Category Archives: Attractions

South Bend (No, Not Indiana…)

South Bend, Washington, doesn’t look like much on the map, and we might not have stopped here except we had some business to attend to there. Good thing, too, or we would have missed one of the most amazing experiences … Continue reading

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Unexpected Rodeo

We’ve been to rodeos before — most notably in Cody, Wyoming, more than fifteen years ago — but when we came upon this one, we had to go. This was a small-town affair, but no less important to those competing: … Continue reading

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Packed Packwood

As we drove westward through Washington state this past July we were reminded of how varied this state is. With so much attention given to Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula, it’s easy to forget how much of the state is … Continue reading

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Fast Times in Rapid City

Early this past summer we swept through our domicile state of South Dakota, where Pronghorn dotting the landscape were like a welcoming committee: Though we’ve spent plenty of time scouting around the state, we still have plenty to explore for … Continue reading

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A Saint in St George

After shopping Springdale on our non-hiking days, we were ready to venture a little farther down the road — and St. George was the perfect place to explore. We followed our GPS through major road construction to find what was … Continue reading

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With Reservations….

If you’ve been following along the with the Adventures of Bob and Ellen for very long, you know we don’t make reservations — we didn’t even make them on our trip to Alaska. So what in the world would make … Continue reading

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Falling for Fallbrook

This past winter we alternated between southern Arizona and southern California, cruising aboard our six-wheeled Class C from one to the other as the mood hit. Full-time RVers are full-time travelers because after sitting in one spot for awhile, we … Continue reading

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Mittry Lake

During a visit to Yuma back in January, we spotted smoke northeast of town but didn’t think much of it. With thousands of acres of agriculture, we’d seen lemon trees hacked down, piled up until their branches and leaves went … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz!

Ready? Name the longest sustained march in US military history. Need a hint? It occurred (mostly) inside our borders in the 1800s. Thinking the Civil War?

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Cool Today… Hot Tamale!

It had been a few years since we drove from our roosting spot in Yuma down to Somerton, Arizona, for the annual Tamale Festival. When we first attended this event in the 2009-2010 “mild summer” season (see my previous post … Continue reading

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