Highway to Hoeftland

Adventures with Kristin & Mike

Mike and I headed out on another tent camping adventure past weekend. This time, we set our sights on the Palisades BLM Campground along the Crooked River in Prineville, Oregon.

We arrived at the campsite around 2:00 pm on Saturday. We were pleased to learn that there were a handful of sites still available along the river, although most of the prime spots were taken.

We felt lucky to nab site number 12, with beautiful riverfront views and plenty of space between campsites. Below are some quick tips if you’re considering camping at this location. I also created a short video of our experience at the end of this post.

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Hi, all,

While we’re waiting for our teardrop trailer to be ready (on delay due to supply chain issues), I thought I’d share a glimpse into our 2021 summer fun at Lake Merwin Camper’s Hideaway.

Sometimes we ask ourselves – Why we are willing to drive four hours after work on Friday up to Lake Merwin, Washington from Central Oregon, just to return on Sunday? That’s an 8-hour drive over the weekend – yikes.

The below video and top three reasons are a good reminder as to why we keep making the trip. Once we’re up there, it’s like another world and we’re reminded of why it means so much to us.

1) Reason number 1: Family and friends at LMCH
Being together with loved ones feeds the soul and helps us be happy. Numerous friends and family have trailers on the same block (featured in below video). This means that as soon as we arrive to camp, we’re greeted by my sister, our niece, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends without even having to plan a get-together in advance. 😊

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Oregon Coast - Depoe Bay

Mike and I just returned from a very memorable weekend in Depoe Bay, Oregon and the surrounding beaches. We saw numerous whales, ate delicious food, enjoyed the beautiful Oregon Coast, and had an overall great time.

I created a video of our experience. This video should help anyone looking for fun places to go on their next visit to the Depoe Bay area.

I have been practicing my video and editing skills and learning more about this process all the time. I’m working on a couple of sound issues because it’s a little hard to hear us in a couple of the clips (sorry about that!).

My hope is that by the time we get our teardrop trailer in August, I will be ready to start sharing better quality videos and adventures on a new Highway to Hoeftland YouTube channel, in addition to sharing our articles and videos on this Word Press blog that I’ve maintained for 9 years.

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Last month, Mike and I visited the charming Central Oregon beach town of Florence, Oregon. I put together a short montage of our trip at the end of this post, as well as a few recommendations for what to enjoy if you find yourself in the area.

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Exciting news! We finally put a deposit down on a new travel trailer. We decided on a Bend Teardrop Trailer. It is made to order and should be ready for pickup in early August. We can’t wait for more adventures ahead!

Why choose the Bend Teardrop Trailer? See our top ten reasons below.

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