Windmill Island

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Sep 212016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the September-October, 2009 issue of the Gypsy Journal. You can experience a little bit of Old World Europe in southwest Michigan with a visit to Windmill Island! Windmill Island is a beautiful 36 acre oasis within the city of Holland, Michigan comprised of manicured gardens, costumed guides, and other […]

An Easy Day

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Aug 292016
 

We were up early yesterday morning, getting ready for our 140 mile trip back to Elkhart, Indiana. Since Terry put away a lot of stuff inside the motorhome the night before, we had time to do everything else that needed done at a leisurely pace. Fisherman’s Landing in Muskegon, Michigan only has RV sites with […]

Aug 172016
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we have been getting a lot of rain here in northern Indiana. But even the weatherman on the 11 PM news on Monday didn’t know how much we were going to get. They were predicting up to three inches, but the storm was just getting started by then. Depending […]

The Bottle House

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Jul 312016
 

Note: This story appeared in an earlier issue of the Gypsy Journal. In the tiny northern Michigan hamlet of Kaleva, we came across the Bottle House, a uniquely wonderful old home built out of soft-drink bottles. Over 60,000 of them, in fact! The house was built by John J. Makinen, Sr., a native of Finland […]

Jul 112016
 

Note: This story appeared in the January-February 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Ever since it was formed by glaciers eons ago, the St. Marys River system has played an important role in the history and development of the region we now know as Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The river, which forms part of the international border separating […]

Fun In Muskegon

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242014
 

We had a wonderful time visiting Berni and Rocky in Muskegon, Michigan, a town where there is so much to see and do that you would have to work hard to be bored. We never have enough time to even scratch the surface when we visit. The weekly Farmers Market is a good place to […]

Back To The Real World

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232014
 

Congratulations to Linda Strid,this week’s winner of our drawing for an autographed copy of Miss Terry’s Kitchen. We had 345 entries in this week’s contest, which is a new record by a wide margin. Stand by, a new contest starts soon! Yesterday was a good day for hanging out and being lazy at cousin Berni’s […]

Jun 222014
 

We have been taking a break from our usual routine to hang out with two of our favorite people in the world, my cousin Berni Frees and her husband Rocky, in Muskegon, Michigan and I have not done one productive thing in two days. Wow, it feels really good! We’ve spent the time goofing off; […]

Jun 212014
 

Note: I have had several requests for a reprint of this article, which first ran in the Gypsy Journal in 2007. Since we were on the go playing tourist in Michigan and didn’t get in until very late last, I decided to post it for today’s blog. A while back I was taken to task […]

Jun 202014
 

Even though our life on wheels seems like a permanent vacation, every once in a while we want a break from the routine. So we’re going on vacation this weekend. We’re going to Muskegon, Michigan to hang out with my cousin Berni Frees and her hubby Rocky for a couple of days. They are two […]