With 2021 in our rearview mirror, we decided to reflect on some of our favorite locations we visited last year. Next week we’ll look back at the attractions we explored that were new to us.
This week it’s all about places where we stayed for a month or more.
Top locations where we stayed more than a month
Number 1: Ouray, Colorado
Our month-long stay at Ouray Riverside Resort was at the top of the list. With its majestic 360-degree views of the towering mountains, along with waterfalls and the meandering Uncompagrhe River, Ouray was by far one of the most scenic locations we’ve been to. We were there in May and experienced sun, rain, snow, and more sun. If you missed our posts from there, here are the links:
- Ouray, Colorado – The Switzerland of America
- Ouray, Colorado – Hiking Cascade Falls and Baby Bathtub Routes on the Perimeter Trail
- Silverton, Colorado and the Million Dollar Highway
- Box Canon Falls Park, Ouray, Colorado
Number 2: San Diego, California
In April, we stayed at Rancho Los Coches RV Park in Lakeside, about 25 minutes east of San Diego. From this location, we could hike, bike, and enjoy nature all within a short drive. As one can expect, it was sunny and in the 70s the entire time.
Number 3: Portland, Maine
We spent the last two weeks of August and the first two weeks of September at Wild Duck Campground in Scarborough, Maine. This quiet “adult-only” campground is close to hiking, biking, canoeing, the ocean, Portland, and other locations “downeast” – including Boston! As for the weather, we were expecting more fall-like conditions. However, it was unseasonably warm for most of our stay.
- Cycling Around Portland, Maine
- Portland, Maine – Sailing with the Portland Schooner Company & our Visit to Kennebunkport
- Boston in a Day – The Freedom Trail & Fenway Park
Number 4: Tucson/Yuma, Arizona
We really enjoyed exploring the southern part of Arizona in 2021. While middle & northern Arizona were enjoyable with scenic views and amazing hiking, which we did in 2020, the southern part was equally as enjoyable. January in Tucson was a mix of warm and cool, and February and March in Yuma were in the 70s.
- Arizona – Bisbee & Tombstone
- Arizona – Jeeping in Yuma
- Los Algodones, Mexico – The Molar City
- Yuma – Vintage Motel Signs, Loren Pratts Little Chapel, Yuma Proving Ground & Imperial Sands
- Yuma – Colorado River State Historic Park
- Arizona – Climbing Telegraph Pass in Yuma
- Our Visit to the Yuma Territorial Prison and Ocean to Ocean Bridge
As you can see, we saw quite a bit of our great country in 2021, even with Covid restrictions in place!
Be sure to follow us here at The Rambling Quilter, because we have more amazing experiences planned for 2022 with visits to Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Niagara Falls, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and down the east coast!