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Usery Mountain Regional Park Mesa Arizona

We are back to the home of the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake and the Peach Faced Love Birds. We have encountered both of these here before and have lived to tell about it (more so because of the rattlesnake, not the Love Birds). We enjoy this campground and the hiking trails and the great views.   Campground: Usery Mountain Regional Park …

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Lost Dutchman State Park Apache Junction Arizona

Campground: Lost Dutchman State Park Location: Apache Junction, Arizona Site: 31 (pull thru) Cost: $30 Services: W/E (50AMP) Comments: A nice campground with terrific views and great hiking trails.   The state park is situated right next to Tonto National Forest and offers lots of hiking trails that you can spend the day wandering around the mountains.   We even …

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Those Young Guys Halloween 2017

We are back at McDowell Mountain where I had my bike fall last year around this same time. I guess I was riding too aggressively and went over the bumps and sailed over the handle bars into the cactus and landed (actually skidded) onto my shoulder and ribs. No broken bones but lots of scratches and bruises. This year my …

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Cave Creek - Stagecoach Village

When heading south through Nevada in the Las Vegas area we like to head through Lake Mead National Recreation Area to help bypass traffic and take in the fantastic scenery. Sometimes we stop and spend a few nights or a week and sometimes we just drive through. Beautiful scenery and no traffic!   And then we continued on over the …

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Written on Oct, 28, 2017 by in , , , , | 4 Comments.
Valley of Fire State Park Nevada

We headed south from Ely on towards Valley of Fire and enjoyed the beautiful scenery along Highway 93.   Campground: Valley of Fire State Park – Atlatl Campground Location: Nevada Site: 39 (pull-thru) Cost: $30 Services: W/E (50AMP) Comments:  One of our favourite campgrounds.  Not only is the scenery stunning but the hiking is never ending.  We simply crawl out …

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Written on Oct, 23, 2017 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Prospectors Casino RV Park Ely Nevada

We love heading south via Highway 93 in Nevada. It is such beautiful scenery and an easy road to travel (as long as it is not the middle of winter).   An easy overnight along the way is in Ely, Nevada. We usually stay at the KOA but this time we thought we would check out Prospectors and we are …

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Bruneau Dunes State Park Idaho

We drove from Emigrant Springs State Park in Oregon along I-84 through Boise and on to the state park south of Mountain Home passing through Boise and following the Snake River.   Bruneau Dunes is a lovely state park in southern Idaho surrounded by some tall dunes (largest single structure dunes in North America) and a few lakes.   The …

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Written on Oct, 17, 2017 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Emigrant Springs State Park Oregon

After a nice drive through eastern Washington we made our way over Deadmans Pass and on to Emigrant Springs State Park campground.   The Emigrant Springs State Park lies between Deadmans Pass and Meacham, Oregon directly off I-84 on the summit of the Blue Mountains. Travelers along the Oregon Trail used to stop here to replenish their water supply. This …

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Written on Oct, 13, 2017 by in , , , , | 2 Comments.
Cabelas Stateline Idaho

Yes, Cabela’s offers RV Parking!  This Cabela’s is in Stateline, Idaho right off I-90 on the border of Idaho and Washington. Cabela’s told us we could stay as long as we wanted and park anywhere we wanted. But their dump station has closed so you need to head to a dump station for dumping and water.   We stayed about …

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Written on Oct, 09, 2017 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Farragut State Park Athol Idaho

  Farragut State Park is located north of Coeur d’Alene and offers beautiful camping sites year round. Besides having a beautiful lake for summer fun it also provides lots of hiking and biking trails. We have visited here a number of times, plus we lived nearby, so it is an all time favorite place to visit.   Campground: Waldron Campground …

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