Although this is my final installment covering our two weeks of outdoor fun along scenic Highway 395, it’s by no means our final visit. Many beautiful sights remain to be seen, even after our second stay. As I’ve mentioned before, the area is not only breathtaking but also provides access to several other natural wonders. One of them is Death Valley […]
If you’re fans of old western movies as we are, a visit to Lone Pine, CA should be on your must-do list. Why? Well, one of Hollywood’s favorite western movie locations, the Alabama Hills, are right here. It’s where hundreds of cowboy and war movies have been filmed since 1920. The Museum of Western Film History should be the first […]
Continuing our drive south on Hwy 395, we quickly descended from 7,654′ at June Lake to 4,150′ at the scenic small town of Bishop. Here the cottonwoods, willows and aspens painted the valleys, mountainsides and meadows in gold! For us, autumn is the best time to visit, but the area wilderness adventures are gorgeous year-round. And thanks to John Muir, […]
We paused in our southward migration to park Betsy at Sparks, Nevada, taking the car for family and friend visits between there and the Bay Area. We had no desire to drive Betsy down there again, and being able to stay with family for a few days made it a no-brainer (thank you, Becky!).
Having lost a day to explore Lassen Volcanic National Park due to Betsy’s coolant issue, we compressed our schedule a bit and accessed the park from its northwest Manzanita Lake gate entrance. It was 26 miles south of our campsite at Rancheria RV Park in Hat Creek.
We were excited to move on to our next stop at Hat Creek, CA as a home base to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. This was our second attempt, since heavy snow had turned us away the first time in 2016. As we were humming south on I-5, we forgot that we were crossing into California and had to go […]
We initially thought our six week stay in the San Diego area might be a little long and tedious with all of the noise and traffic. But there were so many people to see and things to do that the time just whizzed by. While here we stayed in three different campgrounds: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Sweetwater Summit Regional Park […]
Hello dear friends and readers, it’s about time I wake up from my on-again off-again blog slumber! My goodness, I can hardly believe it’s 2018! But first, I hope everyone had a great holiday season with family and friends, and that you are underway toward making your resolutions come true. I want to thank you for continuing to follow our […]
If landscape such as that at Anza-Borrego desert doesn’t grab you and you find it difficult to see beauty in a desert environment, then a visit here may not be appropriate. But what if the same place had a bunch of huge quirky sculptures located in its midst? As we drove through the desert during our stay, we caught glimpses of many rust-colored […]