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North America » United States » Michigan May 27th 2022

We drove into Michigan today and set up camp in Lake Gogebic State Park, MI. The roads up north tend to be a lot bumpier making it hard to work on the computer with detailed information, but I have been pushing on. I am so grateful to be able to continue to work on the road, but it does add stress to the trip. Sometimes I wish we were moving slower staying at each place longer, but there is so much to see in so little time. We started out with 1-2 nights at each place and are now staying 3 nights. That is in part due to the rain that comes through the area and seems to set in for the entire day making us not be able to site see. The campground we left ... read more
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North America » United States May 26th 2022

Yesterday was a rainy and cold day so we stayed in most of the day other than to go find internet to work a bit. We binged season 1 of That '70s Show. With that said I was excited to get up and get out to hike to some waterfalls. Waterfalls is my number one thing to visit on vacation. We started right at our campground, Pattison State Park. We hiked first to Little Manitou Falls. We approached a small fall that was very pretty thinking we found Little Manitou Falls we continued to find Big Manitou Falls. We sat for a while to enjoy what we thought was Big Manitou Falls, once we got up and began to hike, we found that was Little Manitou Falls, the first falls was just an extra. We hiked ... read more
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North America » United States » Minnesota » Duluth May 24th 2022

Today we arrived at a seemingly abandoned state park. No one was at the office, all the bathrooms except one were closed, and all the water filling locations were turned off except for the one at the dump station. Even the closed for the season sign was still up on the campground sign. Our pull thru sight is more suited as a back in site due to the narrow entrance and the trees clustering the opening. Tomorrow, we scheduled a planned day to stay in due to the 100% chance of rain and 44-degree high temperatures. Of course, something had to mess with these plans because this campground has no cell service. Tonight, I had to go for a drive, in order to work and for Daisy to download her music & shows, but hey it ... read more
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North America » United States » Wisconsin May 23rd 2022

Really short drive today, although we did cross back into Wisconsin. We are camping at Willow River State Park so that we can enjoy Willow Falls. State parks are a little pricer here than we are use to, especially for a nonresident. They charge you the fee to camp, a fee to make the reservation, and an entrance fee that can be quite high. Example for nonresident to camp at Willow River State Park: $40+$8+$13=$61. Now if you wait to reserve until you arrive you can avoid the reservation fee. If you will be camping at multiple Wisconsin State Parks, I would suggest purchasing an annual pass for $38 to avoid paying the entrance EACH DAY that you camp. Another thing to know is that they do not provide water or sewer at your campsite, many ... read more
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North America » United States May 23rd 2022

On this blog we wanted to post some pictures of full-time travel trailer life. We also wanted to help people understand what a trip like this is really like. In my mind it is a huge blessing and I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity. Traveling around the US is exciting, fun, and fulfilling. However, it is a lot of work and leaves very little time to relax. Some days are 3-6 hours of driving and then we try to squeeze in some sightseeing on the same day. We do this because it's hard to say where life will lead and while we have this opportunity, we want to see all we can. The good thing is the days are long here sunrise is typically around 5:30 and sunset is typically close to 9:00. If ... read more
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North America » United States » Minnesota May 22nd 2022

We braved the cold again today so that Nate could see the Minneapolis Skyway. Unfortunately, most of the tunnel system was closed today. He did get to walk into a few at the IDS building but could not go into the adjoining buildings. I really enjoyed visiting Minnehaha Falls. I would love to find a campsite right on a waterfall because I could sit and enjoy for hours. The issue is that Nate and Daisy get bored in less than 2 minutes. We got back to the trailer much earlier than expected. We took the dogs for a walk and enjoyed our large, green, beautiful site.... read more
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Today's drive was pretty smooth. We were once again lucky and found a canceled campsite at Lebanon Regional Park to reserve. At check in she said we should play the lottery since that was the first open site she has seen in a long time. To top it off we have full hookups and a beautiful big site. Wish we had more time to stay and enjoy. Weather is cold again, low is 37 tonight so we decided to go to the Mall of America to stay a little warm instead of the sculpture park outdoors. We were overwhelmed by the Mall of America due to the number of stores, the sheer size and scale of the facility, not to mention the seven acre amusement park. The amusement park was the main attraction especially for all ... read more
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It is a rainy, cold day here today and tomorrow. So, we are pushing on to see what we can in the rain. Yesterday on the way in we saw the Ochsner Park & Zoo. After researching we found it was a free zoo. The site states that the "majority of our animals are either rehabilitated wildlife that are not able to be released or rescued from the exotic pet trade". The Zoo contains playful bears, a variety of owls, sleepy Mexican wolves, a lonely gorgeous artic fox, rambunctious river otters, hidden prairie dogs, a stinky skunk, a majestic eagle, and farm animals. After this we went to lunch, walked around town, and took the Upper Wisconsin Dells Boat tour. The tour was a bit expensive, but we were able to find coupons. The tour was ... read more
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North America » United States » Wisconsin May 19th 2022

I woke up really sore today, but it was so worth it to climb down into Wye cave. Luckily, I was able to take it easy this morning. Tina worked much of the day today. We left the site a little late so Tina could use dual monitors. The drive from Maquoketa Caves State Park, IA to Wisconsin Dells, WI was about 3 hours. I enjoyed the morning and cooked some hot dogs for lunch. Then played around outside, did a video on the Segway, and kind of wish I had one more day to go play in the cave again. This was my favorite place we have stayed so far on the trip. Once we arrive to Fox Hill Campground, we took the pups for a walk and Tina and Daisy played some yard chess. ... read more

North America » United States » Iowa » Maquoketa May 18th 2022

We spent most of the day exploring the many caves of Maquoketa Caves State Park. It is so nice to go at your own pace and enjoy these caves without a guide. They did a great job carving out paths through the wildflowers and through the wet flooring of the caves. Nate was extremely excited to see little chipmunks running around. He made us return to the dance hall in the large cave many times so he could hear himself sing. Today was nice because we took a break and ate lunch. Then we sat outside to enjoy the cool weather, Nate fell asleep, began to snore, and I took a selfie with him. In the afternoon, Nate and Daisy climb down into Wye cave. This is a narrow, muddy, and pitch black cave. Daisy describes ... read more
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