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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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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Cat 5 Quilter

We typically leave Ohio in February but this year a change in our usual circumstances meant we were able to leave home earlier. The Florida campground we stay in had no vacancies in January, so I started looking elsewhere along the Gulf of Mexico and found Buccaneer Bay State Park in Waveland Mississippi. Waveland is …

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Reno Nation

I can’t remember which of my friends started swooning when I mentioned we were stopping in Hattiesburg for a few days, but she was in a lather. “Oh my gawd, you are passing right by LAUREL!!,” she squealed. “You’ve got to go there!” I wondered later to Ben what was so special about Laurel Mississippi …

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Hide and Bones

I love cemeteries so much that wherever I travel I try to visit as many as I can find. I should qualify that I love cemeteries having what I call character. I like to see headstones, plants and decoration that show how the living feel about their dead. Cemeteries featuring endless rows of flush to …

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Dam It!

When our friend Jim suggested we take a trip down a stretch of the Mohican river, we accepted immediately. None of us had been on this stretch of the river but the Mohican is generally placid, the upper part of which is popular with families and novice boaters. Our planning included how to get there …

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Beholder’s Eye

As the saying goes, “I may not know a lot about art, but I know what I like.” Munising, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula may not have a reputation for public art, but it does have one of the largest public art installations in the state, a short drive west into Chocolay Township. A friend …

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Call Your Mother

Over the years when I traveled the one person I always checked in with was my mother. I’d let other family and friends slide for a while, but never my mother. I’ll bet that 99.99% of travelers do that. Moms rule. Our conversation always began like this: Me: “Hi Mommy Dearest, how are you?” Her: …

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