While staying at Fairmont Hot Springs we had a gorgeous view of the southern end of the Canadian Rockies right out our front door. When we arrived it was very smoky in the area due to the huge fires seemingly all over British Columbia so we didn’t have such a great view the first few days. But on the last day we were here the smoke cleared and the mountains showed much better.
Here are two pictures – one when it was smoky and one when clear. WOW!
Our first stop in Michigan is at the Meinert Park and Campground in Montague which is on the lower peninsula west side about halfway up. We are staying in a county park and it’s just lovely here. We got, I think, the best site in the park, in a corner with trees and ferns and grasses on the two sides that our big windows are on.
We’re under half a mile to a beach and sand dunes as well, so we can walk there. No dogs on the beach so we’re limited to walking around in the parking lot.
THe downsides here are that our wi-fi is really poor and we barely have phone reception. But, it’s just for 5 days. Another downside is that someone in the area shoots a gun several times at night. We’ve woken to the sound of gunshots almost every night. Makes me think we’re in East L.A.!
Here’s a picture of the woods just outside our front door:
We’re staying about 1.5 hours west of Chicago this week, in a small town called Marengo, IL. Even this far out there are a lot of subdivisions going up and large malls with Lowes, Walmarts and all the smaller shops that pop up in suburbia.
But, the RV park we’re staying in, Lehman’s Lakeside RV Resort, is quite rural. There’s a freeway just past the cornfield in the photo, but from our site you can barely hear it. As we drive to and from this place we see horses, cattle, lots of cornfields and old houses with huge barns and silos. Just a few miles away is suburbia which is nice for shopping etc., but we can come home and watch the corn grow!
We’re staying a few days near Kansas City, MO and are at a lovely RV park in Odessa. We are at a site without another site to our right, instead we have a lovely view down a hillside with a large garden of yellow irises and a lawn leading down to a pond.
We stayed at a state park in Murfreesboro, AR and it was really lovely!! We were on a small loop right on the edge of a lake and we had the end unit (#45) with no close neighbors and a grassy area between us and the lake.
Here’s a panorama view from our front door (click on it to be able to enlarge it):
The Nashville North KOA where we are staying in Nashville is on the small side, and the sites are fairly small. They are also set up in a “buddy” system which means you are facing the opposite way of your neighbors. This allows the sites to be smaller as you share your “yard” area with your neighbor and are very close to the neighbor on your other side.
But, it’s a pleasant park. Here’s a picture looking out our front door:
The view out our front door isn’t that great, but just behind the RV park was a beautiful semi-open area surrounded by trees where we were able to let Laddy off-leash so he could run around. Here are pictures from our front door, and of the semi-open area:
We’re staying in a lovely wooded campground in rural New York, near the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. This campground has a training camp for baseball and a baseball diamond where they host tournaments and other events.