Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: September 2013

Atomic RV Tourism – The Trinity Site

The Trinity site is where the first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, three weeks before the weapons were used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Manhattan Project had…

Pondering while Wandering

It’s hard not to notice things when traveling.  A few jump out and practically hammer you upside the head like national parks, storms and wonders of the world. A lot…

Camping in Big Bend National Park

Now that the weather’s cooling off, those of you looking for unique camping spots along the southern stretches of the country may want to consider Big Bend National Park. I…

RV Accessory: Dash Stick Pad

Here’s a cool idea: The Dash Stick Pad. It’s a very cool little pad that affixes itself to your dashboard with no glue, no tape, no residue but can then…

Returning To My Stick Home

I arrived home, in San Diego on Friday night. I feel like I kind of limped home as my check engine light came on about 45 minutes from the house….

Stop and Smell the Sage

The last few years, I’ve driven out west several times. In fact, I just did recently.  It’s a long drive from Missouri.  Many folks say it’s boring, monotonous and don’t…

Camping at Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon stands alone as the most impressive pre-Columbian site in North America. This vast ruin was constructed by the mysterious Anasazi culture that flourished around 900-1150 AD.  Why these…

Assateague National Seashore Camping

I’ve written before about the national forests, Bureau of Land Management areas, and Corp of Engineers campgrounds where you can stay and use your Federal Senior Pass. In doing so,…

Carrying a kayak on a Roadtrek

I love kayaking. Except for occasional rental places I find in our travels, though,  it’s pretty hard to do while Roadtreking. I’ve been tempted to get an inflatable kayak but,…

At the Oregon Meet Up

  I left KC 6 days ago and drove like mad, across 4 states to Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. It’s just below Portland in the Santiam state forest. …