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Ocotillo Wells Recreation Area California

On the west side of the Salton Sea is a recreation area called Ocotillo Wells. It is a huge area for off-roading and has lots of areas for boondocking.  We have talked about staying in this area many times as we drive past it on our way to Borrego Springs and this time we decided to try it out for …

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McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Yep, we’re back.  We stayed at this park just a few weeks ago and decided to return since we love the wide open spaces and all the hiking and biking trails.  This park can be quite crowded in the winter and almost always full. But if you keep checking the online reservation system you will find site availability now and …

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Whitewater Draw Wildlife Preserve is owned and operated by the Arizona  Department of Fish and Game. It is located just south of McNeal, Arizona and about 20 miles north of Douglas, Arizona. It is accessible for a primitive dirt road which means you might get a bit dusty and dirty (or muddy) on your way in and out. The wildlife …

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Those Young Guys - Central Alberta

Here we are hanging in central Alberta and mooching off relatives and friends. Isn’t life wonderful? We visited a few farms and ate and drank until we couldn’t move anymore. Our hiking has vanished as we soak in the atmosphere and good times.   Oh well…we are having a terrific time and experiencing wonderful weather. Some of the things we …

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Written on Mar, 10, 2015 by in , , , | 2 Comments.
Bodega Country Store Bodega California

“The Birds” Filming Locations Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” (1963), forever cemented in many of our brains to haunt us through eternity, was filmed in multiple locations in California but two of the main locations in the Bodega Bay area were in both the town of Bodega and the town of Bodega Bay.  Hitchcock intertwined the scenes filmed in both towns …

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Pinnacles National Park California

Wildlife   As the crowds thinned and we found ourselves alone then the wildlife appeared. We could just sit in our rig or by our rig and see lots of birds. I selected our site based on being close to the Condor viewing area. We had tried to view the Condors in Grand Canyon a few weeks ago but no …

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Written on Feb, 09, 2015 by in , , | 2 Comments.
Sedona Arizona

While staying at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, Arizona we had so many options of things to do that it was hard to choosel. So we did what we usually do and just dove in. We have been to this area many times before but are always looking to try something new and different. But sometimes we mix …

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Written on Feb, 02, 2015 by in , , , | 1 Comment.
Usery Mountain Regional Park - Arizona

Salt River Recreation Area – Salt River Wild Horses Usery Mountain Regional Park sits in north Mesa close to the Salt River Recreation Area (SRRA) in Tonto National Forest. The SRRA is known for not only tubing down the Salt River in the summer but also for its herd of wild horses which roam in the area and can be …

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Written on Jan, 16, 2015 by in , , , | 2 Comments.
Yuma Territorial Prison - Yuma AZ

The Peanut Patch A historical landmark in Yuma consisting today of mainly a packaging facility and a store. The Patch used to grow peanuts for over 40 years and due to a white fly problem they stopped growing them and now purchase them from Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. On site roasting and making of clusters, fudge, and peanut butter …

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Written on Feb, 16, 2014 by in , , | Leave a comment
Those Young Guys - New Smyrna Beach Florida

Our motorhome is in storage so we are ready to go! Yep, we put the motorhome in storage in Borrego Springs and drove to Palm Springs and boarded a plane to Orlando, Florida for a family visit! We had a flight which was uneventful which is exactly how we like them. We visited family and friends and ate way too …

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