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Author Archives: RiverCat

RiverCat Journal : Cherokee, NC : 6 Towns in 5 Days

Click Any Photo To Enlarge! Where I’m At : Whittier, NC (Cherokee Area) Lodging : Qualla Cabins and Motel Work : The Cherokee Classic at Harrah’s   Day 1 : San Diego to Palm Springs : Spotlight Casino Boondocking There’s just no way around it — Southern California has hills. In my attempt to avoid the long … Continue reading »

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Snapshots : Coronado, CA : Hotel Del Coronado

Click Any Photo To Enlarge! Where I’m At: Jamul, CA (In the San Diego hills) Campground : Pio Pico Thousand Trails Visiting : Hotel Del Coronado                                

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RiverCat Journal : San Diego, CA : A Whale of a Time!

Click Any Photo To Enlarge! Where I’m At: Jamul, CA (In the San Diego hills) Campground : Pio Pico Thousand Trails   Travel Tip : Groupon Whenever I’m near a large city like San Diego, I always check Groupon under “Things to Do.” I typically use it at least once in every major venue. When I saw a 4-hour … Continue reading »

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Snapshots : Coronado, CA : Silver Strand State Beach

Click Any Photo To Enlarge! Where I’m At: Jamul, CA (In the San Diego hills) Campground : Pio Pico Thousand Trails Day Trip : Silver Strand State Beach, Coronado Island, CA                              

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RiverCat Journal : Pio Pico, CA : The Crossover Game

Click Any Photo To Enlarge! Where I’m At: Jamul, CA (In the San Diego hills) Campground : Pio Pico Thousand Trails     Okay, So Maybe It’s a Little Odd… I’m a big fan of RV Park Reviews, and read them closely when I’m shopping for parks outside the Thousand Trails system. But at $3 per night, I’ll … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal : Descanso, CA : Oakzanita Springs

Click Any Photo To Enlarge! Where I’m At: Descanso, CA (In the San Diego hills) Campground : Oakzanita Springs Thousand Trails   Day One : Sand Dunes and Switchbacks I rely heavily on my Mountain Directory West to help me avoid steep grades.  And, while the passes on Interstate 8 near San Diego are probably not the worst, the … Continue reading »

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Signposts : Julian, CA

Click Any Photo To Enlarge! Where I’m At: Descanso, CA (In the San Diego hills) Campground : Oakzanita Springs Thousand Trails                  

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RiverCat Journal : Quartzsite, AZ : Just Follow the Yellow Boot Road

Click Any Photo To Enlarge! Where I’m At: Quartzsite, AZ Campground : Scaddan Wash (Free BLM)   Day One : I Usually Know How to Trick My Garmin… Although my GPS is very reliable in getting me to my destination, it doesn’t always choose the most optimal route (for instance, steep grades). I sometimes have to … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal : Las Vegas, NV : Home-Town Tourist

Click Any Photo To Enlarge! Where I’m At: Las Vegas, NV Campground : Las Vegas Thousand Trails Work : Moose International at The Golden Nugget   A Changing Landscape The landscape in Las Vegas changes rapidly. Casinos undergo constant transformations that are simply astounding. Last year one of the properties I work at did a nearly … Continue reading »

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RiverCat Journal : Needles, CA : Campsite #18 1/2

Click Any Photo To Enlarge! Where I’m At: Needles, CA Campground : Fender’s River Road Resort   America’s Main Street I’ve always had a fascination with Americana, vintage hotel signs, and the mystique of Route 66.     So my stay along the route gets me to thinking: I’ve always dreamed about my 6-month journey starting at the … Continue reading »

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