Oregon is a world away from Arkansas. Crashing waves against sandy beaches, harbors, ships and fishing boats. Bays, lighthouses, the smell of salt air, starfish scattered on a beach, rain forests, and more rainfall then sunshine. For the six weeks we spent in the west coast state, we took every opportunity to absorb the sights, sounds, smells, […]
Archives for September 2011
Road trips and vacations are supposed to be fun, and many times this means enjoying both diner and fast food while making one’s way across this great country. The only issues being that many of the foods you find in these diners and fast food restaurants are intrinsically perilous to our hearts and overall health. […]
The Discover Pass, which the state of Washington requires for vehicles entering state parks, can now be purchased by drivers when they renew their license tabs through the Department of Licensing. The $30 annual pass gives holders access to more than 7 million acres of parks and other lands managed by the Washington State Parks […]
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has opened its eighth new state park since 2004. The new addition is Bates State Park, which occupies 131 acres along the Middle Fork of the John Day River in Eastern Oregon.
It has taken five years, but the Dinosaur National Monument now has a new Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall near Vernal, Utah. The new visitor center was completed in September and the renovated exhibit hall will open October 4.
Newmar Corporation is adding a new floor plan to its Canyon Star gas motorhome lineup for 2012 to serve people in wheelchairs. The model will include features such as a power wheelchair lift with remote control, grab assist bars in the bathroom, and relocation of switches, panels and a microwave oven to make them accessible […]
Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles, which is known for its lightweight, all-aluminum RVs, has started building tent campers, trailers and toy haulers in partnership with comedian and author Jeff Foxworthy, who hosted the television show “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader.”
My big accomplishment for the week was that I caught a very large rat on my front deck. Since this person who everyone thinks is so brave as to travel the world and specifically North America alone, I swear you to secrecy. I am totally creeped out with four-legged (and sometimes more) creatures of the […]
In this coach we removed a dinette set and replaced it with a custom wrap around desk unit, with a corian top. Along side that we installed an ultra leather Flexsteel hideabed with the air coil mattress. Across from the sofa we installed a custom built cabinet with storage, a fireplace and a thirty two […]
Those that have been following this blog on a regular basis know I am a big fan of Google Earth. It can show you which road is the most traveled, if a road is paved or not, points of interest along the way, openings in the tree cover, trails and even places to boondock. Best […]
Given its name—Petrified Forest National Park—of course you would expect to find one of the world’s largest concentrations of wood that has turned to stone, but did you know that this northeastern Arizona park offers much more—ancient petroglyphs, pueblo ruins, dinosaur fossils, a national historic landmark, colorfully striated rock formations—and it is the only national […]