RV Journeys

By J. Dawg | Follow the travels of fellow Rver's as they tell their stories about experiencing the great parts of this country

Durango, CO

After Mesa Verde, the next logical place to go was Durango, CO. Durango was right up the road and we needed some work done on the RV. We went into …

Travel

A Place Where Dreams Come True

<i>“Is this heaven? No, It’s Iowa.” – Field of Dreams</i><p>As I left Forest City, IA, I scanned the road atlas searching for my next destination. My general …

National Parks

Bonavista Peninsula — Up One Side…

Ever eager to keep up my circumnavigation around the island, I move east, clockwise around the perimeter. Newfoundland’s “other” national park, Terra …

Canadian National Parks

Roadtripping Through the Heartland - Part 2

After leaving Sitting Bull’s gravesite, I continued traveling south on Route 83 towards Pierre, SD. This road closely parallels the 100th …

Road Trips

Twillingate: Tire Troubles, Terrible Roads, and Tour Buses

I’ve been eager to get on to Twillingate, southern end of “Iceberg Alley” for some time now, as reports on the Newfoundland Iceberg Facebook group …

Travel

Roadtripping Through the Heartland - Part 1

Once I unhitched myself from following the Lewis and Clark Trail, I was free to choose routes and destinations that seemed interesting. I had about …

North America

Battle Harbour, Once the Unofficial Capital of Labrador

I am not sure what first drew me to Battle Harbour. I think it may have been the advertisement in Newfoundland’s “Lost and Found” travel brochure. …

Greenpeace

Getting On and Off the Lewis and Clark Trail

When I finished following the Oregon Trail, it was my plan to work my way back east following the <b>Lewis and Clark Trail</b>. The number of historic places …

Road Trips

St. Anthony, Patron Saint of Icebergs

It’s 220 miles from Gros Morne to the end of the Northern Peninsula. That’s a typical driving day for me. I try not to go much more than 200 miles in …

Iceland

Good Morn in Gros Morne

Continuing with my loose strategy to get north as quickly as possible before the icebergs melt, I am headed straight up the Northern Peninsula with …

North America

Ending My Oregon Trail Journey at Pendleton

Once the pioneers got well into Oregon, they kept going north to the Columbia River. Water sources were more reliable on this route and it was easier …

Oregon Trail

The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia

The Cabot Trail, a 185 mile loop road, traces the outline of the upper end of Cape Breton Island. The cape looks like a giant thumb, and the Cape …

Road Trips

Starting Our Idaho Summer Off Right

After spending last summer on the east coast where planning and reservations are a must, this year we’re taking a completely opposite approach. …

Road Trips

Oregon at Last!

Once the Oregon Trail pioneers left the Snake River they were technically in the Oregon Territory. But this was the not the part of Oregon where they …

Road Trips

Finger Lake Adventures Part II – Falls, Gorges & Seneca Lake, NY

Following our four fabulous days in Ithaca we moved “the beast” all of ~35 miles to the next lake over, Seneca Lake. It was a pleasant little drive …

North America

Fords, Fossils, and Murals, Oh My!

The Snake River in Idaho is a huge torrent of a river that carves a deep gorge in the landscape. Much of the gorge cuts across the southern part of …

National Parks

Soaking it up Along the Snake River

After spending weeks crossing the desolate Great Basin in Wyoming, the pioneers must have welcomed a break and a more scenic less harsh terrain. As …

Across The Great Divide

Kate Wolf wrote a great song called <b>“Across the Great Divide“</b>. And Nanci Griffith does a fine job singing it. I heard Nanci’s voice singing in my head …

Road Trips

Traverse City, Michigan

When we were considering spending our summer in Michigan there were a couple of towns that kept coming up as places people strongly recommended that …

Walking to Zion - Along the Mormon Trail

For much of my journey, I’ve been referring the route as the Oregon Trail. In reality, there are three historic trails that follow much of the same …

On The Big Trail in Wyoming

I chose the title of this post in deference to my traveling companion, Hondo. In 1930, Hondo (aka John Wayne) starred in <b>The Big Trail</b>. In the movie, …

Taking a Break at Scotts Bluff National Monument

I found a great place to spend a couple of days recharging at <b>Robidoux RV Park</b> in Gering, NE. I had made it to the high plains at the far western end …

Return to the Western Side of Rocky Mountain National Park

Remember last week when I said we wouldn’t be sticking around Colorado long because we wanted to explore some new places? Well…I lied. Actually, I …

National Parks

Following the Great Platte River Road - Part 2

I’m really enjoying this RV trip following the Oregon Trail in Nebraska. I’m seeing some wonderful scenic landscapes and visiting great historical …

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

The National Park Service has done it again. They have managed to protect one of America’s most amazing places. Seventy-one thousand acres of beauty, …

Following the Great Platte River Road - Part 1

One of the key objectives for the pioneers (and for me on this trip), was to get to the <b>Platte River</b> in eastern Nebraska. The Platte runs eastward out …

East to Wisconsin

My days at Buffalo Gap National Grassland continue to delight.I take walks along the rim and soak in the sights and sounds. There are a lot of birds …

South Dakota

A Detour to the Homestead National Monument

From Marysville, the Oregon Trail crossed into Nebraska and headed northwest following the Little Blue River towards Fort Kearney. Today, there is no …

Following the Oregon Trail in Kansas

When the pioneers left Independence they dipped south and followed the Kansas River westward. They eventually crossed the river and started following …