Dirt roads. Wineries. Corn Palace. Sunflowers. Dignity. Cowboys and Indians. Rodeos. Monuments. Bikers. Old friends. Breweries and bison.
South Dakota has gems hidden in plain sight—just get off the highway to find them.
Who would have known that in the smack-dab middle of Wisconsin, about an hour above Madison, would be the “waterpark capital of the world?” We had no idea when we reserved our RV resort for this area. We considered it just another stop on the way West, allowing us to place the Wisconsin sticker on our map for having stayed in the state. It was also a good location and good timing for our daughter, Rachel, to fly up and visit us for a few days before she started graduate school.
When I think of the Mississippi River, classic American literature, paddle boats, and a nostalgic feeling come to mind. And our one night camping by it did not disappoint in bringing some of this to life.
Bear Cave will always be one of my favorite places during our travel journey so far because of the people we met. Tucked in the southwest corner of Michigan, on the skirts of a little town called Buchanan and along the banks of the Saint Joseph River, Bear Cave RV Campground is part of the Thousand Trails system and a favorite of those who live nearby. This was the longer of two stops we made in southern Michigan.
We are Karen and Carl Newton, newbie full-time RVers!