Category: Campgrounds

Vermont Fall Series 10.1.20 Lake Champlain Get-Away

Day 2 On our second day at Button Bay State Park we decided to take a road trip to a couple of other local places of interest. Our first stop was Mount Philo State Park in Charlotte, Vermont where we hoped to enjoy a… Continue Reading “Vermont Fall Series 10.1.20 Lake Champlain Get-Away”

Vermont Fall Series: 9.30.20 Lake Champlain Get-Away

It’s been a busy September with multiple short interstate trips to New Hampshire, New Jersey and within my home state of Vermont. Between these excursions and completing projects at home before winter sets in, I’ve not found the time or energy to write and… Continue Reading “Vermont Fall Series: 9.30.20 Lake Champlain Get-Away”

Valley of Fire State Park

Based on a conversation with some fellow Vermonters who were camped near us at Hole in the Wall campground in the Mojave Preserve, we decided to make Valley of Fire State Park our next destination on our southwest tour.  We have been past this… Continue Reading “Valley of Fire State Park”

The Apache Trail

Since I’m so far behind on my blog posts, I decided to alter my plan and post some more recent adventures interspersed with the earlier travels this winter. I’m so excited about the area we are exploring right now that I cannot wait to… Continue Reading “The Apache Trail”

2 Days, 2 Parks – Guadalupe NP

Part 2 of our travels through Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe area: We moved to the Pine Springs Campground in Guadalupe National Park after our long day in Carlsbad Caverns.  This was not by choice (that’s another story!) but it ended up being extremely convenient… Continue Reading “2 Days, 2 Parks – Guadalupe NP”

What’s in a name and other musings….

From our travels  through Arkansas and Oklahoma several days ago ….. We passed an uneventful night at a nice rest area just east of Forrest City, Arkansas.  The truck parking area was full so we opted to park horizontally across several spaces near a… Continue Reading “What’s in a name and other musings….”

Isle au Haut Family Time

Spending quality time with family is the thing most precious to me.  It sustains me in a way that is indescribable.   Currently, my two grown children live about as far apart as you can get and still be in the lower forty-eight.  One son… Continue Reading “Isle au Haut Family Time”

Road Trip Journal – 9.14.17 to 9.26.17

I thought it would be fun to chronicle one of our road trips in a diary format to illustrate how we travel.  Our current trip across country from Wyoming to Vermont is typical of the way we travel when we have a destination in… Continue Reading “Road Trip Journal – 9.14.17 to 9.26.17”

Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy’s Victorian era novel with this title portrays the main character, Bathsheba, and her life on a Dorset farm far from the “hustle and bustle” of London.  The term originated in the solemn 16th century poem by Thomas Gray, “Elegy written in a… Continue Reading “Far From the Madding Crowd”

County Fairground Camping

It’s weird to be back on the road again after a two-month hiatus at home in Vermont.  Our third day on the road (May 15th), and I think we are getting back in the groove. Although I have innate organizational skills that came in… Continue Reading “County Fairground Camping”