All posts by Alyce Hendrickson

Fransen’s farm– Jackson, MN– Harvest host

This Harvest Host is a working farm. We were able to see the newborn calves, watch the free range chickens scurry around and tour the operation. This was a great place to rest and relax.

As with all Harvest Hosts the product they sell is their beef. We purchased several packages of ground beef. We were hoping to get some steaks but they were all out.

When produce is in season you can also buy a variety of fresh garden vegetables. Unfortunately we were at the beginning of the season so we missed out on the home grown produce.

We had a nice relaxing time at the Grazin Acres Farm before once again getting on the road to continue our travels.

windcrest winery– Raymond, NB– Harvest Host

This winery is nestled in the woods. A cabin sits among the trees with a view of the grape vine fields. You can walk the trails through the grapevines or sit on the front porch and have great conversations with other travelers and the owner.

Various wines are available for purchase.

This Host site only has a few spots for RV’s so, as with all Harvest Host sites, you need to call and reserve your space.

Wyldewood Cellars — Raymond, NB– Harvest Host

This Harvest Host location offers a great selection of wines and concentrates, jellies, etc. They specialize in Elderberry.  The staff was very friendly and helpful.  It was a great way to take a break from driving and tour their store and all the products available.

One added benefit, if you like their wines, jellies, etc, they will ship them to your home.

I love the Elderberry concentrate which I add to seven up or orange juice. A small amount is quite sufficient. I order it regularly.

We boondocked in their spacious parking lot which can accomodate several RV’s.

2019 The Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

We visited the Boardwalk.  Being off season, it was really quiet.  Some of the places were closed for the season but still there were many shops and restaurants open to accommodate visitors.

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

We ate at Pier 14.  Excellent food, great staff and also pet friendly.  An intense rain storm hit while we were there so we spent a couple hours there to stay dry.   Kyle, our waiter, was very pleasant and kept us happy with beverages and dessert while we were waiting for the storm to pass.

Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Pier 14, Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach
Pier 14, Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach

Even during off season, Pier 14 was bustling with patrons.  When in Myrtle Beach, visit Pier 14.

2019 Pirateland RV Park, Myrtle Beach South Carolina

We decided to trade in our 2017 Thor Ace for a Toy Hauler.  We decided to stay at Pirateland RV Park since it was close to Camping World, where we purchased our new RV.

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Deck
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Deck

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Garage
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Garage

The campground is well kept, all sites are full service.  There is a section for RV’s by the ocean, a section apart from the ocean where campers can be right by small lakes.  Some spaces have sheltered picnic tables.

Pirateland RV park Myrtle Beach
Pirateland RV park Myrtle Beach

Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach
Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach

Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach
Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach

There are cabins available also.

Pirateland Myrtle BeacH

Walkway to the beach

Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach
Pirateland RV Park. Myrtle Beach

Pirate theme mini golf course.

Pirateland RV park Myrtle Beach
Pirateland RV park Myrtle Beach

This is a lovely park with pools, mini golf and beach access.  We really enjoyed it.  With loads of things to do outside the gates of Pirateland, it is a great place to go back to for a rest after a long day of shopping, sightseeing, beach walking, etc.

2019 Camping World, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Seemed the time for an upgrade.  We found a great deal on a toy hauler camper.  Prior to our trip to Myrtle Beach, we did phone negotiations.  Before we even left for our trip to South Carolina we had purchased a 2018 Thor toy hauler.

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB

With all our travels it made sense to buy it, especially since we got such a fabulous deal on it.  With the toy hauler we can take our Can Am motorcycle and also tow our Jeep so wherever we go and no matter what the weather, we have transportation.

Here is the garage with the extended deck, another awesome feature.

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Garage
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Garage

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Deck
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Deck

Kitchen

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB kitchen
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB

A loft bedroom for guests

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB stairway to loft
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB stairway to loft

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Loft
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Loft

Dining area with a residential refrigerator

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Dinette and Refrigerator
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Dinette and Refrigerator

Front cab with snack table

2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Morning Coffee
2018 Thor Outlaw 37 RB Morning Coffee

A giant thanks to our salesman, Kieth Johnson and our genius with the numbers, Sofiane Yahiaoui for making this deal happen!!

We recommend Camping World in Myrtle Beach if you are looking for that home away from home.

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio

What would a trip be to Cleveland,  Ohio without a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

If you love any genre of music, you need to tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Countless displays of music achievements, costumes, and history and under one roof.  They have also now added a room called the Garage.  You can actually play guitars or keyboards and jam with a studio band.

Below is only a small taste of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has to offer.  Enjoy.

Costumes of the Stars

Lady Gaga

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Janis Joplin Scarves

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Brittany Spears

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Cub Scout shirt of Jim Morrison, the Doors

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Frankie Vali – The Four Seasons

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Hank Williams

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Metallica

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH

The Beach Boys

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH

Elvis Presley

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Elvis Presley’s custom motorcycle

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Atimus Pyle – Leonard Skinner

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OHInstruments of some of the bands.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Jerry Only –  Misfits

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Bo Diddley

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Heavy Metal

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

And much more to see

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,  Cleveland, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Of course you can’t forget those recent inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

My Favorite:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Also:

Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies

A new addition at the rock and Roll Hall of Fame — The Garage

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Check out you talent on a guitar, keyboard or sing with the band.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

If you plan to visit, you can get a member pass which allows you to visit for free for an entire year with one cost.  We bought the membership because we visited there three times.  Also know that they have free live concerts often.  And we plan on coming back next year.

