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We just spent an entire week in one place. This is something that we have not been able to accomplish for a while. It was nice just to sit still for a moment and try to catch up. Although I never seem to get as much done as I plan. We found ourselves discuss, Read More

Yes, this is what it sounds like. A campground in Maine adjacent to a small desert. Well, according to Wikipedia it is not an actual desert but “a 40 acre tract of exposed glacial silt surrounded by a pine forest.” Wiki goes on to say that over-farming in the late 1700s, led to soil, Read More

As we were headed to the race at Lime Rock Park, we knew we would be a few days without hookups. So we looked for a full-hookup campground near the racetrack. We have stayed at Rip van Winkle before and found it to be equal and cheaper than the near-by KOA.

We can’t drive through Michigan without stopping in either Traverse City or Petoskey and the best place to do this is at Hearthside Grove. It is an ownership-style resort, with lots being individually owned, so that, each site is unique, as it is improved according to the owner’s personal plan. If the owner wishes, Read More

The next stop on our National Park tour of Utah was Bryce Canyon. The campgrounds in the park are rented on a first-come-first-served basis. So we reserved a spot just outside the gates in this private and that gave us an early jump on a prime spot inside. We wanted to stay inside the, Read More

When we decided to take a few weeks and visit the National Parks of Utah, I knew I had to squeeze in a visit to the sanctuary of Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit organization whose main goal is to see a day when no animals are killed in our shelters. They want to, Read More

Each time we make the trek to California, we always plan a stop in Palo Duro Canyon State Park [2014 & 2013]. Camping at the state park is down at the bottom of the canyon and it takes some time and effort to get there. In order to prepare ourselves for the remoteness, the, Read More

Our original plan was to stop at either the state or city park in Wichita Falls. The Lake Arrowhead State Park looked promising but the lake level was reported to be so low that campers were taking pictures of the cracked mud lake bed. It was also at least 10 minutes off the highway., Read More

We really had to battle to get reservations in the campground and even then we were unable to find any openings on the weekend. We normally stay in the 700 loop, but were informed that there were no sites available. They originally gave us an inside site in the 500 loop, but moved us, Read More

July 20-23, 2014: This is the “good” place to camp anywhere near Chicago or the Turnpike. It is very pleasant to sit by the lake and relax after driving through downtown Chicago. The town of South Haven is on Lake Michigan and is a nice place to visit.