California Campin'
Harvest & Halloween ... a time for fun!!!

Celebrate harvest and spookiness with stories about the headless horseman around a campfire. Bob for apples, and take hikes ... get outdoors! Whether you go 25 or 200 miles ... to the mountains, or the beach .... on your way you'll find mysterious locations worth exploring!

Visit this month's featured region - San Francisco - where bright lights, balmy weather, interesting neighborhoods, fabulous cuisine and culture abound!

Fall is a great time to get away ... the crowds are down, nights are crisp and daytime is pleasant. Take a trip to explore somewhere new!


In this Issue:
- Become a Snow Bird!

- Featured Region -
San Francisco

- Spend Thanksgiving Camping!

- Fun this to do in October / November

- How to Have Fun
   with your kids!


MUST VISIT PARKS: Plymouth - Desert Hot Springs - Niland - Bakersfield - Sky Valley - Tecopa - Parker Dam     
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Far Horizons
This autumn leave the hectic pace of city life behind and enjoy the small-town ambiance of Plymouth – in historic Amador County. Treat yourself to the many activities Amador County has to offer: more than 35 award-winning wineries, world-class gardens, golf, gold mines and fine dining. Afterwards, relax in our Jacuzzi spa, sip some Amador County wines, and have a BBQ under the stars. Top off your day with an old-fashioned ice cream cone or sundae from our own Café at the Park. Cottage rentals available. Enjoy a healthy dose of nature without leaving civilization at Far Horizons 49er Village RV Resort:  family built, owned, and operated since 1973. Make your reservation online or call 800-339-6981.

Our GOLF COURSE is OPEN, and it is a PERFECT 10. No Pitch and Putt like the others. 5 Par 4’s and 4 Par 3’s. PGA Pro on Staff to Assist you. Cart Rentals, Club Rentals, and fully Stocked Pro Shop, and Grass Tee Driving Range. Not a Golfer, then enjoy Indoor and Outdoor shuffle board, Great pool, and Two spas, fitness room, Tennis court, Free WiFi to stay connected. New Park models for sale and Rent. Visit



The snowbird resort that is like no other! Here you'll find sunny, mild weather - rejuvenating mineral water - a friendly, helpful staff - many, many amenities & activities - church services - a peaceful, scenic environment - easy access to the "Desert Empire" and Mexico - and Incredible Value!! You can find more things to do at the resort everyday than you'll have time to get to. Come make some new friends, and have an old fashioned good time. Plan to stay a week, or the whole season!
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Enjoy RV luxury in Central California. 70ft pull thru with large grassy areas. Stop in our outstanding restaurant for a delicious meal or slow down & enjoy your favorite beverage on our patio and relax by our cozy fireplace. For summer refreshment enjoy our sparkling resort pool and Jacuzzi, or come out and perfect your golf game by enjoying our 9 hole putting green. We are the perfect resort for rallies and groups. We pride our selves on excellent customer service. We are THE place to stay on your way South!
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Sky Valley Resort

Sky Valley Resorts are known for their brilliant hot springs, fun activities, and excellent location. If you are a first time visitor, you’ll receive Two Free Days at one of our resort locations! Reserve Today!



Load up, gear up, and hook-up! Explore the Death Valley Region, enjoy the many beautiful sites of the desert, or simply spend quality time soaking in our extraordinary hot spring waters -- widely considered to be one of the highest quality hot springs in the U.S. with a reputation built from word of mouth testaments echoed from travelers for well over a century. We provide full hook-ups with fantastic desert landscape views and a peaceful environment. The Tecopa Hot Springs are a choice location for many "snow birds" during the winter season. Come, and let us show you why! Reserve Today!

Become a SnowBird!

When winter descends on northern California and points further north, you'll be wishing you'd made plans to get away from the cold with its high heating bills and aching joints. Don't let that happen to you ...plan now to get away for the winter.

You can drive south in November ... fly home for Christmas if you want ... and then drive back home in the spring ... arriving after the snow has melted, and the daffodils are blooming.

