Trip #2 – GEAR Rally and Fall Foliage RV Trip –  1,609 RV miles,  232 Toad miles – 23 nights  

1 - Trip Overview - map of trip route

2 - General Coffee SP - 1 - overnight - no travelogue, see below #9

3 - Petersburg COE Park - 1 - overnight - no travelogue, see below #8

4 - Freightliner Custom Chassis Service Center - 2 - coach 60,000 mile service - no travelogue

5 - Bandit's Roost COE Park - 5 - visited Blue Ridge Parkway and Wilkesboro, NC area

6 - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds - 5 - FMCA Great Eastern Area Rally in Winston-Salem, NC

7 - Christmount RV Park - 5 - visited Black Mountain and Montreat area with our Lake Maurine neighbors

8 - Petersburg COE Park - 2 - family friendly Corps of Engineer park on huge dam on the Savanna river

9 - General Coffee SP - 2 - historical state park with working heritage farm, and lots of hiking opportunities


Trip #1 – Alaska and Western Canada RV Trip – 12,232 RV miles, 4,866 Toad miles – 149 nights  

   0 – Map of Final Route  

   1 – Alaska and Western Canada RV Trip Overview

   2 – Rainbow Springs State Park – 1 - visited Rainbow River, town of Dunnellon

   3 – Eastbank COE Campground – 1 - visited Lake Seminole

   4 – Six Mile Creek (Alabama River Lakes) COE Campground – 2 - visited Alabama River Lakes

   5 – LeFleur's Bluff State Park –1 - visited town of Jackson, MS

   6 – Tar Camp (Pine Bluff River)COE Campground - 2

   7 – Long Creek Boat Dock & Park COE (Table Rock Lake) – 2 - visited town of Branson, MO

   8 – Cedar Ridge COE Campground - 2

   9 – Victorian Acres RV Park and Campground - 1

  10 – Tower Campground – 2 - town of Sioux Falls, SD and Falls Park

  11 – Heartland RV Park – 4 - visited Black Hills area, Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial

  12 – Indian Campground – 1 - visited Winchester’s Restaurant – Chicken Pot Pie with mile high crust – mmm…  

  13 – Billings Trailer Village RV Park – 3 - the “rimrocks” of Billings, downtown Billings, and Moss Mansion

  14 – Conestoga Campground – 1 - quiet rural RV park in very small town

  14A – Dick's RV Park – 1 - town of Great Falls, MT

  15 – Lewis & Clark RV Park – 1 - town of Shelby, MT

  15A – Granview Park – 1 - visited town of Granum, AB and Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump

  16 – Bow Valley Campgrounds – 5 - visited the town of Calgary, AB, town of Canmore, AB, Banff National Park [southern portion] , towns of Banff and Lake Louise, Kootenay National Park [eastern portion]and Marble Canyon

  17/18- Whispering Spruce Campground & RV Park – 7 - visited towns of Golden and Revelstoke, BC, Radium Hot Springs, Kootenay National Park [western portion], Mount Revelstoke National Park, town of Field, BC, and Yoho National Park, and the Natural Bridge  

  19 – David Thompson Resort Campground – 5 - visited Banff National Park [northern portion], Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, Jasper National Park[southern portion], Columbia Icefields, Whirlpool Point, White Goat Falls trail hike.

  20 – Beaverview RV Park and Campground – 2 - visited Jasper National Park [northern portion], Sunwapta Falls, Athabasca Falls, Mount Robson Provincial Park

  21 – Southpark RV Park – 2 - visited the town of Prince George, BC, Railway and Forestry Museum

  22 – Northern Lights RV Park – 2 - Bijoux Falls Park, town of Dawson Creek, Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway

  23 – Sikanni River RV Park – 1 - visited Sikanni riverfront

  24 – Triple G Hideaway [Westend] Campground – 1 - visited the town of Fort Nelson, BC

  25 – Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park – 1 - visited the famous hot springs on site, and our 1st Boondocking experience, Muncho Lake Provincial Park with sparkling clear azure colored water

  26 – Downtown RV Park – 1 - visited town of Watson Lake, the famous Signpost Forest

  27 – Yukon Motel and Lakeshore RV Park – 1 - visited Rancheria Falls Recreation Site, Teslin Bridge, Wildlife Museum, and Teslin Catholic Church

  28 – Skagway Mountain View RV Park – 4 - visited Alaska entry point, town of Skagway, Fjord Express down the Lynn Canal, town of Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier, Sarah Palin store [open] and Barack Obama store [closed]  

  29 – Pioneer RV Park – 3 - visited Miles Canyon, S. S. Klondike, Yukon Transportation Museum, and World’s Largest Weathervane

  30 – Cottonwood RV Park and Campground – 2 - visited Canyon Creek bridge, Destruction Bay and Kluane Lake, Kluane National Park of Canada

  31 – Tok RV Village – 2 - visited “mainland” Alaska entry point, longest undefended border between two countries, Dave Stancliff and Alaska Sweetgrass music show at the Tok RV Village, town of Tok, AK

  32 – Northern Nights Campground & RV – 1 - visited Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, town of Glennallen, AK

  33 – Chena RV Park – 4 - visited Peter Pan Seafood retail store[twice], town of Valdez, port of Valdez, Copper River, Bridal Veil Falls, Horsetail Falls, Worthington Glacier [at a distance], Alaska Pipeline station, and Oil Tanker berths and Valdez Tank Farm facility.

