A TASTE OF WASHINGTON’S COAST

 

We began the first leg of our trip through the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state with a visit to the Waterfront at Potlach RV Park. Today we continue on with our trip visiting Grayland Beach State Park. We arrive after a leisurely 80-mile drive and still have the majority of the day ahead of us. This is the beauty of exploring the Olympic Peninsula, as camping destinations and places to visit are within short proximity to one another.

After we set up camp, we hop into the truck and make our way down the road to the city of Westport.  According to the Chamber of Commerce, we learn that Westport bills itself as the “Sport Fishing Capital of the World.” That was not surprising to us as the marina was full of some pretty big fishing boats. The Westport Marina is also a great place to set your crab pots and pull in buckets of Dungeness crab. Crabbing, not fishing was our activity of the afternoon and we could hardly wait.

 

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WHY NOT? EXTENDING OUR STAY IN NOLA

There is a reason people talk about the weather. It’s certainly small talk and a common ground, but the weather has the power to affect and color our experience of a place in a very tangible way. We can commiserate together when the weather is uncooperative and bleak, or giddily connect under a clear blue sky. There is no better time to do this than springtime!

 

 

The weather was as close to perfect as a day can get in New Orleans, and even more perfect, my family had decided to extend their stay one more day so we could experience New Orleans together!

This was our third visit to New Orleans and we were excited to show my family some of our favorite places. We started with a walk along the mighty Mississippi as she nears her destination at the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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5 NATIONAL PARKS YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE

The National Park Service was established in 1916 and consists of over 400 parks covering more than 80 million acres. In 2014, these parks saw nearly 300,000,000 visitors. National parks are a perfect place to experience nature, learn about our history, pursue favorite pastimes and find your AWAY.

After 3 and half years of full time RVing, we’ve been to nearly a fourth of the parks. We’ve walked the battlefields of Gettysburg and under the giant sequoias in California with many stops in between. While we have enjoyed aspects of each park, there are a few that stand out as places that kids (and adults) will especially love.

Yellowstone National Park

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I had low expectations for America’s first and most visited national park, Yellowstone National Park. I had heard about the crowds (I’m not a crowd person) and assumed the park was overrated. I was wrong. We all LOVED our time in Yellowstone. Thing 1 and Thing 2 both agreed that it was their second favorite National Park.

 

 

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1000 MILES AND THE MEMORIES WITH THEM

 

Colorado

You may think having to extend plans an extra day for a doctor’s appointment* sounds like an inconvenience, but what about when your front yard is a view like this? We were happy to extend our stay in Colorado Springs where the view from our humble little campsite was not so humble!

 

*We get asked a lot about going to the doctor on the road, so for those who may be curious: For regular check ups we try to schedule them when we visit our hometown in California. If visiting home isn’t in the upcoming plans then we try to see a doctor in a town where we have friends. Hence this visit to my friend’s highly regarded dermatologist. In the rare instance of a situation that can’t wait – this has only happened once – we use Google to find a doctor in the area.

 

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO SPOT SPRING IN YOUR RV

 

The Season is working her magic on the country’s National Parks and reserves, turning them into a wonderland of beautiful colors and amazing fragrances! What better way to experience the renewal and beauty of the season than from the freedom of your RV?

 

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