Afraid you'll be lonely & homesick? No way! California RV Parks that specialize in the seasonal stays of Snowbirds also specialize in fun activities that give you opportunities to make friends and find folks with the same interests you have ... card tournaments, bocce, crafts, bingo, dances, talent nights, potlucks & BBQs, horseshoes, water aerobics, chapel services... are just a few of the activities you'll find. You'll meet so many new friends you'll miss them over the summer, and be excited to come back again next year!

Don't miss the opportunity to make the most of your snowbird trip ... take your time and visit some California attractions enroute! Our list also includes parks that have nearby attractions ... stop in, stay a couple days to see the local sights! And, not every snowbird makes it all the way south ... some stop along the way and choose to stay! In California many areas do not have snow, so you just might find a place to call home for the winter that isn't in the desert!

Don't live in snow country? Why not have a winter getaway! Winter can really be dreary ... even in "sunny" California. Why not setup your RV once and stay in it often throughout the winter? You can use your economical vehicle to commute back & forth.

Find parks that cater to Snowbirds!

Featured Region: San Francisco

SF_shopingCool fog. Hot restaurants. Neighborhoods to explore. Cultures to experience... San Francisco is so much more than just a bridge!

This is the place for culture .... opera, symphony and ballet ... they all perform at the beautiful San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center.

Known as a shopping mecca ... from flowers to shoes to clothes for the whole family ... fully exploring San Francisco's shopping is not for the faint of heart ... but oh so fun!

The area boast many museums, aquariums, a zoo and some of the world's finest architecture. There's just too much to say here ... so you'll just have to come explore!

Some of the local RV parks have access to convenient transportation into the city. Just ask them when you make your reservation. That way you can park the RV and leave the city driving to the professionals!

More information about the San Francisco region.

Spend Thanksgiving Camping!!

thanksgivingTry something new for your family get together ... go camping! Many RV parks and campgrounds have space available at this time of year, but camping for Thanksgiving is growing in popularity so you better make reservations soon!

Why not get away from the normal hustle & bustle and relax with your family. Rather than one family hosting the whole celebration, going to an RV park allows each to share in the hosting.

Some parks offer Thanksgiving pot-luck celebrations to make cooking your meal even easier! Why not start a new family tradition?

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Fun things to do in Oct/November ... many near your home!

There are many fun events happening around the state in the next few months ... don't miss them! Check out the Calendar of Events and use the Search Events tool to find the event in which you're interested!

  • Pumpkin Patches - many are still operating until November 1! (Just search for "pumpkin" to find them.)
  • A wide variety of Fiesta's and Festivals ... those celebrating:
    • Apples (Springville & Placerville)
    • Kites (Ocean Beach)
    • Halloween Parade(Anaheim)
  • Anaheim's Spooktacular Halloween Parade & Fall Festival
  • Art of Food & Wine Festival - 4 day celebration where you can enjoy the very best in art, food and wine! (Palm Desert)
  • Taste of Mendocino Festival - In addition to Crab & Wine, enjoy tastings of locally-grown and created products including wild mushrooms, chocolates, crab feasts & more!
  • Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival - San Diego
  • Watch the calendar for more Thanksgiving events!
  • and more ... and that's just November!
Click here to check out these events and for the fall! Be sure to use the location, event category, and month dropdowns to narrow your search.
Ideas for fun with your kids!

Try these creative ideas for having fun with your kids:

Make a mobile. Let your kids create their own mobile with a hanger, string, a little imagination. Make a "natural" mobile out of sticks and other items gathered on a camping trip.

Race downhill. Just remember one rule: You have to roll!

Watch future editions for more ideas of things to do with your kids! Source: Spirit Magazine, April 2008

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private 5-hole golf course, marina & launch ramp, swimming lagoon, sandy beach, numerous recreation & card rooms.
Stay for a week or the whole season! Park models available for your friends without an RV. Reserve Today!

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