Well today we drove in to Michigan. Near the Detroit area. We have never been here before. We ended up a little place called Dearborn Camp. Supposedly built as a vacation getaway for Ford employees or something. I will do a little history searching tomorrow I think. It’s a great campground and it sort of reminds of the resort from Dirty Dancing minus the big hotel. 🙂

Our spot is slightly small and we drove past some bigger ones, so we aren’t sure why they put us here, but not complaining. Its not too expensive, has a pool, and about 3 lakes, a golf course, and some other fun stuff to do. Tonight we went to the “Canteena” and did some dancing and ate ice cream.

The drive went well except that our bumper did not hold up to the bikes being on there. *sigh* the salesmen told us these ultra light bumpers couldn’t do bikes and I didn’t listen. *sigh* So now we will have to get the bumper welded and try to come up with another way to carry our bikes. I am thinking a roof top carrier on the van. Hopefully we can find the receipt for this $110 Walmart rack and return it. Lesson learned. Moving forward. 🙂 Thank God we didn’t lose the bumper completely and cause an accident. That would have been bad. We just loaded the bikes onto our bed and finished out journey. 🙂

  • Jennifer H-Q

    July 27th, 2010

    Just stumbled across your blog, through FOTR. We have 4 kids also. We are hoping to be on the road full-time starting next spring. I am excited to start this journey! Thanks for having a great blog that actually shows a larger family (like ours) doing this! Would love to see pictures of the inside of your trailer, to see how its set up.

  • rcornmesser

    July 27th, 2010

    I will do a tour of it for you. 🙂

  • Shelli

    July 29th, 2010

    We have a Outback 301 BQ, it works great for what we do. Glad you are enjoying our blog!

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