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Spectacular Dantes View

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It was well worth a long drive (a lonely road) to Dantes View. This was our last stop on our first day of journey to Death Valley National Park California. It was already 3:30 pm when we left the main road and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. A 13 mile paved road but the last quarter mile is 15% grade. A steep climb up but so beautiful. Vehicles over 25ft or longer are prohibited on this road. Please watch our short video  Road to Dantes View  to see the road.  There were few cars when we arrived at The Dantes View but those people were out exploring around. It wasn't crowded at all in fact we were the only ones there enjoying the 360 degrees of breathtaking view of Death Valley from 5475 ft high above Sea Level.  We didn't stay long because it was windy and cold.  It would have been nice to explore the area but it was also getting late in a day. There was a Bee Hazard caution sign on the road but we didn't even get the change to see any. Maybe it's because we

Our Stay at Long Beach RV Campground

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  Since we started full-time rving in August 2020, Thousand Trails Long Beach RV & Campground in Washington was our stop #6. We arrived two days early due to the campground we were in had water supply problem. When we called in to see if we can come in early, they've accommodated us with no problem. The staff at Long Beach RV Campground were nice, friendly and accommodating.  We arrived in Thousand Trails Long Beach RV Campground on October 04 and stayed there for three weeks. A nice RV park, spaces are a little bit tight  but all are full hookups with 30 or 50 amps. The campground has a nice trail access to beach and to Discovery Trail, a paved trail that goes for miles in to Long Beach downtown. Good for walking and or biking. A 28 mile sandy beach that's good for driving.  We had a great stay at this park even though most of their amenities were close due to Covid-19 we still got to enjoy our time there. The campground has 120 RV sites, 5 yurts, 5 cabins, 2 cottages, ple

Exploring Cape Meares Lighthouse

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Watch our little trip to Cape Meares Lighthouse. This is my second time visiting the area and this time I have my son Alan exploring with us, I loved it. Amazing views!  A really good walked down to the lighthouse. The paved path, the trees, and the beautiful views of the pacific coast so amazing that made me so excited to walked down there. Although the lighthouse is closed for the season, I didn't mind that a bit. I was able to walk around the area without crowds, I love it.  When I was done and it was time to head back up (using different path) Geez, that's when I realized it was a long way up. Good thing there are several seating with nice views. It was a good walked up. The trails to Octopus tree was also beautiful. Watch our video to see this beautiful place. A must see!  Nice viewing area overlooking the Arch Rocks. This is just a  few step from the parking lot. Alan and the lighthouse. I love that Fresnel lens, so cool! Paved walk path to the light house with the view o

Fun in the sand behind Fred Meyer store

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As we are pulling in to Fred Meyer parking lot today, we saw this nice and amazing sand dunes just behind the store. Alan, Sandy and I went to play while Joel went to shop at the store. Alan had so much fun, just running around and sledding down. Sand sledding instead of snow. Fred Meyer store in Florence, Oregon

Exploring Oswald West

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Watch our nice short adventure to this beautiful Oswald West State Park in Oregon Coast. 

First Visit to Mambukal Hot Sulphur Springs Resort, Koronadal City before the Covid-19 lockdown

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Before the Covid-19 lockdown started in Mindanao Region in Philippines, we had an opportunity to visit Mambukal Hot Sulphur Spring Resort in Koronadal City South Cotabato. We went there to celebrate Joel's birthday. This was our first visit there  and we only spent a night thinking we'd be back again in the next week or so. So glad we were able to visit but so sad we weren't able to go back again due to Corona Virus Pandemic.  The road going to Mambukal Resort is part rough and narrow and the road get narrower the closer we get to the resort. The resort is not that far from the city but it feels like I'm in the jungle. Nice and secluded place with lots of greenery.  Few minutes after we arrived there, the smell of hot sulphur bothered me. I was thinking, oh no! Can I stay here, can I take the smells all night long? Well, I didn't get used to the smell but I was able to tolerate it. The Bahay Kubo we rented overnight cost 1600 pesos. With that price came 3 free