Another Bucket List Check

September 18, 2017 (by Angela) Mackinac Island in Michigan is a place I’d hoped to visit for quite some time. The idea of an island that doesn’t allow motorized vehicles on it was intriguing to me. Because of our stop in St. Ignace, located at the Straits of Mackinac in the southern portion of Michigan’s…

Upper Peninsula Experience with a Splash of Canada

August 31, 2017 (by Angela) Last week, we camped in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan. To get there, we edged Lake Michigan until we reached what is known as the Straits of Mackinac, which is where Lake Michigan joins Lake Huron. This location was chosen because visiting Mackinac Island was on my bucket list.…

Around We Go at Lake Winnebago

August 14, 2017 (by Angela) Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Have you ever heard of it? We hadn’t until we were looking for a camping site for a week with the following guidelines: somewhere in Wisconsin between our location in Iowa and where we hope to be next week, with a drive of 250 miles give…

Amana Colonies, Iowa

August 13, 2017 (by Angela) Friday of last week (August 4th), the three of us moved to the RV park operated by the Amana Society in Amana, Iowa. I’d heard of the colonies, but I didn’t know anything about them. After a two-hour guided tour made available through the Visitor’s Center, Jim and I knew…

One Final Site Visited Before Heading North

July 21, 2017 (by Angela) There was one place Jim and I wanted to visit before leaving western South Dakota to go north. We’d been looking at options for visiting Devils Tower since our week in Wyoming. Initially, we thought we’d drive from Lusk to Devils Tower National Monument for a day visit on our…