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I had made reservations well in advance at Fire Lake Campground near Bowling Green, OH. Good thing I did. They were turning people away when we arrived. A pretty little campground with each RV spot circled around the lake. A perfect place to rest and relax for a couple days... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gypsy & The Navigator
A grey and misty day greeted us when it was time to leave the Upper Peninsula. To do that we had to cross the Mackinac Bridge. Much to my distress they were doing construction on the bridge and all traffic was routed to the open grid lane. How can that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gypsy & The Navigator
Anyone that we have talked to that knows we were going to Michigan brings up the Mackinac Bridge and says we have to go to Mackinac Island. Sounded good to us. We were staying in St. Ignace so we would catch the ferry from there. We wanted to go on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
A visit to Tahquamenon State Park brought some amazing views. Tahquamenon Falls State Park covers over 52,000 acres but the centerpiece of the park are the falls. The falls are two different sets on the Tahquamenon River. The lower falls are a series of five smaller falls cascading around an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
We left Germfask and moved to Brimley to the Bay Mills Casino RV Park. This was our view to the right. This was our view to the left. We went from totally being off the grid to strong cell service, fast internet and cable TV. Our first day out we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
What a glorious way to spend the 4th of July. Munising, MI puts on quite a party for the 4th. Lots of music, games and food. I loved this little ferris wheel. It must have been scary though. Look at the little boy at the top. His hair is standing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
The trip north was filled with water views. There it is...... Lake Michigan. We are out of the bay and to the lake. Our first stay in the UP was in Germfask, MI. This was the entrance to the RV Park. GypsyII backed up to the forest. I loved looking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
There is more to Green Bay than Lambeau Field. One of those is Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. It is 700 acres of sanctuary and a rehabilitation program. All of the animals have been injured and cannot be released back into the wild. You can buy corn to feed the birds... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Our trip north from the Rustic Barn in Kieler, WI to Green Bay, WI took us through more green and clean farms. By Gosh.....we drove through Oshkosh. The drive went well and soon we were settled into Applecreek Campground complete with fungi on the trees. The campground was full of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
A pretty full day was spent at the Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque, IA. It is a large museum comprised of multiple buildings and exhibits. At the door that we entered in we were greeted by a huge paddlewheel. It is from the William M Black that is docked at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
I think you will like this area and in the fall it should be really colorful. There are so many trees that when the leaves change it could be a real show. And to be close to the river will be great. Hope all is well with Brandon.
This has been a delightful two week stay. We have found something interesting, educational, scenic or just plain fun every day. We have crossed this bridge over the Mississippi between Wisconsin and Iowa too many times to count. This one between Iowa and Illinois only once but what a great... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
I had heard that Eagle Point Park in Clinton, IA had great views of the Mississippi River and the locks and dam. The park is lovely and the views are incredible. Our timing was perfect. As we climbed to the bluff edge a barge was approaching the lock. We assume... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
A last view of Saylorville Lake and it was east to Wisconsin. Just barely into Wisconsin, right across the mighty Mississippi from Dubuque, Iowa. I admit that when I have thought of Iowa before actually coming here I thought it was miles and miles of corn in flat fields. How... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Leaving Nebraska we traveled to Bob Shetler Corps of Engineers Park near Des Moines, IA. GypsyII is parked right below this grassy slope that is the back side of the dam that holds Saylorville Lake. We were very near the spillway that roars down the Des Moines River. A very... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
As often as our route takes us near a State Capitol we stop and visit. The Nebraska State Capitol is located in Lincoln. Being in Lincoln it is only appropriate that they have a monument of Abraham Lincoln. It is an 8.67 foot bronze statue on the west grounds. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Leaving Albuquerque we continued the trek north and east under cloudy skies. Just before Raton we saw the billboard that has been creating quite a bit of controversy. The locals seem to think it is just fine considering their close proximity to Colorado where marijuana is legal but McDonald's says... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
A few miles from the RV Park is The Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. Immediately we thought it felt familiar. Yes, it was very much like Paria, Utah outside of Kanab. We loved the landscape then and we love it now. There is a difference though. The Paria... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Grandson Logan's graduation was at Arizona State University. 454 Mesquite High School graduates and Logan is in the top 10%. Logan with Mom (Cynthia) Dad (Scott) and big sister Brianna. Very proud of this young man. Logan (in middle) has been fortunate to have good friends. He will be serving... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Heading away from Monument Valley it wasn't long before colors started to change. The blazing reds and oranges are gone. The color palette leans towards pastels. These two sentinels stood guard right along the road. We flew past the snow covered mountains and the town of Flagstaff. Oh Sedona and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
A chance comment ("If you are at Monument Valley take a short trip to Valley of the Gods. You won't regret it.") had us on the road the next morning after our Monument Valley tour. To get there we head toward Utah on Highway 163 crossing the San Juan River... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
A bit more to finish up our Monument Valley tour. We really enjoyed it and the only regret is that if we had been on our own we would have been free to linger. But that lingering wouldn't have been able to be in the back country so I think... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Thank you. We have been blessed with safety and health so far. Hope to see you & Margo after our east coast trip.
Time for our tour. A group of about 10 of us climbed in for the ride of our life. Not fancy but oh where those wheels can go. We are off to Navajo land. Our guide is a young man who is very proud to be a Navajo. He was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
It is a very beautiful place. The food was good and the setting was amazing.
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