Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Battery Point Light - Crescent City, Calif.

Battery Point Light, (
The Battery Point Light may not be the most dramatic or breath-taking lighthouse on the Pacific Northwest coast; it is, however, a lovely place to pause on your road trip along Hwy. 101 when you are traveling through Crescent City in northern California.

The lighthouse is very picturesque on a small island just off shore. If you arrive at low tide, you can stroll across the road that leads to the lighthouse grounds where there are beautiful 360-degree views. And, it's free.

Battery Point Light
577 H St, Crescent City, CA 95531-3743

While in Crescent City, for another free activity, check out another RV Short Stop -- the 'Rumiano -- California's oldest family-owned cheese company. They offer samples of their cheeses and a view of the production area.

For nearby public RV and tent camping, click on: the Florence Keller County Campground in Crescent City, where we dry-camped in our truck/camper for four days.

-- Julianne G. Crane

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Autumn festivals are popular and fun RV family destinations

Idaho sheep festival celebrates culture, traditions. (
Autumn, with its cooler weather and bursts of color, plays host to hundreds of local harvest festivals. Pick out one of your favorites, pack the RV and have a fun-filled family weekend.

The 20th Trailing of the Sheep Festival in Hailey, Idaho, October 5 - 9, 2016, is a perfect autumn RV destination.

While the sheep are the center of the festival, they "knit together a cultural tapestry of concerts, workshops, presentations, personalities, dogs, horses and food."

For more information: (208) 720.0585 or
Click here for nearby RV campgrounds.

Other Autumn Festivals:

  Maine's October Festivals - Maine.
There are many festivals scheduled across Maine during the Harvest season. These popular events celebrate Maine's farm fresh produce and local products are perfect RV camping opportunities for families during the crisp outdoor season.

Bayfield Apple Festival - Bayfield, Wis.
- Circleville Pumpkin Show - Circleville, Ohio
- AppleJack Festival - Nebraska City, Neb.
- East Texas Yamboree - Gilmer, Texas
- Cranberry Harvest Celebration - Wareham, Mass.
- Bayfield Apple Festival - Bayfield, Wis.
- Warrens Cranberry Festival - Warrens, Wis.
- Pumpkin Festival - Laconia, N.H.
- World Championship Punkin Chunkin - Bridgeville, Del.
- Louisiana Pecan Festival - Colfax, La.
- Harvest Festival - Santa Fe, N. Mex.
- Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Sonoma, Calif.
- National Apple Harvest Festival - Biglerville, Penn.
- Harvest on the Harbor - Portland, Maine
- Stone Barns Harvest Fest - Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
NC Pecan Harvest Festival
- Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival - Philadelphia, Penn.
- NC Pecan Harvest Festival - Whiteville, N.C.
- James River State Park Fall Harvest Festival - Gladstone, Va.
- Wellfleet OysterFest - Cape Cod, Mass.

 -- Julianne G. Crane  

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Photos: Migration of sheep to winter grazing pastures. Courtesy: Trailing of the Sheep Festival; Middle: Courtesy of Bayfield Apple Festival, Bayfield Wisonsin Bottom: Courtesy of NC Harvest Festival.