Fredericksburg Farmers Market 3

We spent Hub’s birthday weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas. We just adore the Texas hill country and feel very at home there since meeting so many wonderful friends. The weather in November is picture perfect, sunny and 80 degree temps. But, the highlight of this particular trip to Fredericksburg was the meeting of a very special new friend, Kelly S. and her husband Steve and their two lovely daughters. You see ~ once again the Airstream community linked Kelly and me together via the AirForums. We’ve been chatting for months and she told me the next time we’re in the hill country, we’ll be getting together. And together we got!!! Kelly not only advised us of the best “eats” in town, she gave us an incredible tour of town and RV parks, gave us a tour of her Airstream and T@DA and invited us to an incredible and super fun breakfast at Doss Country Store.  Our sincerest thanks again Kelly and Steve ~ we had an amazing time with you and your family.  Kelly also told us to join her at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market. Kelly started this fabulous market over 5 years ago and it’s been thriving ever since. We enjoyed a beautiful Thursday afternoon at the market!!

The farmers market mission statement: “I  believe it is important to think and act locally. By this I mean, whenever possible buy locally grown and produced foods for your table. When you support your independent, local farms, you not only help our environment, but the planet as a whole. Reducing transportation emissions and excess packaging makes a difference for the environment and our bodies. More importantly, nothing taste quite as good as something picked and prepared fresh the same day.”

You could feel the sense of “community” at the market. Friends and visitors gather each Thursday from 4 – 7 pm from May till mid-November. Meet new friends, have a taste of the dish of the week provided by local farmers, sip on local wine, eat the most amazing pizza from the chef of Navajo Grill and enjoy the music and scenery at the Pioneer Museum.

“The Fredericksburg Farmers Market (FFM) is a seven-month long, weekly event that brings locally grown food to the community. FFM is a producer/grower market consisting of farmers, ranches and wineries located within the geographic neighborhood of Gillespie and adjacent counties. FFM has been operating for four years in the Marktplatz, the center of Fredericksburg. In 2011, in partnership with the Pioneer Museum, we expanded to include a two-month fall market on Pioneer’s grounds to bring fall produce to the community and to emphasize the historical importance of agriculture to the local economy. We are growing and now have some 21 vendors that participate in the FFM. FFM is maintained by a group of volunteers whose goal is to bring good local food to the community, help our local farmers, ranchers and wineries sell product, and further promote Fredericksburg as a culinary arts center.”

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography

Virginian RV Park 2

Right smack in the heart of Jackson Hole, Wyoming you’ll find a full-service RV Park, The Virginian.  Located at 750 West Broadway in Jackson Hole, this RV park offers everything a Glamper could need. We have friends who have stayed here each summer for many years and they just love this RV park!

Reservations:

Summer: 1-800-321-6982 or Winter: 1-800-262-4999

Amenities:

  • 103 RV Sites
  • 64 Pull-Through Spaces, approx. 40 ft. long, 20 ft. wide
  • 39 Back in Spaces, approx. 25 ft. long, 20 ft. wide
  • Each site has small grass lawn, picnic table, and small tree (limited shade)
  • Restrooms with Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 30 and 50 Amp Electrical Hook-up
  • Full Water & Sewer Hook-up
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Access to Swimming Pool
  • Access to Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Saloon & Liquor Store
  • Hair/Massage/Tanning Salon
  • Convention Facilities available for rent
  • Pets welcome

Enjoy popular attractions: Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Scenic float trips, Fly fishing, National Elk Refuge, Hiking, Jackson Hole Rodeo, National Museum of Wildlife Art (my favorite art museum), Walk to great restaurants, bars and shopping and so much more right outside of your Glamper home.

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography

Gros Ventre Campground 1

One of the most peaceful and beautiful campsites I have ever seen is right outside the town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming in Grand Teton National Park. Gros Ventre Campground (pronounced: ˈgrō-ˌvänt) is set along a serene river where Moose roam and play among the aspen and cottonwood trees. I wanted to share this special spot with you. I just visited the Gros Ventre Campground this past month while the colors were in full bloom. And we were thrilled to meet some new Airstreamer friends!

