Danielle and Jay's 2010 Summer Trip travel blog

Danielle and Jay's 2010 Summer Trip

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Welcome to our 2010 summer trip journal. We’re off again in our RV, although we’re leaving earlier than usual this year since we’re taking a tour of Michigan which begins on May 2nd. We’ll be gone a little over 4 months and plan on spending most of our time in the upper mid-west.

We leave Georgetown, TX on Saturday, April 24th to give us a week to get to Yspilanti, MI where our tour begins. We expect to be home on September 3rd.

Our first major stop will be in the St. Louis, Missouri area which we’ve never visited. We can’t wait to see the arch! Then we’ll be heading to the start of our tour and tour Michigan for 20 days with the RV tour company, Adventure Caravans. We’re looking forward to the tour as we took a fabulous fall foliage tour with them in 2006. And our friends, Nancy and Lee, who we met on the 2006 trip are joining us on this tour too.

After our tour, we’re visiting some San Diego friends who have retired to Michigan, then heading to southern Michigan for an RV rally over Memorial Day weekend. Then we head to Iowa, before it gets too warm and visit among many areas, the Amana Colonies. We’ll head to Illinois for 4th of July week, but stay in Wisconsin and visit another area of Iowa to visit the Field of Dreams movie site. After a week in Wisconsin staying on the Wisconsn River, we'll make our way back to Michigan for the month of July.In August, we’ll start heading a bit south to Indiana and Ohio and then Kentucky and finally Tennessee before heading west to home.

We’re visiting a few places we’ve visited in the past, but most of the trip is to areas of the country that we haven’t seen before.

Thanks to all our friends who have contributed to our list of “Must Sees” on this trip. As usual, there will be some unusual and fun things on our trip like visiting the 5000 square foot tree house in Iowa, the multi-state World's Largest Yard Sale and we’ve been told by all our mid-western friends not to miss the experience of trying a Maid-Rite sandwich while we’re in Iowa. In addition to sightseeing, we plan on doing some kayaking, biking, tubing and golfing. So it’s going to be a full summer.

We hope you’ll check back here often. We’ll be posting lots of pictures, so you can see where we’ve been and what we’re up to. Please use the “Leave a Message” area to the right to send us a quick message about this site and our trip. And check out the Guest Book link to see what you and others are saying about our trip. Of course, you can still email us at our usual email addresses.

The RV is packed and Duke is ready to hit the road to sniff his way across the upper mid-west.

We hope y’all have a great summer.....Danielle

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Louisville, KY - The Rally
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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