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

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Iron River, WI

IMG_4704 IMG_4709Throughout this trip, I have been delighted with the wildflowers.  They’re everywhere, along the highways, in the fields, across the grassy areas surrounding the parks.  My favorites have been the wild sweet peas.

I failed to  note the town where we passed this carving in a lakefront park.  IMG_4727

Early in the day’s drive, the pine forests gave way to farm fields. IMG_4721

By 9 a.m. yesterday, we were crossing into Wisconsin.  We were treated to more beautiful Lake Superior views.IMG_4740IMG_4744

IMG_4747 WIMG_4748 e stopped for the night in a small city  park at Iron River.  We had quite a surprise in store.  While walking through the park, we met someone we knew, Dorothy Thompson, who also winters in our park, Cactus Gardens, in Yuma.  I’m not sure who was the most surprised, Dorothy or us.  We talked for a while, and discovered she and husband, David, live just a short distance from the park on the lake.

A bigger surprise came this morning.  Just as we were finishing our preparations to leave, David drove up with plans to take us to their place for coffee.  When we arrived, Dorothy had fresh blueberry muffins baking in the oven.  What a treat!

Hancock to Iron River, WI

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