HISTORY AND BEAUTY IN THE SOUTHWEST

 

 

It’s safe to say fall is on the way out and winter is just around the corner. Most of the leaves have disappeared and the weather hasn’t been able to make up it’s mind. One day we will be wearing t-shirts and then the next day we are bundled in warm coats and gloves!

 

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AN ISLAND THANKSGIVING

 

 

Holiday traditions are an important part of our family life. One of our traditions over the Thanksgiving holiday is adventuring to the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Our destination? West Beach Resort on Orcas Island.

We arrive at the Anacortes Ferry Landing just as the sun begins to rise. We are serious early birds this morning and our wait time in line is minimal before our ferry arrives.   While we wait, we take our pup Oliver for a walk and chat with other people who too are waiting for the ferry. It’s a beautiful morning and we are so excited to be on this trip.

 

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GIVE THANKS FOR NOVEMBER

November doesn’t tend to be the first month that comes to mind when considering RV vacation plans. But don’t let the chilly weather keep you cooped up inside. November is a time to remember to be grateful for what you have, for the ability to travel this great country of ours and pto expand our horizons.

People will be on the move for Thanksgiving. As families become more and more scattered, bringing everyone together can be difficult. But traveling to see family should not be a chore. Look at it as an opportunity. Turn Thanksgiving into an awesome family RV road trip! If you’re heading to New York, think about hitting the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you’ll be in New England, be sure to stop at Plymouth Plantation, home of the first Thanksgiving. Or if you’re in the DC area, see the President pardon a turkey, and enjoy the museums without the summer crowds.

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THANKSGIVING ON THE GO

If you’re spending Thanksgiving in the RV this season, you’re in for a treat. Plenty of fall festivities happening around the country are just a short drive away. These small-town celebrations are fun for the whole family and sure to create some brand-new traditions.

1. Virginia Thanksgiving Festival, Charles City, Virginia

With countless food, craft vendors, and fun, family-friendly activities, the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival is sure to be hit. Be sure to enjoy shows by the Chickahominy Tribal Dancers, live music, and a traditional Thanksgiving parade.

2. America’s Hometown Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Every year, Plymouth, Massachusetts, celebrates Thanksgiving while preserving a piece of history. What better way to celebrate the season than in the place where Thanksgiving began? Take part in delicious food festivals, Pilgrim legacy parades, and much more. America’s hometown is a perfect RV destination for Thanksgiving.

3. Rocking Horse Ranch, Highland, New York

Thanksgiving at the Rocking Horse Ranch RV resort is the perfect opportunity to take in the bright colored leaves and cool fall air. Their legendary hayrides show off the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains view. And whether you’re a horseback rookie or a pro, instructors will ensure that you and your family can enjoy a ride you’ll never forget. Getting too cold? Enjoy their yearlong indoor water park.

4. Red Apple Farm, Phillipston, Massachusetts

For a fantastic fall festival this Thanksgiving, Red Apple Farm is the perfect RV destination. With homemade pies, fresh apple cider, and an abundance of maple products, Red Apple Farm’s 11th annual Thanksgiving Harvest Festival is the perfect place to spend a crisp autumn afternoon.

5. Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia

Taking a trip to Colonial Williamsburg is like going back in time. Interact with Revolutionary City and learn about America’s history this Thanksgiving. With historic tours, art museums, and restaurants, it’s the perfect destination for a historic American Thanksgiving.

With so much to see, taste, and experience this autumn, it’s the perfect time of year to pack up the family and plan a trip to one of these great RV-friendly destinations. Happy Thanksgiving!