Camping Season 2022

I sit here on March 11th looking out the window at a fresh coating of that “white” stuff, and more falling. Makes me that much more anxious to go camping!!


Our first trip of this season is heading back to our all time favorite place, Aune Osborn in Sault St. Marie, Michigan. We have a paid for site right on the river’s edge where we can sit in our front room or out in front of the camper and watch the big ships go by, something we absolutely love doing!! And with assistance from an app on our phones (Marine Traffic) we can even find out all sorts of information about each ship we see! Makes for some fun days.

View from our tour boat of the soo locks.

As for our second and later trip this year that we normally take in the middle of August, we are not sure if we will be going anyplace or just staying home and finishing up some of our outdoor projects that we didn’t get done last year. Either way, our vacation will be exactly what we want it to be 🙂


I have a tip, something that we have never had happen before and we didn’t do anything different in years past. If you have one of those “inline” blue tube water filters that you put in place when hooking up to city water, you might want to take it into the house during the winter, something we have NEVER done and this year, yup, it split open spilling charcoal all over the basement of our 5th wheel, nothing a good vacuum won’t take care of, it just surprised us is all, we have never taken it into the house and this winter wasn’t as cold as some of the previous ones. It was so strange.

Turkeyville (Marshall, Michigan)

Located off exit 42 from I-69 South, Cornwell’s Turkeyville Campground, peaceful, clean, well organized. reasonably priced, they also offer a discount to Good Sam club members of 5$ off each night.

We had a great time, short but sweet two day escape. Thursday night we took a drive to Battle Creek and at dinner at the buffet next to Target. Picked up a few groceries then headed back to the camper for the evening.

We enjoyed the dinner theater right there at Cornwell’s the next evening, fun and great food!!! We packed up and headed home Saturday morning about 10am.

Turkeyville, short but sweet.

Heading down to Turkeyville campground for a couple days this week, 17 short miles from home. Just a quick getaway to satisfy our camping cravings. This will also tie us over until we head to Sault Ste. Marie next month for a glorious 8 days along side the St. Mary river in a campground called Aune Osbourne, we are extremely excited for that trip and each of us have installed the app called Marine Traffic on our phones so we can see information on all the ships we will be seeing coming and going from the locks. We are hoping to squeeze in a final trip someplace in October before putting Randi to bed for the winter.

Our tentative plans for next year include a 9 day stay in my hometown of Munising for the 4th of July, I have been to a lot of different towns and cities for the 4th of July in the 33 years since leaving Munising and have yet to find one that celebrates quite like they do.

We are also going to try to plan a trip south someplace, not sure where yet or not sure it will even be south yet LOL We might just go east. Hershey PA perhaps 😉