Volcanic Tour

      There is a very large section of this country that is covered with evidence of many different volcanic eruptions, including lava tubes, caves, and miles of volcanic rocks.  Luckily many of these areas are also federally protected lands.  It is important to keep these areas protected as they help …

Back to where we started!

Heading into Nevada, we stayed at the Ruby mountains and discovered a hidden gem in eastern Nevada. The campsite was difficult to get to, especially due to road work, but it was well worth the drive. Unfortunately we were hit by someone in a truck stop or clipped a road …

Salt Lake City

If you are planning to go to Salt Lake City be prepared to pay a premium for your stay. Normally we try to find a good compromise between the low cost camp sites and the really pricey nice camp sites. In Salt Lake City there was very little choice and …

Des Moines

Des Moines was a great capitol to visit.   After our city camping experience in Madison, we decided to camp a little way outside of Des Moines. We had good experiences just winging it and getting camp sites, but our luck ran out in Des Moines. The place that we …

Madison

There was good and bad with our Madison trip.  The choices for camping are not abundant and mainly in county parks.  We chose one close to the capital building knowing this was to be one of our destinations.  Unfortunately, it was on a very busy, noisy road with only a …

Peshtigo Wisconsin

Although we would have liked to get to Madison in a single day, it was too far to travel with the kids. Sarah found a great spot halfway across the state in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. Badger Park in Peshtigo Wisconsin is a quiet city park with an amazing playground. We were …

Mackinac Island

On the excellent advice of our uncle, we headed north towards the upper peninsula and Mackinac Island. Michigan is a beautiful state and we were excited to see the great lakes for the first time. We decided to stay at a resort camp ground because they had a laundry facility …

Traveling North

Michigan.  This is not a state I had ever imagined traveling to (before our decision to travel that is), and definitely not one I thought I would have much interest in.  However; this proved to be a state that I found to be very beautiful. We were lucky in locating, …

First Camp

We originally wanted to make our first camp right near where we purchased the travel trailer, in case there was any problems with it. Unfortunately a storm came in, so in order to avoid it we traveled north a few hours to Amish country in Ohio. There we found our …