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Aug 5, 2018 - Benton Harbor, Michigan

It is a travel day. We take Route 31 south along the Michigan coast. I expect it to be an easy day. There is a breeze. I guess this is normal. It is enough of a breeze to make the driving a challenge. The day turns out to be longer than expected. I still do not know why. It feels like we passed a time zone. We are not going the speed limit but … We are both thinking “We should be there by now!” Nonetheless, we are in our campground by early afternoon. We are both more tired than we should be. We may have to order pizza tonight!

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Jul 26, 2017 - Benton Harbor, Michigan

I do not have any side trips to report on today. We head south. We drive for fifty minutes. We decide that fifty is a little too far. Our magic number is forty. We stop in Holland, MI. Most people do the tourist activities here. We take care of chores. We stop at a CVS to get a prescription refilled. We go two miles across town to a second CVS to get the refill. We add coolant. We have a late breakfast at IHOP. Breakfast is paid for with a Christmas gift card. Yippee! We stop at a Verizon store to top up our Jet Pack. They are very busy but...

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Jul 1, 2013 - Eden Springs Park and Campground

Well it has begun. As you can see by the moving dot the Griswold's have begun their final leg of this adventure. We had a final goodbye with Randi's dad and off we went. Got through customs without even a blink, didn't even take our tomatoes this time. Nice leisurely drive to the west side of Michigan today, of course I missed all the requisite stops but perhaps tomorrow. Likely equal length drive tomorrow to get us into Iowa. Weather real nice for the move hope it stays this way with light winds and clear skies and pleasant temps. For my...

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Away we go 2013

Sep 17, 2010 - Spur of the moment scheduling

Arrived here yesterday. We were headed East, staying just in the Eastern Time Zone in Indiana, ready to head on into Ohio. I was catching up on one of my birding magazines. There was a short article about a Nature Preserve in Benton Harbor, MI, which was noted to be 3 hours from Chicago, Detroit or Indianapolis. Since we were about an hour north of Indianapolis, so we decided we'd head North for a time first, and arrived later that day (yesterday) at a campground near Hartford, MI a few miles from Benton Harbor. Today we headed to the...

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Jul 12, 2010 - Day 25 St. Louis - Benton Harbor, MI

Today was uneventful, other than driving to a new state. We arrived in Michigan about 5:30 this evening, and are now back on Eastern Standard Time. I am going to catch up on laundry while Chris and Hope go play in the hotel pool. Then, we're going to find a bite to eat, then hit the hay for the evening. Tomorrow we are bound for Ontario, Canada. We will be turning the cell phones off so we don't rack up any out-of-country roaming charges. If the hotel has internet, we will keep in touch that way until we re-enter the U.S. via New York on...

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Summer 2010

Jul 11, 2007 - Back on the Road Again/Benton Harbor, Michigan

After five fast weeks at the Lake of the Ozarks (better known as "the lake" to those of you in Missouri), it was time to hit the road again. The time passed so quickly, I'm not sure exactly where it all went. We spent the 4th of July on Gary and Darci's houseboat, had a great view of fireworks from the Lodge. We also drove back up to O'Fallon for Anderson's (the most beautiful Grandson in the world) first birthday, of which we probably took way too many pictures! He has grown like a weed and will be walking anytime, if he's not already....

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Jan 4, 2007 - Holy cow, everyone around me is speaking English!

It's offical...I'm back in the United States! I honestly have to say that I think I'm experiencing more culture shock coming back than I did when I arrived in France. I was standing in the customs line in O'Hare Airport and I was just listening to all the conversations that were going on around me and I just couldn't believe that I was in the US. Everything is SO different here than in France. I was in a daze the whole time I was in the airport because I just couldn't handle all of the English that was being spoken around me. It was...

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Jun 19, 2006 - St. Joseph, MI

We are staying at the St. Joseph/Coloma KOA in Coloma, MI for 2 nights. We are near the shores of Lake Michigan, which to the naked eye, looks just like the ocean. We are told that they even have weather similar to that of the ocean because it is so large. We checked out the town of St. Joseph - beautiful little town. Lot's of shops to see. They had a thing going with large sculpted bears that were in different themes...the beach bear in her bikini, the cool bear in his Hawaiian shirt, to Daryl Singletary in his 51 uniform. About fifty...

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Jun 7, 2005 - Michigan in June

For the life of me why did we ever stay in Texas during the month of June when our kids are out of school and their kids are in school? Yes, the water is cold ... kids say cool. But the sky is blue, the sand is plentiful, warm and sugar-like, there is NO need for air conditioning and these little towns are better than just pleasant. Woke up this morning to my third day of birthday celebration - yes, I turn 50 on Saturday. The kids have hidden daily presents throughout the boat and todays treasure hunt - with 9 clues - took me from stern to...

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