Dog Parks in Branson, MO

I’ve only been here for 5 days but plan on staying all summer so we’ve already checked out some of the dog-friendly entertainment. I’m staying in Hollister, just across the river from Branson and a quick 3 minute drive. Branson does tend to get crowded, traffic-wise, especially on weekends in the summer so I wantedContinue reading “Dog Parks in Branson, MO”

Joplin KOA Journey, Joplin, MO

This KOA takes hospitality to a whole new level. It doesn’t state on the website whether this KOA is family owned or not but the employees really do treat you like family, or at least like very welcome guests. It’s a relaxing full service KOA in mature oaks but conveniently just off I-44 in SouthwestContinue reading “Joplin KOA Journey, Joplin, MO”

May 22, 2011

Driving through Joplin takes you back in time to a simpler era long ago with clapboard houses and country stores. As the character Scout said at the beginning of the movie, To Kill a Mockingbird, “{it} was a tired old town.” But as I was driving through Joplin and enjoying the neighborhoods and the fact thatContinue reading “May 22, 2011”

Things to Come

They always say to post often on blogs so your readers don’t get bored or leave.  This is a travel blog and I won’t be traveling for awhile so I thought I would write about future plans so at least you know what to expect in months to come.  My way of traveling will beContinue reading “Things to Come”

Parking It (for awhile)

The end of May marked my one year anniversary of living full time in the motorhome with my pets.  During that time, we visited 13 states, some more than one time around, and over 55 RV parks.  We stayed as little as 12 hours in a few places and as much as six weeks inContinue reading “Parking It (for awhile)”

Great Plains State Park, Mountain Home, OK

I was able to book one week here with a full hook up site after getting a recommendation from a camper in New Mexico.  This state park is on the border near Texas and is quite close to Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.  The biggest attraction is probably the huge lake, Tom Sneed Reservoir, which isContinue reading “Great Plains State Park, Mountain Home, OK”

Caprock Canyon State Park, Quitaque,TX

When you are about 10 miles away, you will see nothing but flat plains for miles and miles and wonder if you are in the right place.  All of a sudden, at about 5 to 6 miles out, you will start seeing the canyons and the hills.  It’s quite an eye-opening sight.  There’s a reasonContinue reading “Caprock Canyon State Park, Quitaque,TX”

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”

Traveler’s World Campground, Clovis, NM

Traveler’s World appears to be a former KOA campground.  The owner tells me that his in-laws purchased it and completely cleaned it up to make it the best campground in Clovis (accordingly to yearly votes).  We left our previous place after one night because there wasn’t any place to walk the dogs and this placeContinue reading “Traveler’s World Campground, Clovis, 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”