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

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Walking Lake Superior Beach

2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach SlideshowIMG_4420 We woke up to rain this morning, but it stopped by the time we finished breakfast.

Today’s drive across the U.P. from Kinross to Ishpeming, MI was a drive through pine forests, pine forests and more pine forests.

Finally, we emerged from the forests and found ourselves on the shores of Lake Superior.


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We noticed several roadside pull outs with beach access, and couldn’t resist stopping.

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It didn’t take me long to shed my shoes and roll up my jean legs.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-4

2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-5Soon, Ron could not resist the temptation to join  me.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-6  There are no shells in Lake Superior, but there are lots of small stones, some of them agates.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-7 It was fun to see who could find the best one.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-8 And of course, while Ron searched the waters, I couldn’t keep from snapping just a few more photos.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-92009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-10   After an hour or so, we decided we were hungry enough for lunch, and headed back. 2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-12

A sandwich, chips and an apple served at the rail fence, with such a view,  tasted like a feast.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-13

As we ate, Ron spotted something through the haze that turned out to be a large freighter (viewed much better through the binoculars than through the camera.

2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-14 Today was just a reminder, that some of the best things in life are still free, and may be as close as a stop by the side of the road.

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Cassandra said...

That looked like it was a lot of fun. I want to travel with you. :( Who found the best agate?

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