FAMILY NEXT DOOR IN DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN

It’s always such a great feeling to pull into a new campsite, but it’s even better when your neighbors for the week are people you love!

 

 

My mom and dad are RVers too. A few months ago we made plans to meet up with them, my sister, and her kids to go RVing in Door County, Wisconsin where we would wrap up our summer Great Lakes tour. We were all excited having never been to Door County and we enjoy RVing together as a family. This past spring we all met up to Go RVing in Mississippi and Louisiana.

 

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UP UP AND AWAY PART 2! MORE ADVENTURES IN MICHIGAN’S U.P.

Forests, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, streams, sand dunes, ponds, and abundant wildlife are all a part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

 

 

We continued our adventure in Munising, MI, along Lake Superior’s southern shore. I called ahead to the campground to ask about available spots and the campground informed me that someone had just made a cancellation on a waterfront site! This isn’t the first time this has happened.

 

For instance, we used to live near Refugio Beach State Park in California. It’s a gorgeous campground right on the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, it books up a year in advance. While our busy schedules wouldn’t allow us to make reservations that far in advance, we could always get by calling and and asking about cancellations. People’s plans change all the time and if you are consistent (and polite) you’re bound to get a spot at some of the busiest campgrounds… or in this case one of the few lakefront spots!

 

Lake superior is the largest, coldest, and deepest of all the Great Lakes. It’s beautiful to behold and we were so excited that it was right in our backyard!

 

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UP UP AND AWAY! DISCOVERING MICHIGAN’S U.P. PART 1

After a wonderful few weeks exploring Michigan’s Lower Peninsula it was time to head north to the Upper Peninsula, commonly referred to as the U.P.

There is so much to see in the Upper Peninsula that is was hard to choose where to go! You told us we couldn’t miss St. Ignace or Mackinac Island so we started there.

 

 

We set up camp in a lovely treed campground in St. Ignace. It was conveniently located within walking distance to downtown.

 

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IT’S RAINING. NOW WHAT? RAINY DAY IDEAS WHEN RVING WITH KIDS

 

So you’ve got this great weekend planned. Your kids are excited about riding their bikes around the campground. There is a great hiking trail through the forest that leads to a crystal blue lake, a perfect place for a picnic. And maybe you’ll even take a much-needed nap in the hammock while you inhale the fresh scent of evergreens. Yes, it’s going to be a perfect Saturday AWAY in the RV.

Then it rains.

It happens. There are few things we can control in life and weather certainly isn’t one of them. The good news is there is still fun to be had. It’s one of the reasons you bought an RV. Unlike a tent, the RV comes equipped with comfort and convenience even when it rains. So don’t despair, you can still take that nap in your own cozy bed and listen to raindrops as they fall on the RV roof. (And raindrops falling on the RV sound so much cozier than falling on a house roof!) And don’t forget to look for those rainbows!

But what about the kids?

Sure, a nap may not sound as dreamy to the kids as it does to you but there are still plenty of activities to pass the time while listening to raindrops fall outside your window.

 

Rainy Day Ideas When RVing with Kids

 

  

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HISTORICAL INNOVATIONS TO NATURAL WONDERS ALONG THE MICHIGAN’S GREAT LAKES

 

As we continued our journey along the Great Lakes, we found a lovely place to set up camp along the shore of Lake Erie at Sterling State Park.

 

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