All posts by Alyce Hendrickson

2020 CMA Fall color run

Every year the Christian Motorcyclists Association hold a fall color run in Mena, Arkansas. The main goal is to raise money for the Run For The Son which involves various ministries. Their is lots of fellowship with other member throughout the United States.

It is always planned during the fall color season. Groups go out viewing the fall colors.

A unique dining experience is enjoyed by members.

Fortress Beer Works

This Harvest Host site open air brewery.

Beer Vats

A unique list of beers.

Indoor Seating

Since we visited here during Covid restrictions it worked out well with the fabulous open air concept. There is seating inside and out.

The huge parking area has the plenty of room for Rv’s and local patrons.

It is an open air establishment with seating inside and out. Their home brews on tap can be purchased. Food can be ordered form an outside food hut with many choices. Staff was very friendly. This Host site is very popular with the locals

San Gabriel Beer Works

A small building nestled in the woods with huge parking area for RV’s.

The hosts were very pleasant and accommodating.

You can purchase beer to take home or sit and purchase the different types of brew. This is where is all happens.

Some local patrons stopped in for a few beers.

Meeting locals or other travelers adds to the uniqueness of the Harvest Host program. Great conversations, laughs and a good time. This establishment also has live entertainment on the weekends.

2021 Can Am

We weren’t looking for a new Can Am. We actually went into Freedom Power Sports, Weatherford , Texas to look at some new helmets. When we walked into the showroom, this beauty was calling our name.

The changes from our 2016 Can AM, the 2021 had wider floorboards and a paddle shifter making it easier and more comfortable on long rides.

We traded our 2016 for the 2021. and had them add a drivers back rest and passenger arm rest.

Here’s a photo of the back.

Fransen’s farm– Jackson, MN– Harvest host

This Harvest Host is a working farm. We were able to see the newborn calves, watch the free range chickens scurry around and tour the operation. This was a great place to rest and relax.

As with all Harvest Hosts the product they sell is their beef. We purchased several packages of ground beef. We were hoping to get some steaks but they were all out.

When produce is in season you can also buy a variety of fresh garden vegetables. Unfortunately we were at the beginning of the season so we missed out on the home grown produce.

We had a nice relaxing time at the Grazin Acres Farm before once again getting on the road to continue our travels.

windcrest winery– Raymond, NB– Harvest Host

This winery is nestled in the woods. A cabin sits among the trees with a view of the grape vine fields. You can walk the trails through the grapevines or sit on the front porch and have great conversations with other travelers and the owner.

Various wines are available for purchase.

This Host site only has a few spots for RV’s so, as with all Harvest Host sites, you need to call and reserve your space.

Wyldewood Cellars — Raymond, NB– Harvest Host

This Harvest Host location offers a great selection of wines and concentrates, jellies, etc. They specialize in Elderberry.  The staff was very friendly and helpful.  It was a great way to take a break from driving and tour their store and all the products available.

One added benefit, if you like their wines, jellies, etc, they will ship them to your home.

I love the Elderberry concentrate which I add to seven up or orange juice. A small amount is quite sufficient. I order it regularly.

We boondocked in their spacious parking lot which can accomodate several RV’s.

2019 The Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

We visited the Boardwalk.  Being off season, it was really quiet.  Some of the places were closed for the season but still there were many shops and restaurants open to accommodate visitors.

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

We ate at Pier 14.  Excellent food, great staff and also pet friendly.  An intense rain storm hit while we were there so we spent a couple hours there to stay dry.   Kyle, our waiter, was very pleasant and kept us happy with beverages and dessert while we were waiting for the storm to pass.

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Pier 14, Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Pier 14, Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Even during off season, Pier 14 was bustling with patrons.  When in Myrtle Beach, visit Pier 14.

2019 Pirateland RV Park, Myrtle Beach South Carolina

We decided to trade in our 2017 Thor Ace for a Toy Hauler.  We decided to stay at Pirateland RV Park since it was close to Camping World, where we purchased our new RV.

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Deck
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Deck

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Garage
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Garage

The campground is well kept, all sites are full service.  There is a section for RV’s by the ocean, a section apart from the ocean where campers can be right by small lakes.  Some spaces have sheltered picnic tables.

Pirateland RV park Myrtle Beach
Pirateland RV park Myrtle Beach

Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach
Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach

Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach
Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach

There are cabins available also.

Pirateland Myrtle BeacH

Walkway to the beach

Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach
Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach

Pirate theme mini golf course.

Pirateland RV park Myrtle Beach
Pirateland RV park Myrtle Beach

This is a lovely park with pools, mini golf and beach access.  We really enjoyed it.  With loads of things to do outside the gates of Pirateland, it is a great place to go back to for a rest after a long day of shopping, sightseeing, beach walking, etc.

2019 Camping World, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Seemed the time for an upgrade.  We found a great deal on a toy hauler camper.  Prior to our trip to Myrtle Beach, we did phone negotiations.  Before we even left for our trip to South Carolina we had purchased a 2018 Thor toy hauler.

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB

With all our travels it made sense to buy it, especially since we got such a fabulous deal on it.  With the toy hauler we can take our Can Am motorcycle and also tow our Jeep so wherever we go and no matter what the weather, we have transportation.

Here is the garage with the extended deck, another awesome feature.

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Garage
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Garage

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Deck
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Deck

Kitchen

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB kitchen
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB

A loft bedroom for guests

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB stairway to loft
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB stairway to loft

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Loft
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Loft

Dining area with a residential refrigerator

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Dinette and Refrigerator
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Dinette and Refrigerator

Front cab with snack table

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Morning Coffee
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Morning Coffee

A giant thanks to our salesman, Kieth Johnson and our genius with the numbers, Sofiane Yahiaoui for making this deal happen!!

We recommend Camping World in Myrtle Beach if you are looking for that home away from home.