The Holzhaufen

You may ask what a Holzhaufen has to do with an RV trip. We learned about the Holzhaufen when we were staying at a Harvest Hosts location: the Alaska Botanical Garden in Anchorage. The connection may be a little loose, but there it is. On display at the botanical garden was a round wood pile... Continue Reading →

100 Ticks

The tick season is started already here in northern Michigan.   Found my first tick on me on April 17th, 2021.  It seems early. Last year (2020) we counted 100 ticks by the end of the season. It will be interesting what this year will bring. I saw in the paper today that ticks are up... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – May 14, 2020

Day 320: Wertz Christmas Tree Farm, Franklin, OH Cloudy and cool, looks like rain. Ohio is green and looks like spring. It looks like home. The redbuds are in bloom. Roads noticeably worsen Raining cats and dogs Less leaves on the trees the further north we drive Not much traffic We are wearing long pants... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – May 13, 2020

Day 319: Lollipop Farms, Griffin, GA Cloudy, rainy, cool. Traffic was extremely light in Kentucky. Georgia and Tennessee had more traffic, not sure why. Police traffic was extremely heavy in Georgia. It’s kind of weird to drive by interesting things and keep on going. For instance, we drove by the Andersonville prison and I had... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – May 11, 2020

Day 317: Bokeelia, FL Sunny, breezy, hot. The lovebugs are in season. We took our one last boat ride. Tom already had his fishing pole packed up, so it was just a ride to look around. We saw two small pods of dolphins! One pod was zooming in the water, fishing, I assume. The other... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – May 10, 2020

Day 316: Bokeelia, FL Cloudy, looks like rain. Had a nice Mother’s Day chat with all four kids! They are looking good. All are still working, two from the home, and two in the military. We started seriously preparing for departure. I did some floor washing and some furniture moving. Tom spent a lot of... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – May 9, 2020

Day 315: Bokeelia, FL Sunny and warm. By noon there was no breeze, so we packed a lunch and went for a boat ride. I suggested Cayo Costa State Park. We learned about this park when we first arrived in the area, I think from Ray the homeowner. The park is an island and there... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – May 8, 2020

Day 314: Bokeelia, FL Sunny, breezy and warm. A BIG OLD DOLPHIN SWAM DOWN OUR CANAL!! I can’t believe how big the thing is. It’s way bigger than Tom! It took lots of breaths and I think it scratched itself on the oysters against the canal wall. We also saw a very large fish fly... Continue Reading →

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