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We are exploring this world in our small travel trailer and on our boat. We have a small "footprint", but enjoy "the good life" ~ good wine, good beer, artisan cheese and local foods, dog-friendly places and people-friendly places.

Mojave Narrows Regional Park ~ What A Surprise ~ A Campground Fav!

Always awesome to be pleasantly surprised!
Oh, and have an amazing sunrise.


Jalama Beach ~ A Campground Fav!

Ohhhhh we love this place.
And not just for the burgers…
Dog loves that she can go on the beach.
I love the view.
Jim loves the burgers!
Oh, and what a wine selection in the camp store!

Oregon Trip Re-Cap ~ What Can Be Done and Seen in Three Weeks!

And a big, giant, keep in mind, SIX NIGHTS WERE WITH FAMILY!

Donkeys, Goats, Birds & Bunnies ~ A Stop at Our Friend’s House!

To shorten our last day of driving and to hinder the possibility of a hideous attack of “post vacation depression” we often stop for our last night of a trip somewhat close to home.
We can play a little longer.
Stay a little longer.
And drive a little shorter.
And hey, donkeys and goats?
I’m there!

Viaggio Winery ~ Wine & A Concert on The Grass!

Sometimes we just time things right.

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Calistoga, CA ~ Ritchey Creek Campground ~ A Campground Fav!

Just cool all around.
History, hiking, trees and camping!
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Calistoga, CA ~ Ritchey Creek Campground ~ A Campground Fav!

Hiking Hendy Woods! Or in my case, walking…

So yeah, the crowds here…
Oh wait.
Just birds.
And probably bugs.
Hiker heaven.
Or in my case, walker heaven.

Hendy Woods State Park ~ The Kind of Place So Pretty Your Eyes Pop Out.

And honestly when you look at this video and see the lack of crowds and people?
Only bummer was for the ball and chain.
The dog…
Bird deterrent cannons.
But yeah, still so pretty!


Patrick’s Point State Park, CA ~ A Campground Fav!

A way cool campground in Northern California!
Still green!
Tall trees!
Lots of tall trees!
And very, very few people.
Heaven in NoCal!

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