Travel to Twilight!!

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 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 around La Push are beautiful.  Directly by La Push is First, Second, and Third Beach.  First Beach is adjacent to the resort.  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 [Read More…]

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Washington Road Trip: What Do Oysters and RVs Have in Common?

Belfair State Park! This summer, we were lucky enough to grab a camping spot at Belfair State Park and join our friends for a post-July 4th celebration.  What a unique location.  Nestled at the tip of the Hood Canal, this park offers water activities, views and plenty of shellfishing.

This park has good facilities with full RV hookupsView from Belfair, plus dry camp sites.  There are three loops, Beach Loop, Tree Loop, and the Main Loop.  We stayed in T28 on the Beach Loop and had close access to the beach.  If you want the best spot, choose from one of the pull through sites right along the beach like T27, T30, T31 or T32.

With shallow waters and a lack of waves, the beach water at Belfair State Park was warm and my kids loved playing there and going for a swim.  Just be sure to bring slip on water shoes for the whole family, it is rocky.  The dramatic tide change also offers great exploring opportunities and wildlife watching.  While the tide was out one morning, we encountered two bald eagles enjoying an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. [Read more…]

Elephant Seals and Hearst Castle – RV Road Trip: Six States in Three Weeks Series

What do you love about RV travel?  I love the flexibility.  Here’s why.  Surprises.  Whether good or bad, surprises happen, and in a RV you can take most things in stride.

We left Kirk Creek Campground early since we had five hours of driving ahead of us.  Our next destination was Sequoia National Park, only about 200 miles, but mostly on two-lane, curvy roads, certain to slow us down.  Little did I know what was in store for us.

Surprise One

Elephant Seals.  Thousands of Elephant Seals.  We pulledIMG_5632 in at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery about 30 miles south of Kirk Creek Campground.  This unplanned stop was fantastic.  A large parking area greeted us with plenty of room for several more RVs.

As we walked along the trail beside the beach, we chatted with one of the volunteer docents with Friends of the Elephant Seal.  They were extremely [Read more…]

Big Sur, California – RV Road Trip: Six States in Three Weeks Series

Our first destination in California to explore was the Big Sur area.  What better way is there to start off exploring through California than on the coast?!  This was my first time exploring this state, so in my mind’s eye, California is all beaches, blonde hair and tan lines.  I could not be more wrong.  California is so diverse and so beautiful.

We left San Jose in the morning and headed down the curvy and Big Surscenic Highway 1 to our campground, Kirk Creek Campground.  When planning for this trip, I knew if we were staying on the coast, I was going to STAY on the coast.  Kirk Creek Campground is practically falling into the Pacific Ocean.  It was perfect.

This was our shortest stay during our three week road trip for only two nights because Kirk Creek is dry camping. View from Kirk Creek Campground If our fresh water tanks and holding tanks were bigger, then I would have enjoyed a longer stay.  Kirk Creek is located on the west side on Highway 1 perched on a hundred foot bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  The views of the ocean and the jagged California coast are indescribable.  Kirk Creek is truly a unique camping experience and a must stay location.  A bonus for Kirk Creek [Read more…]

The RV Road Trip that Changed My Life

Five people.  192 square feet.  Three weeks.  This is the story of how a road trip changed my life.  My family and I left behind our routines on March 30, 2013 to drive through six states.  I can still feel the butterflies in my stomach as we were pulling away from our house.  Our goal was to spend time together, reconnect, see new places, and just have fun together.  It was the best trip of our lives!

Trip Overview

We drove a total of 3,900 miles through Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho.  Family ArchesWhen we were in the planning stages, we wanted to see and do everything.  Initially, we had so many stops on our road trip, that we were only staying a couple nights at each RV Park or campground.  We quickly realized that we needed to cut back on the sights to give us time to really relax and explore at each location.  We can always return later on another trip to see the stuff we missed, right?!

Our trip focused mostly on California, Arizona, and Utah.  In California, we spent time in Big Sur, Sequoia National Park and Disneyland.  Arizona was all about the Grand Canyon.  And in Utah, we stayed in Moab to visit Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse State Park. [Read more…]

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