Sea Rim Texas State Campground ~ Sabine Pass, TX

We stayed at Sea Rim State Park along the eastern Texas Gulf Coast for 3 days in May 2018; total cost was $60.00.  The sites offer 30/50 amp and water and a paved parking area, a bit of a grassy area with a picnic table and a pole that you can hang things on.  There is a dump station across the road, near the campground. They have small buildings with pit toilets, however, no showers or laundry facilities.  You can camp in tents or any type of RV and pets are allowed. They do not have USPS mail delivery or […]

Aviation Arbor -NAS Joint Reserve Base, Belle Chasse, LA

We spent 7 days at Aviation Arbor in April 2018. The cost was $18@night for a 50A FHU site with free Navy gowifi.  Reservations were done on-line and were easy enough to do. Since we were arriving on a Sunday the staff called us the Friday before to provide our site and security code information.  There are no on-site hosts.  To get to the park, arriving from the east on I-10, we had to go into the southern outskirts of New Orleans and south through an old (built in 1954), rather small looking, 13.5’ tall tunnel – the BELLE CHASSE TUNNEL. […]

Pelican Roost Famcamp ~ Naval Station Mayport, FL

We stayed at Pelican Roost for 19 Days in April 2018 – $20 @ night. Arrival – The signage to get to the park is non existent, so make sure you ask the gate guards at the main gate for directions. There are two different streets that lead to the park entrance and either can accommodate larger rigs. Just FYI, there are two RV Parks (Pelican Roost and Osprey Cove)  on the base so make sure they do not send you to the wrong park. We really enjoyed staying at Pelican Roost.  It was a nicely maintained, quiet, peaceful park, […]

2018 Travel Plan Preview

We thought we’d share our plans for 2018. By year’s end, we can look back and see how close we came to accomplishing all of this…LOL. So without further ado here is a bit of a preview of our 2018 travel plans. We have spent the 2017-2018 Winter at our Winter home for the last two years, Torrey Oaks RV & Golf Resort, near Bowling Green, Florida. It has been an enjoyable winter with lots of activities and some fantastic friends. We have been steadily planning our 2nd Summer full-timing travels, and currently, we plan to depart Torrey Oaks in […]

Spartan Motors ~ Charlotte, Michigan

We arrived at Spartan about 9 AM on Thursday the 7th of September. Chris McChord and our assigned mechanic, Joe Bullen were waiting for us. We’ve been to Spartan before and knew the procedure, they provide electric and water sites next door and they take your coach in for service and return it around 4 PM. Our goal was to have an Exhaust Recall looked at, the coach weighed, the transmission serviced and their “Chassis Inspection” completed. The recall was resolved without issue. They inspected our chassis, and then took us under the coach to show us the various things […]

Finn Road Park ~ Essexville, Michigan

We had planned to spend a week at the Finn Road Park, however, much to our surprise, we received a phone call just after checking in from Spartan Motors in Charlotte, Michigan. We had been attempting to have our coach serviced at Spartan (the OEM of our chassis), however, they seemed to be extremely busy. I had called in early May for an appointment in September and they were booked up. They offered to put me on a cancellation list, and they had a cancellation. The kind folks at Finn Road Park, allowed us to shorten our stay without a […]

SnapPad Jack Pads ~ A better solution?

We have not enjoyed the process of collecting various wooden blocks to serve as “Jack Pads” for our 41,260-pound coach. We had various versions and we have explored the possibility of purchasing many different conventional plastic/rubber jack pads. While searching, I stumbled across a SnapPad advertisement about a year ago and I liked the idea of a one-time installation and no more crawling around on your hands and knees trying to align the jack pad to the jack. However, after researching I learned that they did not make their SnapPad product for our motorhome. Then in early July of this […]

Lakeshore Park Campground ~ St Ignace, Michigan

We departed Aune-Osborn for the short drive to the Lakeshore Park in St Ignace, Michigan. The Lakeshore campground is located on the northern shore of Lake Michigan, about a mile west of the Mackinac Bridge.  We had a $35.00 per night, pull-in site with full hookups and a view of Lake Michigan and Mackinac Bridge.     We decided to try and visit the Pictured Rocks again and we spent a day at Mackinac Island. It was an excellent campground with friendly and helpful staff. We spent a week at Lakeshore Park before crossing the Mackinac Bridge and reporting for […]

Aune-Osborn Campground ~ Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

We arrived at Sault St Marie, Michigan a little later than planned due to our “door” experience. We are members of the Arcadia, Florida ELKS lodge, and in May we contacted the Elks Lodge in Sault St Marie about utilizing their camping area along the waters of the St Mary’s River in Sault St Marie. They informed us it was first-come-first-serve, Elks members only. So we planned on arriving early enough to snag one of the four sites. When we arrived we were surprised to learn that they now take reservations, they were booked up and they now allow anyone to […]