We have completed the three big, we've never seen, national parks for the year. Glacier was a great way to end of this part of our summer travels. Termed "crown of the continent", this million+ park features amazing evidence of the power of uplift and ice on the earth's surface. These towering mountains were cut deeply by thousand...
This Yellowstone Region is filled with amazing sights as the power of nature exposes itself at every turn. The Grand Tetons range is only about 50 miles long, but at its highest, the peak rises to over 13,000 feet. As tectonic plates slammed against each other the mountains were formed and the surrounding land slid downw...
OK, we are convinced this is definitely a must-see park. As the park ranger stated yesterday, while we awaited Old Faithful to erupt, this is why the park was created in 1872. Over half the world's geysers are contained within this park. What historians have phrased "America's best idea", (the national parks) certa...
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. That's the name of this magnificent gorge carved by the Yellowstone River over the last 500,000 years (give or take a few). The hike down to lower falls provided an amazing view and opportunity to feel the power of the water crashing over the edge. Unfortunately, the lack of funds for national park...
We've started our adventures in the nation's first national park. Russ spent 38 years with the National Park Service, but never made it to the "grand daddy of them all." We're going to share some photos and stories as we explore this incredible landscape. Yellowstone NP is over two million acres, so we won't see most of it. ...
Tim and I visited the Northern California group last year and so much wanted to make it back once again to see the folks we don't get to see at event south of Pismo Beach. One of the best things that came out of this event was the formation of some other event choices. Keep an eye on the calendar for more information on that. On the way up to Jacks...
Quartzsite is an event everyone should try once just to say they did it and an event Tim and I attend each year because we both enjoy the desert and quiet fellowship.I often state that there are over 100,000 motorhomes dry camping in the desert for this event and my numbers are backed up by the many articles you can find about the gathering.Quartzs...
Tim and I once again hosted the Pala Casino RV event for 2017. This is the second year the casino rv park was open and the second year RainbowRV attended that event. There were few surprises and the RV park staff greeted us with open arms. The year prior they were apprehensive due to our requests and a bit of confusion as they lea...
Tim and I meet up with 20 or so members at the Chula Vista Marina in San Diego California and RV Park for a Friday night cocktail hour. A conservative number of only 3 Costco Pizza fed the crew who were there to support the next days events Terry and Sandy made the trip to keep every one safe Security Detail, 2017Everyone in the parade setup crew ...
One thing that Donald and I have noticed is that for the most part, the people we run into in RV parks are some of the nicest people. Of course the Rainbow RV rallies involve some of the nicest people we know, however, when we venture off on our own for either a weekend getaway or holiday week, we have noticed that the people around us are just more relaxed and have a carefree attitude about life. Perhaps it is because of the type of resorts we go to or is it because by nature, the people who we run into are on vacation and therefore, much more relaxed. We love going for frequent walks and seeing all the different types of RVs and getting to know the park, and almost every single time, we get frequent "hellos", "how are you" or even strike up conversations. Just an observation that I wanted to share to see if any of you have had similar experiences. Anyway, we just signed up for the Temecula Wine Rally in June which is kind of silly because we literally live about 7 miles from the RV park, but again, there is something magical and cathartic when we go on a trip, even if it is in our backyard! Looking forward to reconnecting with existing friends and looking forward to making new friends as well!
Luis and Donald (and Molly)
We will be embarking on another road trip, this time up the north east coast. You can see our itinerary and follow our adventure at http://staywithfamily.com/blog/2014/08/american-north-east-rv-road-trip/. Send us your tips
Any others out there? Northeast Wisconsin?
Hi, just purchased 34 ft type A. Looking for Wisconsin GLBT that may want to travel together, or meet at other campgrounds. Looking for other GLBT peeps to do the same.
A Year in Review of Two New RVers
July 2013- July 2014
What a year! In July, the US Supreme Court upheld that Prop 8 was indeed unconstitutional! Donald and I were elated and we wasted no time in scheduling our appointment to get married, On July 9, 2013, Donald and I were officially married, after 18 years. Our marriage ceremony was quiet and simple, with our best friend Shirley and our god-daughter Randi, as our witnesses. I wont say we did it on the cheap, however, I did make sure we were coordinated in Donald's favorite color; yellow.
Anyone else planning to be at Chula Vista RV Resort over the Labor Day Holiday?
My gf and I just purchased our first Class C today. Only trip on the books is Bar Harbor and Eastport, ME in August.
Looking for community members in the Northeast.?
Hi there, just joINed. I can't find a list of upcoming trips for the chapter. Can u please let me know where that is? Thanks sharon
When, a few years ago, I suggested to my partner Dave that giving up our day jobs, selling our B&B in New Orleans and setting out in an RV to tour America for a couple years would be a swell adventure, I was expecting an arched eyebrow and withering stare. Dave loves New Orleans. Dave loves familiarity. Dave hates surprises. And yet…he agreed. With surprisingly little hesitation.
An act of love? Of course. But there is an adventurer’s spirit deep in his soul as well. And this particular solution to feeding that spirit comes with a bit of familiarity hitched to the back of the truck.
And so, much to my astonishment, the adventure began.
Our first year on the road has been more fun, more fascinating, more fulfilling than either of us imagined. And I've been blogging about it all along the way here: http://fabulousfifthwheel.com/.
Now this weekend is taking some thinking. Being trailer trash and all, it almost leaves the door wide open as to how to decorate at this event. I am sure there will be some festive decorations show up.
We loved the Temecula meet up and this one to be as good. Loved meeting the Rainbow RV hosts Greg and Tim. What a couple of great guys. As newbies, they made us feel right at home.
We are not doing a dog show this weekend so we can come to this gathering and what a joy it will be to take the weekend off and enjoy. We are sure we will but hope to meet some great people this weekend.
Well we did it, we listed our house last thursday (may 15) and moved into our travel trailer (Lacrosse, luxury lite, touring edition, 327res) and we love it - the 3 dogs (2 jacks and a rat terrier) all love it too andwe couldnt be happier with the park we are staying in, unless it was closer to our house (for visits while waiting to sell) it's about 24 miles from us.
Gettingeverything we think we wanted in the trailer seems to have gone fine - it all fits! We were even able to get cable internet here since we are going to be here for a few weeks (and/or until our house sells, which in the market currently in Austin, will be fast).
We also got our new 10inch cool memory foam queen bed and its sooooooo much better!
The only annoyance is where to put our compters while we game (lol Steve and I are bother gaming geeks:P) but we set up on our table and got rid of 2 of the chairs for now so we have plenty of room. The dogs are lounging on the sofa and recliners as i speak which is the new norm. The view out the rear picture window is a pig farm, which surprisingly is cute and not smelly!
Cant wait to see what this brings with it (the adventure that is) but after house sells we will be heading to nor-cal to visit family and get married, then we are going to be heading east to visit friends/attractions all summer and early fall long! Any MUST HAVES or good tips for long durations in your trailer are welcome!