In our years of travel and campground stays we've never experienced a place quite like this.

hot spring camping oregon Crystal Crane Hot Springs is in the middle of absolutely nowhere... Burns, Oregon. It’s not fancy, yet it’s beautiful and incredibly peaceful (even with the yipping of the coyotes around 6pm).  There’s a swimming pool size hot spring (clothing not optional) and it’s very affordable.  It pretty much sums up the kind of campgrounds we wish we could find a whole lot more of around the country (if you know of them, please let us know in the comments below).

The sunsets dazzle us in one direction and the moon seduces us in another.

Using the climate control in an RV is simple, but there are a few things that make it different than using a home system. Understanding when to run the propane furnace vs. the heat pump, how to most efficiently run both A/C units and locating the remote temperature sensors will make the RV life a little more comfortable. In our first year of RV travel we must have blown through hundreds of dollars worth of propane because we didn’t understand how the heating systems worked.  On the flip side during summer trips we ran the A/C almost non-stop because we couldn't get the RV to cool down and stay cool.  Now we’re on our third class A RV and we like to think we’ve got it down fairly well, so I’m sharing a few of the tips and tricks we’ve learned over the years about Heating and Cooling an RV.

Jason’s family is very outgoing and active (crazy fun), which is why I love them so much.  The only thing is you never really know what you’re getting yourself into with this bunch.

  So when Lauren (Jason’s sister who lives in Austin, Texas) invited us to join in on their Thursday Night Social Ride I should have known this wasn't going to be a leisurely bike ride around town.

Plus, this is Austin; where nothing is average or normal.

Thursday Night Social Ride