- Survived the drive past Chicago on I-80. I was lucky traffic was not too bad. That stretch of road is often bypassed by RVers, for obvious reasons.
- Spent one night at Indiana Dunes State Park, but was so tired that I did not even look at the dunes. I arrived in late afternoon and was back on the road early the next morning. I did take a peak through the trees at Lake Michigan, however.
- Spent three nights in Maumee Bay State Park, just east of Toledo, Ohio. This campground was designed by a genius because there are never any campsites behind you and you cannot see very far down slowly curving roads. It is also almost always nearly empty and very quiet, so a good place to rest and, for me, to get work done.
- Spent 10 days at West Branch State Park. My son and his family live in that area, so I spent most of time non-working time visiting with them. Each child also got to spend a night with me in the motorhome!
- Spent three afternoons cleaning out junk from the storage place where I stored it all when I sold my condo over four years ago. I had tossed a lot of stuff before moving, but kept a lot of furniture in case I did not like living in a motorhome. Wish I had tossed out more, but I am working hard to get rid of stuff and keep all the family mementos.
- Drove to the Detroit area where I have spent the last few days catching up on doctor visits and various tests. I have kept my old doctors all of these past four years because it is just so hard to find new ones. I come up here only once a year, so I had a lot of things that needed to be done.
- Spent some time here in the Detroit area buying things like Vernors and Faygo Red Pop, plus got some fresh kielbasa--all things I cannot get anywhere else! Still need to get a couple of Awrey Long John Coffee Cakes and have some Thai takeout.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
8/31 Still Alive!
Sorry for not posting for a while, but I am still alive and kicking. Just been busy visiting relatives and friends for a few weeks. Also, had and still have a ton of end-of-semester things to get done for the online classes I teach. Here is what I did after leaving the Mississippi River: