Our excellent Texas adventure continues..... From San Antonio, we took a U-turn on IH35 and headed north.  We had initially reserved a spot at … [Continue Reading]

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Our next stop on our Tour of Texas was the City of San Antonio. I was actually born in San Antonio an undisclosed number of years ago :-) and a … [Continue Reading]

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What?! It's September!  Where did the summer go? Last time on whereRVgoing.com, I shared about picking up our new trailer and beginning our trek … [Continue Reading]

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US!! We did it!!  We found our travel trailer and could not be happier with our purchase.  It all started when we drove to Texas to find our new … [Continue Reading]

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I have been doing a lot of reminiscing lately....lots of time on my hands while recovering from my ACL replacement surgery!  And while going to … [Continue Reading]

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It finally happened.  Our last stop on our three week trip.  Nooooo!!  It was hard to face the fact that our family adventure was almost over.  Just … [Continue Reading]

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My first impression of Moab was personal.  I fell in love immediately.  Maybe it is the stark contrast between our lush, green forests of the Pacific … [Continue Reading]

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How do you describe the Grand Canyon?  For me, it was the colors.  Red. Blue. Gold. Green.  It was the texture and light.  It was simply majestic.  … [Continue Reading]

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North Texas Jellystone RV Park

Our excellent Texas adventure continues…..

From San Antonio, we took a U-turn on IH35 and headed north.  We had initially reserved a spot at another RV park in Arlington, until my smart sister-in-law suggested I look up Jellystone in Burleson.  On the drive up, I called, and by some miracle, they had a RV spot available for the 18 days we needed.  We decided to not tell the kids and surprise them on our change of plans.  Boy, were they surprised!

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My three boys with their cousin

Jellystone was a dream come true for my kids.  There is SO much to do here for all ages: [Read more…]

The Alamo City – San Antonio, Texas

Our next stop on our Tour of Texas was the City of San Antonio.

I was actually born in San Antonio an undisclosed number of years ago :-) and a large portion of my extended family still live in that area.  I was excited to return with my husband and kids to have several reunions of sorts.  Since moving away from Texas 10 years ago, sadly there were still some family members who had never met two of my kiddos!  So we divided our time by visiting family, sightseeing and eating out.

San Antonio is a unique city with a lot of cultural and historical influences.  One of the most popular is of course, The Alamo.  Any time the kids and I can get out and experience history rather than just read about it is a top priority for my family.

Grandma and the boys at The Alamo

Grandma and the boys at The Alamo

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Our Texas Road Trip Begins

What?! It’s September!  Where did the summer go?

Last time on whereRVgoing.com, I shared about picking up our new trailer and beginning our trek around Texas.  Then I disappeared for awhile.  :-)  I am still here and still writing, but with the added benefit of no distractions.  It is hard for me to write on the road.  My family and I get out and do a lot.  By the time I get home to the camper in the evenings and make dinner, bath the kids and get them to bed, I am exhausted.  I want to relax and spend some time with my sweet husband.

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So here I am, back home in Seattle after six weeks in Texas and over a week at La Push, Washington.  I can’t believe we spent seven weeks in the RV this summer.  That means we only spent three weeks of the kid’s summer vacation in our house.  So awesome!  But now, the kids are back in school and I have plenty of time to rehash our summer and share our memories.  Here goes… [Read more…]

And the Winner is……….

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We did it!!  We found our travel trailer and could not be happier with our purchase.  It all started when we drove to Texas to find our new RV…..

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Back in May, we were talking to three dealers in the Pacific Northwest: Clear Creek RV Center, Blade RV, and Dennis Dillon RV.  Blade RV and Dennis Dillon were eager to earn our business.  We chose not to go with Blade because ordering from the factory was the only option and we didn’t want to cut into our summer plans waiting for our RV to arrive.  At Dennis Dillon RV, the trailer they had in stock did not have the right color scheme inside, so we marked them off.  But my biggest disappointment was Clear Creek RV Center in Silverdale, Washington.  They had the exact unit we wanted and in stock.  But after days of going back and forth on the price, Clear Creek would not negotiate with us.  The salesman kept trying to get us to visit the dealership to discuss price.  They even told us that we could only buy from them because if we ever needed to get warranty work done, they said, you HAVE to take it back to the dealership you purchase from.  Which I know is a big, fat lie.  People all over the country buy RVs from dealerships nationwide.  So they lost out.  And the unit is still on their lot. [Read more…]

RV Buying Process – Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

RV buying process is very exhausting. Like a game of tug-of-war, there are two parties pulling back and forth on each other. One side is trying to save money and the other side is trying to make money and no body wants to give an inch for the fear of being taken.

We have narrowed down our search for our next trailer to an Open Range LT305BHS. We are going out on a limb with choosing a smaller manufacturer, but overall, this unit will fit our needs the best.

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We have been watching the market for this particular model since October 2013.  We have a couple of things going against us.  First, we are buying at the beginning of camping season.  Plus, the economy is not as bad as it was and people are beginning to loosen their belts, so to speak.

On our side [Read more…]

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