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Old 02-07-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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well, time to plan our first two spring trips.. our first will be the "tuplip festival" in holland michigan. if you have never been to this festival you really should. the whole town is decorated and planted inthese beautiful flowers, and dutch fashion. plus the weather is quite pleasant this time of year <april> and no bugs. we will stay at Holland state park just a few miles from all the activities.and a beautiful place to spend time in its own right. for more on the festival , times , dates and such do a websearch on holland michigan tulip festival. you will have a great time i promise,,,ever been inside a real (imprted from holland) dutch windmill?

the next trip will be to guard the sturgeon on the black river in Onoway michigan. working with sturgeon for tommorrow, the department of natural resources and michigan state university, we will camp along the beautiful black river, in a natural state forrest. we each take turns patroling the river to protect the spawning sturgeon from poachers, usually 6 our shifts. then of to play for the rest of the day. i will be helping to capture and tag fish, and visit the sturgeon rearing facility. as well as fishing and site seeing. things like the largest water fall in the southern peninsula, vast sink holes ove 100 feet deep, and many other things are with in 15 minutes or so from the area.
Onoway is a short drive from macinaw city. and has a lot to offer, including beautiful steel sculptures sprinkled threwout the town. provided by moran iron works . theres even a race car track in town.
this is a dry camping trip , in the woods. the only nicity provided is a portable toilet, and great camping companions. if your interested in a real honest adventure, and watching scarlet taningers, and eagles fly around you, check out the sturgeon for tommorrow website and volunteer to come camp with us. not only is it free,,,,,but you will get a free hat to boot,,,,lol heres a link to the site. i will be there from may 4th-the 11th.

Sturgeon for Tomorrow | Sturgeon Guarding Program
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
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On Feb 15 we'll be on our way to Texas for 3-4 weeks. Probably in April we drive the Blue Ridge Parkway so Grace can see the blooming dogwoods and whatever else is in bloom. Sometime in the summer we'll head west possibly going to the Pacific northwest. We've been there before but very few times because it's so far from Michigan. September we'll go to the Algonac fiberglass "glassic." later in Sept or in Oct we'll go???????????? someplace.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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Feb 13 heading south to Alabama for a month.. may detour to Texas on the way.. Head to Atlantic coast in April to same Blue Ridge parkway then home. Tentatively going to Atlantic Rally in Cape Breton in July and then Calgary with whatever is left of the summer.. Now that's with the Scamp... still need to fit a few trips in with the Teardrop
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Do either of you camp on the Parkway? If so, where?
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My parents have spoken of camping at a Pisca (sp). Anyone know anything about camping there?
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Never camped on Blue Ridge before but suggestions welcome
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Mt. Pisgah (MP 408) is the highest Parkway campground at almost 5,000 feet elevation. Formerly part of the Vanderbilt Estate and near the US Forest Service's Cradle of Forestry site. Reservations can be made for portions of this campground on-line at RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444 6777.
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On Feb 15 we'll be on our way to Texas for 3-4 weeks. Probably in April we drive the Blue Ridge Parkway so Grace can see the blooming dogwoods and whatever else is in bloom. Sometime in the summer we'll head west possibly going to the Pacific northwest. We've been there before but very few times because it's so far from Michigan. September we'll go to the Algonac fiberglass "glassic." later in Sept or in Oct we'll go???????????? someplace.
Hi: rgrugg...While you're down along the Parkway why not join the Egg Camping Club rally in, mid Apr. at Tremont Resort, Townsend Tenn., near Knoxville. It's right beside the Great Smokey Mountains Nat. Pk. and the highest peak in Tenn. Clingmans Dome. We'll be there too. Last year there were about 70 fiberglass rigs there, and good time had by all!!!
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1st camping trip is Mothers day weekend up to Mesick, Mi
2nt trip is late May, for the Vintage Camper Rally (TCT) in Milford, Mi
3rd Trip is early June for the National Glamping Weekend, CHICK camping!!!
4th trip is Port Crescent state park, July 26-26
5th trip is August, Holly Rec Area, Retro Revival Weekend
6th trip is Algonac Glassic (whoooooeee, looking forward to seeing yall!)
7th trip is Fall TCT Rally back in Milford, Mi.
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1st camping trip: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ing-53496.html
2nd camping trip: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...may-53819.html
3rd camping trip, International Glamping Weekend, June 1-2, L.L. Stubb Stewart SP, Oregon
4th camping trip: June 8-9, http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...3-a-55116.html
5th camping trip: July 10-22, http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ate-53961.html
6th camping trip, Unfinished Nationals, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, Elma, Washington
7th camping trip: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ing-56050.html

And a couple more curtainly unscheduled as I can squeeze them in!
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LOL, Donna D, we're both on lucky 7 !!
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LOL, Donna D, we're both on lucky 7 !!
, maybe we should go buy lottery tickets .

Somehow 28 nights in a year doesn't seem like enough
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My first ones will not be until May then its off to the Cheat River Fest in WV, and then to Mohawk st. park in Charlemont, Ma some time in June. After that we will just pick a spot and go.
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We plan a spring trip for 2 months to Newfoundland.

In the fall of 2013 we've planned a 6th loop of the USA, again seeking new places, generally that means down the east coast, across the southwest, up the west coast and of course a stop in Oregon, and than a trip home possibly thru Canada arriving home in the late spring.

On these loops we seek new roads and places with a few of our favorites (coastal OR) thrown in. In the process we'll probably catch a few rallies depending on timing.

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