"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." Bilbo Baggins

Category: Touring

Chasing 70s 2020 Part 5: Olympic National Park-South

Olympic National Park has been on our bucket list for some time.  It is a big area consuming most all of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State and is known for its rain forests, mountains and glaciers.  It also has some wonderful coastline and beaches.  We decided to split it up into two distinct areas.

Chasing 70s 2020 Part 4: Astoria, Oregon

The northern Oregon coast was the last section of coastline we had to visit to make it a full coastline tour.  We chose to base out of the Astoria area.  The Oregon National Guard has a small training post just south of Astoria with a wonderful little RV park.  We decided to stay there as

Cruising the Cotswolds and a Ride on the Railroad: Our UK Adventure Part 4

For the second half of our Cotswold journey we backtracked west to Colesbourne, just outside Cheltenham.  Our visits to Upper Slaughter and Churchill inspired us to see more of the Cotswold countryside and the hallmark Cotswold stone villages.  We toured a few, enjoyed Ploughman’s lunches in the local pubs and just generally walked around.  The

Salisbury: Our UK Adventure Part 1

The United Kingdom has always been one of our favorite places. It was our first posting as young newlyweds, living in a small village outside Witney near Oxford.  We have returned numerous times since and over the course of the years we have revisited most parts of the island.  We enjoy its history, its varied

Kitt Peak

Tucson is known for many things, one of which is its dark skies.  Not only are the surrounding areas of Tucson extremely dark at night, the city has taken special efforts to make sure that nighttime lighting in the city does not destroy the pristine dark sky stargazing of the Sonoran Desert.  This past month

Big Bend: Texas Part 2

Our main location for this leg of our journey was Big Bend National Park.  Like Fort Davis, Big Bend had been on our “someday” list for quite a while.  With its remote location, limited RV parking and hot weather, this needed to be a specific trip.  Once again, someday was April 2019.  We drove down

Fort Davis: Texas Part 1

Seems like it has been forever since we were out on the road in our motorhome.  April was the month to rectify it.  We wanted to visit Jennifer’s dad and wife down in the Rio Grande Valley.  For those of you unfamiliar with the area, it is very difficult to get much further south in