Think Spring?!

As I sit here looking out the window with about 4 inches of snow on the ground and more in the upcoming forecast, I find myself daydreaming about warmer days, less snow and CAMPING SEASON!!!

This year we are going once again to Indigo Bluff, for the main reason being it will be Duke’s maiden voyage with us camping and we can’t think of a better place to go. Low activity at the time we go, quiet atmosphere and perfect areas to work with him on leash training. That is our first trip of the season.

Our second trip we are going someplace new, yes, you read that correct, we are headed to Ponchos Pond in Ludington, Michigan towards the end of August. It looks amazing and we love Ludington so this will be another fun adventure. There are many things to explore around the Ludington area with lots of beaches and beautiful scenery. We can’t wait.

We watch many full time RV’ers on YouTube and learned last week that you can create custom maps and save them for future reference. Thanks to You Me and the RV for sharing this insight, once you create them on a desktop computer you can easily access them from your smart phone. We can’t wait for the day to put it into full use.

I know 10 years is a long ways away but as we go through those years and learn of different places we just absolutely want to visit I shall add them to the “Retirement Travel” map I have created, because lets face it, we all lose memories as the years go by.

Until we officially kick off camping season I will put on my thinking cap about everything camping, food, clothing, Duke things. I shall wait for more snow and just smile because I KNOW it will be ending in the not so distant future.

Camp on my friends!

Future Plans

Today, the first Monday after the long Thanksgiving weekend, we are getting slammed with our first real snow “storm” of the season. As I write this and look out the window, it looks like one of those TV commercials you see about driving in the winter, almost white out conditions. We have about 4 inches on the ground that has fallen since about midnight Sunday and it is still coming down with no signs of stopping anytime soon.

After several long conversations and deciding what our first trip of 2019 will be, we decided to head back up to Aunne Osborn, we REALLY want to put new tires on Randi before any long trips so we will revisit the Hershey, PA trip in the fall.

We are both looking so forward to returning to Sault Ste. Marie, on our last stay the weather was less then conducive for much outdoor activity, a majority of ship watching was done from our front room. Think Michigan hurricane 😉 And we had company 5 out of the 8 days we were there. Looking forward to going back for sure.

Changing Seasons

It would appear that we are marching into that time of year when daylight is less, temps are low and that other form of precipitation starts to accumulate on everything including your camper. I for one, am going to use this season to get organized.

After our final camping trip to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan we needed to empty Randi out completely because she was headed to the factory for a semi face lift, we had a delamination issue that needed taken care of. We miss her very much and look forward to bringing her back home.

Upon hauling everything into our home, I soon realized we had so many things that we never used over the course of camping season. I would imagine that if we were full timers this may be different and we will evaluate that when we embark on that journey.

I spent the better part of 2 days sorting through things, repacking and organizing our totes. We had decided at the beginning of our camping season and the first time ever owning a fifth wheel, that everything we purchased to go into it would be the color purple if at all possible. Not just any purple, a deeper more rich color purple so as not to be overwhelmed with intense shades.  With that mindset we wanted to find purple dishes, after searching stores and online we found some, unfortunately they are stoneware, very heavy and break very easily, they got us through this summer but we have decided they will not be going back in next year, our search carries on for something a bit lighter and closer to non breakable.

I could ramble on about my organization skills but I shall not, I am sure we are not the only ones anxious to get thru this season and look forward to all the wonderful adventures that await next spring, we are headed to Hershey, PA in May and can not wait!!!