August 21, 2017, the Great American Eclipse traversed the continental United States and we had to be there. My husband, well-informed in all that is nerdy and scientific, warned me of it in late 2011 and come hell or high water we were going to see it. I called hotels years in advance and after much ado found a hotel on the Oregon Coast. After rumors of price gouging, I decided to call and verify our reservation only to learn our room was no longer available, with no explanation. I panicked. Desperate, I found Camp Dakota in Oregon, a campground with numerous amenities that all took a backseat to the fact it was in the path of totality. I called Camp Dakota nine months in advance and to my surprise, they had several spots for us to choose from and they were not raising their listed rates at all. I was skeptical after already getting burned, but took a chance, and ended up very happy I did. Continue reading “Camp Dakota, Oregon”
Our second trailering adventure was a group camp trip to Rasar State Park between the towns of Hamilton and Concrete, WA. This is a beautiful campground in the middle of nowhere on the Skagit River yet it’s everywhere I want to be. The group campsites are situated around a large circular grass field with a shared firepit bordered by a paved area perfect for a slew of camp chairs, roasting sticks, and glasses of something delicious. Also in the shared space is a covered shelter with lights, water, tables and a fireplace. Trailer and tent sites spoke out from the center grassy knoll and are large, yet private. Continue reading “Rasar State Park”
Our first camping trip with our trailer was to the Deception Pass Quarry Pond campground with our daughter’s Girl Scout troop in June 2017. Quarry Pond campground is located on the east side of Highway 20, while the park entrance is on the west side of the highway for check-in. Cranberry Lake and North/West Beaches are also on the west side of the highway.
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Now that we have the must-have items figured out, it’s time to get to the fun stuff! This is a mini mobile vacation pod of joy!
We traveled out of state to purchase our travel trailer and planned on camping in it on the way home. I packed food, linens, pillows and bottled water for the trip. There were a few things I should have purchased beforehand because when I saw the prices at the dealership I almost fell over. Thinking ahead will save you some cash. Here is my shopping list for new RVer’s. Continue reading “10 Must Have New RV Items”