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Bark River, Michigan Day 2 (GA588)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
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I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here


The motorhome is parked at Shady Acres RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I may be here until March 4th.




Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

This entry was posted August 23, 2013…




The motorhome is parked in the yard of Mary’s old friend, Bernice, at Bark River, Michigan. We expect to depart here on Sunday.



A few days back I mentioned problems I was having with the electrical connection between the Bronco and the motorhome. While Mary, Bernice and her sister Marie went off in search of memories, I changed out the male portion of the electrical connection attached on the Bronco. With the help of Mark, Bernice’s son, it took us three hours to do this job…






As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…






The electrical connection is under the spring-loaded cover…




I’m planning to change out the female portion of the electrical connection on the umbilical cord today.






About 4:00 PM yesterday I went out to check the temperature. When we arrived the day before yesterday it was 108 degrees. Yesterday it was only 98 degrees. Where’s my long underwear?  🙂







While out to check the temperature, I found Mark cleaning the garage…







Just then, the ladies were returning from their memory search, so I got this photo of them…







Who’s driving that tractor???







It’s Mary!!!…







She’s decided she wants to be a Tractor Model…







I’ve mentioned in the past about how great our cameras are at practically taking photos in the dark. Here’s a photo taken under a full moon about midnight last night…







And here’s the sky at 6:30 AM this morning with a temperature of 50 degrees and 96% humidity…




Enjoying visiting old friends is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!



The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Michigan. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


















I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 73 degrees.


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” –James Madison



“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” —Mark Twain


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

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Continuing my family saga out of Las Vegas, Mason graduated on Thursday. My son and his family have a garage full of boxes, no beds to sleep on, minimal cooking utensils, chairs, a table, a couch and television set in their house. They are preparing to move back to California,  32 miles from me,  and still host a graduation party on Saturday. A bit  of bedlam with house guests, moving and a party. Ken and the boys spend Friday cleaning, hosing down the patio, pruning dead palm fronds, etc.

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The heat is intense and when the outside work is done, the guys cool off in the pool.


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Virginia and Cedric, and the boys arrived from California and take respite in the air conditioning with another 113 degree day.

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The dogs are excited and nervous because they detect something different is going on about them and change for them is always stressful.

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Laurie and I prepare gobs of potato salad, coleslaw and party stuff . It is too hot to barbecue so the chicken and pulled pork are catered by Dave’s Famous Barbecue. Dave claims other sauces are just Ketchup. Kris comes in after work and we all enjoy some family time in the pool.

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Kris, Laurie and Austin.

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Theo likes the waterfall and diving for pool torpedoes.

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In California, there will be no pool, but in Las Vegas, if you can afford it, a pool is almost as important as the house. Virginia is diving for torpedoes with the kids.


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Saturday, the party doesn’t begin until 4:00 p.m. Kris is also moving, not out of Las Vegas, but to a bigger place. She just got the keys to her new digs, so we all troop over to see it.

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Her current backyard is hot and narrow. She has two dogs, a lab and a shepherd. The dogs share with those she fosters for a dog rescue program. The need is great  and she fosters dogs all the time.

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She is currently caring for a minpin, (miniature pincer) who had a leg broken in three places and the owners couldn’t afford the $1000 to mend the leg. She also has a pit bull in foster care right now. They all get exercised in the cool part of the morning, starting at 4:30 a.m. before she goes to work.

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I’ve been accused of being a collectiholic, and Kris collects shoes. This one is just pretty, but she does very creative things with shoes.

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Laurie collects anything elephant, and both use their collections as part of the house decor. Laurie has an elephant print on her phone. I love it.

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And I love Kris’s big, bold style of decorating, as in this over-sized clock, the width of a twin bed,  in her guest room. I spent the night there.

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Her new back yard is 1600 square feet.

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It has a pool. With Ken’s pool unavailable, (they live close to each other), she was anxious to have that option.

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I didn’t make it up the stairs, but I like the different planes and mix of colors in a visible space from wall to wall that is popular.  Virginia and Theo  peek down from above. Tomorrow, the party and Girls Day Out.



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