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One Tank Trip for Michigan Camping

November 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for Michigan Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. When you pick Michigan for your next one tank trips vacation, you’ll get a lot of fascinating and historic sites to explore, not to mention some of the best fishing in the entire Great Lakes region. You’ll find no shortage of campsites that offer world class skiing in the winter and boating, fishing, hiking and canoeing in the more temperate months. And let’s not forget that this state is the birthplace of the Motown sound! So let’s get on the road for some unbelievable Michican camping fun. Let’s kick things off right by stopping in Detroit at the Motown Historical Museum. This museum features an awesome collection of artifacts and displays that tell the story of how Motown Records got its start, and grew into the world-famous icon it is today. You’ll see photos, original music, and costumes from some of the superstars that came from Motown, and see the results of one man’s... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for Newfoundland and Labrador Camping

November 10, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

One Tank Trip for Newfoundland and Labrador Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. There are places on this planet that defy time and all of modern mankind’s encroachments. Newfoundland camping is one of these rarities; the terrain remains such as it was when it was first discovered thousands of years ago, and everywhere you look you’ll bear witness to Newfoundland’s awesome spectacle, from icebergs floating across the ocean to large grassy pastures filled with wildlife. This one tank trip route runs east along Canada’s Highway 1, and kicks off in the town of Grand Falls-Windsor. This community is renowned for being one of Newfoundland’s chief tourist attractions and the home of Thunder Brook, a fantastic place to go fishing and swimming, and Beothuk Park, where you can experience the feeling of camping out in the wild while remaining close to modern conveniences. In Bishop’s Falls – which lies 11 miles to the east via Highway 1 – you can enjoy... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for New Brunswick Camping

November 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for New Brunswick Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. When you first arrive in New Brunswick, you might feel a sense of awe and wonder at the spectacle that nature has created. Panoramic ocean views, majestic rock formations, and sprawling green plains are only some of the elements that nature has used to create this masterpiece. The Bay of Fundy is a fascinating place to check out at low tide, when the ocean floor is exposed, and you can get a glimpse of the “flowerpot rocks,” so named because of the shape created by the endless ebb and flow of 100 billons tons of seawater. But this bay is only one of an incredible number of things to see and do while New Brunswick camping. Starting this one tank trip off in Woodstock, which has the distinction of being New Brunswick’s first town, you’ll find a community rich with charm and proud of its history. There are several Victorian homes available for touring, and both the Meduxnekeag and St. John’s... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for Quebec Camping

November 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

One Tank Trip for Quebec Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. Quebec is a fantastic foreign getaway spot that’s just a quick bounce across the American border; drive across the northern border of New York State and find yourself in another world. This territory is filled with French history and culture, and you’ll find no shortage of interesting museums and fascinating architecture to keep you entertained. Starting things off on this one tank trip in Quebec City, you’ve got your choice of world-class museums, filled with art and sculpture ranging from classic to modern. This is one of the most romantic cities in the world, with a definite European flavor that is reminiscent of Paris or Prague. Take a river cruise down the St. Lawrence Seaway, or sample some exquisite cuisine at any of the five-star restaurants here in Quebec City. Heading north on Route 138, you’ll drive along 13 miles of Quebec’s scenic route until you come to your next... [Read more...]

Spring Hill RV Park to Host Benefit for the Alberta Children’s Hospital

October 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Spring Hill RV Park to Host Benefit for the Alberta Children’s Hospital

I love a good car show! (And, I love good BBQ!) Mix that with camping at a great resort and what more could you ask for? Maybe the added pleasure of helping a sick child at the same time! On August 20, 2011 the Spring Hill RV Park (just north of Cochrane, Alberta) will host the 5th Annual Spring Hill Charity Show & Shine. All proceeds from this event will go to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Registration for the car Show & Shine will be from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, and cost to register is only $10.00! (Proceeds are to be donated to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.) The Charity BBQ benefiting the Alberta Children’s Hospital will run concurrently with live music and the car Show & Shine from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  Plus, it keeps getting better! Door prizes will be awarded throughout the car show. Trophies will be awarded at 3:30 PM. A 50/50 Drawing will be held at 4:00 PM. The Big Finale! As a special fifth anniversary treat, the Spring Hill RV Park is... [Read more...]

Mt. St. Helens — It Has Been 30 Years!

September 17, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Mt. St. Helens — It Has Been 30 Years!

