Paddling Mark Twain Lake

Mark Twain Lake taken from the MW Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center deck. Our campground here is Ray Behrens Corps of Engineers, Perry, MO. We were actually here in June last year and it was 97 degrees the day we arrived. I’m thinking that is why we didn’t kayak that time. This visit the temperatures have... Continue Reading →

Iowa #48

Yeah, we have one of those camper sticker maps to show where all you’ve traveled. I made Dave promise that we wouldn’t route through a state just to spend the night to justify a sticker on the Airstream map. “Oh no, babe I’d never do that! We are winding down on our four month trip... Continue Reading →

Hiking the Buffalo River Prairie

- Buffalo River State Park Campground • Glyndon MN • 3 nights - This is quite different hiking than we are accustomed to being mostly flat and grassy. I LIKE it! It does feel strange not being surrounded by tall trees and woods, but this kind of hiking is definitely different, fun, and really interesting.... Continue Reading →

Kayaking Mississippi River Headwaters

Pokegama Dam Core of Engineers Campground Grand Rapids, MN • 3 nights at site #17 Pokegama COE boat launch right next to the dam! Dam is to the left and boat launch to the right. Obliviously a little used boat launch. It was a little unnerving for me launching and coming back in so close... Continue Reading →

Tettegouche State Park

Silver Bay, Minnesota • August 12-18, 2022 • 6 nights on site #22E Tettegouche is a really nice park with very spacious sites. Our site did have a trail right behind that we could see and hear hikers passing by, which was fine. The park had three waterfalls with numerous trails. Be ready to climb... Continue Reading →

Temperance River State Park

Schroeder Minnesota August 11-12, 2022 • 1 night in site #15. We are back in the USA after 6 weeks in Canada!! Going through US customs was horrible. They took bell peppers, three avocados, sweet potatoes, two packs of chicken thighs and eggs. BUT, then we had to turn around and take the eggs and... Continue Reading →

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Ontario, Canada 8/7-11 • 4 nights at site #209B This was our last park in Canada and our most favorite. There were great hiking and biking opportunities here. When biking the Marie Louise Loop around the lake we came upon a red fox laying in the road. He barely got off the road for us... Continue Reading →

Niagara Falls, NY

«Cinderella Motel/RV Park, Grand Island NY • Oct 2-9, 2018 » This campground was better than we expected.  We just wanted a place to park the truck and camper so we could go on Falls excursions.  Sites were tight but there was a nice grassy area in the middle for the dogs. We took two Gray... Continue Reading →

Geneva State Park, OH

 Geneva, OH • Sep 30-Oct 2, 2018 I've always wanted to see The Great Lakes.  This campsite was bike riding distance to Lake Erie. Thinking back on childhood memories I remember reasoning that my parents had five children, there are five Great Lakes (maiden name is Lakes), and I'm Lake Superior!!  Goofy I know, but I... Continue Reading →

Swiss Festival National Rally

« Sugarcreek, Ohio • Winklepleck Grove • Sept 21-30, 2018 » Before coming to the Swiss Festival we stayed at Twin Knobs in Clearfield, KT for two nights.  It was a nice Core site where we were able to do a little bit of biking, hiking, and Dave even kayaked.  We hiked up the mountain to the 'knob' together.... Continue Reading →

Seven Points COE, TN

Mt Juliet TN • Sept 9-14, 2018 This was a gorgeous campground. I would say it is one of the nicest Core of Engineers sites we've stayed at. Unfortunately we were not able to get a waterfront site. On most Core sites you wouldn't be able to launch a kayak from your site, but this... Continue Reading →

Tannehill Ironworks, AL

Children are the rainbow of life. Grandchildren are the pot of gold. ― Irish Blessing « McCalla, AL • September 7-9, 2018 » This is the first stop of our Big Northeast Trip where we plan to go the famous Swiss Festival in Ohio, Niagara Falls, Blue Ridge Parkway, and several Airstream Rallies. We came to this... Continue Reading →

McKinney, GA • Tellus Again Rally

Acworth GA • July 31- Aug 5, 2018 Before coming to this Southeastern Camping Unit rally we stayed at four other Core of Engineer sites.  They were all wonderful and we enjoyed them all, but they were more relaxing than spectacular like the National Parks.    

Robidoux Campground, NE • Scotts Bluff

« Gerhing, NE • July 21-23, 2018 » This was a nice city campground that was once private with full hook-ups. Wasn’t much to do at the campground itself but walk the dogs around the loops. After coming down from Scott’s Bluff we went in the visitors center and then walked a trail with Oregon Trail... Continue Reading →

Gros Ventre, WY • Grand Tetons

The mountains are calling and I must go. —John Muir « Grand Teton, WY • July 16-21, 2018 » Back in the sage brush! No electric or water to the camper. I think Dave actually likes boon-docking much to my dismay. He keeps talking about solar panels for the camper ☹️. Jackson Hole Town Square Elk Arches.... Continue Reading →

Fishing Bridge • Yellowstone, WY

≈ July 15, 2018 ≈ We didn't take a picture of this campground.  It was just bumper to bumper rigs.  Fishing Bridge really just gives you a place to park while you go out to explore Yellow Stone.  Definitely not a destination campground! Visited Lamar and Hayden Valleys and saw so much wildlife! We saw herds... Continue Reading →

Henrys Lake, ID • Yellowstone

If you run from a wolf, you may run into a bear. —Lithuanian Island Park ID • July 12-15, 2018 Saw many antelope on our way here. Some were pretty close to the road where I was able to get a good look. They are really beautiful animals. As we got closer to the campground we... Continue Reading →

Lewis & Clark Caverns, MT

The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition. —Dave Barry Whitehall, MT • July 10-12, 2018  We took the 6:30 - 8:30 pm tour of the caverns the day we arrived. We've found from past tour experience that the last one of the day is the least crowded. There were only one young... Continue Reading →

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