We just returned from a camping trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. This 40,000 acre park is located about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas and it is spectacular! It’s open year round, but I wouldn’t suggest you go there in the summer months unless you really, really like heat.
Some of what the park has to offer includes bright red outcrops of Aztec sandstone infused with gray and tan limestone, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. There are many great hiking trails for all skill levels and, when we were there, an almost unbelievable number of bighorn sheep that didn’t seem to be afraid of people.
Attending the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico has been on Jim’s and my bucket list for a while. We’ve heard nothing but good things about this event. So when the opportunity to attend arose (no pun intended!) via our local Airstream club, we were on board! Registration was back in January so we’d been looking forward to this October event all year.
About a week after returning from the Parkfield Blue Grass Festival, we took off on a weeklong camping trip to Bishop, California, for the 50th annual Mule Days Festival that took place over the Memorial Day weekend. This was another Greater Los Angeles Airstream Club gathering and it was a lot of fun! The festival featured mule and donkey events of all kinds and the scenery was gorgeous.
We like music, all kinds of music, and recently, we attended the famous Parkfield Bluegrass Festival with members of the Greater Los Angeles Airstream Club. We camped at the V6 Ranch, listened to some great music, stepped on the San Andreas Fault and took a side trip to a nearby car and military museum.
We’ve been so busy that we haven’t posted about the last 7 camping trips we’ve taken. Some trips were to familiar campgrounds (3) and others (4) were new to us. Here’s a quick summary by month: Red Rock Canyon State Park, Nov. 2018; Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (new), Nov. 2018; Flying Flags RV Resort, Dec. 2018; Oasis Palms RV Resort (new), Feb. 2019; Refugio State Beach (new), March 2019; Anza Borrego State Park, March 2019; Chino Hills State Park (new).
That’s a lot to talk about! We’ll try to summarize each the best we can to keep this post reasonably short.