Epic. That's what this winter has been, simply Epic. Last night was another 7 inches for us. Yesterday Jim and I drove up to Camping World to look at some solar items and to browse the gadgets for the trailer. We are so waiting for that first Spring thaw to get that trailer out! … Continue reading More Snow, Just Epic!
Fall is a great time to go camping…if the weather behaves OR if you have a travel trailer!!! So. Where did we go for my birthday campout? Illinois Beach State Park! Practically in my own backyard but it did take about an hour to get there. You know what they say about visiting the places… Continue reading A Birthday Campout!
I've seen pretty much all of the major species of Illinois water birds in the park near our home. This lake you see above is a man-made lake designed to control flooding. It does a great job of that, thank goodness having just been through one of the worst floods around here, but it also… Continue reading In Search of the Cormorant
Hi All! Northern Illinois was hit by a monster storm yesterday that dumped a TON of rain in a very short amount of time. The ground is saturated and whenever this happens around here we get flooding. Have I mentioned how flat this area is in the past? Can't remember if I have or not,… Continue reading Scenes From the Dashboard — A Deluge of Rain!
I have been wanting to visit this Bog for a while now and finally had that opportunity this past weekend.I don’t think I have been to a Bog before. The first trail we ventured was the Boardwalk Interpretive Trail. This is a boardwalk that actually takes you out ON TO the bog and it floats… Continue reading A Walk In The Volo Bog!