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Site last updated: January 14, 2017.
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 26 days till Ellen's birthday.
 39 days till Bruce III's birthday.
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We also published a couple of blogs while we were traveling: 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. (There are a few broken links but they mostly still work.)

November 12, 2015 - Durango RV Resort, Red Bluff, CA.Rating details

The warmer weather was welcome, at least at the start of our 10 day stay.

November 8, 2015 - Emigrant Lake, Jackson County, OR.Rating details

We stopped for 4 nights here, having a bit of a rough time what with the plumbing and food poisoning problems.

November 4, 2015 - Seven Feathers RV Resort, Canyonville, OR.Rating details

We have stayed here numerous times and always find it to be a clean, well taken care of and pleasant place. We stopped for a few days on our way south, trying to beat any bad winter weather.

October 28, 2015 - Armitage Park Campground, Eugene, OR.Rating details

We were just here in June when our RV was brand new. Now it's been around a few miles and here we are again. The park is exactly the same so I've reused the picture to the left and the rating details. Now it's fall though, and getting colder, thus the new picture on the right.

October 26, 2015 - Valley of the Rogue State Park, Gold Hill, OR.Rating details

One of our old familiar stops for a couple of days on our way north to the Eugene area, just to have a little better look around.

October 21, 2015 - Redding Premier RV Resort, Redding, CA.Rating details

Our "business trip" is over and we're back to some relaxing and taking it easy.

October 18, 2015 - Oroville / Feather Falls KOA, Oroville, CA.Rating details

We were here before on our 2013 trip and enjoyed our stay so here we are again, though just for one night.

October 18, 2015 - Sparks Marina RV Park, Sparks, NV.Rating details

Nice park with paved roads and lots of grass, even though it's Astro Turf. Clean and pleasant feeling. Okay place to hang out for a couple of days on our way west.

October 16, 2015 - New Frontier RV Park, Winnemucca, NV.Rating details

New Frontier is a large park with lots of gravel and many RV sites, mostly all empty so we didn't have any close neighbors, which was nice. We stopped to revisit the Bonneville Salt Flats.

October 15, 2015 - Angel Lake RV Park, Wells, NV.Rating details

A little bit of a hole in the wall. Okay , I guess, for a one night sleep over.

October 10, 2015 - Mountain Valley RV Resort, Herber City, UT.Rating details

We made it to Utah and this highly rated RV resort but we didn't rate it quite so high. The road trip around the Alpine Loop Road was a nice drive.

October 9, 2015 - Rock Springs / Green River KOA, Rock Springs, WY.
Rating details

Another flat empty gravel lot with RV sites set up. Okay for another one night sleep over as we rush west. This one had an old wagon to spruce things up.

October 8, 2015 - Western Hills Campground, Rawlins, WY.Rating details

A flat empty gravel lot with RV sites set up. Okay , I guess, for a one night sleep over.

October 7, 2015 - Cheyenne KOA, Cheyenne, WY.Rating details

Clean and neat looking but basically just a gravel lot with RV sites set up. We were going to stay a couple of nights, but decided to go with only one night.

October 6, 2015 - Holiday RV Park, North Platte, NE.Rating details

Okay for a one night stop over. Not terrible but nothing to make us want to come back.

October 4, 2015 - Camp A Way, Lincoln, NE.Rating details

Nice to have full hook-ups again allowing for a nice long hot shower. This is an okay spot for a couple of nights stop over, but nothing much to do and nothing special, although Lincoln is a big city and might have something interesting.

October 2, 2015 - Saylorville Lake, Polk City, IA.Rating details

Finished with all the RV servicing and repairs. This seems like a great place to decompress for a couple of nights before heading west.

September 27, 2015 - Winnebago Factory, Forest City, IA.Rating details

Nearly 2,000 miles to get here and another 2,000 to get back, and we had to drive here to be told that they wouldn't do the work. We're rather disillusioned with Winnebago.

