Observations: RV Long Enough and You’re Home

 Observations: RV Long Enough and You’re Home

Morning Confab on Lake Erie

Sunrise on Lake Erie
Sunrise on Lake Erie

I have been traveling since May 17. Today is the first day I feel like I am not on vacation. Today I feel like I am living in my RV.

What makes today different? I am not sure but it might have something to do with the fact that I am staying in one place for 3 nights. After a vigorous bike ride into Monroe, Mich., I have spent the afternoon lazing in my Roadtrek and reading with my kitty snuggled up against my feet. Awwww.

I have nowhere to go, nowhere that I need to be and so I am in this moment of time in my RV with my sweet little Elsie, who seems to treasure sleeping. Typical cat.

Monroe on the Raisin River
Monroe on the Raisin River

Monroe has a really nice bike trail and you bike for quite some miles if you want. The town is a bit depressed and the people are very nice. I spent some time talking to the young man in the ice cream store. When I asked him what was in Monroe he said, “Lawyers and bars.” Hmmm, some combination. There is also a good bit of history from the War of 1812 around. I took time to read all the posted historical signs.

I have done a fair bit of traveling over the past weeks and it is nice to sit still. Every campsite I have been to has been very nice about honoring my request for a quiet spot so Miss El herself might deign to make an appearance. It makes it nice because I am always on the edge and there is usually nothing behind us. Today it is tall grasses. Elsie has made me step up and make requests in a nice and gentle way and I have had nothing but positive responses.

I am camped on the edge of Lake Erie. I like that the wind blows all the time. I don’t like that it is suppose to rain all day tomorrow. I like the fact that it is much cooler than North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. It was 93 degrees with 75 percent humidity in Kentucky the night I stayed there. I am now aware of why I live out west. Dry heat is definitely better.

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Camping at The Farm

On a good note if you ever get the chance to go to The Horse Farm, outside of Lexington I would highly recommend it. It is amazing. You could spend so much time there. I camped at the Horse Farm Campground, primitive for $20. I loved being able to pick my site under trees. From my campsite I was able to ride my bike to the Horse Farm and tour the farm at my leisure. There is a visitor center and museum and you can walk through the barns until dark. I watched a dressage show. If it had not been so hot I may have extended for a day but I was ready to get out of the heat. Don’t miss it if you are near the area.

View from my Campsite
View from my Campsite

 

Dressage Competition at The Farm
Dressage Competition at The Farm

 

 

Now that I have nestled in and feel like this is my home, I guess I better figure out what is for dinner tonight.

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