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Jun 25, 2013 - Allendale MI

Steve took care of our registration problem – and we are eternally grateful – so if UPS does their part and gets the package here by 10:30 tomorrow morning we should be able to head to another part of Michigan a couple hours up the road. This part of Michigan is pretty nice and even though we have complained about it we really have had a pretty good time here. The area is loaded with farmland, there are enough cities within 30 minutes of here to get just about anything you need and you can be on the shores of Lake Michigan within that time...

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Jun 24, 2013 - Allendale MI

Today was a bit of work, a trip to the hardware store and then dinner with some of the locals. Hold on…I’ll explain in a minute. My first task today was to attack the windshield with steel wool to get the bugs and crap off and then hit it with a good coat of Rain-X in preparation for our scheduled departure on Wednesday. It is a big dang windshield just in case you were wondering – but after about an hour or so it was all bright and shiny. All purty and just waiting for the first flying critter to splat against it. After that it was time to...

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Jun 23, 2013 - Allendale MI

Today was another day that was unworthy of an update, but in order to keep my days straight here it is. Did some more sprucing up and organizing, then took off to Lowe’s and Target for some more supplies, then it was back to the bus for more of the same…nothing major, just little things to make it more homey. Made some pork chops, mac & cheese and MB made broccoli (I can’t touch it) for dinner, then it was the normal routine. Tomorrow, expect more of the same. I profoundly apologize, in advance.

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Jun 22, 2013 - Allendale MI

Another day of nothing to report other than thrilling re-hashing of us shopping, moving stuff around, cleaning and eating. There…that pretty much covers it. I left here about 8:30 and headed about 30 minutes up the road to Grand Haven to get some more stuff at Home Depot, return something to WalMart and dine at McDonalds for breakfast. I was back home by 10:30 and started working on the outside storage situation. Got that situated – for now – and then did a little modification on the Jeepster. While all this was going on my lovely traveling...

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Jun 21, 2013 - Allendale MI

Another day of doing a lot, but not doing a lot of anything interesting. We left here about 9:30 and after a short stop at BB&B to exchange some stuff that we bought Wednesday we met Tom for the last time to give him his old tag and for him to give us the last spare set of keys. From there we were off to WalMart to get some more goodies and then we were back here by about noon. We left here after unloading our latest purchases to hit the post office to send some insurance stuff off and to the UPS store to send a package so we can get the...

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Jun 20, 2013 - Allendale MI

Today was a work day – in fact my lovely spouse did not even step foot out of the bus all day because she was slavin’ away. The bus has looked clean since the first time we saw it, but if you really look in the nooks and crannies it was not as clean as we thought. So she commenced to cleaning the nooks and crannies while I did some other projects like trying to fix the picture on one of the TVs, cleaning the dashboard, mounting a new switch to replace a loose one, stowing some stuff and walking the dog...which is tough to do when you don’t...

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Jun 19, 2013 - Allendale MI

Today we got a lot more accomplished than I thought we would, but not necessarily in the bus. We had some cleaning to still be done in the soon-to-be-leaving coach so while MB took care of that I did some putting away and setting up stuff, then we left about 12:15 for the 45 minute trip to the RV dealer in Grand Rapids. That deal went surprisingly well and quick and even after doing some shopping at their Camping World and getting our check we were out of there in less than an hour. We called the seller and made arrangements to meet him to...

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Jun 18, 2013 - Allendale MI

Today went well; we have the new bus, we have moved everything over from the old to the new and most things work, but not all. Oh, and by the way, we’re tired. We got to Tom and Susie’s just before 9:00 and went over the coach and its features. We pulled out of their driveway just before 11:00 and I was off to put some liquid dinosaurs in the tank while MB went to the King of Burgers for some quick grub which we ate in the grocery store parking lot. I finally got back to the campground about 1:30 and by 2:00 we were parked side-by-side next...

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Jun 17, 2013 - Allendale MI

Well, things actually started out better than I expected and as of this writing, they have continued. We got a phone call at 8:30 that our money was transferred into our account so following a quick call to the seller, we were on our way to meet him to handle the first wave of transactions. It all went surprisingly well and we have made arrangements to meet at his house early tomorrow and go over some specifics of the bus, then we will bring it back to the campground and start swapping all of our traveling goodies from one fast house to the...

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Jun 16, 2013 - Allendale MI

We did some packing and prepping for the big as-yet-to-happen move, but that was about it for the majority of the day. We watched all the weekend campers leave and as of late afternoon our “neighborhood” was quiet again. About 3:30 we were both hungry so in honor of Father’s Day, my lovely wife said we should go to dinner – who am I to argue? We talked to Marie in the office for a recommendation and decided to go to a Mexican restaurant about 15 minutes down the road. Good plan, but poor cooperation on the part of the restaurant – they...

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Jun 14, 2013 - Allendale MI

OK, it took some effort on our part, but we salvaged an update out of today’s events. We needed a short list of goodies and I knew that our less-than favorite retailer would have everything so we looked it up and found one in Grand Haven which is about a 20 or so minute trip west toward Lake Meeeeshigan. We picked up some of MB’s dry cleaning and then got some brunch in Allendale, then we were off to Grand Haven. We got that done and decided that since the weather was great we would head to the Grand Haven waterfront and wander around....

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Jun 13, 2013 - Allendale MI

I’m tempted to stop the updates because we probably won’t have much to report for the next few days. For example, today was lunch, a haircut, a short trip to look around Greenville about an hour NE of the campground, a stop at Dollar General and the jeweler, some phone calls, computer work, dinner, sitting around a campfire, showers and sleep. And things don't look all that entertaining in the near future. So, if you are one of those people that wake up every morning anxiously looking forward to reading this compelling daily diary, don’t...

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