Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula


We traveled the shoreline, again on U.S. 31, catching glimpses often of the lake.

IMG_3840 Since entering Michigan, we have seen countless orchards and roadside stands selling fresh cherries, but had not found a place we could park the RV while purchasing some.

Today, we continued to drive past huge cherry orchards, and eventually found a lady selling cherries in her yard with enough room for us to park along the road. 

IMG_4096She had three varieties.  After trying each, we decided on the Sweet Black Cherries, huge cherries almost as big as quarters.  Not knowing when we’d be able to stop for more, we bought three quarts.IMG_4176







We continued to pass through scenic towns.


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 The fields are covered with purple flowers… what I believe are asters.IMG_4125 IMG_4415 


This was the second time (first in 2004) we have crossed on the famous Mackinac Bridge, 5 miles in length.  It’s quite an amazing feat of engineering.


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We are parked in a city campground for the next three nights at Kinross, a small town about 20 miles south of Sault Ste Marie.Honor to Sault St Marie

For the Mackinac Bridge Website, CLICK HERE 

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