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Prado Regional Park – Camping and Outdoor Activities Galore!

May 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Prado Regional Park – Camping and Outdoor Activities Galore!

If you’re looking for a scenic camping area that is close to Southern California’s finest attractions, Prado Regional Park in Chino, CA is YOUR place! With 75 full hook-up RV sites, you may camp with views of the 60-acre lake or find yourself nestled among the shady trees. There are ample picnic areas with grills and fire rings, hot showers and restrooms and best of all, this park offers a multipurpose building with a fully equipped kitchen for your family reunions or special events. Prado also offers several covered picnic shelters, some that hold up to 400 people. Prado is only a short ride from Disneyland, Universal City Walk, The Fender Museum, and the Ontario Mills outlet shopping mall. But if you don’t want to leave the confines of the park you may find year-round fishing in a 60-acre lake, an 18-target disc golf course, a zero-depth water play park and universal playground for the younger set. For older children and adults the park offers horse and pony rentals... [Read more...]

Creole Nature Trail All-American Road

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Creole Nature Trail All-American Road

On a sunny day, it’s good to just grab a few snacks, find a wide brimmed hat, dig out the old sun block and sport a huge pair of sunglasses in hopes of discovering something beautiful and natural along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Take Exit 20 off Interstate 10 and follow Hwy. 27 south toward the Gulf of Mexico. The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road is a 180-mile driving tour through fertile marshlands, several wildlife refuges and along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. Here outdoor adventure and abundant wildlife are waiting for you in their natural habitat. The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road has now been brought to life with the GPS Ranger™ Handheld Video Solution and Smartphone application for visitors. The free app can be downloaded at the iTunes App Store or Android Market, and the GPS Ranger™ Handheld Unit can be rented at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau free of charge. As soon as you step... [Read more...]

From Lake Mead RV Park, Explore the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Relax at the Village Hall

May 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

From Lake Mead RV Park, Explore the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Relax at the Village Hall

What’s the closest RV park to Hoover Dam, has big rig, pull thru and back-in sites—some with incredible lake views—and offers all the bells and whistles you could possibly want in a superlative RV park including on-site Wi-Fi, cable TV (including Showtime), and a wonderful Village Hall for meeting and congregating with family, friends and new friends? It’s Lake Mead RV Village! Located near the shoreline of beautiful Lake Mead, Nevada—and actually part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area (the country’s first NRA)—this friendly, spacious (115 sites) and accommodating Park is just what the Doctor ordered for rest, relaxation and recreation. Naturally, there are full hook ups, clean restrooms, warm showers and a 24-hour Laundromat on site. All sites have picnic tables and most have fire rings at the space. There’s also a well-stocked convenience store for groceries, toiletries, beverages, snacks and ice. Propane is available on site as well. Kick back and enjoy yourself... [Read more...]

Indulge Mom in Nature on Mothers’ Day

May 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Indulge Mom in Nature on Mothers’ Day

Mothers have been revered throughout history, from ancient pagan celebrations to church holidays to present-day Mother’s Day. This year spend a healthier and happier Mother’s Day at a state, provincial, or nationalark. (Credit: tpwd.state.tx.us) Many countries throughout the world devote a day to honor their mothers. The tradition dates back to pagan celebrations in ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the mother of the gods. In Rome, too, Cybele, a mother of goddesses, was worshipped as early as 250 B.C. In the 17th century, England celebrated a day called “Mothering Sunday” on the fourth Sunday of Lent. The tradition of Mother’s Day began in the United States was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the words to the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” as a day dedicated to peace. Although the holiday didn’t catch on at that point, Howe held organized Mother’s Day meetings in Boston, Massachusetts, every year thereafter. It wasn’t... [Read more...]

How to Recognize a Camping Mom

May 7, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

How to Recognize a Camping Mom

1. Her kids play in the dirt and she doesn’t even flinch. 2. She knows how to drive a RV and pitch a tent. Yep, she has skills. 3. She catches the biggest fish. 4. She’s an expert on sunscreen and hydration. 5. She’s a great cook, even in her outdoor kitchen (and don’t even get me started on her collection of vinyl tablecloths). 6. She has confidence, strength and a huge heart. 7. Her cool new ride is a bicycle. 8. Her fingernails are neat, but short- perfect for baiting a hook. 9. In her backpack she carries water, snacks and a small child. 10. She has a healthy glow and an easy smile. 11. Her wardrobe includes plenty of funky hats- perfect for the campground. Where can you find a camping mom? You can find her on Mother’s Day at her favorite campground where her family will be cooking up a delicious breakfast of blueberry pancakes and crispy bacon. And then they will allow her to spend the afternoon relaxing in a hammock (well, moms, I gave it a try anyway). Of course, not all... [Read more...]

