Our Visit to Gorgeous Miracle Beach Near Campbell River BC

Exploring Miracle Beach Feature Photo

In this video, Anne and I take a drive down the coast a half hour or so from where we are camped at Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River to visit Miracle Beach Park. Miracle Beach is home to gorgeous ocean views and a remarkable rocky/sandy driftwood-strewn beachscape chock full of life. As the tide … Read more

Boating Day Trip to Cortes Island BC and DOLPHINS!

Gorge Harbour BC Feature Photo

On a beautiful calm summer day, Angie and I joined Anne aboard her boat nicknamed Snoopy for a day trip on the waters off of Campbell River, B.C. Our route would take us south around Quadra Island and east to Cortez Island.  Once we motored into Gorge Harbour through its narrow access channel, we shut off the engine and … Read more

California Camping With a Herd of Roosevelt Elk

Elk Country RV Park Feature Photo

When passing through the Redwoods between Eureka and Crescent City on the northern California coast we like to stopover and camp at Elk Country RV Resort. The RV park itself is run down, right next to the highway and over $30 a night even though it’s off season and almost empty. But, the locals are … Read more

Our Visit to Spectacular Yant Flat aka Candy Cliffs in Utah

Yant Flat Hike Utah Feature Photo

This snowbird season we decided to take a few weeks in mid-March and explore the area surrounding St. George and Hurricane, Utah. Locate in the lower elevations of the extreme south-west corner of the state the area tends to be a little warmer than the rest of Utah. Average temperature during our stay ranged from … Read more

Fun Boating Day Trip to Desolation Sound BC

Desolation Sound Boating Feature Photo

One of the main reasons for summering on Vancouver Island, other than being close to family and friends, is the tremendous boating opportunities. I have to admit I’m not that big into boating but for my wife Anne it is a life long passion. She absolutely loves being on the water. Usually once or twice … Read more

Afternoon Visit to Boquillas Del Carmen Mexico

Afternoon Visit to Boquillas Feature Photo

Return to Big Bend NP On our first visit to Big Bend National Park in spring of 2012 we couldn’t visit the little Mexican town of Boquillas del Carmen. The border crossing was still closed to traffic since 2002. We had heard it was previously a neat little excursion over to the remote little village … Read more

Dry Camping Fun at Whitewater Draw Arizona

Introduction My wife Anne loves to photograph wildlife. In fact she recently traveled all the way to Africa pursuing the passion. So, she was really excited when I told her about a spot in southern Arizona where during the winter thousands of Sandhill Cranes hang out. It’s called the Whitewater Draw Wildlife area located about … Read more

Afternoon Drive up to Kitt Peak National Observatory

Visiting Kitt Peak Feature Photo

Buenos Aires NWR We spent the early part of February camped in an isolated area of Southern Arizona known as the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. It is a high grassy plain (elevation around 3700ft) southwest of Tucson dotted with small scrub brush and dry washes. If you want to get away from it all … Read more

Boating Adventure While RVing Vancouver Island

RVing Vancouver Island Boat Trip Feature Photo

A Three Hour Tour We are really enjoying our summer up here in Campbell River, BC while RVing Vancouver Island. The weather has been outstanding with plentiful sunshine and warm balmy conditions. One of the main reasons we decided to spend July and August here at Thunderbird RV Park is the proximity to the ocean and … Read more