The reward for sticking it out on a rainy Labor Day weekend? An empty campground and sunshine! (at Kentuck Campground At Ohiopyle State Park)

The reward for sticking it out on a rainy Labor Day weekend? An empty campground and sunshine! (at Kentuck Campground At Ohiopyle State Park)

The contents of my wallet. Various discount cards to RV parks, my Oregon license, Renée’s (expired) Colorado license, a debit card and our national parks pass. Throw in an old condom and I should be all set. #badjokes (at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania)

The contents of my wallet. Various discount cards to RV parks, my Oregon license, Renée’s (expired) Colorado license, a debit card and our national parks pass. Throw in an old condom and I should be all set. #badjokes (at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania)

…in the misty morning fog with our hearts a-thumpin’. #dayswhentheraincame (at Yough River)

…in the misty morning fog with our hearts a-thumpin’. #dayswhentheraincame (at Yough River)

There is no alcohol allowed in PA state parks…but judging by the size of our fire pit, raging bonfires are required. #vanlife  (at Ohiopyle State Park)

There is no alcohol allowed in PA state parks…but judging by the size of our fire pit, raging bonfires are required. #vanlife (at Ohiopyle State Park)

Winter, just kickin’ it upstairs. #vanlife (at Ohiopyle State Park)

Winter, just kickin’ it upstairs. #vanlife (at Ohiopyle State Park)

Storage shed and playhouse.  (at Kentuck Campground At Ohiopyle State Park)

Storage shed and playhouse. (at Kentuck Campground At Ohiopyle State Park)

My first whitewater rafting experience was here in Ohiopyle, Spring of 2007, and the Youghegheny River was raging (at a Class 5 where Class 6 means you definitely will die or get seriously worked). It began a love of all things kayaking/rafting that isn’t always easy to partake of these days with two little ones. The Yough (pronounced Yock) is considerably more passive today. #whitewater (at Ohiopyle Falls)

My first whitewater rafting experience was here in Ohiopyle, Spring of 2007, and the Youghegheny River was raging (at a Class 5 where Class 6 means you definitely will die or get seriously worked). It began a love of all things kayaking/rafting that isn’t always easy to partake of these days with two little ones. The Yough (pronounced Yock) is considerably more passive today. #whitewater (at Ohiopyle Falls)

I just love this thing. #VWBus #vandwelling  (at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania)

I just love this thing. #VWBus #vandwelling (at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania)

Pennsylvania has the most amazing forests (sylvan is in the name after all). Black oak, white oak, northern reds! Maples abundant. And top left, sassafras, top right (my favorite these days) yellow poplar. They look like owls or demons I can’t decide. @audubonsociety #treeidentification (at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania)

Pennsylvania has the most amazing forests (sylvan is in the name after all). Black oak, white oak, northern reds! Maples abundant. And top left, sassafras, top right (my favorite these days) yellow poplar. They look like owls or demons I can’t decide. @audubonsociety #treeidentification (at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania)

Morning time in the #VWBus (at Ohiopyle, PA)

Morning time in the #VWBus (at Ohiopyle, PA)