Idaho: Who knew? (part 1)

July 29 – September 10, 2019 We picked a place in Idaho that was close to Yellowstone National Park, but far enough away to avoid the crowds.  And we liked it.  So much so, that we stayed 6 weeks!  It was really nice to have some downtime and settle into one place for a stretch. …

Pining for the Tetons

July 16 – 28,  2019 Been awhile since our last post, so we’ll catch y’all up right quick.  After leaving the Flat Tops Wilderness in Yampa, we spent a couple nights on the cliffs above Green River, WY in a free campsite.  It’s dispersed camping with wild mustangs roaming the area.  Absolutely beautiful, with the…

Rocky Mountain High

July 9 – 16, 2019 After returning from out east, we spent the better part of a week in Sedalia, CO getting our rooftop deck put together and just winding down before heading up to the Flat Top Wilderness Area outside of Yampa, CO.  Elevation 10,200 ft.  Hiking and fishing opportunities abound in this area…

Replenishing our Reservoir

June 10 – 24, 2019 There were 2 weeks between The Badlands and flying out for our son’s wedding so we decided to spend them at Grayrocks Reservoir just outside of Wheatland, Wy.  Grayrocks is very busy on the weekends but it’s quiet during the week.  At $0.00 per night, it’s a bargain at twice…

Bullseye at The Badlands

May 28 – June 10, 2019 Heading west out of Wisconsin we stayed at two Harvest Hosts wineries in Minnesota, both were very positive experiences.  Friendly, helpful hosts, good wine, and a quiet,  beautiful place to stop for the night on both occasions. We had heard about a boondocking spot outside The Badlands National Park…

Wisconsin side of the lake

After taking the ferry from Michigan to Wisconsin we spent about a week and a half at Point Beach State Forest campground.  A really nice, large state park, very family oriented.  It was early enough in the season that we had the place mostly to ourselves, except for Memorial Day weekend when all 130+ sites…

A wonderful start

We left Chicago for Michigan on May 2nd, heading for one of our favorite camping spots in The Manistee National Forest.  Timber Creek Campground is a little used spot without many amenities.  There are a couple of pit toilets, fire rings, picnic tables and trash cans but no hook-ups.  The perfect place to test our…

Good morning, world

We had a freeze warning for central Michigan overnight.  Near as we can tell their predictions were just about right.  It’s shaping up to be a beautifully sunny day though.  We’ve gotten to use our wood stove every morning so far and it’s working like a champ. Cup of coffee and we’re all warmed up….

Chapter 1: The past and future converge

  Old House, meet New Home.  Our past and future converged when we moved the bus from the storage lot to the house so we could finish moving in. After showing the bus off to friends and neighbors we moved to a Cook County forest preserve campground for a few days while we finished up…

Shakedown trip complete!

We took the bus on a 2nd shakedown trip a couple weeks ago.  This, almost exactly a year after we drove her home from Colorado and started our build.  We spent a week in central Michigan fishing, hiking and (most importantly) getting to know our bus.  Sure there were some things that needed to be…