Now, Drive

We pulled into a campground for an overnight stop. Ben hopped out, walked to our site and started guiding me in to park the rig. The guy in the next site over hollered “Hey, how did you get your wife to drive? Mine won’t even sit in the driver’s seat. What’s the secret?” Considering how …

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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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Doggone Travel

Open the door of any RV and you are likely to encounter at least one pet. There are dogs and/or cats and we’ve encountered birds, ferrets, chinchillas, rats, snakes, horses and pigs on the road. I haven’t met people who keep fish. I would imagine the water and the fish would slosh around a lot …

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Shiver Me Timbers!

For our Summer trip we chose to explore the north coast of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Ben and I were last in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (separately) in the 1980s. We reached Sault Ste. Marie, a city perched on the river between the US and Canada, and made it our base camp for the first …

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‘Bama Facelift

The first week of travel on our annual winter excursion usually includes stops at various businesses that cater to people with RVs. This is the time of year we schedule what I call “facelift work” or “stuff Ben thinks is a good idea to do.” It’s become a ritual. People who own trailers and RVs …

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