Joy and Lily's Great Lakes trip - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-17-2008, 10:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Joy A's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Scamp / 1993 Jeep Cherokee
Posts: 1,252
Well here's an update to our trip. We have completed Minnesota and Wisconsin and are now into Michigan. At the moment I am sitting in Munising, UP MI. Lily and I will head over to Pictured Rocks National Seashore shortly.

In a nut shell here's where we went:

MINNESOTA -
Pipestone - quarry where they find stone for Peacepipes
Scamp Factory - say HI and buy things
Itasca SP - headwaters of the Mississippi
International Falls - just 'cause
Hibbing - Hull/Rust open pit mine largest of its kind
Ely - Bear & Wolf Preserves
Grand Marais - a great fiberglass gathering
Hinkley - Native American Pow Wow
Preston/Harmony - the Amish

WISCONSIN -
Baraboo - too many road closures and detours but did see Delton Lake, the one that drained during the storms.
Green Bay area - the Packers Hall of Fame
Door County - mass of humanity over 4th of July
Lac du Flambeau - Ojibwa village
Bayfield - a great campground "Dalrympel Muni" site 23 right on the water.

UP MICHIGAN -
Copper Harbor - nice area and ran into one the ladies from the GM gathering
Munising - just got here will tour Pictured Rocks National Seashore as soon as I post this.

I haven't down loaded very many pictures so none to send at the moment other than Lily and I at the Ojibwa village.
Attached Thumbnails
109_5739.JPG  
__________________

__________________
Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
No. Ca. Sierra Foothills
Joy A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Linda&Dale's Avatar
 
Name: Linda and Dale and Dallas the cat
Trailer: 1984 Fiber Stream
California
Posts: 700
Wow, you have been busy, and it sounds like you have been having fun. We can't wait to see more pictures. Right now we are sitting at Bullard beach and walked by your space from last year and wondered where you were right now. You must have sensed our thoughts. Keep the pictures coming and be safe in your travels.
__________________

__________________
Linda&Dale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 01:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Joy A's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Scamp / 1993 Jeep Cherokee
Posts: 1,252
I been thinking about you folks. I'll be there next year. Probably the first one to sign up in October.

Have fun you guys!!!!!!

Oh yes, Linda and Dale I'll see you in October at Silver Falls.

__________________
Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
No. Ca. Sierra Foothills
Joy A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 01:13 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Glen
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Casita Patriot Deluxe modified 1969 25' Airstream Trade Wind
California
Posts: 132
So I go to Bullards Beach figuring we would head out for dinner that we missed last year
only to find your out east this year.

Oh well, Have a great time.

We're heading to Polson,MT and Glacier Nat Park. We'll be there Aug 7th through the 13th.

Then head west to Seattle, then south.

See ya' somewhere
__________________
Glen & Jane G.
2001 13' Casita Patriot Deluxe (Modified)
1969 25' Airstream Trade Wind (Modified)
Glen G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 05:46 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Lyndon Laney's Avatar
 
Name: Lyndon
Trailer: 1996 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel ('TOGETHERNEST' SLEEPS 8
Minnesota
Posts: 263
Golee Joy you forgot our MOTHERHENS" great meet in Mindon Have a good safe trip
__________________
Lyndon Laney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 06:20 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Alf S.'s Avatar
 
Name: Alfred
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2010 Nissan Frontier
Ontario
Posts: 3,815
Registry
Send a message via Yahoo to Alf S.
Quote:
I been thinking about you folks. I'll be there next year. Probably the first one to sign up in October.

Have fun you guys!!!!!!

Oh yes, Linda and Dale I'll see you in October at Silver Falls.
Hi: Joy...From the Canadian side EH!!! We will be just east of Pt. Huron/ Sarnia for July 25 26 27th at Warwick Conservation Area... so close and yet so far away.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
__________________
Alf S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2008, 08:39 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Joy A's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Scamp / 1993 Jeep Cherokee
Posts: 1,252
Hi everyone. I'm finally online and thinking about the trip synopsis.

Oops, Yes Lyndon I did forget the Great Great Gathering at Minden, NE. I think I was thinking about my "Great Lakes Trip" and really discounted everything before the Great Lakes. I did go through NV, UT, WY, NE and IA before getting to Minnesota.

