Michael – What – travel 400+ miles to hunt flowers growing in the wild at Arvin and Lebec? Yeah, sometimes it’s wise for a husband to pick up a few “atta boys” and get a chance to fly his drone! Turned out to be an awesome 3 day RV Life trip with spectacular wildflowers so we extended an extra day, going South ANOTHER 100+ miles! Stay tuned – we have two more stops in future shows…
With tons of snow, we head for Truckee for snow play and Donner Lake with our drone at 7:32 . Of course our Siberian Husky Kaliki (from Alaska) has a fantastic time feeling he’s “back home” again! Let us know what you think in the comments below, should we move to the snow?
At long last, we head for snow country in the Sierras. Wanting to avoid frozen pipes or tanks, we spent the first night at Colfax, Long Ravine Campground. We enjoyed the beautiful lake view, drone video footage and…Grace demonstrated The fine art of face plants (fortunate it was in sawdust). And of course life happens when we’re making plans – dealing with a new rattle to repair in our Class C motor home.
cTv heads up the Palm Springs aerial tram to play in the snow, with lots of interesting stories along the way – enjoying the RV good life! Rising 8500 feet above the desert floor, the Palm Springs Tramway offers access to hiking, skiing and camping trips in this famous San Jacinto state park wilderness.
Nearing the Quartzsite 2017 RV Rally, we stopped on the Colorado River at Buckskin Mountain State Park with awesome views and a very convenient stop to fill-up with water and dump your tanks before descending into nearby Quartzsite.
Heading North to the Redding area, we dropped by Shasta Dam – one of California’s two gargantuan reservoirs that provide precious water to the State and produces 350+ Megawatts of electrical power. Visitors are treated to glorious views, yet be aware the guided dam tour has considerable security restrictions that limit items you are allowed to carry.
Oops, hit snow at Manzanita Lake (5890 feet) in Mt Lassen National Park. So while we couldn’t stay overnight (closed) our Siberian Husky Kaliki had a blast doing what Arctic Dogs are born to do. So after playtime we headed down to Redding on shore of the Sacramento River and did our RV Life overnighter… actually two nights so we could see Shasta Dam and the Sundial Bridge.
At last, cTv (California Travel Videos) hops aboard the steam train at Roaring Camp in the Henry Cowell State Park (between Santa Cruz and Felton, California). While the redwood grove was revered by lumberjacks to provide the best possible wood to build homes, fortunately the Cowell family bought a large tract of land as a preserve. We dedicate this video to Frank B Lamoly, town Marshall at Roaring Camp for 50 years.
On our last vacation (honeymoon) at Lake Tahoe, we drove down near the south shore at the Emerald Day overlook for some sunrise photos. Here’s one of our quickie Periscope videos
( #CATravelvideos ) before departing as the majestic sun made its entrance… right into our camera lens!