Black Chasm Cavern Offers Unique Spelunking Opportunities

May 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Black Chasm Cavern Offers Unique Spelunking Opportunities

Guests at the Jackson Rancheria RV Park can take the short drive to Black Chasm Cavern for the opportunity to see some of nature’s true wonders. Visitors to the cave are enchanted by a wide variety of formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and the vast arrays of rare helictite crystals, for which Black Chasm Cavern is justly famous. Above ground, kids love the gemstone mining at flumes right outside the Visitors Center. Everyone is guaranteed to find real gemstones, the perfect start to a rock collection. And do try the incredibly popular geode cracking too. Whether you are an easy walker or a strenuous adventurer, you can enjoy the sights here. There’s a self guided Zen Garden Hike plus a 50-minute guided Landmark Walk Tour which follows a series of environmentally friendly platforms, stairs and walkways, designed to give the best views of the cave without compromising the naturally pristine environment. This beautiful tour shows off some world class formations,... [Read more...]

TRIBUTE BANDS ADD SPARK TO NEWPORT DUNES’ FAMILY FUN 4TH OF JULY – NEWPORT DUNES RESORT AND MARINA

May 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TRIBUTE BANDS ADD SPARK TO NEWPORT DUNES’ FAMILY FUN 4TH OF JULY – NEWPORT DUNES RESORT AND MARINA

TRIBUTE BANDS ADD SPARK TO NEWPORT DUNES’ FAMILY FUN 4TH OF JULY (All-Day Festivities Including Live Music, Aquatic Fun Park & Massive Fireworks) If you like rock music, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach will be the perfect destination this 4th of July. Sponsored by Visit Newport Beach, tribute bands honoring these legends of rock will take the stage as the Dunes carries on its half-century-plus summer tradition with all-day family fun festivities followed by one of the regions finest fireworks presentations. From 11 a.m.-7p.m., attendees can enjoy a number of fun activities including a dunk tank, bungee run, cake walk, limbo contests, inflatable jumpers and bounce houses. Also available for an additional cost are food, beverages and admission to the aquatic fun park known as Moe B’s Watersports (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Among the attractions are two giant “icebergs,” a water version of a giant teeter-totter, a giant climbing apparatus, massive dome, floating lily pads,... [Read more...]

Where to Eat? Taos Pizza Outback

May 6, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Where to Eat? Taos Pizza Outback

Back in the free spirited days of the 1960s a group of ambitious but laid back young people got the idea to open a pizza restaurant in Taos, NM where they lived. They located a place to rent behind another establishment, making it a bit difficult to find. Customers would enter the business in front and ask, “Where’s the pizza?” “Outback” was always the response. Thus was born the name of one of our family’s favorite pizza restaurants in Taos. Still in its same location, Taos Pizza Outback also favors laid back waiters, waitresses and cooks and an extremely casual atmosphere. Your pizza may take a bit longer than at Pizza Hut, but this is, indeed, part of the charm of the place. It gives you a bit more of an opportunity to enjoy the unique atmosphere surrounding you. The restaurant itself is small, consisting of a small eating area and covered porch. Most patrons prefer to dine outside at one of the many picnic tables in the tree-covered yard. You can then enjoy reading the graffiti... [Read more...]

Celebrating Canada Day!

May 5, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Celebrating Canada Day!

Feel the earth tremble as a hundred year old steam field tractor passes by, plug your ears as the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) fire their historic canon or experience the powerful aboriginal art of Allen Sapp as he tell his amazing story. These are only a few experiences you will discover in North Battleford and Battleford, Saskatchewan this summer. The summer kicks off with Canada Day (July 1) celebrations at Fort Battleford National Historic Site in the Town of Battleford and the Battlefords Provincial Park located about 30 minutes north of North Battleford. If you are visiting us in July stop and take in the Saskatchewan Handcraft Festival. The festival, held July 20-22 in historic Battleford, is in its 39th year and is the oldest and one of the largest summer craft festival in Saskatchewan. A parade down the streets of Battleford and a fireworks display launch the festival each year. The August 11- 17 period is packed with excitement. “Those Were The Days” at the Western Development... [Read more...]

Come, Stay, Relax

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Come, Stay, Relax

Wood’s Tall Timber Lake Resort’s 157-acre resort campground is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty and comforts that Tuscarawas County has to offer. The 7-acre lake serves as the focal point of our Resort, and we welcome you to come stay with us and relax! Our camping season is May 1 to October 31 every year, and our beach is open 10am-7pm Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, weather permitting. We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly, welcoming, safe, and thoroughly clean environment for everyone.  Camping is available daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonally, and our mini cottages and 2-bedroom cottages are available for rent as well. There are various types of camping available to visitors of all kinds. We offer primitive tent sites, 30 Amp and 50 Amp electric campsites, mini cottages with bunks, and 2-bedroom cottages with all the amenities of home – a kitchen with appliances, a living room, a full bathroom, and enough sleeping room for up to 8 guests. All of... [Read more...]

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