This is the first time we have traveled (in our motorhome) outside of the state of California since January 2017, about 15 months ago. We drove in our car to Tahoe for skiing earlier this year but otherwise we spent all of 2017 and the first part of 2018 in California. We crossed into Oregon on Highway 101 while moving from Crescent City, CA, to Coos Bay, OR.
Navarre is located in the Florida panhandle, on the Gulf Coast, a little east of Pensacola and a little west of Ft. Walton Beach. Navarre Beach is located on a barrier island which is about 1 mile offshore. We are parked at the Emerald Beach RV Park.
We booked this spot a while ago to ensure that we had a place for Thanksgiving and to give us an anchor location from where we could drive our car to the annual Cooper family event at Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee. Our research turned out well this time. This park has an almost perfect combination of facilities, amenities and services that suits our needs very well. Continue reading
We visited New Orleans on our road trip in 2014. It was in January and was pretty cold at the time but we managed to get around to see a lot of the city. You can check out our blog article from that trip.
One of the things we enjoy about visiting different parts of the United States or different parts of the world, is having the opportunity to sample the many different foods that have become iconic for that particular location. The Pacific Northwest has established itself as a source for a wide variety of fresh seafood.
Oysters on the half shell, steamed mussels from Penn Cove on Whidbey Island, crab cakes, salmon, steamed clams in roasted garlic pesto, oyster shooters and fish and chips. All fresh and locally sourced.
We wanted to make a day trip to Vancouver Island (pics) in order to visit The Butchart Gardens and the city of Victoria, BC. In order to do so, we drove about 20 miles south of Richmond, BC to the Tsawwassen terminal for BC Ferries. These ferries transport passengers and vehicles to the Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island. The trip was about 1 hour and 40 minutes.