Somebody left the heater on

We are grateful that we have a/c.  From Pittsburgh we crossed over the Appalachian mountains and drove to Gettysburg. We pulled into the campground, opened the door, and were hit with a wave of heat and humidity. Better get used to it, cause it’s not going to change for a while. The campground was right… Continue Reading


From San Francisco to Pittsburgh

California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. We covered that in a week, but before I get to that, I need to tell you about our final two weeks in the Bay Area. After the weekend at the Sonoma Drag racing, we moved over to our usual spot in Napa.… Continue Reading


The Silver State

If you head east into the Sierras from Sonora, you come to Pinecrest Lake. Its about a 40 mile drive, and you climb up to 6000 foot elevation. The lake is a state park and has a campground. We found a campsite online that said it was big enough for us, so we booked three… Continue Reading


California Gold Country

We saw Yosemite and took in the major attractions, so it’s time to move on, right? If we could have found some place to go, we would have. With the 4th of July falling in the middle of the week, it turns out the the weekend before and after were prime weekends, and every place… Continue Reading


Hey, Let’s visit Yosemite

We left the Monterey area and spent easy days driving across the central valley to the foothills of the Sierras. It took some searching, but we found a place in the historic gold mining town of Columbia. The campground is the site of an old Marble quarry, and we have a quiet spot shaded by oak… Continue Reading


From Pictured Rocks to Two Rivers

When we were sampling the beers at a brewery in Cheboygan, the bartender mentioned that if we were headed to the UP (Upper Peninsula) we really should go to Munising and see the Pictured Rocks National Shoreline. We really hadn’t thought about going up to Lake Superior, but we looked at the map and a… Continue Reading