Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Farewell Bend Campground is a Beautiful campground in the  Siskiyou National Forest and adjacent to the Rogue River and near by Crater Lake National Park. The campsites are located right next to the river.

We Stayed here because the campgrounds at Crater lake had like 10 feet of snow. They did plow them out but no room for the slide out. I saw some tenters pitch a tent on the 10’ snow pack, that was a sight to see. This campground was a great alternative because it was below the snow line and only  about 3/4 hour away.

This large campground contains a variety of campsites to accommodate groups, families and individuals. Drinking water and toilets are provided, as well as picnic tables and grills. There are no hookups 

It was a very nice find. It is close to the highway, but not much traffic on it at night. So that was not a problem. The roar of the swift river would drown out any other noise anyway, so not a problem. It would have been a nice place to stay for a few days, but we did not have the time.

If you are passing through the area you might want to stop here to relax and enjoy the river. It is definitely worth the stop. I hear the fishing here is fantastic. I highly recommend it.

Until next time, Happy Camping

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Places to Camp: Review of Oasis RV Park Las Vegas, Nv

Pet Friendly

The resort has 6 individually fenced in areas for your best friend to relieve themselves. There is also a large fenced in area for friendly pets to romp. It is located at the outermost part of the resort.

  Nice and Clean

I found the entire park to be very well kept. Sites are well groomed. All the facilities were spic and span. Plenty of trash receptacles all around the park and at each site. 

  Conveniently located

Right off of I25 toward the south end of town. We got one of the more premium sites so we were close to the club house. You didn’t hear any traffic from our site. The more basic sites are located around the perimeter. Some of those sites back up to the interstate. 

  Nice twin pools

There are two pools adjacent to each other, sorry didn't get a picture. They are separated from each other by a fence and landscape. The family pool is like a sandy beach at the one end. The other pool is for adults with a hot tub just a few feet away. The pools are open till 11pm which is wonderful after a full day of excitement. This was a pleasant surprise since I have found that most places around town close their pools at 7 or 8 pm.

  Sites close Together 

They do pack them in pretty good. The more premium the site the bigger the space. This didn’t pose a problem however. Relatively Expensive We stayed two nights over a holiday weekend and it ran us $115 total after our 10% discount for booking online. You can’t combine any other discounts with it though.


 Security was very good. There is no way onto the premises without going through a security gate. The entire property is under constant surveillance. Facilities The restrooms were very clean, and the resort did have laundry facilities. 

Other Amenities

They also had a convenience store with all the necessary sundries. They also had a very nice play area for kids and adults alike. 
Overall Assessment

 All in all, I would give the resort 4.5 stars out of 5. I would definitely stay there again.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Road Trip Anyone?

I know, the first thing that probably pops into your head when you hear “road trip” is the disastrous trip of the Griswald family in “Vacation”. That was pretty funny, but thank heavens I’ve never had a road trip like that.

The only way to see this beautiful country is by driving through it. This country is magnificent. The dictionary defines magnificent as impressively beautiful, splendid, spectacular, impressive, glorious, inspiring, breathtaking, awesome, majestic…well you get the meaning. The sights I’ve seen can be described by every one of those words, and then some.

First, determine the amount of time you have. With today’s technology, planning a road trip, and mapping out a route is the easiest thing to do. You need to plan how long you are willing to drive in a day, where you want to stop for the night, and what you want to see while you’re there. Then let your computer plan your route. MapQuest is a good tool for planning the trip.

So now the tough decisions are what to see and do. I’ll tell you about some of the places I’ve been. Let’s start with Colorado because that’s where I live. You have the majestic mountains all throughout the state, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Great Sand Dunes National Park, you can drive to the top of Pikes Peak where the views are breathtaking, or you ride the incline if you don’t want to drive, there are hot springs to rest your body and soul, and plenty of National Forest to just camp. Most National Parks offer camping also. If you’ve never driven up the California coastline, you are missing out on the most spectacular views you’ll ever see, and who doesn’t love the ocean? You’ve got to see the Redwood Forest in northern California. The giant trees can be found nowhere else in the U.S. To just say giant trees does not do them justice. To see a picture of them is not enough. You must see them in person. They are awe-inspiring. There are absolutely no words to describe Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. I can only say, GO SEE IT. I’ve climbed up the side of a volcano in Oregon at Volcano National Monument. My absolute favorite, Yellowstone National Park which borders Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. Gives you an idea of just how big it is. There is nowhere on this earth as dramatic as Yellowstone. You take a walk though all the geysers and each one is made up of all different colors. And let’s not forget Old Faithful. It is truly amazing to watch Old Faithful go off at exactly the same time, each time. Nowhere else can you see buffalo and other animals roaming down the streets. It is nature at its most stunning and again, pictures won’t do, you need to see it to experience the majesty. I have climbed a snow-covered glacier in the middle of the summer wearing shorts at Glacier National Park in Montana. I’ve toured the civil war battlefields in the south and the sponge diving in Florida. Not to mention Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studies, etc. Take a ride on a whaling boat in Mystic, Connecticut and take the ferry across to Long Island. (Yes you take your car or RV right on the ferry). Take in the beauty and majesty of Niagara Falls in upper state New York. Washington, DC, our nations capital has so many things to offer, but the most impressive is the Smithsonian Museums, and they are free to get in, as are most of the attractions and monuments in Washington, DC. There are so many other places to see.

So pack your bags, pack a tent, rent an RV, but don’t make plane reservations. You’ll miss too much by flying, and there is so much more in between all the places I mentioned that you don’t get to see when you fly. I hope I’ve inspired you to take a road trip. America truly is beautiful, from sea to shining sea.

I would love to hear from you about places you’ve been because I would still like to see it all. Comment below so I’ll know where to plan my next vacation.

Hope to see you on the road.