Mike & Lois

Meandering in Milo and Mazie

Mike & Lois

We are native Ohioans. We retired in 2022, sold our home, and bought a motorhome that we live and travel in full time. Milo, our 2009 Tiffin Phaeton 36 QSH and Mazie, our 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys help us meander the US looking for adventure and meeting people along the way.

North America » United States » Nebraska » Scottsbluff October 15th 2023

We traveled to the park a day early as a storm with high winds was forecast for our original departure date. Once settled in, we drove into Scottsbluff and Mike got a haircut and we both got flu vaccines. Gusts were in the mid 40's by afternoon, though. We stay settled in the RV until Friday afternoon. After the wind calmed down a little, we enjoyed walking a few laps around the RV park to get some exercise. We let it warm up on Saturday and then headed to Scottsbluff National Monument. First, we toured the museum and watched the short video. Then, we drove up to the parking lot at the top of the bluff. The 1.6 mile drive up is through 3 tunnels in the bluff. At the top of the plateau, we hiked ... read more
Robidoux RV Park
Scottsbluff National Monument
Scottsbluff National Monument

North America » United States » Nebraska » Chadron October 8th 2023

What a lovely state park! While here we played the 18-hole disc golf at the park. We hiked the Steamboat trail in the park along the top of the buttes with beautiful views. We drove out to Toadstool Geologic Park in the Oglala National Grassland and hiked a loop trail. We also enjoyed the Nebraska state sandwich, a Runza. A runza is a yeast dough bread pocket with a filling consisting of beef, cabbage or sauerkraut, onions, and seasonings. The Museum of the Fur Trade was also very interesting and educational regarding the fur trade in the frontier from 1795 to 1870. So many displays and items from the time of the English, French, and Native Americans.... read more
Chadron State Park
Disc Golf
Disc golf

North America » United States » Nebraska » Valentine October 5th 2023

We enjoyed a lovely site at this campground at Merritt Reservoir. While here we went to Smith Falls and crossed the pedestrian bridge over the Niobrara River part of the Cowboy Trail. Who doesn't love a waterfall? The nearby town of Valentine is where we stopped for lunch at the Peppermill Restaurant & Lounge for delicious burgers. We enjoyed sitting by the water at the back of our campsite. This was a nice relaxing stay. "The sunlight still shining, The water doesn't mind. It continues it's journey, Searching for it's destination."... read more
Railroad Bridge Trestle
Cowboy Trail
Niobrara River view from the bridge

North America » United States » Nebraska October 2nd 2023

Niobrara State Park is a public recreation area located at the confluence of the Missouri and Niobrara rivers in the northeast corner of Nebraska. The state park occupies river bluffs to the west of the Niobrara River. The Park offers 120 acres of free-range horseback riding as opposed to designated trails. Twenty cabins sit high on the bluffs overlooking the beautiful Missouri River Valley. Although there were over 100 campsites, we were the solitary campers during most of the week. We enjoyed hiking the trails at the park, some good cardio as it was hilly. Many overlooks with views of the Niobrara & Missouri Rivers. One day we even took a bike ride. Glad we had electric bikes to help us up the hills! We enjoyed a picnic lunch at one of the overlook areas. Would ... read more
View from the hill

North America » United States » Minnesota October 1st 2023

We love county park campgrounds, and this did not disappoint us! Talcot Park offers the natural beauty and comfort of trees along with scenic views of Lake Talcot. Our campsite backed right up to the edge of the lake. Unfortunately, we only stayed one night.... read more
Campsites were generous size with picnic table and a lovely lake view.
Campsite, while there were many RVs, it was quiet as most are longterm campers and gone for the night.
Lake at Sunset

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Hudson September 27th 2023

We enjoyed out time in Hudson! We "moochdocked" on Family's driveway; thank you Adam & Jessica! May be one of the quietest places we have stayed and beautiful with lots of trees and privacy. Mike's sister Tamara was visiting them part of the time we were there. She was our tour guide to explore Stillwater, MN a charming river town across the St. Croix River from Hudson. We strolled the main street checking out the gift shops, bookstore, antique shops, and samples some ice cream. While visiting we had a driving tour of the twin cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul. Jessica was great to show us the sights. We stopped in to see Adam at work and had lunch from a food cart in the skyway. So awesome to have the elevated walkway to connect buildings ... read more
Downtown Minneapolis
Downtown Minneapolis
Downtown Minneapolis

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Baraboo September 24th 2023

Wisconsin Dells, a city in southern Wisconsin, lies on the Wisconsin River in a region of glacier-carved sandstone formations. Its numerous theme parks and entertainment centers include Noah's Ark Water Park, and Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park. We camped at Mirror Lake State Park, a forested reserve surrounding the namesake lake, is known for nature trails and camping. The leaves were starting to change into beautiful red and orange colors. We took an afternoon and strolled the downtown area, stopping in many of the souvenir shops. Like so many tourist towns there were many t-shirt and fudge shops. We managed to resist the temptation of both. We took a morning boat ride through the Dells. We sat on the top deck and had a spectacular view of the sights! The boat stopped twice, first at ... read more
Tour Boat
Boat Tour

North America » United States » Illinois » Rockford September 21st 2023

We enjoyed a stay in the Rockford area. The highlight of the stay here was spending time with our daughter Amanda and her husband Aiden. We checked out Activation Games. What a fun experience playing through many of the rooms of mental and physical team games. Then to Lazy Dog for a delicious lunch. So fun to spend time with them! We toured our first Frank Lloyd Wright house, the Laurent House. The Laurent House is the only building designed by Architect Frand Lloyd Wrigth for a person with a disability. The single-story Usonian home is a rare mid-century design featuring a solar hemicycle footprint and is considered one of the most well-preserved Wright homes in existence. Our docent, Larry, was very knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy sharing information about the house and the Laurents. Next ... read more
The Laurent House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Entry at Laurent House
Fireplace in Laurent House

North America » United States » Indiana September 18th 2023

Indiana Dunes National Park is a treasure in northwestern Indiana. We enjoyed hiking a dune and walking a beach. The Indiana Dunes is home to one of the most biologically diverse habitats in the nation. There are 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, dunes, wetlands, prairies, and old-growth forests. A place to enjoy outdoor adventures of all kinds! We boondocked at Dunewood Campground in the Indiana Dunes National Park. The sites were surrounded by trees, very peaceful.... read more
Enjoying the dunes
View of the Lake Michigan beach
Beach on Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park

North America » United States » Michigan » Kalamazoo September 17th 2023

We left our base in Ohio to head to Kalamazoo for nephew Addison's marriage to his love Kari. It was a lovely ceremony and reception. Fun time with some of our family before we head west. Kalamazoo, which means "boiling water" or "reflecting" is the original home of the Upjohn Co., Stryker Corp, Checker Motors Corp. (cab maker), and Gibson Guitars. We camped at Markin Glen County Park. We enjoyed a walk around the lake and the sound of trains on a nearby track.... read more
Bride & Groom
Beautiful sisters
Bride and her parents

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