Image of Spirit Lake Memorial Highway I could not believe it when I went to the visitor center outside of Castle Rock (on SR 504) and realized it was the 30 year anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.  My wife lived in Idaho at the time, so she remembers the ash in the sky.  It was interesting visiting the area.  We found a good launching place for our visit at the Toutle River RV Resort in Castle Rock, Washington.  The park was 3 miles north of the SR 504 exit. On SR 504 (the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway), you head East from Castle Rock.  After 5 miles you arrive at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument visitor center (Silver Lake Visitor Center) where you can see an excellent 13-minute video about the eruption as well as a number of informative displays about the volcano and surrounding area.  I highly recommend taking the time to explore the visitor center and take in the video (when we were there they played the video every 30 minutes). Statue of Bigfoot As you... [Read more...]

Woolly Bears, Fall Camping and Luray, VA

September 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Woolly Bears, Fall Camping and Luray, VA

The Woolly Bear Caterpillar found in Virginia is brown on both ends and black in the middle.  In other areas, the color of the bands may be reversed.   In my neck of the woods, its appearance is one of the signs that fall is near. Oscar is my 4 year old Dachshund.  You may have met him a few months back when he wrote a blog for me.  There is no doubt in the world that Oscar is an extremely unique, ruined and goofy little canine.  In fact, I often call him “Goofy” rather than Oscar.  He responds to either name. Oscar and I were outside.  He wanted to play ball, I needed to fix a loose exhaust pipe on the pick-up.  While I was under the truck trying to tighten some very well rusted bolts on the exhaust pipe, Oscar was barking like he does when an intruder enters our property.  When I finally was able to crawl out from under the truck to see what was going on, Oscar had discovered a Woolly Bear Caterpillar crossing the driveway.  He was jumping back and forth, pushing it with... [Read more...]

I Think I’ve Been “Snake Bit” (at Westmoreland State Park)

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I Think I’ve Been “Snake Bit” (at Westmoreland State Park)

Years ago, when things did not go right, my Granddaddy often said, “I’ve been Snake bit.” It’s funny how I remember that after fifty plus years but can’t remember where I set my glasses down a few minutes ago. Well, anyway, this past week-end I thought for sure I had been Snake bit. It all started out on Friday when Nancy and I decided to spend the weekend at Westmoreland State Park in an area known as Virginia’s Middle Peninsula. Westmoreland is an absolutely beautiful park situated on the Potomac River where George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon home is located.  The views of the river from the bluffs and the trails throughout the park are mesmerizing. Anyway, back to the Snake bit part of the story…….. The camping sites at Westmoreland have size limits.  Forty feet is the maximum for any of the water and electric RV sites.   Since Westmoreland was only accessible to us by 2-lane secondary roads with low speed limits, we decided to pull the Cedar Creek... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for Iowa Camping

August 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for Iowa Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. Iowa is thought by many to be at the center of America’s heartland, and they would be right; this is where the American ideal is alive and well. The Hawkeye State’s people are warm and friendly, who understand that you get a day’s wage for a day’s work. A great many farms run through this region, producing a sizable portion of America’s output of corn and soybeans, but there’s a lot more to Iowa than just cornfields and farming. Make Iowa your one tank trips destination and come see for yourself. Cedar Rapids is a perfect place to start off your vacation, as it provides a blend of city and country living. You’ve got the theaters, nightlife, and fine dining opportunities available in any big city, but there’s a small town feel at work here that gives Cedar Rapids a charm all its own. There are city parks, state parks, and wide-open county parks within Cedar Rapids, providing you with... [Read more...]

One Tank Trip for Nebraska Camping

August 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tank Trip for Nebraska Camping

This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory. If you’re looking to spend some quality time enjoying the great outdoors, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better place for that than Nebraska. The Cornhusker State is chock full of broad expanses of plains and rolling hills, which remain largely unspoiled since the times of Lewis and Clark. In fact, if you’re feeling like a trailblazer, you can retrace the steps of these master explorers along the Lewis and Clark route. But this isn’t meant to suggest that Nebraska is mired in the old days and the old ways; far from it. This is a state firmly secured in the present, as well as the past, which you’ll soon discover when you explore Nebraska’s busy metropolitan regions. Before we head out into nature, let’s start this one tank trip off in Nebraska’s largest city, Omaha. This is where you’ll find the Strategic Air and Space Museum, with exhibits that give us a firsthand look at some of... [Read more...]

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