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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rig Storage & the end of the RV season

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.

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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.

Manitoulin Island Pow Wow 

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. 

Peninsula S.P WI    2 Sisters WI     Amnicon Falls S.P WI-High Falls 

Apostle Islands  WI  Apostle Islands  WI   Apostle Islands  WI

                                                                           Amnicon Falls S.P WI-High Falls      

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.

Princeton IL-Reectment  Springfield IL  Springfield IL

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.

Waterloo IL

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.

Crab Lake Ontario    Lively ON   Austin MN-Hal&Jane Anniversery

Middelton WI    Waterloo IL It seems like we are “always” eating…..

Hope to see you all next year.


Karen and Tony said...

I've enjoyed following along on your summer of adventures! Have a safe trip home. See here again you next year! :-)

John and Carol said...

We have enjoyed once again following your travels. Looking forward to seeing what you have planned for next spring. May you have a safe trip home and best wishes for the New Year.

Jim and Sandie said...

Gonna miss you guys. We've had so much fun this summer and got to see some gorgeous country with you guys. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful journey home and we're looking forward to next summer. Any idea what your plans are?

John and Carol said...

Have a safe trip home. When we were only RVing part of the year, putting the rig away for the winter was always sad. Summer will come again, soon.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Found out about you guys from Jim & Sandie, they said you have your rig stored near Stlouis MO. Donna & I live in Dardenne Prairie, MO and have room for people that want to stop at the Weeb Ranch and driveway park. Maybe we can get together for a couple days next spring when you leave for your next adventure. WE haven't decide yet where we will go for a winter vacation yet. Sam & Donna.check out our blog http://samdonna-5thwheelvagabonds.blogspot.com/