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Old 11-19-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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Being foreign residents we

RV in summers for 4-5 months in North America and spend winters at home

with family and friends.

My wife and I are doing this since 2002,

each summer we visit new States/Provinces storing the rig at the end of

each trip and picking it up in the following spring, never retracing,

next year will be the 10<sup>th</sup> RV trip?.hard to believe.

What

started as a long lasting dream many years ago became reality –and

there is nothing like living the DREAM.

It did not come easy as

it sounds lot of adjusting had be done especially mentally and

financially but here we are after 9 fantastic RV summer trips and

hopefully many still to come.

If you like to see some of the

adventure please go to our website http://danyshula.blogspot.com/

it is always updated as we go.

We ended our 2010 (Bruce

Peninsula Ontario/Pennsylvania/Maryland/Virginia/Ontario) trip in

Toronto and the rig is stored for the winter just an hour North of the

city, so our 2011 trip starts from there.

We just came back from

the trip a month ago brought the house and the garden back to normal

and I am on the net planning our 2011 summer trip, I must admit that I

enjoy this part quite a bit.

We love nature, hiking, scenic

drives, special events, music and meeting people, so the plan is around

these issues, I Google, ask for brochures, post on the forum and get

advice from people that have done these routes.

Usually we pick a

central location campground and do day side trips with the truck till

we feel that we covered the area before moving on, the end of the trip

has to be a winter storage place next to an International A/P.

Our

2011 trip will start in June:

* Toronto area to Sue St Marie

either by ferry or by land, Boarder crossing to Michigan.

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Exploring North Michigan.

*West Michigan coast.

*Crossroads

RV manufacturer Indiana.

*Lexington area KE.

*Land

between the Lakes KE.

*Memphis area TN

*Nashville area

TN

*Chattanooga Area TN

*Smoky Mountains area.

*October

-end of the trip in Charlotte NC just to continue from there in 2012 to

the Carolinas.

I will be thankful for any suggestions regarding

the route, MUST SEE places or any other relevant remarks.

Many

Happy Trails, May it last and last ??.

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:20 AM   #2
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Hey, if you don't mind me asking...



I noticed your map and was wondering if you use a certain software to plan your routes out. I'm just looking for options for planning out our 2011 trip. So far I am using google maps.



Thanks.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:04 AM   #3
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Quote:
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Hey, if you don't mind me asking...



I noticed your map and was wondering if you use a certain software to plan your routes out. I'm just looking for options for planning out our 2011 trip. So far I am using google maps.



Thanks.
I am using Streets &amp; Trips 2010,it is fantastic,has many futures such as:
*Many Pushpins(click on Waterfalls pushpin and they will appear on the map) and so with C.G,Hot pools,Gas Stations and so on.
*It will calculate your route,give you directions and distances.
*It will look for POI around your destination.
*You can transfer data to your GPS.
*You can remarks,flags,arrows,line on the map.
Just hit Street &amp; Trips 2010 ,it is worth every penny.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:37 AM   #4
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danshula,After you cross the bridge to the lower part of MI,I would get on 31 toward Petoskey &amp; Traverse City &amp; stay on 31 all the way thur MI,Alot of nice cg's along the way &amp; nice view of lake Michigan,Not much to see toward the middle of lower MI,Sounds like a great trip. PS,Also a nice cg is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore,The name of the cg is Platte River and it'sabout 5 milesfrom the town of Honor on 31&amp; the cg is on 22 Just minutes from lake MI.Edited by: campsurveyor
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:02 AM   #5
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Hope you saved my PM from last yearI'll think it over and try to share my highlights. If I remember correctly, you liked outdoor activities?

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Hope you saved my PM from last yearI'll think it over and try to share my highlights. If I remember correctly, you liked outdoor activities?
Thank you papa2, yes we like nature,hiking,scenic drives,will be waiting for your highlights.
Stay warm....we are still in T shirts over here.
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Michigan Upper: Tahquamenon Falls St. Pk., Fayette St. Pk. and Straits St. Pk.

Michigan Lower: Wilderness St. Pk., Petoskey St. Pk. and Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat. Seashore

Indiana: Auburn,Cord, Dusenberg(sp) museum near Auburn, when you visit the factory in Topeka, stay at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds campground in Goshen and see all the Amish sights around Shipshewana including the Amish museum.

Illinois: Garden of the Gods Rec. Area then take State Highway 1 to Cave-in-Rock and a free ferry across the Ohio river into Kentucky.
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Well, these places look really good and I will definitely plan some trips to some of these places. Right now, me and the guys are actually going on some private land from Acreage for sale and there are a lot of great trips that they have been on already. It will be my first time to go with them on these trips though, will post some pics hopefully soon.

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Old 01-20-2011, 12:48 PM   #9
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Are you planning on seeing NC on this trip or the next one? Having lived in NC for almost 2 yrs, here a few suggestions on things to do:

Starting w/ Charlotte where you are ending your trip... Nascar Hall of fame, if timing is right catch a race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. There is also the Polk plantation (yes as in President Polk).



Other things to do in NC: Based upon what I have been told, the NC Zoo in asheboro is nice, Biltmore near Ashville, Raleigh Durham area has some tobacco history and the Jordan Lake area is really pretty. I live near Jordan Lake (not far from Raleigh). Of course there is the NC mountains and the NC coast (the outer banks).



Of these things, I have driven through the jordan lake area and I was last at the outer banks as a kid but there is history there, wild horses on the beach, and of course beautiful ocean. I believe the emerald coast is over there as well.



For the 2012 season... the carolina tour, Greenville SC is really pretty, the columbia zoo is very small (I wasn't very impressed but being more of a northener, I am biased by the philadelphia zoo and the national aquarium in baltimore.)



Having just bought our trailer, our plan is to do weekend trips in NC, SC, VA, TN. Get in touch w/ me when you plan your carolina trip, I may have better info for you then. have fun!
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oh and if it isn't obvious, in KY go see the kentucky horse park!
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