Author Archives: gizmogoeswest

About gizmogoeswest

I just "pre-tired" from my job of nearly 30 years as a nurse. John, my husband and Gizmo our Shih Tzu are embarking on a cross country RV adventure. We are searching for awesome hikes and adventures

Acadia National Park- Rainy Days Can Be the Best!

Maine is going to get hit hard by a Nor’easter today on Mother’s Day.  We have been camping since Tuesday afternoon and we have only seen 2 days with dry hours since we arrived 5 days ago.  The rain has … Continue reading

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Sink Your Teeth Into This…

We moved up the East Coast to Virginia one week ago today.  We drove the 800 miles from Florida in two days, with a plan to settle in for 2-weeks in Virginia while the Maine weather warmed up.  This was our … Continue reading

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Want to go to Florida?

On March 20th we were camping at Falling Waters State Park in Florida and experiencing some of the best weather we had had all year.  It had been a wet and somewhat cool winter in Southern California.  Wet enough to … Continue reading

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Beaches, Waterfall and Spiders With Glowing Eyes

This past week we relaxed for four nights in a great Florida State Park.  We had booked 4 nights at Falling Waters State Park.  This is a good place to stop if you are traveling on the I-10.  The park is … Continue reading

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New Orleans- Green Beer and Beignets

We arrived in Louisiana yesterday for a short 2-night stay. We were not sure if we just wanted to rest between two driving days or spend the day exploring New Orleans.  John and I had been to New Orleans once … Continue reading

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Tombstone Arizona

We picked the perfect day to visit Tombstone, Arizona. It was a windy day and this only added to the ambience of the town. The wind was whipping up the old dirt Main Street and made it feel like we walking … Continue reading

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City of Rocks State Park

We have traveled for about 12 months total in the last 1.5 years and I am learning more and more what kind of camping I like.  John and I loved tent camping, in fact we still do, but I couldn’t tent camp for … Continue reading

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