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.
20,000+ Monarch Butterflies – WOW!!! Here at Pismo Beach in November there’s even more butterflies than tourists 🙂 They love the nice weather snuggled near oceanside Eucalyptus, Cypress and Redwood groves – don’t we all… California Travel Videos continues to learn the ropes.
Oh oh, we made the fatal mistake “trusting” Siri’s map directions KNEW the “best route” (FAIL) But after more than a mile of nasty off-road near disaster (rickety bridge) and eventually coming to a narrow dead-end, we knew we’d been had 🙁 This is a birthday trip Father and son will remember for many years to come, “remember that time when…………..”
Deep in the heart of gold country, Dutch Flat Hotel owner Sussy Flanigan gives us an awesome tour, including a room frequented by a darling ghost young girl. But don’t let that scare you away – you’ll love Sussy’s tour of her beautiful hotel. California Travel Videos is all thumbs up and we can’t wait to park our RV and stay at this truly unique and memorable hotel.
Completing our first year anniversary trip, Grace, Michael and our Siberian Husky Kaliki spend an afternoon at Gibson Beach and Pelican Point at Point Lobos State Beach (sadly, dogs are not allowed on trails and there is no overnight RV accommodations). We then scooted up North for an hour passing Monterey to New Brighton State Beach Campground again blessed with more awesome views of the Pacific Ocean. But Kaliki did get to play in the Pacific Ocean at Carmel Beach just north of Point Lobos!
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We’re meandering down the main street of Cannery Row at Monterey Bay, enjoying the food, shops and Kaliki running in the beautiful Pacific Ocean beach. Later, we head through the 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach in Pacific Grove so Grace can checkout the Monarch Butterflies.
Canoeing on the Russian River in the Autumn with our Siberian Husky – now what could be better than that? But wobbling and water fights could cost us losing our camera gear! No matter, when you are staying at the beautiful Casini Ranch, be sure to rent one of their canoes (or kayak, paddleboard inner tube, etc). And Casini is certainly the “disneyland” for campers and RVers alike with movie nights, ice cream socials, hayrides, nearby hiking trails, beach swimming, playgrounds (soccer, softball, volleyball, horseshoe throwing), rent pedal carts/golf carts/bikes, game room with arcades and pool table, general store, dog run/play area, etc. Their WiFi is average.
By the way, the Casini staff is very helpful and friendly.
This time we’re heading West of Santa Rosa on Russian River. Our first stop was the awesome Korbel vineyards where they make fine wines, brandy, California champagne and brews. On our second stop we drop by the cool Armstrong Grove State Park, just South from the city of Guerneville. Check out the next segment where we stay at Casini Ranch and canoe down the Russian River.