Category Archives: Road Trips

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cTv RV Life, Guess Who Gets Engaged at Visalia?

Heading home after our 18 day trip, we leave Bakersfield to swing by… Visalia (?) of all places.  Could we be making a sidetrip to the Sequoia National Redwood Forest? (nope)  So it turns out Grace has a “special” engagement party planned with…(stay tuned).  Also, while we enjoyed our overnight stays at a handful of Elks Lodges during our trip, at 5:45 we point out a potential downside as we witnessed at Bakersfield (yet great folks inside the Club!)

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Camping on Del Mar Beach

cTv RV Life, Marine Base Camp Pendleton/Oceanside, Ocean Playtime

Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base – here we come!  Well, while we’re not quite ready for active military duty, we had a fantastic time playing at the ocean beachfront property while watching the Countries finest soldiers perform their nearby amphibious maneuvers.  Granted “official leave” (LOL) we also went to nearby Oceanside to dine, watch surfers and check out the local shops.

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cTv RV Life, Joshua Tree National Park, Glorious Views + Photographs

California Travel Videos gives Grace two thumbs way up on our getaway to Joshua Tree National Park!  Everywhere you look are beautiful views and photograph opportunities.  It’s also offers excellent challenges for the aspiring mountain climber and Kaliki gives a few of the mondogranite boulders a try (staying within the 100 foot required range of the roadway).

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cTv RV Life, Palm Spring Aerial Tram – Snow Playtime

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.

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ctv RV Life, See Hi Jolly monument at Quartzsite, Then off to Indio California

cTv RV Life, before leaving Quartzsite we stop to appreciate founder “Hi Jolly” then it’s off to Indio California for the evening (after missing the turnoff to Joshua Tree National Park).  Actually, Indio has an interesting history, too – Indians discovered natural wells (originally named Indian Wells), that were vital to the Southern Pacific railroad obtaining water in the middle of the desert… as always, much to the chagrin of the American Indians.

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cTv RV Life, Quartzsite, Drone, Escapees-Xscapers Convergence, Hill Climb

Excitement today – starting off with a drone flight over La Posa, then off to visit with Escapees Xscapers Quartzsite Convergence to climb the “big hill” and finish the day with a bonfire to cheer on the Scavenger Hunt award winners – awesome group and wish we didn’t have to leave our new friends so soon…

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ctv RVLife, Quartzsite 2017, – Day 2, Out and About Walking North

We decide to take a day off for good behavior and walk North through Quartzsite up to the City Limit entrance sign (but eventually give up), yet we enjoyed our promenading and come across notable sites… and one that beyond hilarious.  Goes to show RV Life is full of twists and turns.

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Boon docking in Quartzsite Arizona

ctv RV Life, Quartzsite Day 0, 2017 – Windy, Wet and Wild

We’ve arrived at the Quartzsite 2017 RV Show/Rally the day before the grand opening of the “Big Tent” yet hundreds (thousands?) of exhibitors have already opened their nearby flea market booths.  The weather is cloudy at best, with a winter rainstorm in the evening but what’s our worry?  Besides that, no dust tomorrow :)

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cTv RV Life, Buckskin Mountain State Park – Colorado River at its Best

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.

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