Category Archives: Michigan

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, September 2016

This was out third trip to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park but it was different from our past trips.  This time we were meeting Pat’s brother and sister and their families.  Where normally we would be out on the hiking … Continue reading

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Family Reunion and Heading South – September 2015

Summer is our prime time for seeing family and friends from Michigan. Pat’s brother, Geri, had been talking about having a Smith Family Reunion for quite awhile and decided this was the year to do it. He was building a … Continue reading

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The Leelanau Peninsula and Mackinac Island, August 2015

After spending most of the summer in Bad Axe or Rifle Lake, we decided to do some traveling on our own. Earlier this year I met (virtually) Jim and Diana Belisle.   Jim and Diana are also fulltime RVers from Michigan … Continue reading

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Enjoying Huron County, Michigan, July – August 2015

When we started fulltime RVing back in 2011, our first stop was at the vacation home of our friends, Stan and Betsy, in Lake City. Stan has a huge workshop in their backyard and a gravel parking spot right next … Continue reading

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Rifle Lake and Bad Axe, MI – July 2015

It’s always a pleasure staying in Bad Axe. It’s Pat’s home town and she gets to see family and old friends. We stay at her brother’s house, just north of the old family farm, and camp in his backyard. He … Continue reading

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Lansing, MI – May/June 2015

Lansing Cottonwood Campground is a gem in the south end of Lansing. It’s like being in the country even though you are still in the city. Tucked away off Aurelius Road, it has a pond for fishing and boating, many … Continue reading

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On the Road to Michigan – May 2015

It was great to spend so much time with our daughter in North Carolina, but we were anxious to get back to Michigan to see family and friends. The trip was a bit of a blitz, with only a few … Continue reading

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Pensacola, FL and Home for Christmas – December 2014

From New Orleans we traveled back to Oak Grove Park at Pensacola Naval Air Station. This is a great campground – nice sites, close to the water, nice running trail, and the camp hosts have a no-host happy hour every … Continue reading

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Back to Michigan, 2013 – Part III

This has been the longest period of time we have spent back in Michigan since we went on the road in June 2011 and we have not been complaining.  It has been fun to have time to see old friends … Continue reading

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Back to Michigan, 2013 – Part II

My first cataract surgery on Wednesday, June 26th was successful and we headed back up to the cottage near Rose City on Thursday.  Pat’s sister (Mary Lee) and her husband (Welton) from Milwaukee arrived later that afternoon with their fifth … Continue reading

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