We last visited Portland in June of 2014 as part of our road trip heading to Seattle to house sit. If you are interested, you can see the details of that visit here, here and here. This time we of course are in our motorhome, parked at the Columbia River RV Park. We repeated some experiences from our last time here and tried to see something new.
Quartzsite is a unique place. It is located in the Arizona desert at the intersection of US 95 and Interstate 10. There is a history of mining in the area around Quartzsite which led to an annual rock and gem show here during the winter. This grew in popularity to the point where more and more people came for the show, particularly in RVs.
Hocking Hills State Park is located about 60 miles southeast of Columbus, OH. It is a series of non-contiguous natural areas, many of which are beautiful alcoves and overhangs carved into shale and sandstone. The result is impressive waterfalls, gorges and vistas. We camped at the Top O’ The Caves campground. From there we were able to hike to Ash Cave, Cedar Falls and to the most popular spot in Hocking Hills, Old Man’s Cave.
We visited here on our car road trip back in January 2014, just over two years ago. This time we revisited some places and checked out some new ones. We stayed at a relatively new RV park on the southeast side of San Antonio, Green Lake RV Resort. It’s a really nice park with a small lake in the middle and very good facilities.
From Liverpool, we took to the air and flew on Ryanair from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Cork, Ireland. Cork (pics), in the south of Ireland in County Cork, is considered Ireland’s “second city”. It sits along the River Lee with the city center actually occupying an island with the river split around it. This island center is compact and very walkable with a mix of narrow pedestrian lanes.