Who ever said that following your dreams was easy? Lots of tears as we said “see ya later” to our friends & colleagues. It was a wonderful party, thank you for arranging it Danelle!
Details: We stayed in the driveway at Mark & Danelle's home.
We went on this vacation with Maria and family so we can have time to get away together before heading out. We had a wonderful time together, went swimming, biking, and even prepared meals together! What fun and such memories!
Details: Maumee Bay State Park; Oregon OH
A quick overnight stay on the way to Ohio. Cabelas allows RVs and trucks to stay in their back lot. There are no hookups, so you'll have to be self-contained. We found this to be one of our favorite quiet spots.
Stay Details: Cabelas, Dundee MI
* Note: If you notice on Google Maps, take a look at the left (west) side of the building. There are 3 large lots for parking. The south lot is overflow, the middle lot is for semi trucks and the north most lot is for RVs. The first overflow lot is where the dump station is. The dump station requires a $5 fee to use, or for you to buy something in the store. :-)
We found this campground during covid issues, and we enjoyed our stay here. The people were extremely nice, but we wouldn't want to pay for campgrounds this close to Cabelas on a normal basis. We certainly enjoyed being able to be out and about amongst the lock-down.
Details: Detroit Greenfield Park, Ypsilanti MI
* This park was an extremely pleasant place to visit. The staff was great and the people that stayed there full time welcomed us with open arms. I would highly recommend staying here.
YEAH!!!! We have Solar!! Still needs to be buttoned up and two more panels next week (they broke in shipping), but we are up & running!!!
* Note: The complete install includes 1000w of solar on the roof, 4 x 100a Battleborn Li-Ion batteries, Victron 3000w Inverter, Victron Solar Controller, Victron Battery Monitor, and CerboGX with touch screen control.
Thank you so much M53 RV & Trailer for the wonderful job on the install!
Phase twenty-something... washer/dryer install.. now we can continue to social-distance with clean clothes. Lol!
Also, our friend Bill Fraley made us a pretty awesome dining table/piano bench so we could take our piano with us!
Thank you M53 RV for the professional install of our Splendide Washer/Dryer Unit!
Getting some mods done on our rig today, including new steps, when a very special person stopped by and offered to give Pica a ride. Living in town is pretty cool! Love you Rudy!
We replaced the original 3-step steps with a new 4-step Torklift steps. They were easier on my knees, and super easy to open/close. It was just a 15-minute install too!
Stay Details: Rudy & Diane's cement pad (Sandusky, MI)
This was an extremely hard part of our dream; to leave the house that we built together. We have a lot of memories here, but we are now looking forward to our future adventures.
Because of the Covid pandemic, schools have been shut down and Mark must continue to teach from the comfort of our yard. Even though it was April, we were Blessed to have warm enough weather to sit outside.
I took this picture because he was trying to be funny.. Social distancing in an online meeting by wearing a mask.. Funny guy..
Once we received our camper, I was able to take better measurements and make our custom spice rack. I think I like it! :-)
I ordered small square jars with rubber seals on Amazon. Then I purchased 1x3 oak boards, 8' long. I also bought trim pieces for the front and some cheap thin slats for the back. The front trim is used to keep the jars from falling during travel. They are raised 1/4" above the level of the board, just enough for them to keep the jars put. The thin slats for the back are also used to keep the jars in place. This makes it a LOT easier to move the entire rack when needed without having jars fall all over the place. I used a nail gun to put it all together. Trim, stain then seal. Wa-la! Lastly, I put a small amount of Quakehold under the rack, then pressed firmly onto the counter. This keeps it in place during travel and I never have to move the rack or the jars. Happy cook.. :-)