States visited: 49!

visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800

Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday August 30th

This was to be our longest travel day so far. Google had our drive time as almost 8 hours, we’d prepped the kids and added snacks to the truck, along with a good stock of DVD’s, we didn’t need to worry, they were fine. We left before breakfast and got a good stretch of driving done before lunch. We had no problems crossing the border, other than the customs official’s request to see the grapes we’d purchased in Canada – they were originally from the US apparently, and we were allowed to keep them!

We arrived at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Platte campground) in time for dinner. We had to stop on the way in to fill the tanks with water as this was to be an electric only site – our first non-sewer of the trip, which meant no washing machine and lots more visits to the restrooms and showers.

Our campsite was beautiful, lots of wonderful tall trees, plenty of space and fairly private. The downside, Dave quickly realized, was that lots and lots of tall trees everywhere do not suit the satellites very well. He spent quite some time moving the dish to various locations within our site to no avail: next stop: ranger’s office to find out where the nearest wi-fi location was!

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