Legends of the Fall

Three campgrounds accommodate RVers in Pike County, from a pair of municipal parks to one full-fledged resort.

by Pamela Selbert
September 29, 2014

  When the calendar flips to October in western Illinois, Pike County turns over a new leaf for a constantly changing kaleidoscope of autumn colors   Pike County, Illinois, shaped roughly like a triangle by two of the Land of Lincoln’s biggest rivers, the Illinois and the Mississippi, is... Read more »

Happy Birthday St. Louis!

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by Pamela Selbert
June 25, 2014

  Historians don’t agree on the date of the founding of Missouri’s Gateway to the West, but that’s not stopping this river city with a French past from celebrating all year long   St. Louis, Missouri, Gateway to the West, celebrates a major anniversary this year. The city, with its unmistakable... Read more »

Crowley’s Ridge Parkway

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by Pamela Selbert
March 31, 2014

  A Scenic Drive Runs Along the Spine of this Crescent-Shaped Rise that Juts Abruptly from the Table-Flat Mississippi River Delta Lands of Arkansas and Missouri   The St. Francis River, thickly lined with overhanging trees clear to the water on both sides, swings a wide, milk-chocolate arc... Read more »

Arizona’s Great Abyss

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by Pamela Selbert
December 30, 2013

  The Grand Canyon, One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is a Colorful Landscape of Beautifully Preserved Ancient Rocks Layered in History    On each of our previous visits to the Grand Canyon — there have been half a dozen over the years — our first glimpse into the mighty abyss... Read more »

Land Between the Lakes

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by Pamela Selbert
October 28, 2013

  This National Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee offers an outdoor playground of trails, wildlife and first-rate campgrounds   Ruggedly beautiful “Land Between the Lakes” (LBL) in western Kentucky and Tennessee is a boot-shaped limestone ridge between rocky shores lapped by the... Read more »

Exploring Historic Route 66: Part IV

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Pamela Selbert
July 5, 2013

After two adventurous days in and around Flagstaff, Arizona, we bade farewell to the smiling Route 66 chainsaw-sculpture bear at Woody Mountain Campground and headed west toward Williams. This fourth and final stretch of the Mother Road would take us, over the next 10 days, to the end of the line at... Read more »

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