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 the boardwalk. We were open for a recommendation and the KOA park manager provided us with a solution.  Continue reading

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Drive from Medford to Lassen Volcanic National Park

May 9th ~ Overnight Mt. Lassen KOA

One of the cabins at the KOA campground

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.  Continue reading

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Crater Lake National Park With Snow and The Rogue Gorge

May 8th ~ Southern Oregon

Crater Lake in early May

There is only one National Park in the entire state of Oregon, and it certainly deserves this ranking.  Continue reading

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House of Mystery ~ Oregon Vortex

May 7th ~ Gold Hill, Oregon

House of Mystery

It was time to do a little backtracking, as we left the Oregon Coast and headed back inland toward Medford. Thankfully the sun was out in full force as we once again passed by one of my favorite coastline spots at Myers Beach.  Continue reading

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Jerry’s Rogue Jets ~ A Thrilling Boat Ride on the Wild Rogue River

May 6th ~ Gold Beach, Oregon

Scenery on the Wild Rogue River

We had been warned that the first part of our jet boat ride as we left the harbor and headed up the wild Rogue River could be windy, wet and cold. I bundled up to the max – long johns, heavy jeans, long sleeve shirt, vest, parka style jacket, boots, gloves, scarf and stocking cap.

I was a walking sauna…  Continue reading

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The Beaches of the Southern Oregon Coast ~ Heaven on Earth

May 5th – Cinco de Mayo ~ Gold Beach, OR

Favorite hidden beach of the day

I know I raved about the Giant Redwoods that we visited the day before, but truly there are few places on this planet that are any more beautiful that the Southern Oregon Coast.  Continue reading

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Redwoods National Park

May 4th ~ Redwoods National Park, Northern California

Can you see the people? Tiny specks next to the trees

We left Ellie Mae Camp-it safely parked at Jedediah Smith Park while we took a morning expedition to check out the Giant Redwoods.  Continue reading

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