Fun to Do

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All America RV

RV Things to Do

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It’s State & County Fair Season

County Fair

It’s State and County Fair season !!  Hooray !!  If you have never been to a county or state fair you are missing out on some great food, fun,and Americana at it’s best.  Fairs are one of my very favorite things to do. Check out the blog link on this page.  I hope you will find it interesting. County Fairs in America  The hundreds of different handmade crafts of local folks, the farm animals and of course the crazy food makes for a fabulous day.

Pig Races

Fair “season” in America generally runs from mid-July to early October. Wherever you are on the road, there is likely a fair close by.  Here are some of the fairs happening around the country.

Take some time and go have a great day at the fair.

Find a Fair in Your State

Find a State or County Fair

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Quik Tip – Arvie the Travel Dog

Arvie the Travel DogIn my humble opinion, the best time to visit a Fair is a couple of hours before sunset. It is the transition from day time fair, to the sunset sky, to the fair lights at night is an experience I really enjoy… it is like two different fairs. 

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Big Sur

Big Sur Coastline

At least once in everyone’s lifetime of travel, whether in an RV or a lodge, Big Sur, California is a must see.  Big Sur is classic rugged mountain forest meets beautiful blue ocean.

Big Sur Sunset

Along the central coast between Carmel and San Simeon, Big Sur is bordered to the east by the Santa Lucia Mountains and the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Big Sur Campsite

It is barely blemished by a narrow, 2-lane State Route 1, with breathtaking winding turns, seaside cliffs and views of the rocky coastline. This little populated gem has numerous state parks for hiking and camping.

I have been very fortunate to have experienced the majesty of Big Sur from both the cliff tops and from the sea, having delivered yachts from Los Angeles to Seattle in earlier days.

The frothy, churning waters of her rocky coast is every bit as stunning from sea level as from above.

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Fun RV Things to Do – Spotlight on Michigan

The Great Lakes region in summer is one of the very best RV trips you can take.  By 1940, the Lakes region held 40% of America’s population.  It was America’s industrial heartland and holds the largest fresh water supply on earth.  Aside from all it’s great history, water sports, lighthouses and everything associated with what you would expect to find in the Great Lakes region…here are a few lesser known fun things to do.

Antique Toy & Firehouse Museum – Bay City, MI

Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum – Bay City, MI

American Museum of Magic – Marshall, MI

American Museum of Magic 

Midwest Miniatures Museum – Hickory Corners, MI

Midwest Miniatures Museum

Cell Block 7 Prison Museum – Jackson, MI

Cell Block 7 Prison Museum 

Motown Music Museum – Detroit, MI

Motown Music Museum, Hitsville, USA 

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum – Farmington Hills, MI

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

 Music House Museum – Williamsburg, MI

Music House Museum

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Where Have You NOT Been?

It’s amazing to think of all the places each of us have been in our lifetime… and if we lived to be 150, we could never see all the things we would like to see.

Our national parks are stunning, and thanks to our forefathers, we can enjoy them today.  However for this article, we want to talk about the not so famous things that we don’t think about.

It’s cool to imagine experiencing something, even though you may not be a fan of it, just to see how cool it might be.  For example:

 
It would be fun to rent an RV space on the infield of Daytona Speedway for the Daytona 500 or any of the many NASCAR races held there.  Kansas Speedway, Fontana Speedway and many other tracks are great venues.
Fenway Park
Fenway Park in Boston was built in 1912 and is the oldest ballpark in America.  Even if you don’t attend a game, take a tour inside the “Green Monster”,
the 37 foot high left field fence…or walk around Landsdowne Street on gameday and experience 105 years of “America’s game” at its best
 Map of Presidential Libraries
Visit some of the Presidential Libraries. Regardless of your political leanings, these were ALL great men…who became the most powerful man in the world during their presidencies.
 Space Museum
There are hundreds of forts, battleships and former military bases, where are brethren fought and died for every American.  Virtually every one of us has had someone in our family history who fought.
 The many space and science museums, where the best and the brightest put men on the moon and invented and built a manned outpost in space.
Whatever you can imagine seeing is out there.  Our Parks and National Monuments are wonderful, but there is so much more to see.

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Quik Tip – Arvie the Travel Dog

Arvie the Travel DogIt can be oppressively hot at fairs, carnivals or any event in summer.  If you have little children, you may want to carry a small moist face cloth and a frozen gel pack in you backpack.  Little kids can overheat with all the excitement sometimes.    With my little child, we would stop, sit down, wrap the gel pack with the cloth and put it on her neck, and in a few minutes time… she was ready for the next ride !

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Gregory Williams Cape CodGreg’s Blog Corner

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