http://www.parks.wa.gov/581/Seaquest Just off I-5, an hour north of Portland, lies Mount St Helens, one of the “Ring of Fire” volcanoes that line the Pacific coastline. Us old timers remember the 1980 explosion so it seamed like an interesting place for one of our first family camping trips, back in 2004. We were not disappointed.
Recall our blog about how hard it is to find a campsite in BC at peak times? This week marks the start of some related changes to Discover Camping, BC’s Provincial Campground reservation system. These changes will impact the Front Country Campgrounds in several ways but how successful these changes are is yet to … Continue reading 6 Helpful Changes to Discover Camping You Need to Know!
We are now into our second winter storing our RV and each year we debate whether we should buy an RV cover or not. When we had our tent trailer we did the unthinkable and covered it with a blue camping tarp. I can hear the collective gasp. What might surprise you is we … Continue reading Why tarp your RV? Valuable tips to make the right decision.
Last Sunday I participated in my first cycle tour. Now I use this term lightly because in the world of cycle tours this was really a bike ride but I have the brochure that says “Fraser Valley Cycle Tour” and because that sounds a lot more impressive, I am going with that. The “tour” was … Continue reading 5 things I didn’t know about my cycle tour.
What is Sangria? Sangria is the Spanish name for a sugar-sweetened wine and fruit cocktail. Rumored to be first introduced to the US at the 1964 World’s Fair. Today, it’s the world’s most popular wine cocktail. As a lover of Sangria I have tried a lot of recipes and there are severa tasty ones out … Continue reading The many faces of Sangria, my favourite and a few others.
Riverside Campground in Whistler, BC was our home for 3 nights in early July. If you are familiar with BC you will know Whistler is a destination spot for both summer and winter vacationers. We have wanted to camp in Whistler for a few years now so last year we scouted out the 2 private … Continue reading Riverside Resort, Campground Review – Whistler, BC. (Part 1)
For the month of April I took on the A to Z Challenge. I wrote a post each day (except Sunday’s) that corresponded with each letter of the alphabet. This was a fun and challenging task. I thought I would take a page out of Travels With Choppy’s blog and do a summary list with … Continue reading A Summary of my A to Z Challenge!
Campthatsite has been up and running for almost 3 months now. About 2 months longer than most of my friends and family thought it would last. I talked about doing a blog for over a year before I actually started it up. Each trip, while making our campground notes, I would ramble on about how … Continue reading My Unexpected Benefits of Blogging
www.parks.wa.gov/535/Lake-Wenatchee National Geographic Traveler calls Washington State’s Cascades Loop: “One of America’s grandest, most spectacular drives.” The inland portion of the Loop runs 400 miles from Everett over the Cascade Mountains (the “south loop”), up the east side of Lake Chelan, and back to Interstate 5 at Burlington (the “north loop.”). At some point, you should take … Continue reading Lake Wenatchee State Park – Leavenworth, Washington
http://www.fortcamping.com It is not often that we get 14 degree C days in February but this year it has seemed like the norm. For that reason my husband, son and I decided to head out to Fort Langley for a sunny walk, a patio lunch and to check out Fort Camping on Brae Island Regional Park, … Continue reading Fort Camping, Brae Island Regional Park – Fort Langley, BC