Skyline Ranch, and Marin Park RV

Sunny weather driving past Whiskeytown Lake.

Deciding to take the Airstream camping in November was possible this year as we had Thanksgiving week off and family couldn’t visit. Keeping an eye on the weather patterns, the main concern snow, made it quite easy to travel as the forecast was in our favor. I need to be a bit braver to snow camp, or to be a passenger in snowstreaming. We made reservations at Skyline Park in Napa for three nights and at Marin Park in Marin County for three nights beginning on Thanksgiving. While in Napa we looked again at Bothe Napa SP for future times, the fair grounds campsite, had lunch and shopped in Calistoga and went out to dinner in Napa. It was the perfect start to the holiday season for us.

Somewhere we had read that occasionally one can get the spot above Skyline Park called “Ranger Flat”. Arriving on a cold Monday, we asked and received! No hookups and that was fine – the bathrooms have power for a hairdryer and that’s all I needed to get ready for Thanksgiving.


We had rain all Monday night but by Tuesday it cleared and by that night the moon was clear to see.


On our list has always been to take a trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train and on Monday night I made reservations for Tuesday’s trip. I am thankful at the ease and spontaneity the internet provides.

I highly suggest the trip on the train – it was fun and we lucked out as the rain ended just as we walked on. It was a blast and the highlight was the dessert car. Walking throughout the train gives a glimpse into food prep, how the engineer changes directions, the capacity of the train and it’s variety of cars and the views are everywhere you look.

Just a little bit of decorating the cloud for visitors.

Cold mornings at Skyline. It was a fabulous stay! We left Thanksgiving day for Marin. We heard Skyline was filled the entire weekend.

Thanksgiving found us in San Francisco – Goat Hill view.

Marin Park is close to the city and within walking/biking distance of the Larkspur ferry and also Corte Madera shopping. At 68 dollars a night it’s a deal this close to the city. There were five Airstreams in the park while we were there!