ROCK ON!!!!!

 

 

2019 Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Lake

We can’t say it enough, Corp parks are beautiful. Mill Creek has a day use area plus a huge campground.  Because it is in Ohio, there is only electric hook ups.  There are drinking water stations around the campground to fill your fresh water tank. There is a dump station.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Mill Creek has very spacious sites.  Most are able to accommodate an RV and a screen tent or canopy.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

The majority of campsites are in shade part of the day.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Although there are those in direct sun.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

There is no designated beach area, but swimming is permitted.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Fishing and boating are also popular on Berlin Lake.  Ohio has a non-resident three day fishing license for only $19.00 which is reasonable.  Your license has to be worn on the outside of your clothing  so it can be spotted by the park ranger.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

There are several playground scattered throughout the park for kids.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

There is a small pavilion for groups to gather.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

The park is well maintained.  restrooms and showers are available but not well kept and they could use a remodel.

The Park Rangers boat docked and ready to use when needed.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Sunrise on Berlin Lake.

Berlin Lake, Berlin Center, Ohio
Berlin Lake, Berlin Center, Ohio

Canadian geese flying overhead at sunrise.

Berlin Lake, Berlin Center, Ohiod, Berlin Center, Ohio

Berlin Lake, Berlin Center, Ohio

And of course the always fabulous sunset.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Enjoy your travels and stay safe.

 

 

2019 Tompkins Campground, Lawrenceville, PA

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

We really enjoy staying at Corp parks, and this one was no exception.  The lots are large but do require some leveling of your RV.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Pets are allowed at Tompkins.  The standard rule is to keep your pets on a leash at all times.  We found some campers would not secure their dog at their site which, although the dog may be well trained to stay, can still cause problems as other dogs walk past.  Also pet owners need to clean up after their pets.  This was not a big problem at Tompkins, but yet there were still those who don’t see the need to pick up after their pets.   It is only common courtesy.

The park has a nice beach and boat dock.  The swimming area is cement bottom which I thought was great.  I didn’t have to worry about sinking in deep sand .

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

The designated swim area is roped off for swimmer safety.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PAKayaking, fishing, or cruising the lake in a boat is a great way to see the beautiful lake.

We did a self-tour of the Cowanesque Lake Dam.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Gypsy & Ten Pin at Conwanesque Lake Dam

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Gypsy & Lonestar at Conwanesque Lake Dam

 

Dana’s Diner, Lawrenceville, PAWhile visiting Lawrenceville, the fire stations burned down and was a total loss.  Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PAOnly one fire truck was able to be saved.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

We found out about the fire when we went to this fabulous little diner.  The food was amazing, servings quite adequate, and very friendly staff.  We ate there three times before we left Lawrenceville, PA

Dana's Diner, Lawrenceville, PA
Dana’s Diner, Lawrenceville, PA

Dana's Diner, Lawrenceville, PA
Dana’s Diner, Lawrenceville, PA

Dana's Diner, Lawrenceville, PA
Dana’s Diner, Lawrenceville, PA

Dana's Diner, Lawrenceville, PA
Dana’s Diner, Lawrenceville, PA

 

There dis a Walmart only 20 miles away for all your camping needs/.We really enjoyed our stay at Tompkins Campground.  Ending our evenings with a crackling campfire.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

 

 

2019 Bush Recreatiobn Area, Alexandria, PA

Bush Recreation Area is a small Corp park, nice and quiet.  It has a fair amount of tent and RV sites however, there are only a  few sites which are full service;  water, electric, and sewer.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

The large lake access includes a boat ramp and dock.  There is no marked beach although swimming is allowed.  Because of the dam run off, the water looks murky.  So the idea of swimming isn’t really appealing.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

While we there torrential rains caused the water level in the park to rise  significantly.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

When we arrived at the park the dock was actually right at the shore.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

A fair amount of debris that kept accumulating on shore.  The park workers did a fabulous job cleaning the waterfront up once the water receded.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

The water rose all the way to the first “parking” sign. This was a great way for us to see how the water rose each day.   Although the water did rise quite a bit, the park stayed open, as the entrance was not flooded, although the water did reach the edge of the entrance road.

There are no laundry facilities however, it is a short drive to town for the laundromat.

There was a small group shelter available for groups.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PAPets are allowed, as long as they are on a leash.

 

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Our dogs seem to enjoy camping as much as we do.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

We usually check out how  the dam was constructed at the Corp parks.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

There are so many beautiful parks throughout the U.S. that we have yet to visit any one of them more than once.  Several are on our list for return trips.  Bush Rec is a great place to unwind and relax.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Enjoy your travels and be safe.