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About Michigan Traveler

Bob and his wife, Pat, are fulltime RVers. They sold their home in Michigan in June, 2011 and now travel the country, living on the road. Home is Where You Park It!

Hiking Medallions

Hiking medallions have been a long-standing tradition in Europe and have become increasingly popular in the United States. I have been hiking and backpacking for years. One year I was with my Boy Scout troop (I was the Scoutmaster) and … Continue reading

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A Side Trip to Tacoma – July 2020

It has been an unofficial tradition when we go to the Smith family cottage for some of our kids and grandkids to fly from Washington to Michigan to join us. However, with conflicting schedules and the Corona Virus it was … Continue reading

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Hunkering Down in Bad Axe, MI – June/July 2020

We arrived in Bad Axe, MI on April 23rd. This was our “safe harbor” during the pandemic, thanks to the generosity of Pat’s brother, Geri, and his wife, Marcia. We parked the trailer in their backyard and plugged into the … Continue reading

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The Woes of RV Repair – June/July 2020

In May of 2019, as we were leaving our campsite at Elsworth AFB, our fifth-wheel trailer slid out of the hitch and dropped onto the bed of our pickup. I had visually checked it and we did our test pull, … Continue reading

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Dealing With the Unknown of COVID-19, March-April 2020

While we were in Key West we did not have any television coverage. As a result our only real source of news was Facebook and links to online news articles. We saw some things about the Coronavirus, but it was … Continue reading

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Just Another Day in Paradise – Jan-Mar 2020

This was our seventh winter of the last nine years in Key West. We have never found a nicer place to spend the winter. I don’t think you can get any farther south in the Continental US. As we have … Continue reading

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The islands of the “Haves” and “Have Nots”

We have been winter residents (snow birds) of Key West for years, staying at the Naval Air Station Sigsbee Island RV Park. One of the more popular nighttime spots is Mallory Square where you can watch street performers and listen … Continue reading

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Good Times on Florida’s Space Coast, Oct-Dec 2019

After more than a week of short stops and lots of driving we were ready to settle down for awhile. We arrived at the Manatee Cove RV Park on Patrick AFB (near Cocoa Beach, FL) on October 24th. When we … Continue reading

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Watching the Navy’s Blue Angels, Pensacola, FL – October 2019

We always enjoy staying at Pensacola Naval Air Station. The Naval Air Station has two campgrounds, Blue Angel Campground on Perdido Bay and Oak Grove. Both are nice. Blue Angel is more rustic and away from built up areas, while … Continue reading

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Soaking it Up in Hot Springs National Park – October 2019

Have you ever heard of the “Golden Age of Bathing?” In 1832 the U.S. government set aside four sections of land in what is now known as Hot Springs, AR to protect the natural hot springs for the nation. These … Continue reading

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