youtubeGrowing up I spent a lot of summer weekends at Lake Desire- the lake my dad grew up on. As the years went on, we created an annual Father’s Day tradition of hiking the trail that lead to Echo Mountain, renamed or currently referred to as Cedar Mountain, overlooking Lake Desire. As I grew up, got married and moved away, I joined in on this annual tradition less and less. But this year, not being pregnant, working or otherwise occupied, I was so excited to jump back into this tradition, though delayed a couple months from Father’s Day due to virus precautions. This time I was so glad to bring along my husband Brad and our two kids: Molly (one year old) and Nolan (3 years old).

youtubeI was recently asked by someone at Washington State Parks to share some tips for new RVers as part of an article they were writing. This person normally tent camps so the questions/discussions were what you would expect from someone just entering the RV lifestyle. I shared some of the classic tips like:

Editor's Note: This guest blogger post is generously submitted by Stu Gold. Stu is a husband, father and ninja-like outdoorsman. He can replace brake fluid with one hand while changing his son's diaper with the other. Please check out his RV Site for Beginner’s at www.BeginRV.com.

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youtubeMaybe it’s just me, but in 2020 it feels almost impossible to disconnect. At times, it can feel like I’m on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Between work, family responsibilities and the intoxicating pull of our phone screens, there seems to be less and less time to unplug and enjoy the simpler pleasures in life.

Reading has always been a passion of mine since I’ve been a little boy. From “Hatchet” to “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” to “White Fang”, my adventurous spirit has long been fascinated by the way humans interact with the natural world around them.

youtubeDo you have a student(s) studying Washington State history remotely from home? Looking to get them and yourself out of the house for an RV weekend getaway? Then head to the Similkameen River in north central Washington where students can get a first hand history lesson, explore historic sites, and maybe find a little gold while camping amongst it all.

youtubeCamping at Fort Flagler annually has been a long-standing tradition for my husband, Brad’s side of the family. I wrote an article two years ago about our last time there when our son Nolan was only one! Last summer with our daughter, Molly, being born in June, we weren’t ready for any long camping trips for a while. With an extra year in between our visits to Flagler, we were really excited to get back with our now 3-year old son and 1-year old daughter.

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