2016~2017
RV Trips

2017 UPCOMING TRIPS

1) Pioneer RV Resort~Port Aransas, TX

2) Ouray and Durango, CO with a couple of overnight stops on the way.

3) Nashville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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2016 Trips

5) Up the Creek RV Camp, Pigeon Forge, TN (10-11-16 to 10-20-16) ~ We had another great trip to the Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains area. If you seek a country setting and don't need restrooms or showers, this quaint Campground is for you. It's on two creeks, quiet, and laid back, a perfect retreat after a day out and about in the hustle and bustle of the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg/Great Smoky Mountains area. We adore this campground!  The link to the campground post is here.  Additional links coming soon.


4) Buckhorn Lake RV Resort, Kerrville, TX (9-21-16 to 9-24 16)~ After our Gulf Waters stay in Port Aransas, we decided to visit Fredericksburg and discovered this delightful little park. Located just off I-10, San Antonio is only an hour away and Fredericksbrug is a mere 30 minutes. The park is in close proximity to many other quaint little fun Texas towns as well.  Click here to view this post.  


3) Gulf Waters Beach Front RV ResortPort Aransas, TX (9-17-16 to 9-21-16) ~ It's always a laid back time at this top notch beachfront resort. Click here to view this post and click here to view the 2012 post.


2) Tipsaw Lake in the Hoosier National Forest, Branchville, IN (5-31-16 to 6-3-16) ~ We were in Indiana for a week visiting family and spent four days camping at Tipsaw Lake. 

Ticks were abundant so when we were told that it's also called TICKsaw Lake, we didn't have any trouble believing it! I don't know if the rainy spring caused the multitude of ticks or if the Park is "ticky" year 'round but one thing was certain--the ticks were having a party when we camped! 

We had electric and sewer but no water and were right across from a clean little outhouse. There were two outhouses on our small loop and they would be convenient to almost any site. The showers were on a different loop and the guys used them. They were clean and well kept. Using the antenna, we were only able to get two channels on TV, sometimes four. 

Our little loop was almost empty the entire time except for the work campers and a fifth wheel. We were there Tuesday thru Friday though. It may be busy on the weekends. The work campers told us the little beach was packed with people on Memorial day weekend.


The sites aren't paved but it appears that they were previously surfaced with pea gravel or something of that nature. Grass has grown up through it so it wasn't the most attractive site but it worked. We didn't decide to take this trip until about the beginning of May so our choices were limited for the week after Memorial Day weekend. 


On a positive note, the park is teeming with tall trees and other greenery as well as a little beach area for swimming. The other loops appeared to have paved sites but we were told they didn't have water. In addition, those loops seemed to be more accommodating to smaller RV's which wouldn't apply to us. 

Our main purpose for camping here was to explore French Lick, Indiana and surrounding areas. French Lick is about a 30 minute drive from the Park and a fun place to visit.

If given a choice, we probably would not camp at Ticksaw Lake again. Patoka Lake is closer to French Lick and much bigger. It was our first choice but as I said previously, we booked too late!


To view my blog posts, click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2


1) Lake Catherine State Park near Hot Springs, Arkansas (4-1-16 to 4-4-16) ~ This was our second time visiting pretty Lake Catherine State Park!  The sites are spacious with plenty of room in between. I'm a sucker for very tall, beautiful trees and they are plentiful!  The park  provides full hookups--water, sewer, electric. There is no cable but we were able to get four or five channels. The park is approximately 15 minutes from Hot Springs and a lovely golf course sits right outside the park. 

Some of my family and friends rented duplex cabins and met us there. Their cabins was nice with a huge spacious back deck that looked out to the marina.

Click here to go to the blog post.

Click here for the previous Lake Catherine blog post.


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