Saturday, September 11, 2010

We Made Our Move, Move

Thursday was “Road Day” and we made our move from Van Riper State Park to McLain State Park. We’ve had this reservation for over a month. I make our reservations online using available campground maps and information to determine which site number will suit our needs.


View of Lake Superior from Mc Lainmclain

We prefer “open” sites without trees or very few trees because of our roof top satellite and our dependency upon the Internet and TV. You never know what you’re really getting until you get there and take a look.

We went to our reserved site #60, took a look, decided to go ahead and  set up. There was only one tree that looked like might be close to interfering. We went through our normal routine, got all the slides out, moved furniture around, and started the satellite search. Well, you guessed it, no reception. That one tree got us. Carol, Sophie, and Joe went on foot patrol for another possible site. They found one just a short ways further down that should work. Carol drives back down to the Ranger Station and notifies them of our move. We go through our routine of packing/moving things around for moving and make our move. Fortunately, the new site works great for us. Only problem is, our cell reception is poor and intermittent.

Problem with little or no cell reception is, I’ve been struggling with a stopped up ear for six weeks or longer and Carol has an abscess on her arm that looked infected so our plans were to get set up and call some doctors in the area that accept our Insurance. Ended up driving back into town (9 miles) for dinner since it was “Road Day” and Carol didn’t feel like cooking. By the time we got there it was too late in the day and the Doctors Offices were closed. Long story short, we made it to two different Doctors yesterday and I have an ear infection and Carol ended up in her Doctors care (10 miles in opposite direction) for over two hours.  Pretty much took up the whole day as I had to take her back to the house then drive 9 more miles to Wal-Mart Pharmacy to get all the prescriptions filled. We all know what that’s like at Wal-Mart Pharmacy (just like the Post Office). Waiting, Waiting, and Waiting.

Good news, we’re both feeling better today, and tomorrow will be even better. Life Is An Adventure!



  1. here's to the adventure!!..hope you are both on the mend soon and can enjoy your extended stay..looks like a lovely park!!

  2. waiting at the Wal-Mart Pharmacy is never fun. Glad you are feeling better!

  3. Hope you both feel better soon so you can enjoy that beautiful campsite.

  4. Glad you are both feeling better!

    MIke & Gerri (happytrails)

  5. Hope ya'll are both back to normal soon, maybe even better than normal. I think it's about time to head back to Texas and some good ole BASS FISHIN. Enjoy ya'lls updates.

  6. Looks like a beautiful park to me. My kind of place. I like all those trees, but we don't have the tv and internet hook-ups to worry about. I am going through the same ear and sinus thing. I dropped my prescrptions off and will pick them up tomorrow. We have about 10 miles both ways also.

  7. B.W. and Carol, Thanks for following a Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings: An RV Adventure. I hope that you enjoy our journey with us. Glad you got all those medical issues taken care of and are the road to mending! Take care...


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