We arrived at Itasca on July 4, just 2 days after a storm with winds topping 60 mph had hit. The damage was fearsome, and saddening. Many large, old trees were down, […]
For all the years I've been a tent camper, I never really understood people who took to the outdoors in an RV or trailer of some sort. I even looked down on them to a certain extent as inauthentic campers: "hillbillies" seemed to capture it well. Yet here I am at age 51, the proud owner of a brand new fifth wheel trailer. My blog is the story of my adventures as a newly minted hillbilly -- a "newbilly" -- and everything related to that journey.
I just got our trailer back from the dealer after having some minor items repaired, along with another item THEY damaged after I dropped it off. The experience was not good, and […]
It was already hot and humid when Sue and I pulled into Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park on Memorial weekend, and the thermometer would ultimately top out at 92 degrees. For many of […]
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my camping adventures began when I was just a toddler and we’d go on family trips. I’m the youngest of 5 kids, and my dad taught […]
Mystery Cave is located about 15 minutes west of the main body of the park, and we headed over there the day after Memorial Day. There weren’t any other visitors when we […]
This was our first visit to this state park in southeastern Minnesota. We’ve visited many of Minnesota’s state parks over the years, but I honestly don’t know why we hadn’t made it […]