My husband’s dad has a house on a lake in Tomahawk. We spent a week there tubing, waterskiing (teaching kid to waterski), fishing, swimming, building fires and eating s’mores, etc. I’m sure I put on a bunch of weight. Our nephew is an MIT grad so he did some fun experiments with the kid. HeetContinue reading “The Grand[parent] Tour 2021 : First Stop Tomahawk, Wi.”
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Wisconsin Dells – still fun after all these years….
Since we’d been so quick in traveling across the country to avoid the heat – we actually arrived an entire day ahead of schedule in Wisconsin. So we headed to the Wisconsin Dells as a surprise for my son (who alleges he does not like surprises). We went on the Army Ducks. It was aContinue reading “Wisconsin Dells – still fun after all these years….”
Not our best Independence Day….
So the heat continues…and so did our driving. We drove from Livingston, MT to Fargo, ND. We boondocked at a Petro Stopping Center in Fargo, ND. We arrived just as the fireworks started all across the horizon as far as the eye could see. Not the best 4th of July, but so it goes. HeatContinue reading “Not our best Independence Day….”
MT Boondocks we liked…or we aren’t stopping because it’s too hot.
So we were planning on a leisurely trip across country to Wo. until we realized just how hot it was (104 F) . And then we decided we’d just keep driving until the temperature dropped. That took a bit. So while we planned on an 8 hour drive – we drove all day and halfContinue reading “MT Boondocks we liked…or we aren’t stopping because it’s too hot.”
Towing a FIAT Behind Class C RV was EASY.
During Season 1 (Summer 2020) we were frustrated with having to hook up and unhook the RV (water, electric, sewer hose) to do sightseeing. For example, in Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore and the Badlands (see earlier Season 1 posts) we ran into roads we couldn’t take RV on or parking a 24’ RV was an issue.Continue reading “Towing a FIAT Behind Class C RV was EASY.”
Ramblin’ Redwoods RV Park, Horseback Riding, and Stinky Sea Lions.
So we headed down to Crescent City, CA for our kid’s spring break. We had a good week and really liked this RV Park. Ramblin’ Redwoods was close to everything we wanted to see and do on vacation. Homepage It was a quiet RV park, had many redwoods, and some AMAZINGLY large tree stumps onContinue reading “Ramblin’ Redwoods RV Park, Horseback Riding, and Stinky Sea Lions.”
Darn it Thor Delano…and new things we are trying for Season 2….
The water busted on our 8-MONTH- old Thor Delano…again. Went to fill it and it auto-emptied. This water system had broke last season and it took Camping World an extra day to fix it. Apparently the fix didn’t last. Don’t know who I’m more irritated with about this. But I am irritated. Thankfully, thankfully, thankfullyContinue reading “Darn it Thor Delano…and new things we are trying for Season 2….”
We are back! Some lessons learned….and about that winterizing thing.
So so many lessons learned in RV Season 1. Last year we packed way too much. Too many clothes. And way too many cooking utensils. You know who doesn’t need measuring cups and spoons in an RV? Me. We cook and eat simply. Lots of plain foods. Plain vegetables. Plain rice. Why I thought IContinue reading “We are back! Some lessons learned….and about that winterizing thing.”
Thor Delano FB RV – 2020. Diesel/DEF/LP Class C Trip Costs
We purchased our RV new from a Camping World – and they didn’t give us a full tank of diesel or DEF. I’m still sore about this. When we purchased it there were 2,395 miles on it. We ended our trip with 7,939 miles or 5,544 miles traveled. We put 28 hours on the generator.Continue reading “Thor Delano FB RV – 2020. Diesel/DEF/LP Class C Trip Costs”
West Gate KOA, Broken Laptop, Driving Home…the end of our first RV Adventure.
First, the West Gate KOA in Yellowstone, MT has a nice store and playground area. The fudge was decent and the people helpful. Unfortunately, I broke my laptop screen at night. Entirely my fault. I didn’t bring a spare laptop or monitor. Lesson learned. So we are driving home quick like. This is the endContinue reading “West Gate KOA, Broken Laptop, Driving Home…the end of our first RV Adventure.”