Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Temperature 71 Degrees, Partially Cloudy, Some Sunshine

Travel Day

With a touch of sadness we packed up and began to head south today. We weren’t sad to leave the bugs behind. Nor the ants. But the sadness was due to the fact that we now knew we were on the homeward leg of our trip. Yes, we were heading toward home. Always in the past when someone asked where we lived, with a touch of pride we would say Wherever we park our rig. But that is no more and never will be. It just doesn’t make sense anymore to go back on the road fulltime for a whole lot of reasons. Ah well, enough of that, I’ve got to remember that no matter what the glass is still half full.

Jack Pine Lodge and the UP are now in our rear view mirror. Sort of, because I guess technically you could correctly say that our new home is still in the UP. We have yet to cross the Big Mac and until we do we are not in Michigan proper.

OK, about today’s trip. The trip today was short and easy. All total it took us just a little over 2 hours to arrive at our new home.

This is our new home for the next 7 days. It is not a resort but rather a plan jane campground in the best sense of the term. It appears to be well maintained and has great reviews. How about that moose, you sure can’t miss him coming down the road

The main office where you stop to pick up your registration packet. The flowers are just gorgeous.

Our row – yup that is us down there on the right. The big guy among all the little ones.

Our new home. It’s a grass site, perfectly level, shaded, but only 30 amp. When I read their web site they made it seem as if all sites were 50 amp. Not! So we’ve had to make some adjustments. We’re running the water heater on propane, which we haven’t done for months. No problem there since I believe it’s good to exercise all the systems from time to time. The forecast is such that the only time we’ll need AC is when we leave Proton home alone. Then, we’ll just run the front one. Otherwise it is supposed to be cool enough that we can just open the windows. Albert is hooked up to all 3 satellites so our TV is working great. Bottom line, we’re settled in and enjoying life.

Sightseeing? We have plenty of that planned beginning tomorrow. Oh yea, we’re going to have a great time running around and see the main attractions

So that is were we are at on The Road of Retirement. The summer has gone by so fast. It seems like only yesterday that we were rolling out of the driveway. When we stop and look back at all the states, the places, the attractions we’ve been able to see, and all the people we’ve met, and all of our friends that we’ve been able to visit we realize just how blessed we really are.

Thanks again for spending some time with us.  It’s always great to be able to share our story with family and friends. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish every moment of every day that God gives you and live those moments to the fullest. 

Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before.


  1. I am glad you made it to the next stop safe and sound. You have had some good adventures, and there are many more to come. I think you have a great plan – to still have a home base and to travel so many months a year. Have you started to plan 2023 yet? We have some general ideas. I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures near St. Ignace. I have not been in that part of Michigan for many years, and Dan has never been there. Enjoy!


    1. You are so right, we’ve had many, many great adventures this year. Regarding 2023 we have some ideas but nothing definite yet. Will depend on how long it takes us to recover from the expenses of this year! We’ll see you and Dan in a week. I’ve so been looking forward to this.

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      1. We are really looking forward to meeting you and Barb, too! Can you believe it’s almost here?! I understand about recovering from the expenses! We haven’t traveled the last couple of months in order to save up for the coming trip to Yellowstone. Oh, I think we’re going to have so much to talk about!!


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