Sometimes, the longest hikes can leave you with memories you will never forget. Recently in our travels, we stayed with my dad’s old buddy Pete, who is now a Yellowstone Park Ranger. Since Pete was letting us stay with him, he suggested that we go up to Observation Peak, and spend the night. We …

So…we made it to Minnesota! After leaving the Upper Peninsula (after an extended stay) and visiting northern Wisconsin, we felt it time to move on. Wisconsin offers SO much more that we didn’t see, but having been in the state before and its relative proximity to Michigan, we decided chances were pretty good we’d …

Mined, a long time ago, the Adventure Mine, Greenland MI, is certainly a place you may want to see. Take tours through the mine, and if you want a challenge try rappelling down some of the shafts. Be like a real miner, rappelling down, and having a pasty lunch, down in the mine. See …

This past week’s heat wave in the Midwest prompted us to rethink camping options. With temps and humidity also affecting the Upper Peninsula, we decided to consult forecasts and choose the coolest spots we could get into last-minute with “The Beast.” As is typical in Michigan, cooler temps were forecasted closer to Lake Superior, …

After leaving Zeeland on June 29th, we moved “home” to my mom’s place, east of Hart, where I spent my childhood. We used their RV parking spot in the shade, complete with hookups and a view of the gardens, fields, and the woods I grew up in. We were able to spend time with …

Our adventures have just begun. The house is sold, we moved into “The Beast” (40 foot Dutchman Komfort 5th wheel), and have been working on projects in/on the Beast while visiting with family and friends. We’re going to try to share fun content from our travels, which shouldn’t be too difficult! What may be …

Looking for a nice place to stay in lower Michigan? Head to Zeeland, which is close to Holland. Ask for directions to Dutch Treat, on Chicago drive. This campground has a nice pond, park, and pool, with a bit of road, and train noise. Hop on your bike, and head down the road to …

Once upon a time, a long time ago (2006), two crazy kids decided to take a sabbatical. They dubbed it the Grand Adventure and with Cassie as their steadfast home on wheels, they departed for the beauty, serenity, and adventure of the Canadian West and Alaska.

Grand Marais is a perfect small town, with busy streets and many cool things to do. Got a trailer? No problem. Head to the RV and tent campsite with 300 campsites to choose from. Want a nice calm site? Head to the tent camping area, where campers are easy going, and it is usually …