Getting to California – RV Road Trip: Six States in Three Weeks Series

This was our first time heading out on a trip this long – three weeks.  One day, trips like this will be more frequent, once the kids graduate college and my husband retires.  But right now, I will take what I can get!  🙂  I have to admit I was nervous and excited at the same time.  All the ‘what ifs’ were running though my mind.  Then I remembered.  We are in our RV.  We can be flexible.  That is the beauty of RV travel and camping.

Our first day on the road, we drove from outside of Seattle, Washington to Grants Pass, Oregon.  What a beautiful drive.  We drove about 430 miles that day Moon Mountain RV Resortand stayed overnight at Moon Mountain RV Resort.    This RV park is about 55 miles north of the California and Oregon border.  It was the perfect pit stop for us.  Moon Mountain is a nice and quiet little RV park with 24 of the 55 sites being pull through.  Great for our overnight stay at $37.  It was very clean and well maintained with several amenities like laundry, full-hook ups, Wi-Fi, cable, self-check in and on-site propane.  This park is open all year long.  My only complaint is the sites are very close together.  Since we have kids that need to run around and stretch their legs, I prefer a place that has a little more green grass.  (Photo source:

Day two was another 430 miles to San Jose, California.  We stayed one night at Coyote Valley RV Resort.  This is truly a RV Resort.  The facility is well maintained and squeaky clean.  There were mostly big rig motorhomes and fifth-wheels staying here as a destination.  Rates start at $60 per night for a weekday stay and $65 per night for the weekend.  Coyote Valley RV Resort1Coyote Valley RV Resort boasts 127 deluxe sites with amenities galore like a beautiful pool and clubhouse, free Wi-Fi, fee satellite, large green lawns, propane, and the list goes on and on.  All sites are back in only, but no worries, when we arrived, they escorted us to our site and directed us in!  This RV resort is located just south of San Jose and would be a great place to stay if you were visiting the Bay Area.  Absolutely at 10!  The next time I am ever in this area, I will definitely stay at Coyote Valley RV Resort again. (Photo source:

Stay tuned for our next stop just south of Big Sur, California at Kirk Creek Campground.  Thank you for reading and please feel free to comment and share on your social networks.  Thank you!


A=Seattle, WA | B=Moon Mountain RV Resort, Grants Pass, OR | C=Coyote Valley RV Resort, San Jose, CA

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