J. Dawg

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The Last Train to Clarksdale

For as long as I can recall, I have always been passionate about train travel, from early childhood riding the miniature train through the Fort Worth …

Trains

The Only Blogger Who Hasn’t Been to Bisbee?

Another one of those “out west” places that feels like its approaching blogger cliché status is Bisbee, Arizona. After following RV blogs for about …

RVs

Hanging with the BIG trees at Sequoia National Park

<i>April 14-21</i><br>We knew that we couldn’t stay inside Sequoia National Park due to the lack of cell service so we settled on the nice looking COE …

Hiking

Inspired by Spires – The Wonderland of Rocks

I had never heard of Chiricahua National Monument prior to reading about it on my hiking buddy Mark’s blog back in 2015. I couldn’t even spell it, …

Leaving Colorado

My first winter in the Colorado Rockies turned out to be rather mild with minimal snow in the valley. Great for a non-skier like me; not so great for …

Wild Rides at the Arcadia Rodeo

When people think of cattle ranching and cowboys, they tend to think of western states like Colorado and Wyoming. But Florida is also a place that …

We Are Not in Arizona Any More Daisy.......

I am reminded of this quote (or at least my version) as we drive north out of Arizona into Nevada, California and eventually Oregon. What were sunny …

Oh Hey There Pacific Ocean, It’s Been While!

<i>February 17-24</i><br>A funny thing happened a few weeks ago during the drive from Organ Pipe Cactus NM to Yuma. As we rolled west on I-8, signs that read,</i> …

RVs

Love & Valentines At Bahia Honda – FL Keys, FL

It’s Valentine’s Day today, so it’s time to share some looooooooove!We’ve got lots of serious stuff going on in the Wheelingit camp, so admittedly we …

RVs

California – LA to Merced

After our fun-filled month in San Diego, we headed next towards LA. We have some good friends that live in Manhattan Beach, so we stayed at the …

RVs

Hanging with the Saguaros in Ajo

<i>January 28 – February 3</i><br>We first visited the tiny town of Ajo, AZ way back in the winter of 2013. It was our first winter of full-time RVing and our …

RVs

Enchantment Times Two

As colder temperatures descended upon Colorado in November, I began to get restless. It felt unnatural to stay in one place as the season changed …

Two Top 10's in 2 Days!

First off, an adventure that made our top 10 <i>adventure</i> list.<p>We had been to several caves and caverns in the past year and thought we had seen some …

A Frosty Trip Down to Big Bend National Park

Well, we did not ring in the New Year as anticipated….. We had the best laid plans of visiting friends on their ranch outside of Water Valley Texas. …

Another Visit to Turtle Beach

Over the past 5 years, I’ve developed some favorite stop over places on my annual snowbird journey to Florida. One of these places is the small …

2017 Best Campgrounds & Stays Of The Year

Following my written year round-up, it’s time to dig into the best of the best campgrounds we stayed at this year.As you already know we stayed …

RVs

Three Days in Amarillo

I woke up yesterday morning startled and alert. There was someone driving right by our rig! Why would someone be driving by our rig way out here? We …

Chasing the light at Alabama Hills Lone Pine California

November 12-16, 2017 My last visit to Alabama Hills during late winter, the Sierras wore a blanket of white providing a stark backdrop to the ever …

Hiking

Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend

On our way from the<p>Petrified Forest to the Grand CanyonGrand Canyon to Zion (Grand Canyon post coming up!), we stopped in Page, Arizona. We hadn’t …

Hiking

Golden San Juans

While the area around Vail is quite pretty, it doesn't equal the spectacle of southwest Colorado's San Juan range, especially when the aspens peak in …

Ludington, Michigan

The beautiful blue waters of Lake Michigan have amazed us all summer so as our summer travels were winding down we decided to hang out in more …

San Diego

After trekking across the country, we arrived in San Diego in mid-March. We booked a month at the Mission Bay RV Resort and we were excited to have …

San Diego

Exploring Wild & Diverse Cape Cod, MA

I first thought about Cape Cod in the Californian high desert around 5 years ago. We were in Bishop CA, one of our fav little stops along one of our …

New England

Bourbon Mash and Birthday Bash

Getting myself down from the skinny green branches of the “tree” that is New England did not come easily to me. As I sat on the edge of Maine’s Long …

Whiskey

Lone Rock Beach & Page

<b>Saturday, October 28</b> <br>While trying to come up with a fun weekend adventure Tim mentioned kayaking in Lake Powell. I immediately jumped all over that. …

RVs

Lowell - Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution

I recently took a day trip in my RV and visited the <b>Lowell National Historic Park</b>. This historic park is located in downtown Lowell, MA. As a national …

New England

Petrified Forest National Park

(Note: Sorry for the delay, we know it has been a while since we posted. We’ve had an extremely busy couple months with some pretty big changes. That …

National Parks

Chlorophyll Climate Confusion

I’ve often read “If you want to learn about yourself, TRAVEL!” But it seems the opposite is true for me. I learn most about myself when I am …

New England

Five Secrets About RVing

The idea for this blog post came to me while I was reflecting on the last few years of RVing. I was thinking about all the great places I’ve visited, …

A Few Days in Zion

<b></b> Bridge over the Virgin River along the Pa’Rus trail<b>Without advance planning it has become almost impossible to get a campsite in Zion National Park,</b> …