  34 – Tolsona Wilderness Campground - 1 - visited Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Worthington Glacier [up close]

  35 – Big Bear RV Park – 3 - visited Mananuska Glacier, Iditarod Trail Headquarters, town of Wasilla, city of Anchorage   

  36 – Stoney Creek RV Park – 3 - town of Seward, AK, Seward seaport, Alaska Sea Life Center, Kenai Fjords National Park, Exit Glacier, Seward Highway Scenic Byway, the Murals of Seward   37 – Kyllonen's RV Park – 3 - towns of Homer, Homer’s famous “Spit”, and Anchor Point, North America’s most westerly highway point

  38 – Big Bear RV Park – 2 - scenes up the Sterling Highway

  39 – Cantwell RV Park – 7 - visited the Alaska Veterans Memorial, Denali National Park, Denali [Mt McKinley], Hurricane Gulch, Mike Santos dogsled team, the Denali Highway, and a special encounter with Chuck and Sally Heath [Sarah Palin’s parents]

  40 – River's Edge RV Park & Campground – 4 - visited the towns of Nenana and Fairbanks, the George Parks Memorial Viewpoint, Golden Heart Park, the Arctic Circle crossing, Finger Mountain, Museum of the North at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

  41 – Smith's Green Acres RV Park – 1 - visited the original end of the Alaska Highway, town of Delta Junction

  42 – Tok RV Village – 1 - return trip stop

  43 – Cottonwood RV Park and Campground – 1 - return trip stop

  44 – Pioneer RV Park – 2 - see Stop #29 Travelogue

  45 – Dawson Peaks Resort and RV Park – 1 - nice quiet RV park and resort cabins with a restaurant with delicious pie!

  46 – Downtown RV Park – 2 - visited the Signpost Forest and posted our sign!

  47 – Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park – 1 - see Stop #25 Travelogue

  48 – Triple G Hideaway [Westend] Campground – 1 - see Stop #26 Travelogue

  49 – Ross MacLean Rotary RV Park – 2 - Muncho Lake Provincial Park, Canada Memorial to Tragedy and Heroism

  50 – Northern Lights RV Park – 1 - see Stop #22 Travelogue

  51 – Grand Prairie Rotary RV Park – 2 - visited the City of Grande Prairie on Rotary bus, Centre 2000, and Grande Prairie Museum

  52 – Sagitawah RV Park – 1 - visited the town of Fort Assiniboine and World’s Largest Wagon Wheel and Pick Axe and home of the Annual MS Trail Ride

  53 – Devon Lions Campground – 4 - visited Edmonton, North America’s largest shopping mall, and Elk Island National Park

  54 – Weaver Campground – 1 - visited the “two Province” city of Lloydminster and North America’s Largest Sundial

  55 – Emma Lake Provincial Recreation Site (Murray Point/North CG) – 2 - visited Prince Albert National Park, and fresh and delicious Cinnamon Bread from the park bakery.

  56 – River Valley RV Park – 4 - visited the Berry Barn – a restaurant, jams and preserves and riverfront orchard of Saskatoon berries

  57 – Kings Acres Campground – 3 - visited the training grounds and museum of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, attended the Academy’s Sunset Retreat Ceremony

  58 – Meadowlark Campground – 3 - visited Riding Mountain National Park, the town of Souris, MB

  59 – Turtle Mountain Provincial Park (Adam Lake Campground) – 2 - visited the International Peace Gardens of the USA and Canada, the town of Boissevain, and Tommy Turtle.

  60 – Ashtabula Crossing (COE - Baldhill Dam) – 1 - visited the Geographic Center of North America  

  61 – Gull Lake Recreation Area – 1 - visited the Gull Lake Aboriginal Burial Grounds

  62 – Highland Ridge COE Campground – 1 - visited the Cady Cheese Factory

  63 – Blackhawk Park (COE-Mississippi River Pool #9) – 2 - drove the Wisconsin portion of the Great River Road Scenic Byway, town of La Crosse, Wisconsin, World’s Largest Six Pack, and the King of Beers – Gambrinus

  64 – Geneseo Campground– 1 - drove the Illinois portion of the Great River Road Scenic Byway

  65 – Nauvoo State Park – 2 - visited Mormon settlement, Old Carthage Jail, the Dr. Alice Kibbe Museum and old Carthage College campus

  66 – Frank Russell Rec. Area (COE - Mark Twain Lake) - 1 - Mark Twain country and Hannibal. Missouri – his home town can be visited from here

  67 – Dam West Recreation Area (Lake Carlyle-COE) – 1 - second visit - visited on 2009 Northeast USA Trip

  68 – Canal Recreation Area (COE-Lake Barkley) – 3 - visited the Elk and Bison Prairie and the town of Grand Rivers

  69 – Seven Points Campground (Corps of Engineers) – 1 - overnight only, herds of wild turkeys in the campground, Nashville – the Country Music center of the USA can be visited from here.

  70 – Cloudland Canyon State Park – 2 - visited the canyon floor for a second time, and Chicamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

  71 – High Falls SP – 1 - visited twice before – 2008 Georgia & South Carolina RV Trip and Northwest RV Trip

  72 – Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park – 4 - visited Andersonville National Historical Site – National POW Museum, Andersonville prison site, Andersonville National Cemetery; Habitat for Humanity Global Village and Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia; and Jimmy Carter Historical Site and Plains, Georgia  


49 States Camped Cumulative

2011 Travels

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Numbers on each stop reference to the Route Map locations