Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Idaho Falls & Rigby, Idaho

In May we camped at a state RV park in Rigby, Idaho called Jefferson County Lake RV park. It was a very nice park with a lake. The lake was very low but still nice. There were lots of trees and spacious spots to camp.



When we visited Idaho Falls, ID we got to see the beautiful memorial they had displayed for memorial day.


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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls

We drove to Jackson Hole, WY, _MG_2953-2it was beautiful. It is definitely a tourist town with lots of shops. It was very busy but we enjoyed it.





Pat and Noe checking out the antler arch

Pat and Noe checking out the antler arch


The Wort Hotel

The Wort Hotel



This was some of the surrounding scenery on the way.




We came across this old building and I had Pat turnaround, this happens often, so I could take pictures of it. Old buildings are one of my favorite things to photograph. I always wonder what it’s history was.





Twin Falls, Idaho


While in Twin Falls we stayed at a beautiful county  campground called Rock Creek Rv Park. It was located below a rock quarry.







Pictures of the  Snake river and the Perrine Memorial Bridge. This bridge may be the only man-made structure in the United States where Base jumping is allowed year-round without a permit. I was taking pictures when I heard someone say “look someone is standing on the bridge railing” then he jumped and parachuted down over the river. 






















The horse below was cooling off in the sprinklers.


While traveling around the surrounding area we saw some beautiful scenery and small towns.

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Coeur D’Alene, Idaho


We stayed at the Elk’s lodge in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho for several weeks in August.

Elk's Lodge
Our Home





We explored the area and it is truly beautiful. Unfortunately the smoke from  the terrible wildfires have made it difficult to enjoy it to the fullest.

These are some pictures from the downtown area.

_MG_7368They have the most beautiful hanging baskets of flowers all around. A great farmer’s market on Wednesdays and wonderful homemade spumoni ice cream. 










Pat found a great pub called Crafted.

Wonderful brew pub in downtown Coeur D' Alene

Wonderful brew pub in downtown Coeur D’ Alene





Many beers on tap Great food
We went back several times so he could sample more of the beers on tap.




Moose alert
Moose alert







Coeur d’Alene Resort & Spa

There is a beautiful monument to our military. All branches are represented.

Memorial Collage


We took an all day drive around Coeur D’Alene lake. Wow the scenery was beautiful.














Map of area around Lake Coeur D’ Alene

We visited several of the little towns along the way.

This is one of the little towns we passed through called Harrison.

We also visited Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park. _MG_9943The oldest standing building in all of Idaho is found here, in the Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park. The Mission of the Sacred Heart or Sacred Heart Mission was constructed between 1850 and 1853 by Catholic missionaries and members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.







The next town we visited was Wallace, ID.  Here is a link to  The history of Wallace.

It has some beautiful architecture and is just a fun town all around.









_MG_7255Just a few miles from Wallace is the old mining town of Burke.























This is an old mine in the town of Osborne.


Dillon, Montana

July 30, 2015

We left Utah yesterday and found a great RV campground called Countryside RV Park just outside of Dillon, Montana. Montana is beautiful and we now know why it is called Big Sky Country._MG_9826 I took these pictures right outside of our door._MG_9825




The town of Dillon is very quaint. dillon Everyone is very friendly. We were peeking in the window of Frecker’s  Saddlery Freckers saddlery as it was closed, when the owner drove up and invited us in. He and his son do awesome work.





This place was quiet eclectic. I would have liked to have met the owner.














Monument Valley








_MG_6560We are behind posting to our blog as we have internet problems, but mainly because we are enjoying all these beautiful places we are visiting. We have been taking lots of pictures so I’m going to go ahead and post them. These are not necessarily in the order we visited them. We visited Monument Valley on the Navajo reservation. We splurged and hired a guide to take us places that only the Navajos can go. It was a cloudy evening so it was great for photography. This is truly God’s spectacular creation. _MG_6784_MG_6711-2 _MG_6707_MG_6594_MG_6569_MG_6333-2 _MG_6801


Finally on our way

Tuesday May 12, 2015

This morning we turned the rig over to Freightliner in Tolleson, AZ for its annual service appointment. Since this was the first time for us and we don’t have complete service records I have to admit I was concerned with what they might find. I am happy to say that the rig came out with no issues and only normal maintenance was required. The service facilities in Tolleson are 1st class, catering to the RV community and the service tech was very thorough. We could not be happier.

While the rig was being serviced, we headed out to explore Superstition Mountain. We have never seen the mountains before and the day was perfect with a slight overcast, which kept the temperature in the low 80°s. We began the adventure by visiting the Superstition Mountain Museum . The museum is a great place to visit and the volunteers are very friendly and informative. They have been working for years creating a facility that not only has the Superstition Mountain as a backdrop but also has its own “Boot Hill”

Boot Hill
Boot Hill


and many buildings that were used in western movies.





Be sure to check out the Elvis Chapel! We had a great time there.

The Elvis chapel

The Elvis chapel

Elvis rocking out

Elvis rocking out






The jail

The jail

The assay office

The assay office

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Patrick taking a ride in the stagecoach...

Patrick taking a ride in the stagecoach…










As we continued down the road we came to the Lost Dutchman State Park  and pulled in to explore. What we found are beautiful camp sites with views of the mountain that take your breath away. We scoped out sites and have selected a few that we would like to camp at next year. Kathleen is already checking the online reservation system for available dates for the sites we like.

After leaving the Lost Dutchman State Park, we continued down Apache Trail Road to the famous town “Tortilla Flats”, it is the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail. We had a great lunch there and walked the old town. I understand that there are 6 full time residents so that should give you a good idea of the size of the town. The road turns to wash board dirt from here to Globe so we decided it was time to head back to Freightliner and our rig. We had a great day and will be back to explore further when we camp at the Lost Dutchman State Park.


Our latest chapter in life

The inaugural trip after picking up the RV in Santa Fe
The inaugural trip after picking up the RV in Santa Fe


My husband Patrick and I have lived most of our lives In New Mexico. We relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii in 2003 and have really enjoyed living and traveling the beautiful islands of Hawaii. Last last year we decided that it was time to start  the next chapter in our lives. We packed up and sold our beautiful home & purchased a 40ft. Motor Home. We shipped our car to San Diego and traveled with our dog Noelani to Santa Fe, New Mexico to pick up our Motor Home (RV).




We spent time parked at Isleta Lakes RV park just outside of Albuquerque, NM


Looking across the lake at the park & the beautiful mountains.


Relaxing at Isleta Lakes

Relaxing at Isleta Lakes


Fall reflections

Red Chili Ristras
New Mexico Red Chili Ristras