September 25, 2015 - Camp America Campground, Salem, SD.Rating details

This was a great example of "Just a place to stop for a couple of days."

September 23, 2015 - Badlands/White River KOA, Interior, SD.Rating details

Just a place to stop for for a couple nights on our the way to Forest City. You have to drive through the Badlands National Park to get to the KOA so we did stop to have a look and to remember (barely) the last time we were here in 2005.

September 15, 2015 - Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort, Spearfish, SD.Rating details

Stayed several days here, starting with quite windy conditions, followed by a couple cold days, then nicer weather. Nice open feeling park with a number of sculptures scattered around.

September 10, 2015 - Indian Campground & RV Park, Buffalo, WY.Rating details

A few days rest at the Indian Campground on the edge of Buffalo. Not fancy but not terrible either. Not much to see in the park but it is quiet and peaceful -- we we have our bunny rabbit, or so it seems.

September 7, 2015 - Billings KOA, Billings, MT.Rating details

We stopped at the "World's 1st KOA" in Billings for a few days to collect our mail and use up a little time before heading on east. Nicer park than the typical KOA but also a little expensive.

August 26, 2015 - Rock Canyon RV Park, Livingston, MT.Rating details

We arrived here with smoke still in the skies but it was windy so that helped somewhat. The smoke level decreased after a few days and was much better toward the end of our stay, though the wind only let up for one day, so we ended up mostly staying inside, out of the smoke, wind and dust. Other than that the park is pleasant enough.

August 8, 2015 - Jim & Mary's RV Park, Missoula, MT.(This stay was too short to make a Rating details page.)

Stayed here once again but this time only for a single night as we were rushing east to get out of the smoke from all the fires.

August 24, 2015 - Spokane RV Resort, Deer Park, WA.Rating details

We enjoyed staying here before so came again for  a one night stop on our way through Spokane, as we were running from the smoke from all the fires in the North West.

August 22, 2015 - Ellensburg KOA, Ellensburg, WA.Rating details

Last time we were there a year ago it had okay cell phone service and great Wi-Fi. We'll see if it's still as good now.

August 12, 2015 - Lake Pleasant RV, Bothell, WA.Rating details

We enjoyed our time here in June of  2014 with the nice scenery, the lake and the quiet. So we stopped in for a longer visit this time and it was just as nice.

August 2, 2015 - Elma RV Park, Elma, WA.Rating details

We drove sixty some miles from our last stop, without any strong reason for stopping here. We got a bit tired of sitting in this little park but did manage a day trip to the ocean to walk on the beach and a couple of other shopping trips to nearby cities.

July 23, 2015 - Harmony Lakeside RV Park, Silver Creek, WA.Rating details

This was a new park for us so we came for 10 days just to relax and check out the Mayfield Lake area and Mount Rainier National Park.

July 13, 2015 - Brookhollow RV Park, Kelso, WA.Rating details

We stopped here about a year ago and enjoyed our stay so we've returned again and plan to take some long walks on the river dike walking path.

June 29, 2015 - Phoenix RV Park, Salem, OR.Rating details

We were trying to slow down our traveling, so we stayed here two full weeks. Not a lot to do and the weather was quite hot, but it was very pleasant anyway.

June 15, 2015 - Armitage Park Campground, Eugene, OR.Rating details

We came back to Armitage Park for a couple weeks as a base to finish up our RV servicing, though as it turns out that may not happen yet due to our cracked shower floor.

May 19, 2015 - Casey's Riverside RV Park, Westfir, OR.Rating details

We returned once again to Casey's Riverside RV Park, which we enjoyed a year ago at the start of our RV trip. It still looks very much the same as the 2014 pictures and, as before, we're staying for another full week.

May 14, 2015 - Rogue River RV Park, Shady Cove, OR.Rating details

Stayed here for three nights. Sites are a little small but the river is nice.

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