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Headed North – Back Home

After leaving Wisconsin on January 2nd, we are heading back to Hudson / New Richmond; over 5,200 miles this year so far.

We had a very nice 4 nights in Cape San Blas (close to Port St. Joe) staying at RV on 30E. Walks on the beach every day and wonderful sunsets. We enjoyed tacos at Peachy’s Beach Eats. We really enjoy this place!

Thursday, we headed north 381 miles (8 hours) to Goat Island Brewery (Harvest Host) in Cullman, Alabama. We enjoyed a flight of beer before retiring for a night of boondocking.

Friday, we travelled 339 miles (7 hours) to Marion Campground in Marion, IL. A nice overnight stay. Quiet and easy.

Saturday, we travelled 238 miles (5 hours) to Scott and Nany’s in Barry, IL. We will hang out for a couple of days and head north on Monday. Plan to get back to Hudson / New Richmond on the Tuesday the 9th of May.

We plan to spend the summer in Wisconsin enjoying friends and family and starting the next phase of our adventure – buying land and building our summer home. Stay tuned for updates.

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Pam and the Kabota

We arrived at Scott and Nancy’s on Wednesday evening. On Thursday, Scott trained Pam to run the Kabota tractor. Needed to remove a fallen Red Oak tree that was pretty big. Scott cut it into long pieces. Pam dragged logs out of the woods and then used the grappler to gab the logs and move them to a pile.

Pam had a great time and did a great job!

Here is a full length (18 minute) video of all the hard work. After a few logs, I took timelapse video to speed things up.

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Heading to Wisconsin

After spending a few days setting up our new Airstream, it was time to head north to spend the month of July in Hudson / New Richmond. We plan to arrive on Monday the 4th. We will be keeping the Airstream at Barry and Sue’s house. We built an RV spot for it before we left, and Barry has added water and electricity – sweet setup.

Before leaving Illinois, Carolyn, Jeff, Nicole and Evan stopped by to see the new digs. They were our first visitors.

We left on Friday and headed to Dubuque to see Christine and Andy. We stayed at Miller Riverview Park right on the Mississippi River. Pam snagged a site right on the river! We had dinner at Pete’s Thai Kitchen. Very good Thai. If you go there, you need to try the Thai Chili Margarita. Wow.

Saturday, we head to Wisconsin. We stopped in Monroe to see Bob and show him the new Airstream and take him out to Baumgartner’s for lunch. Bob had the Limberger sandwich – not too stinky.

We are staying at Tom’s campground in Dodgeville. This is an old homestead where the owners added a campground where others could come to enjoy rural Wisconsin. We have a great site on a hill overlooking the fields. Great views and sunsets.

Saturday night, Tom, Doug, Greg and Rita stopped by for a visit.

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Luna Rosa 2.0

Lots of changes for Pam and Kelly. After full time living in our 27′ Airstream for 8 months, we decided we need more room and improved living space.

So, on Monday, we traded in our 2019 27 foot Globetrotter on a 2022 33 foot Classic. The new trailer is 5-1/2 feet longer, with lots of better storage and is significantly more comfortable. For details, watch the video below.

Kelly has a desk to work at and a 60″ projection TV. Pam loves the new refrigerator that is massive compared to the old one. The other major improvement is the bathroom. It has a wonderful shower that is huge and lots of cabinets and mirrors. Going with the twin bed version gave us lots of additional storage (inside and outside).

Another major upgrade is our truck setup. We are getting rid of the aluminum tonneau cover and roof racks and ordered a Leer 180 truck cap and a truck bed slide. This will give us significantly more storage in the truck bet and make it much easier to load and unload.

Chaning the truck bed meant we needed to sell our eBikes. It was just too hard to carry them above the truck bed. After 20,000 miles riding up there, they were beat up. We went through multiple covers trying to keep them safe and dry. We sold the bikes to a nice couple of ladies who traveled from Michigan (4 hours) to pick them up. Eventually, we will change over to folding eBikes that will fit in the truck bed. At this moment, we will most likely get Lectric XP 2.0 bikes.

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