Oasis State Park, Portales, NM

This is a holiday weekend (Easter) and I wasn’t able to get a site with hookups so we are technically “boondocking” for 3 nights although I paid for the site.  $10 a night plus a $12 fee for booking online. This small state park is just a few miles from Cannon Air Force Base andContinue reading “Oasis State Park, Portales, NM”

Trailer Village RV Park, Roswell, NM

I only stayed here for one quick overnight because there wasn’t much area to walk the dogs at all. There were a few small green areas but they were part of the landscaping. Everything else was gravel and dirt. This RV Park boasts the best and least expensive souvenir shop in Roswell and Roswell isContinue reading “Trailer Village RV Park, Roswell, NM”

Chupadera Mountain View RV Park, San Antonio, New Mexico

There use to be an RV park listed in this vicinity called Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park. It appears that one is no longer here but this new one has opened recently and serves the same clientele. This is just on the edge of the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. The very personable owners toldContinue reading “Chupadera Mountain View RV Park, San Antonio, New Mexico”

The Bark Rangers at Petrified Forest National Park

We toured Petrified Forest National Park in early April by motorhome. Our first stop was the Painted Desert Visitor Center. There are several buildings here with a gift shop, restaurant and a bookstore/ranger station. I went in to the ranger station to get a map and to get my two Bark Rangers registered. Although whileContinue reading “The Bark Rangers at Petrified Forest National Park”

Lake Mead RV Village, Boulder City, NV

I spent two weeks here at Lake Mead National Park in the Lake Mead RV Village. This is one of several camping choices you can make while touring the national park. RV Village at Boulder Beach, with full hookups, is $28 a day. If you want full hook ups with an unobstructed lake view (oneContinue reading “Lake Mead RV Village, Boulder City, NV”

Desert Springs RV Park, Daggett, CA

Don’t be worried if you can’t reach the office by phone because they don’t open till 1:00 p.m.! I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t able to make reservations and finally gave up. As a last resort I called the afternoon before I had to move on and finally got someone and was able toContinue reading “Desert Springs RV Park, Daggett, CA”

Barstow/Calico KOA

We did spend a week at the actual Calico Ghost Town campground but I had an extra 3 days before I needed to be in Bakersfield and I wanted to do laundry so we checked in here. This campground is also on Ghost Town Road but it’s off a frontage road by the freeway andContinue reading “Barstow/Calico KOA”

Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, CA

Sometimes you want to relieve old memories and it doesn’t live up to expectations and sometimes it does. I hadn’t been here in 20 years and didn’t remember much from that visit as I was mostly just photographing but my expectations were high though because I used to love Knott’s Berry Farm in the 60sContinue reading “Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, CA”

On the Road Again

After 6 weeks parked in one spot to visit family and friends for the holidays, I’m back on the road. We (when I say “we” that refers to me and the dogs and cat) left Sacramento the day after New Year’s Day and drove 3 hours to Visalia. We stayed again at the Visalia KOAContinue reading “On the Road Again”

12 States in 5 Months — A Wrap-up of My 2018 Travels

Here are the highlights of my 2018 travels in chronological order. Every place I stayed also has a Pet-Friendly-Report . I said good-bye to family and friends in Sacramento, CA on June 23 and headed south. I followed route I-40 and Route 66 to visit my son in OKC. Then continued on to tour theContinue reading “12 States in 5 Months — A Wrap-up of My 2018 Travels”