He Had a Dream… Castello di Amorosa, Napa Valley

Napa Valley, California, USA

Castles are rare in this country. They’re not from “our time”. But there’s an allure… a romance about them that draws people. This was no doubt the case for Dario Sattui when he dreamed up Castello di Amorosa. To quote … Continue reading

After the Storm… Petaluma and Point Reyes

Our stop in Petaluma was a particularly special one to John because we camped on the very Coast Guard Base he lived on for six years before his retirement in 2003. According to him not much has changed in Petaluma … Continue reading

California Coast- Santa Cruz to Pacifica

California, Highway 1, USA

After Big Sur and Monterey we continued north to Santa Cruz. The only real reason for our stop there was to see some old friends of mine who John had met once before. Mindy… a long time friend… drove from … Continue reading

California Coast from Monterey to Big Sur

California, USA

After our very soggy stay in Morro Bay we continued our trek up to Monterey. Knowing we’d be covering Highway 1 in Zippy (tow car), we opted to take The Beast around via Hwy 101… for a few reasons. Although … Continue reading

Santa Cruz Island- Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park, USA

From Joshua Tree National Park we hopped over to Fairways RV Resort (another military campground, and one of the nicest we’ve stayed at thus far) in Port Hueneme… just down the road from our next adventure. The following morning we … Continue reading

Joshua Tree National Park

California, USA

The drive from Saguaro National Park near Tucson to Joshua Tree National Park in California wasn’t that long… only about five hours… but it was wrought with bucking winds for the latter part of the drive. Unless you’ve driven a … Continue reading

Saguaro National Park, and Tucson

Tucson, Arizona, USA

I forgot to mention that our return from Mexico was punctuated with a puncture. (Yep, that pun was intended.) One of Zippys tires went flat with a hiss right as John tucked her in behind The Beast in our campsite … Continue reading

Over the Border to Puerto Peñasco

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico

While I was traveling solo, I toyed with crossing the border into Mexico. I never actually went because there were too many “unknowns” for me to feel safe in doing so. (Solo woman… nice motorhome… might I be easy prey?) … Continue reading

Christmas in The Desert… Cave Creek

Cave Creek Regional Park, Arizona, USA

We left Alamo Lake and headed back to Phoenix, and then turned north. Cave Creek Regional Park is not far out of town, but it sure feels like it is. The campground is very spacious, and surrounded by desert, hills, … Continue reading

Arizona… The Only Thing Missing is an Ocean Beach!

Lost Dutchman State Park, Arizona, USA

After parting with the masses at Grand Canyon we moved on south to Lost Dutchman State Park, a place I had enjoyed once before. The campground sits at the base of Superstition Mountain, about 40 miles east of downtown Phoenix, … Continue reading