george rogers clark statue

One day in Louisville, KY

It’s a bit of an exaggeration to say we were in Louisville for one day. We arrived in late afternoon and left in late morning, but we managed to fit in a little bit of exploring. Louisville seems like a...

dog by gold antique airstream

One day in Jackson Center, OH

Where? Jackson Center, Ohio is home to the Airstream factory, where all Airstreams are manufactured. We wanted to tour the factory and get some warranty work done, so we spent a night at the campground on the factory grounds. Camping...

grand rapids bridge

Three days in Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids is a beer tourist’s Mecca. The area boasts more than 40 breweries, and has been voted Beer City USA in various national polls. Accordingly, we spent most of our time there walking around town and checking out breweries....

dog hiking alligator hill lake michigan

Three days in Traverse City, MI

We spent Memorial Day Weekend in Traverse City, Michigan. It’s a cute, fun little town, with several distinct neighborhoods wrapped around the Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. There are lots of running options around town, good hiking nearby, and many breweries in the...

walking the dog on mackinac island

One day in Mackinaw City, MI

Here’s another pronunciation lesson for you, courtesy of the State of Michigan: Cross the Straits of Mackinac on the Mackinac Bridge into Mackinaw City, which is a short boat ride from Mackinac Island, and they are all said Mackinaw… even though...

airstream rainbow by river

Two days in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

After Houghton, we had a few days of play in our schedule before we were due in Traverse City, so after extensive googling and debating we decided to spend part of that time in Sault Ste. Marie. That’s pronounced “soo saint marie.” We loved our...

airstream at houghton city rv park

Three days in Houghton, MI

Raise your hand if you can point out Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on a map. Anyone? Yeah, I couldn’t either. Michigan is often referred to as the Mitten State, because, well, look at it and you’ll see the mitten and thumb. But look...

moon over the chippewa river

One night in Chippewa Falls, WI

We left South Dakota early, anxious to get to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, so drove as far as our sanity could handle and picked as our destination a nearby town we’d heard of but didn’t know anything about: Chippewa Falls, WI....

dog at badlands national park

Interior, SD and Badlands National Park

We moved an hour east to a little campground in Interior, SD, for a night to more easily access Badlands National Park than we could from Custer. Interior is a funny little town with not much to offer, but that...

mount rushmore

Two days in Custer, SD

Custer is a cute little Western town with a few restaurants, a couple bars, and even a coffeeshop with wifi. It’s the closest town to Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore. We were sort of expecting Mount Rushmore to be...