My wife and I recently traded ten dollars for a million, a view worth a million that is! Have you ever noticed that when you visit a national park the lodge commands the million dollar view while the campground is delegated to a non descript place in the back forty? The lodge at Yellowstone has a commanding view of Old Faithful, while the campgrounds are set back in the woods. The lodge at Crater Lake is located right on the rim of the giant caldera while the campground is set way down on the lower slopes on the extinct volcano. Well at Capital Reef National Park us RVers are treated as first rate citizens with a campground that is located center stage. The towering cliffs of red sandstone the park is famous for provide a scenic backdrop to the campground while mature trees shade the campsites. Grassy areas and a flowing stream complete the oasis in the desert. Points of interest radiate out in all directions from the campground making it an ideal base camp to explore from. If you are there in the fall, an added bonus is that you are allowed to harvest fresh fruit from the neighboring historic orchards too. All this for only $10.00 a night or $5.00 for Golden Age/Senior Pass and Golden Access. To learn more visit: http://www.nps.gov/care/planyourvisit/fruitacampground.htm
Getting treated like a RVing royalty, just another adventure in RVing!
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.
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