Maybe it’s because I have a slight obsession with crossing national parks and monuments off my to-see list. Maybe I’m just drawn to it like the characters in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But there are some places you just really want to see for some inexplicable reason and for me, Devils Tower was such a place.

The problem is Devils Tower doesn’t lie on a main route and is a little out of the way in northeastern Wyoming. In the past, we just haven’t had time for the detour.



Not this time. We were going to see Devils Tower regardless if we had a campground reservation. I called a private campground and they told me they had one spot left. I asked if we would be able to see the monument from our campsite and she said she didn’t know. Hmm….

I knew from talking to other RVing friends that Bell Fourche campground offered incredible views but it was first-come first-served. We decided to take our chances. I’m so glad we did.


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Every five days a miracle happens. These miracles are called weekends, and they’re meant to be packed full of trail-hiking, ice-cream-eating, and memory-making excitement. With these planned RV camping trips, we’ve taken all of the pesky thinking and research out of your weekend adventures so that you can just hit the road with those precious 56 hours of fun time.


Lake Placid


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We are family! I’ve got all my sisters with me. We are family. Get up everybody and sing. Everyone can see that we’re together, as we walk on by. Hey, and we fly just like birds of a feather. I won’t tell no lie. All of the people around us they say, can they be that close? Just let me state for the record, we’re giving love in a family dose. – Sister Sledge


I think it is certainly safe to say that we live in times in which the image of what constitutes a family has changed. There are many people who, for varied reasons, find themselves in the position of not having “blood” kin to share their lives with. Growing up in Ohio, Sister on the Fly, Pam Elson could not have imagined that she would ever find herself in need of family. Her parents and two brothers were a close family with cousins and aunts and uncles in nearby Kent, Ohio. They enjoyed camping vacations and first owned a pop up trailer and then graduated to a little “canned ham,” Metzendorf. Pam recalls the fun of traveling to Novia Scotia to camp and hoped to one day recreate those happy times with a family of her own.


Upper left: the family wagon with their Metzendorf trailer behind it

Upper right: Pam with her brother and dad toasting marshmallows on a family camping trip

Lower left: Pam at her campsite in the 1960s

Lower right: Pam, the future cowgirl!


In her early twenties Pam married her first love, an Ohio farmer, and set out to make a life. Let’s just say that things didn’t go as planned and she filed for divorce less than two years later. In her mid-twenties and single, Pam found a job at Fed Ex. For 17 years she was a Fed Ex driver. For another ten years she worked in the Fed Ex offices. During that time Pam was socially busy but never met “the one.” She bought a house near her family and enjoyed holidays with her parents and brothers. She has an incredible eye for design and enjoys thrifting, flea markets and furniture arranging! With or without a husband and children it was her need and desire to “nest.” She created a beautiful home near her parents and brothers and life was good.

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The Fall Foliage

Did you expect anything different for number one? Tourists flock from not only all over the country, but from all over the world to see these radiant colors in New England. The foliage is the number one reason for visiting New England in the fall, but “leaf peeping” from the comfort of your RV makes the experience even more special.

The comfort you have of viewing the radiant colors from an RV is unbeatable. While heading down roads that look like they belong in a glamorous magazine or movie, you can easily stop and grab a soda out of your own fridge or pull off to the side of the road and have a spontaneous picnic.


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I am excited about our final beach trip of the summer to La Push, WA. We visit every year and it is one of our favorite places to visit in Washington.

La Push is a great family destination. We always go in August for better chances of warm weather. We continue to stay at Quileute Oceanside Resort and love the proximity to the beach – literally a 20 second walk. The resort has two sides for RV sites: the older and larger side, and the newer side. We prefer the newer section. Have friends or family that want to join your time in La Push but they don’t have an RV? Quileute Oceanside Resort has cabins and a hotel as well!

The beaches in the area are beautiful. Directly by La Push is First, Second, and Third Beach. First Beach is adjacent to the resort, while Second and Third beaches are a short hike through the forest and offer more amazing views. Plus, there is Rialto Beach where I have seen the best tide pools here at Hole in the Wall. Farther out are Shi Shi and Ruby Beaches.



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