Location

Gros Ventre is located in Grand Teton National Park, 11.5 miles southeast of Moose, Wyoming, near the town of Jackson. Go south on Highway 89 out of Moose, turn on the Gros Ventre/Kelly turnoff and proceed to the campground entrance four miles ahead.

GPS: 43.616, -110.667

Reservations

Gros Ventre Campground is a first-come, first-served camping ground. You will need reservations for group sites. Phone 800-628-9988.

Specifics

  • Open from May 4 to October 7, 2012
  • # Of Sites: 350 individual campsites and 5 large group sites
  • # Of Electrical Sites: 10
  • Elevation: 6,565 feet
  • Flush Toilet Facilities
  • No Showers and Laundry on site; nearest shower and laundry in Colter Bay Village or Town of Jackson
  • Generators permitted
  • RV sites are available
  • There is a dump station
  • All campsites include: fire pit and picnic table

2012 Rates

Campers with vehicle $20.50 per night Golden Age or Golden Access Passport $10 per night

Group Tent Sites, $25 non-refundable registration fee, $5 per person per night Golden Age or Golden Access Passport, $2.50 per person per night

Imagine waking up to your morning coffee and a bull moose bedded down outside of your glamper!

Along with abundant wildlife, you might see an abundance of photographers too! Stay awhile ~ enjoy the beauty of the park, wildlife and meet new friends!

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography

Glamping In Yellowstone Reply

Howdie, y’all ~ I know it’s been awhile but, I’ve been traveling and trying to gather up as much info and photos that one lady can muster. This is a quickie post but, informative information for all who might be interested in Glamping in Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park! Now, keep in mind, some of the campsites below are far from Glamping sites but, your Glamper will be OK “dry camping” for a couple of days, if need be. Below is a list of the campsites and some info about each:

Mammoth: Open all year, Rate: $14, Sites: 85, Elev (ft): 6,200, Features: Accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, RV sites: Most are pull-through

Madison: Open: 5/4-10/21, Rate: $20.50, Sites: 278, Elev: 6,800, Features:  Accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, Dump station, RV sites: Call for availability and reservations

Fishing Bridge: Open: 5/11-9/23, Rate: $45.00, Sites: 346, Elev: 7,800, Features: Flush toilets, Pay showers/laundry on-site, Two showers included each night, Dump station, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, RV sites: Call for availability and reservations

Norris: Open: 5/18-9-24, Rate: $14.00, Sites: >100, Elev: 7,500, Features: Accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, RV sites: 2 @ 50′ (signed) – 5 @ 30′

Tower Fall: Open: 5/18-9/21, Rate: $12.00, Sites: 31, Elev: 6,600, Features: Vault toilets, RV sites: All @ 30′ or less – Has hairpin curve

Bridge Bay: Open: 5/25-9/9, Rate: $20.50, Sites: 432, Elev: 7,800, Features: Accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Dump station, Generators okay 8 am to 8pm, RV sites: Call for availability and reservations

Canyon: Open: 6/1-9/3, Rate: $25.00, Sites: 273, Elev: 7,900, Features: accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Pay showers/laundry on site, Two showers included each night, Dump station, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, RV sites: Call for availability and reservations

Indian Creek: Open: 6/8-9/4, Rate: $12.00, Sites: 75, Elev: 7,300, Features: Accessible sites available, Vault toilets, RV sites: 10 @ 35′ – 35 @ 30′ – Pull-through

Pebble Creek: Open: 6/15-9/24, Rate: $12.00, Sites: 27, Elev: 6,900, Features: Vault toilets, RV sites: Some long pull-throughs

Slough Creek: Open: 6/15-10/31, Rate: $12.00, Sites 23, Elev: 6,250, Features: Vault toilets, RV sites: 14 @ 30′ – walk first to access sites

Lewis Lake: Open: 6/15-11/4, Rate: $12.00, Sites: 85, Elev: 7,800, Features: Vault toilets, RV sites: All at 25′ or less

Grant Village: Open: 6/21-9/23, Rate: $25.00, Sites: 430, Elev: 7,800, Features: Accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Pay showers/laundry on site, Two showers included each night, Dump station, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, RV sites: Call for availability and reservations

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography