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It’s State & County Fair Season
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.
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.
Quik Tip – Arvie the Travel Dog
In 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
American Museum of Magic – Marshall, MI
Midwest Miniatures Museum – Hickory Corners, MI
Cell Block 7 Prison Museum – Jackson, MI
Motown Music Museum – Detroit, MI
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum – Farmington Hills, MI
Music House Museum – Williamsburg, MI
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:
Quik Tip – Arvie the Travel Dog
It 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 !
Greg’s Blog Corner
Lighthouses - America's Beacons of Safety Let's face it, everyone loves lighthouses. They stand tall in quiet majesty guiding all within her glow home to safety. By night, their powerful beacons warn of rocky shores and dangerous waters, while at the same moment providing the prudent navigator the sense of security that he or she is safely on course to his destination. Images and graphic depictions of lighthouses and beacons have been used for decades by churches, and other organizations to [...]