Monthly Archives July 2014

Pelican Point RV Park

It ‘s always fun to try out a new spot and that’s what we did last week when we went to Pelican Point RV Park in Half Moon Bay. 

Half Moon Bay is a lovely, coastal city just 30 miles south of San Francisco.  We had taken a day trip there several years back and I remembered walking their Main Street and browsing its cute shops.  So, I did an internet search for RV parks in Half Moon Bay and I’d love to say that I stumbled upon their website but I didn’t.  They’re not easy to find on the internet.  I came across them on a site that listed all the RV parks and campgrounds and also had reviews.  You know, those sites that have boxes checked off showing what amenities are available, how many and what types of sites there are and how much it costs...

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South Dakota Trip Part 1 –Why Sturgis?

Back around 2005 I got a yearning to take an RV trip to South Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore.  We didn’t actually take this trip until 2007 so I had lots of time to research and make our plans.  Mt. Rushmore is outside of Rapid City, South Dakota that, I’m sure, has acceptable RV parks.  But, instead we chose to stay in Sturgis, South Dakota, the town that is famous for it’s annual motorcycle rally.  Why Sturgis?  In my research I discovered that there was an awful lot of interesting sites to see in South Dakota besides Mt. Rushmore and Sturgis was a central location that was great for taking day long site seeing trips.  So we chose to stay at the Elkview Campground located at 13014 Pleasant Valley Rd. in Sturgis, South Dakota. From this location we were :

  • 27 miles from Rapid City
  • 47...
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Here’s a product that is particularly handy for RVing……….

Grands Biscuits1. Works whether you’re dry camping or somewhere with hook-ups… electricity needed.

2. Unlike canned biscuits you can choose the number you’d like to cook without consequence whether it’s 2 or 20. (Always did hate opening up a can of 8 or 10 biscuits when there is just the two of us)

3. Although they take longer to cook than the canned type (because they are frozen) they taste almost like they are homemade.

4. And… the Walmart brand are just as good.

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Orphan Train

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline was one of the best books that I read in the past year.


What I love about historical fiction is learning about things in history that I had never known before.  And, although, I wouldn’t necessarily categorize this book as historical fiction, it provided that element for me.  I had never known about the Orphan Trains that transported orphans from the east coast to the west for a period of 75 years through part of the 19th and 20th centuries.   The trains arrival would be advertised in the towns that it was stopping in and potential adoptive parents would await it’s arrival.  Some of these folks were genuinely looking for babies/children to adopt and many were looking for free labor...

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