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Yellowstone: At the top of every RV Bucket List

Yellowstone National Park is America’s first national park, a national treasure and a must visit for every RVer. A place so big it lies in part of two states, Montana and Wyoming.  I was warned before that the place will get in your blood and you will keep coming back, again and again. We now […]Read More

Government Shutdown Camping – National Forests

Well, the government is shut down, but you'd never know it out on the prairies and ridgelines of the great outdoors. It's hard to decipher exactly what is shut down from the Forest Service's cryptic pronouncement here, but a quick lap around the internet seems to indicate that most of the Forest Service websites are […]Read More

Roadtreking to the Mercedes Dealership and Musings

This morning I am sitting in the Mercedes dealership in Provo, Utah. Yep that is right, you heard me correctly. My check engine light came on in the middle of no-where Idaho. After I spoke with the Roadtrek Roadside Assist and was reassured I could drive it safely, I drove through some fantastic country to […]Read More

The Beartooth Highway – RV Heaven

The Beartooth Highway is one of the more spectacular drives you can take when touring in your RV out west, comparable to the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. It's a 1930s WPA project that opened access to the Yellowstone region from the northeast, and an impressive engineering accomplishment. Fortunately for us,  it's still in […]Read More

Tell me where to go: Help plan my RV trip to Wyoming

It's time to head west to Wyoming and, eventually, Yellowstone National Park. And this year, instead of repeating past routes, I thought it would be fun to get your suggestions, to crowd source our trip by drawing on the collected wisdom of our readers. In other words, tell me where to go. Here's the particulars: […]Read More

When it comes to Bison at Yellowstone, Don’t be Stupid!

There’s nothing like the sight of one of Yellowstone National Park’s magnificent bison to slow traffic. These shaggy giants seem oblivious to the traffic. They cross the road where they want. They go where they want. The National Park service says humans need to stay far away from bison. But they don’t. People, in quest […]Read More

Buffalo Crossing

Got some great video at Yellowstone National Park of a herd of bison crossing the Yellowstone River at sunset. They are huge, shaggy, magnificent creatures and watching them swim across the river was mesmerizing.Read More

I’m one happy Yellowstone camper

I am one happy camper. In fact, Jennifer says the picture of me below is the happiest she has ever seen me. After most of five days in Yellowstone National Park in our Roadtrek, I am leaving with great reluctance. I'm trying to think of a place that has so connected with me, so satisfied […]Read More

Grizzlies, Wolves and Travertine

The land of contrasts that is Yellowstone also applies to the weather. The overnight temperature dipped to 34 degrees and we awoke Sunday to an overcast sky. This was a day we dedicated to the big things of Yellowstone. Before heading into the park, we spent some time at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, […]Read More

The Open Mike RV Tour West: Yellowstone’s majesty

Today was a big day. Everything at Yellowstone is big. Very big. We had every intention of driving the upper loop today, another 100 miler after the 100-mile lower lop we did yesterday. But, as we suspect is common at Yellowstone, we got waylaid by the grandeur and lingered over the attractions we were passing. […]Read More

And we’re off on the Open Mike Tour

Today's the day. Getaway day. The Roadtrek is packed. The GPS is programmed and the blog is tracking us (see the map to the right) as we pull out of the driveway headed west. Tonight, we'll stop at our son's house in Kalamazoo, MI and then set off Friday for the first stop in the […]Read More