Month: September 2023 (Page 1 of 2)

Thomas Family Reunion

The Thomas Family Reunion was held at the Thomas Stone Barn at the end of September. Over 35 family members from 4 generations showed up for a potluck lunch and to visit.

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End of Summer Update

After taking the summer off blogging, I am back at it. We had a fun summer in and around Wisconsin. We stayed in Hudson and New Richmond most of the time – thanks Mom and the Boardmans!

We closed on our lake lot in early July – we are landowners again. We have not started any improvements yet; we are finalizing our building plans with the County now. Our plan is to get all the approvals and start construction in the spring.

This summer we had a bunch of shorter trips. Door County, Minnesota, Southwest Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan. We joined 3 Airstream rallies around the state; most of the blog posts are done if you want to look back at them.

We have 1 final local trip planned starting next week to Barneveld, Wisconsin for Pam’s Family Reunion. We will then spend a week in Baraboo with our friends Terry and Kirk and finish out with our final Wisc-UP Airstream rally.

Then, we are headed west (we think) on our way back to Arizonia. We have reserved Palm Creek for Christmas through the end of March.

Keep in touch!

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DeTour Village, Michigan

We spent our last 2 days in the western UP at Paradise Point RV Park in DeTour Village, Michigan. This is a new, small campground on the St. Marys River on the furthest most point of the UP. Right before Drummond Island. The owners are doing a great job, and everything is well maintained and done properly. A bit expensive at $65/night.

Not a lot to do here if you don’t fish or hunt or ride 4 wheelers. But it is very peaceful and relaxing. We drove to Cedarville and had lunch at the Les Cheneaux Distillers and Brewery. Food was good and so was their beer. We did not taste any of their distilled products.

We now head back to the Twin Cities for warranty service on our awning (again) on Wednesday. Replacing our awning motor that shorted out and replacing our LP tanks because the sensors stopped working.

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Soo Locks – Sault Ste. Marie

We stayed at the Soo Locks Campground in Sault Ste. Marie. A well-run campground right on the river. We had a great site.

While there, we visited the Locks and saw many boats go through them. There are 2 active locks on the USA side and 1 on the Canadian. There were 4 on the American side, but they are currently removing locks 3&4 and replacing them with another huge lock capable of handling the 1,000 foot ships.

We had lunch at the Antlers Restaurant. The name is an understatement. There were hundreds of animal mounts and antlers. The food was very good.

We took the Famous Locks Boat Tour to go through the locks. We first went through the smaller MacAurther lock on the USA side then went to the Algoma Steel Works on the Canadian side to come back. On the tour, we passed the

Famous Soo Locks Boat Tour

We visited the Tower of History, a tall, concrete tower with great views. We also went to the Museum Ship Valley Camp which is a cargo ship converted into a 20,000 square foot museum.

We also watched a 1,000 x 105 foot ship go through the Poe lock. The lock is only 110 feet wide, so the ship had to go very slow.

1,000-foot ship through the Poe Lock
780-foot ship passes while we enjoy a campfire.

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Tahquamenon Falls

We took a day trip to the Tahquamenon Falls. We hiked the Lower and Upper Falls. We enjoyed taking photos and playing with long exposures.

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