Queen Bee

Traveling as we do we’ve met some unforgettable humans and critters. I’ve written previously about our visits to Red Bay Alabama. It is the home and headquarters of the Tiffin motorhome company. Red Bay is the place where anyone who owns a Tiffin branded motorhome takes their rig to have upgrades or repair work done. …

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The Big Beaver

I never expected to get lessons on rodents of the genus Castor--AKA the humble beaver--while visiting a tourist trap, but here we are and you are about to read of beavers real, ancient and imaginary. A beaver skull, illustrated C. Twomey We were in Mississippi when we saw a story on TV about a place …

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The Summer of Chase

There are two kinds of campgrounds; RV resorts and everything else. RV resorts typically feature a gated community with highly manicured, concrete-paver sites and allow only late model coaches—nothing older than 10 years, only class-A (bus style) rigs. Trailers? Pop-ups? Tents? Horrors! Such common human conveyances are not allowed. These resorts are luxurious, with private …

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The Snappy Dresser

We’re often asked how we choose destinations and plan our route. Usually, we choose based on a desire to see a new place or a particular national park. Our ‘Summerpalooza21’ plan was to travel down the coast of the Great Lakes, starting with Superior, then Huron and finally Michigan. Over the years it’s become our …

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Leine Land

We’d made arrangements to stay at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls. After a couple days of non-stop travel we usually like to stop somewhere for a night or two where we can connect to utilities, cook a decent meal and regroup a bit. Before we arrived, Ben was researching the area surrounding the …

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Auto-X, Yes! Baby Goats, No!

Wisconsin Fairgrounds Frolics, day 1 I mentioned in an earlier post that staying at county fairgrounds can be lots of fun when there are events scheduled during a stay, the last time we had baby goats running around. Even though there were no cute goats our two-day stay delivered some most unexpected entertainment. On the …

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The Fabulous Baker Boys

I most enjoy traveling when I learn a little about the lives of the people we encounter. Bar (yes, the garage door opens) on the left, tasting room on the right. The second night of Summerpalooza21 we stayed with a Harvest Hosts participant. We rolled into the Rush Creek Distillery in Harvard, Illinois at around …

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Summerpalooza21 — Bed and Breakfast

We left Ohio fully loaded as usual. Anyone looking at our RV might think “boy, these people are expecting a lot of action.” Taking into account a 40’ RV, our tow car decorated with kayaks and bikes, I suppose we do have the appearance of a circus train. Our destination was several days away, and …

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The Art of Going

If getting to a destination was truly the easy, rollicking experience portrayed in countless travel ads, movies like Lampoon’s Vacation and Planes, Trains and Automobiles wouldn’t exist, nor would stand-up comics have material about bad airline food, screaming kids and skanky hotel rooms. People who don’t travel in campers/RVs view those of us who do …

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