From the Road & More

Top Photo: Brokern Top peaking through.

Kayaking Sparks Lake

For several years we wanted to kayak Sparks Lake but arrived in the Bend area in late summer, and by then, the lake was too low. Now based in the area we have to opportunity for an earlier start this year. So finally, we got to s...

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In keeping with our "river" theme on this mini road trip, we drove 160 crazy Memorial Day miles to get where the Deschutes River empties into the Columbia River. Once again, the RV gods were good to us as we scored a site backing up to the Deschutes.

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"We went looking for a small campground to ride out the Memorial Day weekend, and Red Bridge was just that campground."

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"This is a jewel of a campground that sits on the Snake River as it flows through Hell's Canyon & is one of five campgrounds in that section of the river managed by Idaho Power."

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Quiet little campground tucked away on the North Fork of the Malheur River.

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The above photo was taken at Burro Creek Recreation Area in Arizona.

Since the inception of this site, our Mobile Little Free Library has had a tab on our navigation bar. We enjoyed traveling with our library, setting it up in campgrounds around the country. Because of this, we met many curious...

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Things have been pretty quiet on this website lately. So, are we MIA? Well, sort of, and then, maybe we've been quite busy.

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Above collage (clockwise starting upper left): Green River Campground, Dinosaur National Monument, UT; Scout Mountain Campground, IA; Columbine Campground, CO; Picacho Peak State Park Campground, AZ.

Below collage (clockwise starting upper left): Tillicum Beach Campground, OR; Union Creek Campgrou...

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We had another successful year traveling around in our RV. Sending you our holiday wishes from Bend, Oregon. ~ Rob't & Diana

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Top photo: Old Mill District on the Deschutes River.

"Home again... Chilling in Bend. Of all the places we've been, it always feels like coming home when we pull into Bend!"

Update: This post was first published on August 15th, when we arrived in Bend for our summer visit. We returned on November 1st for the winter.

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"A short drive from our last campground is this state park that's located south of Reedsport that we wanted to checkout. It tucked in the woods on Eel Lake and Eel Creek."

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We fired up the coach and hit the road, but before we made it to Highway 101, we decided to visit a park we enjoyed last year. So north we went, and here we are.

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It's like "déjà vu all over again"... Same campground, same site, just about a year later. Mooch checking the campground after a short drive day.

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A glimpse of the historic Coquille Lighthouse behind piles of driftwood on the beach.

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Top Photo: Tillicum Beach Campground offers sites with fantastic views!

"Thirty-one miles driving day. Landed at a Forest Service campground that we wanted to check out for a couple of years and scored a fantastic site overlooking the Ocean."

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A beautiful beach in Harbor Vista County Park near the North Jetty is within easy walking distance from the campground.

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Armitage Park is a pleasant campground offering spacious sites; some pleasantly tucked away in the trees.

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We enjoy hiking, and Bend offers plenty of options. We will add our hikes to this section and will first start with the South Sister hike.

South Sister Trail

Friday's hike (Sept. 16th) was a tad more challenging, to say the least, if not just downright difficult. But we did cover the twelve-mile...

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Sixty-nine miles. Now that's my kind of driving day. We found a well cared for state park not too far from John Day, OR. There are a few things we want to check out in John Day.

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We were hesitant to move on a Friday without reservations. But sometimes you just gotta... "Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape" - Guy Clark.

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