San Benito Thousand Trails, Paicines, CA

This Thousand Trails has a lot of positive things going for it if you love nature and have dogs. However, I would use the word "resort" loosely as the infrastructure is very dated. Just like most of the Thousand Trail resorts that I've been to, very little, if any, money is put back in to... Continue Reading →

Barstow/Calico KOA

We did spend a week at the actual Calico Ghost Town campground but I had an extra 3 days before I needed to be in Bakersfield and I wanted to do laundry so we checked in here. This campground is also on Ghost Town Road but it's off a frontage road by the freeway and... Continue Reading →

Visalia/Sequoia KOA

I have stayed here twice and thought that I had written a review until I went back to check older blogs. I haven't written about this place and don't currently have any pictures so I'll "borrow" some from the internet. This is an easy on/easy off KOA from I-99 in the town of Visalia, not... Continue Reading →

Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, CA

Sometimes you want to relieve old memories and it doesn't live up to expectations and sometimes it does. I hadn't been here in 20 years and didn't remember much from that visit as I was mostly just photographing but my expectations were high though because I used to love Knott's Berry Farm in the 60s... Continue Reading →

On the Road Again

After 6 weeks parked in one spot to visit family and friends for the holidays, I'm back on the road. We (when I say "we" that refers to me and the dogs and cat) left Sacramento the day after New Year's Day and drove 3 hours to Visalia. We stayed again at the Visalia KOA... Continue Reading →

The Desert — the good and the bad

Benson KOA was a typical KOA and we enjoyed our stay. Thousand Trails Palm Desert was a nightmare. Benson KOA, Benson, AZ Positives: Quiet, easy on/off, large pull thru spaces Stocked store with supplies and souvenirs Dog walk area and off leash park Propane Helpful owners and employees and open 7 am to 7 pm... Continue Reading →

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