So here's the rest of the story so far:

UP MICHIGAN, cont'd
Sault Ste Marie - Soo Locks as a big freighter was going through
Ste Ignace- took Lily and the bike over to Mackinac Island had a great day there

MICHIGAN
Petosky - found a petosky stone albeit very small
Traverse City - day trip to Sleeping Bear Nat'l Dunes
Holland - Windmill Island saw the last Windmill the Netherlands let leave their country.
The Thumb - had a great time touring the area and found the second lowest gas on my trip there.
Grass Lake area - found the best Sauerkraut at a small fruit stand. Bought 4 quarts.

OHIO
Grand Lake St. Mary's - met up with June Aherns, a Scamper from my Turkey Creek, MO gathering 5 years. We had a great visit.

INDIANA
Amishville - Saw more Amish there than anywhere else. Lily and I took bike rides every day which were great, very few cars just horses and buggies.

MISSOURI
Hannibal - Met up with Doris Lawson who hosted the Nebraska gathering as well as is a friend from Alaska trip 2 years ago.

NEBRASKA
Mahoney SP (half way between Omaha & Lincoln). Great camp spot but had car trouble for the first time. Was delayed 1 week before Russwood Chrysler/Jeep even looked at my Jeep. A simple problem, the ignition coil. I've wrote a letter to the owner, BBB, City Council & anyone else I think of will be cc'd. They didn't care that I was a stranded traveler, I was very patient I must add. Every camper I spoke with in the SP was surprised that they didn't squeeze me in to get me on my way.
I finally left yesterday to head home and am in a campground at Cabela's in Sydney, NE as I write. I'm thinking about heading south and going through CO, UT and highway 50 (the loneliest highway) in NV. I'm not keen on all the trucks on I 80 plus I did this route when I went east. I should be home by next Thurs/Fri, before the holiday weekend madness starts.


Hey Glen, I'll be at Bullards next summer......drooling over the dinner you owe me.

Bye for now folks.
__________________
Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
No. Ca. Sierra Foothills
Joy A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2008, 07:08 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Joy A's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Scamp / 1993 Jeep Cherokee
Posts: 1,252
Well, I decided to drop south out of Sidney, NE in Colorado. I headed for Rocky Mountain National Park which I had never been to before. Stayed 2 nights then continued over the hill through the Park. Boy, that's some ride. Stayed in Grand Junction for a night before continuing on Highway through Utah stopping in Ely, NV for the night. Left Ely this morning and arrived in Minden, NV mid afternoon. I'll stay here at the Carson Valley Inn's RV park before heading on home tomorrow.

This trip has been slightly over 3 months and I really enjoyed it. I must say I will truly be happy to be home.

Might not do any trips until the NOG in October.
__________________
Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
No. Ca. Sierra Foothills
Joy A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2008, 07:54 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Quote:
Might not do any trips until the NOG in October.
And I can't wait to see the pictures then (hint, hint, hint)
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 01:10 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Joy A's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Scamp / 1993 Jeep Cherokee
Posts: 1,252
Donna,

I've got 2 photo albums I'll bring with me.

__________________
Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
No. Ca. Sierra Foothills
Joy A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 05:41 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Quote:
Donna,

I've got 2 photo albums I'll bring with me.
I have to live vicariously. See you in a bit more than a month!
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 05:16 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 2005 13 ft Scamp / 2004 Honda Odyssey
Posts: 944
Hey, that Rocky Mountain section sounds great. Wish I could do that drive again. If we do it we will have to just go over and get down.

I too have to live vicariously when it come to high altitude. Too bad, as I love Colorado scenery.

Looking forward to using your Bayfield, WI site some day.

Thanks for posting your progress. It has been fun to keep track of you.

Nancy
__________________
Nancy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 09:56 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Joy A's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Scamp / 1993 Jeep Cherokee
Posts: 1,252
Hey Nancy,

I just realized that I left out a couple of things while in Minnesota.

Duluth....Nancy and Fred showed me around a little, took me to the Soudan Underground Mine and a sail boat ride. I even got to sail the boat. Had a great time and was glad I took the time to stay around Duluth which I hadn't originally intended on doing.

Many many thanks

__________________

__________________
Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
No. Ca. Sierra Foothills
Joy A is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another Great Scampin Trip Valerie G Camping, Campout Reports 3 09-16-2009 05:21 PM
Land Between the Lakes Tim H. Camping, Campout Reports 3 06-02-2008 04:43 PM
Great trip ronsmith100 General Chat 9 03-01-2008 09:30 AM
Picts of Lakes Region Of Maine Gerry Camping, Campout Reports 7 10-04-2007 06:15 AM
Lakes Basin, California, Campgrounds Toodie Camping, Campout Reports 2 04-18-2006 03:12 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.