Did you know that the original London Bridge was sold to Lake Havasu City after 600 years of constant repairs due to improper construction? Some even say the bridge is haunted!
Well the now stronger bridge was dismantled, shipped to AZ & rebuilt. The history here is really cool! Lake Havasu even built the ‘English Village’ by the bridge, welcoming visitors England Style.
We were Blessed to enjoy this first time experience with our friends, and I highly recommend stopping here if you’re in the area.
Stay Details: Lake Havasu RV Park; Lake Havasu AZ
This was the closest resort we could find to L.A. so we could tour the area. We are VERY glad we did, as we met some awesome friends! Found out we connected on SO many levels, and are even heading to some of the same destinations! It sure is awesome to connect with such awesome people!
Stay Details: Cherry Valley Lakes Resort, Beaumont, CA
Ok our Sandusky peeps, guess who we found along our travels!! Such an awesome visit Kathy, thank you!!
Mark and Kathy taught at Sandusky for years. We all became good friends, and we continued to keep up with her after retirement. We were VERY Blessed to be able to meet up with Kathy, and we are grateful she came out to meet us. We miss you Kathy!
Stay Details: Red Shale Campground; Ashland MT
This was a beautiful campground situated on the border of MI and WI. It was $20/night with no amenities. We found out once we were there that the sites could be reserved, which could have given us a nicer site, but it was still very nice. We met some friends there, and found the same friends on the trails. We shared some campfire talk, and became friends on FB.
It was bittersweet to leave this campground because it meant we would be leaving the state and going on our way to the mighty west. However, it meant our final 'goodbyes' for our family for the year. However, this campground was an excellent choice for our last stay in MI, and I would definitely recommend staying here again. Next though, we will check into reserving some longer sites.
Details: Black River Harbor NF Campground; Ironwood MI.
We took some more time to explore the peninsula with Maria and her family. We drove out to Copper Harbor, when off-roading with the trucks, and rock-hounding. What an awesome visit, and LOTS of memories!
Stay Details: Baraga State Park; Baraga MI.
If you have never been to Kitch-Iti-Kipi before, I would highly recommend putting this place on your bucket list. It's a natural spring that you can see all the way to the bottom of the lake where it is bubbling up. What an awesome place to visit
Stay Details: Indian Lake State Park; Manistique MI.
* Note: This was a beautiful campground that we reserved so we could meet up with Maria at Kitch-Iti-Kipi. We had a double site, and enjoyed gorgeous views of the sunset.
We purposely met up with Chad and Sarah, friends we found in the GeneralRV parking lot in Wixom. During the stay, we took a ride up to mission point and Traverse City, but we also had some good conversation with Chad and Sarah about life-coaching and full time RV living. We friended each other on FB, and vowed to meet up again in future travels.
The visit to Leland Harbor and Sleeping Dunes was pretty awesome. There has been a lot of rain this year, so they were pretty flooded.
Stay Details: Northwestern MI Fairgrounds; Traverse City MI.
* Note: The fairgrounds themselves were pretty plain. We had electric and water but no sewer, but they did have a dump station. I wouldn't normally choose a fairgrounds to stay, but it was alright if needing a place.
Note to self: Never try to hike the Glen in 95 degree weather! Otherwise, this place is beautiful! A nicer blessing was to hike it with our daughter and granddaughter! :-)
(See more photos on our NEW YORK page)
Our daughter Maria blessed us with a visit for a few days, so we visited Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands region of New York state. The castle was built on Heart Island, and is a very common tourist attraction today. It was an awesome excursion, I would highly recommend this if you are in the area!
There was a great bicycle trail down the road and multiple trails in the area.
Details: Wellesley Island State Park; Fineview NY.
* The state park was an absolutely beautiful location, near the water, with plenty of space on each lot. I would definitely recommend this place!
Finally.. the place I’ve been looking forward to for months! A ‘Boondockers Welcome’ site in the name of “Redden’s Falls”. We are the only ones at this little secluded haven. Time for some real R&R.
Jack was a super nice host. He offered for us to fill up with water before we went to the peninsula where we would park. He guided us to our spot; he filled up the gravity filled water for the bathroom every morning, and even had built a gazebo for the RVers relaxing pleasure. This was truly a nice place to stay, and if you are members to Boondockers Welcome, we would highly suggest looking this one up!
Details: This is a Boondockers Welcome location and is only available for BW memberships. If you are a traveler, love to meet people, and would love to visit beautiful locations you'd normally not see, check out BW. We think it was WELL worth the membership!