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Poor Port Aransas

Port Aransas is between Corpus Christi & Rockport

Last March we stayed at Pioneer RV Park in Port Aransas, TX right on the Gulf Coast.

Here’s a YouTube video of some of the damage just caused by Hurricane Harvey. The first part of this video looks like it was shot in downtown Port Aransas. However, from about 0:20 seconds on, it’s a view of the Pioneer RV Park shot from Highway 351.

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River Edge Resort – Alberton, MT

The River Edge Resort campground & restaurant is only a one-day stop, but a very good stop.

The campground is located right on the Clark Fork River.

Clark Fork River

We went to dinner at the campground restaurant, had a great meal, and listened to some local musicians.

We also met a great couple who were camped right next to us. We talked the night away on a bottle of Pinot Grigio.

Wildfires

Wildfires Near Us

We forgot about these. When we worked at a campground in Bishop, CA, we experienced several wildfires near us. One of them created smoke that we originally thought was fog.

About mid-way through Montana while driving on Interstate 94, we noticed haze in the distance on the horizon.

That Haze (click to enlarge photo)

We thought it was pollution at first. However, when we arrived at our current campground near Anaconda, MT, the smell was unmistakeable — something was burning.

Besides the smell, we’ve been noticing how dry Montana is. The ground looks like straw . . .

Flirt Matches the Ground

Luckily, we’re only in the path of the smoke from these fires. On Friday we’re on our way again to a spot up the road from Missoula. Here are some photos from our current campground . . .

PHOTOS FROM A PREVIOUS CAMPSITE

We met Micky, a retire nurse, full timing in a small casita. Her blog is here — Wandering Spirit.

She is traveling with two beautiful Golden Retrievers — 11-year-old Shiloh and 14-year-old Joy . . .

Shiloh (left) & Joy (right)

 

Micky was also traveling with a cardboard cutout of Mick Jagger . . .

Mick

Go South, young man!

Instead of heading West for the Pacific Coast, we’re making a left turn and taking I-15 south.

We figure we’ll see the Pacific Coast when we go to Alaska.

However, we were able to land a reservation at a campground (Zion River Resort) near Zion National Park which we’ve wanted to visit for a long time.

Jan is serving as the Activities Director for Zion.

In the mean time, we’ll spend Labor Day in Nugget RV Park a super dog friendly campground in St. Regis, MT.

Makoshika State Park

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Jan found this gem just outside of Glendive, MT.

It reminded us of the South Dakota Badlands. A great day trip.

Check out Jan near the rock ledge — a few years ago she never could have done this. Very scared of heights.

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