Wednesday, August 12, 2015


It is August 7th and we have pulled into the Corbin Kentucky Koa.  It is a nice campground but not at all big rig friendly.  We got a long pull thru but it was in between trees and everyone there helped us to get in.  It is Fri. nite and we decide to spend three nites there.  It is difficult to get weekend sites in the summer which is the only time they are open in these northern states.  On Monday morning Joel, the best driver in history manages to pull out without any help and we keep going south down I-75.  We make it into Forsyth, Ga. at about 4pm and get a site, pull thru, extremely unlevel but we don't put the jacks down and just plug into the electric.  This campground makes pizza and wings so we order dinner and they deliver it to us.  It is a Koa, but the sites and the roads going in are extremely unlevel.  Prior to us arriving they had a big thunderstorm and we are in the midst of mud.  Oh, well, it is only for one nite.  We pull out early the next morning and reach our destination in northern Florida, Leesburg.  This is a real country town.  We are staying at the Holiday Travel Rv Resort on us27 and country road 33.  It is practically across from beautiful Lake Harris and this park is a mixture of rv sites and park models.  They also have 210 boat slips so you can keep your boat here.  There is a wide range of activities for the winter.  We are on a grass site at least 40 feet wide by 60 feet long.  Our cargo trailer is beside us as well as our car and there is enough room for yet another rv.  Today we ate at Sonny's bbq, which we have not been to in four years.  Then we went to my favorite supermarket, Publix.  It is hot and humid, but it is august after all and we are glad to be back.  Starting a new adventure, looking for a permanent place to live and to sell the rv.  

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Today is Aug. 6th and I had to do a small post about this lovely koa we are in.  Joel drove for about 8 hours till we needed to stop and this koa was the perfect choice.  It is right off I75 next to a cornfield and has 2 lakes in it.  One for fishing and one for swimming with a sandy beach.  It also has the nicest playground I have ever seen, pirate ship, train, fort, slides, swings, monkey bars and even a sandbox for the little ones.   Lots of activities but no pool.  All the sites are nicely manicured and grass and flowers are everywhere.  Our long pull through was level, was 50 amp water and elec. but no sewer.  We are only here for two nites so that is ok, they have a dump station on the way out.  However, at each site there is a french drain for you to empty your gray water in, have never seen that before.  The campstore is packed full of everything, food, rv supplies, loads of toys, lava lamp anyone?  The owners are so nice and are here all day.  It is very peaceful and quiet here, at night all you hear are the cicadas in the trees.  I took a couple of pics.  It is well worth going there.

Beautiful geese at the lake

View from inside the gate of the farm and fields


Well, here it is August 4th and we are at the St. Ignace, Michigan Koa to visit Macinac Island.  We passed the Koa into the town but because there was no name of the town on it we kept going till we got to the bridge.  We went over, it was $20 to cross.  Once on the other side we realized that it was the Koa we were looking for on the other side, so back we went, another $20.  We pulled in and saw that this koa had very tight roads.  The office is manned by teenagers, who know nothing about sites, camping or direction.  I had read a previous review of this place that said the electrical box is way in the back and you might not be able to reach it.  Was he ever right.  We ended up changing sites 4 times and finally found a space we could reach the elec. and get our satellite signal.  By the way, every site in this park is so unlevel, you will tear your hair out trying to get level, just do the best you can.  We booked three nites and left after two.  This area has very few rv parks with pull thru sites,which is what we needed, so we take what we can get.  It wasn't at all a good experience.  The trip to Macinac Island the next day was nice.  It is an expensive ferry ride over, but once you are there it pays to take a carriage ride.  Only horse drawn carriages and bicycles are allowed there.  It is such a pretty place.  Food there is reasonable.  A carriage tour is only $28, which seemed average.  You will learn a little about the place.  You can also rent a horse and go on your own or even a small horse drawn carriage.  I don't know how much that was.  It is difficult to get through the streets with so many people all over.  The weather was beautiful.  Enjoy the pics

Unfortunately sitting behind these huge belgian horses is amazing
Below is the Grand Hotel, where the movie "Somewhere
in Time" was made, it is a gorgeous place, just to walk through it
if you are not a guest costs $10

Below is one of the stops on the carriage tour
Like a museum with old vehicles and an 
old sled

This cemetary is is the Macinac Island State Park
one of the stops on our tour, Catholic on one side
Protestant on the other and a small area for
veterans of foreign wars

A gorgeous pic of Lake Huron

This is Arch Rock overlooking Lake Huron

The turbo diesel ferry going to the island

An example of the architecture on the island

Behind view of the carriage