Custer’s Last Stand at the Battle of Little Bighorn

I had no idea what to expect when we planned this trip. Reading about historical battleground sites led me to believe we would walk up to a big open field and just stand there, staring out into the vast openness, feeling uninspired. For me, this place offered more. Observing history outside of a book is incredibly fascinating for me and I love sharing that excitement with my family.

The Battle of Little Bighorn took place in June of 1876 and was part of The Sioux War of 1876. During this two day battle, a force of 700 men lead by Lt. Col. George A. Custer suffered a defeat to the Native Americans. Including Custer, a total of 263 U.S. Army lives were lost. Ultimately, the United States prevailed against the Native Americans who were shuffled to reservations, forever changing their way of life.  [Read more…]

26 Big Sky Montana

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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Weekend Getaway Exploring Wenatchee and Leavenworth

Our weather in the Pacific Northwest has been nothing short of amazing. Perfect time to hook up the trailer and head out on a road trip. This time we drove east of the Cascade Mountains to explore the Wenatchee area.

Our basecamp was the Wenatchee River County Park, or WRCP. Love this place. WRCP has a great facility with easy access from State Highway 2 in Monitor, Washington. Laid out like a park with large lawns for spreading out and plenty of room for the kids to run. My favorite loop is [Read More…]

 

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Moab, Utah – RV Road Trip: Six States in Three Weeks Series

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 Northwest compared to the red rock and blue skies of Moab.  But whatever it is, Moab is a truly unique and beautiful landscape.  And after one visit you will be hooked too.

I started visiting a few years ago.  Every year, I would actually fly to Salt Lake City and drive down to meet my dad.  My dad and his friends would drive from Texas and Florida in their class A coaches pulling their toys and jeeps used to explore the 4×4 trails.  But this past April, my family and I made Moab one of our last stops on our three week trip.

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We stayed six nights at my favorite RV campground, Portal RV Resort.  I love the location.  It is right near town on the main road through Moab and it is set off the road so you don’t get any highway noise.  This resort is very nice, clean and well maintained with all the amenities you want.  I have never stayed at any other place in Moab, but why would I?  This place has [Read more…]

Grand Canyon – RV Road Trip: Six States in Three Weeks Series

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.  But it was also incomprehensible and complicated.  All these adjectives and more fill my mind’s eye when I remember the Grand Canyon.

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We drove from Los Angeles mostly on Interstate 40 and it was a long day.  Almost 500 miles and the worst part, I was car sick for most of it.  Blah!  But we made it to Trailer Village on the south rim of the Grand Canyon.  It was funny driving up the South Entrance Road.  I kept waiting to see the canyon out my window.  Little did I know, the Grand Canyon was surrounded by a forest, the Kaibab National Forest and trees were everywhere. Even right up to [Read more…]

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