Now I would like to share some of our favorite places with you. We will keep adding to this so please keep checking in each time that you visit!
Nancy and I have a National Parks Bucket list. You know, there are a lot of National Parks out there to see. I think we should have started sooner! Of course, Lassen is our home park and we are so lucky to have it so close to us.
Death Valley(in February 2010)
Nancy and I, Titus Canyon.
Nancy on Mosaic Canyon Trail.
Neat formations in Mosaic Cayon
Yellowstone National Park.
Herd of Buffalo grazing, Yellowstone
Rush hour, Yellowstone National Park.
Elk Grazing in a meadow.
Madison River, Yellowstone National Park.
Nancy, Mac and Worley, Madison River, Yellowstone National Park.
Thermal area, Yellowstone.
Grand Tetons National Park
Nancy and I in front of the Grand Tetons.
Colter Bay, Jackson Lake Grand Tetons.
This last February we found a new favorite California State Park. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in eastern San Diego County is a must visit. Even though it is in Southern California it is not crowded at all and the landscape and night views of the sky are fantastic. Check out the really cool camp site in one pictures.
Mike and Barrel Cactus, Anza-Borrago State Park Visitor Centor.
Visitor Center, Anza-Borrego.
Nancy, Palm Canyon Trail Anza-Borrego.
Really cool campsite, Anza-Borrego.
Ocotillo, Anza-Borrego Febuary 2011.
Ricardo Breceda Sculpture at Galleta Meadows, Borrego Springs California.
One of our favorite places to camp on the coast is Doran Beach at Bodega Bay. Bodega Bay is an easier drive than Ft. Bragg. There is always a breeze and it is great for kite flying. In the winter there are oysters for the BBQ and crab for the pot!
Beautiful sunset at Doran Beach
Doran Beach Campground
Paisano Brothers Fisheries in Bodega Harbor: Live crabs
Coast Guard Cutter, Bodega Harbor.
Flying a kite, Doran Beach Campground.
Wine Country Lakeville Road, South of Petaluma.
Wine Country, Lakeville Road.
I have found another place to stay in Bodega Bay I would like to share with you. Porta Bodega RV Park has been reworked and is the only place that has a water view and full hookups. Marina or harbor views are available.
When we travel, we also like to fly fish a bit. here are a few pictures taken close by on the Sacramento and Yuba Rivers. You will notice who has the bigger fish. Nancy always gets the big fish!
Fishing the Sacramento River.
Sun Dial Bridge, Sacramento River, Redding California.
Nancy and her nice Rainbow.
Fishing with our friend Rich on the Yuba River.
Sacramento River December, Nanc's Steely.
Sunset on the Sacramento River between Redding and Red Bluff.
Fishing with our nephew Robert in Utah.
Gilberta our parts and service coordinator and her husband Bob picked out a few of their favorite camping photos to share.
Gilberta's favorite spot at Clear Lake to camp. They just back right up to the lake and take the Lance off.
Mount Konocti, the view out of Gilberta's camper door.
Birds at Gilberta's back door, Clear Lake.
One reason most people like to travel this way is because we can all take our pets. Here is Pearl, Gilberta's dog and Roadie, Bob's dog.
Bob and Rodie, Lake Almanor.
Bob and the dogs at sunset, Brookings Oregon.
Battle Hill, Port Orford Oregon.
Herd of Elk, Lake County.
Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.
Wizard Island, Crater Lake.
This would have been a beautiful picture if that guy wasn't in the way.
Crater Lake National Park.
Crater Lake National Park
Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Idaho
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Craters of the Moon, windy roads not a problem in a Lance.
Great camp site, Craters of the Moon.
Lassen National Park
Nancy fishing Kings Creek Meadows, Lassen National Park.
Brookies in November are beautiful.
Lassen National Forest, October.
Sea Cliff State Beach, Aptos California.
Looking northwest in the park. Between the RVs and the railing is an area used used for jogging, walking and accessing the dog friendly beach.
Looking southeast from the beach showing cliffs and RVs.
This shot is of the pier and the Palo Alto, beach access in the foreground.
Pleasure Point and Capitola Village in the distant back ground. Pleasure Point and Capitola Village provide beautiful lights at night across the water. Throw in a moon reflecting off the waves and you may want to stay up all night and just look at the beauty of it. This is not private or remote camping, but it is ON the beach and spectacular!
Another view of the canyon on our home page. Photo of Butte Creek Canyon by Bonnie Farrer
Ty our customer, shared a couple of recent pictures from one of his favorite places in the back country with us.
Lassen Trail East Branch Marker
Ty had to use his chainsaw multiple times to get to this remote spot.
In June we went to our grandsons high school graduation in Santa Cruz. Not being a fan of motels we always take a camper or trailer. What we have found is that Seacliff and most of the other state parks are hard to get reservations for because they are so popular. They are also not very private and can be load at night. About a year ago we found Moss Landing KOA Express. It is one of the cleanest parks we go to. It is small, 46 spaces is all there is and they are close to one another but the outside spaces are a little more private. The management makes sure it is quiet early! Centrally located on the Monterey Bay Coast between Santa Cruz and Monterey. Walking distance to a public beach a dog beach and lots of good restaurants if you should not feel like cooking.
Photo of Moss Landing taken by: MarcSantaCruz, Uploaded with permission off of his Flickr account.
Nancy, our grandson and I recently went to the Olympic Track and Field Trails at the University of Oregon campus in Eugene. While there we stayed at a Armitage County Park which happens to have an RV section. Spacious with lots of greenery and the park backs up to the McKenzie River. At $24 a night for full hook ups it was a great value. For reservations if you have used the Oregon State park system the state and the county share data bases, they will know who you are and it is easy.