2013 was our 12 RV summer trip and another great season,it started in June in Ontario with our grandson and ended next to St Louis 2 days ago.
We have a tradition of inviting a grandson / granddaughter one at a time when they reach the age of 13 (boys- Barmizva) and the age of 12 (girls- Batmizva) so this year it was Paz that came with us for a whole month in Ontario,he followed his sister that joined us 3 years ago,I hope they enjoyed the trip as we enjoyed them,one thing is sure they have been exposed to many new adventures ,meet different places and people things that widened their horizon.
After Paz bordered a direct flight home we crossed the boarder to Michigan,meeting on the way our friends Susan and Harry and later Niki and Grant ,it was so nice to spend time with them again ,we also managed to be a part of a huge colorful gathering Pow Wow with natives coming from all over North America.
We crossed Michigan swiftly to Wisconsin because we Rved in Michigan 2 years ago for 2 months covering most of the main places ( see earlier posts),we traveled in Wisconsin for 2 months with a short side trip to Minnesota to visit our friends Jane & Hal that celebrated their anniversary.
The Wisconsin trip started in the beautiful Door County continued through Northern Wisconsin with its fantastic parks ,Waterfalls ,Apostil Islands towards Madison , we made our way slowly taking the time to hike ,enjoy the nature and meet people.
Illinois was the next State on the way to the winter storage,the highlights were in Rockford meeting with Karen& Larry ,a great couple we meet 2 years ago in a Crossroads rally,Starved Rock area where we hiked 4 days in the S.P visiting fantastic canyons,Peoria area, Springfield where we came upon a reenactment of the civil war and spend time to visit the Capitol , Lincoln's museum,house and village in New Salem.
Roddy & Ruthy drove all the way from Arizona with their 36’ Laredo to join us in the last month of our trip and we had a non stop blast all the way.
Getting close to the end of the trip we connected to Rick & Patt that went out of the way to help us get our Rig ready for the winter storage,it included having us parked on their property ,get the rig cleaned and winterized then having us store the rig close by in their friends farm.
We are blessed to meet on the way people with big hearts that made us feel like at home,so thank you all for adding to our travel experience an extra great twist,without you all it would not be the same.
Hope to see you all next year.