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September 23, 2022
Clifftop, West Virginia from Cat Patches

Well, miracles never cease. I'm up early this morning...ahead of those other internet hogs. I would never hog a public internet service by uploading dozens of pictures, and taking up all the bandwidth, and generally squeezing the other users out. Or would I?


Well, yes, I most certainly would...and I won't even be sorry because it's vitally important that I show you the sign from when we crossed into West Virginia yesterday. It's a new state for the side of the RV, although we were both so wiped out after we arrived yesterday that ...

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Clifftop, West Virginia from ... Cat Patches

Well, miracles never cease. I'm up early this morning...ahead of those other internet hogs. I would never hog a public internet service by uploading dozens of pictures, and taking up all the bandwidth, and generally squeezing the other users out. Or would I?


Well, yes, I most certainly would...and I won't even be sorry because it's vitally important that I show you the sign from when we crossed into West Virginia yesterday. It's a new state for the side of the RV, although we were both so wiped out after we arrived yesterday that ...

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Mohican State Park from ... Cat Patches

Good evening, my friends! I started this post this morning. We had a long drive today, and so I uploaded the pictures, but didn't include any text. As I'm writing this, I'm sitting in a zone with a very weak cell signal, and questionable park wi-fi. Still, I think I can get this done because the pictures are already there. So let's give it a try. And before I go on, I'll just say this will be my last post for at least a few days. I won't be able to upload pictures here ...

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Mohican State Park from Cat Patches

Good evening, my friends! I started this post this morning. We had a long drive today, and so I uploaded the pictures, but didn't include any text. As I'm writing this, I'm sitting in a zone with a very weak cell signal, and questionable park wi-fi. Still, I think I can get this done because the pictures are already there. So let's give it a try. And before I go on, I'll just say this will be my last post for at least a few days. I won't be able to upload pictures here ...

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September 20, 2022
Midland, Michigan from Cat Patches

It's our last morning in Michigan. When we go to sleep tonight, we will be in Ohio. It will be a first time visit for both of us. Growing up in a military family, we traveled a lot, and so I can't say for sure I've never visited Ohio before. If I did, I don't remember it. For sure, Mike and I have never RV'd in Ohio, and so it will be a new state for our map. 

We finished up our time in Michigan on a high note yesterday. I had the privilege and ...

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Midland, Michigan from ... Cat Patches

It's our last morning in Michigan. When we go to sleep tonight, we will be in Ohio. It will be a first time visit for both of us. Growing up in a military family, we traveled a lot, and so I can't say for sure I've never visited Ohio before. If I did, I don't remember it. For sure, Mike and I have never RV'd in Ohio, and so it will be a new state for our map. 

We finished up our time in Michigan on a high note yesterday. I had the privilege and ...

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September 18, 2022
Holland, Michigan from ... Cat Patches

Quite a storm blew through last night. It rained hard and the wind blew. This morning, I'm seeing some blue sky, although it's too early to tell for sure. I'm hopeful the rain has stopped. (Proofreading my finished post...I'm happy to say the storm has passed.) Poor Mike was hitching up in pouring rain when we left Bayfield, Wisconsin. By the time we were on our way, he was soaked to the skin. We stopped a distance down the road so he could put on some dry clothes. I'm hoping this morning's process ...

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Holland, Michigan from Cat Patches

Quite a storm blew through last night. It rained hard and the wind blew. This morning, I'm seeing some blue sky, although it's too early to tell for sure. I'm hopeful the rain has stopped. (Proofreading my finished post...I'm happy to say the storm has passed.) Poor Mike was hitching up in pouring rain when we left Bayfield, Wisconsin. By the time we were on our way, he was soaked to the skin. We stopped a distance down the road so he could put on some dry clothes. I'm hoping this morning's process ...

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September 17, 2022
Grand Haven State Park from ... Cat Patches

You could get whiplash traveling with us. One day, you're one place. The next day, you're someplace else, miles down the road. This morning we find ourselves parked in an RV parking lot that pretends to be a campground. We're not complaining, though. It's lovely here. It's no wonder so many Michiganders and non-resident travelers have decided to spend their last summer weekend here. 

Yesterday's road looked a lot like this most of the way...straight, with trees lining both sides, a little bit of fall color, and a few Confederate flags thrown in ...

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Grand Haven State Park from Cat Patches

You could get whiplash traveling with us. One day, you're one place. The next day, you're someplace else, miles down the road. This morning we find ourselves parked in an RV parking lot that pretends to be a campground. We're not complaining, though. It's lovely here. It's no wonder so many Michiganders and non-resident travelers have decided to spend their last summer weekend here. 

Yesterday's road looked a lot like this most of the way...straight, with trees lining both sides, a little bit of fall color, and a few Confederate flags thrown in ...

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September 16, 2022
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore from Cat Patches

Yesterday was the day we set aside to explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The kitties were ready for us to leave. It was their morning nap time. Sadie was napping in her catio.


Smitty selected the window hammock for his napping pleasure.


Oh yes, and before I forget, I took some time to iron my latest finished quilt block. This is Block #3 of Stitchin' Wisdom.


Here are the three blocks I have for this quilt so far. The blocks are all the same color...just different lighting for each image.


Okay, and so let's get going. We ...

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday was the day we set aside to explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The kitties were ready for us to leave. It was their morning nap time. Sadie was napping in her catio.


Smitty selected the window hammock for his napping pleasure.


Oh yes, and before I forget, I took some time to iron my latest finished quilt block. This is Block #3 of Stitchin' Wisdom.


Here are the three blocks I have for this quilt so far. The blocks are all the same color...just different lighting for each image.


Okay, and so let's get going. We ...

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September 15, 2022
Traverse City, Michigan from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're in a part of Michigan we've never visited before...as we were yesterday, but I forgot to mention it. From here on, we'll be visiting things we've not seen before, and so you might call this the adventurous part of the trip. At some point next week, we'll leave Michigan altogether and visit some new states. New states are always exciting because we get to add stickers to our USA map. I know...when you're my age, it's important to keep your excitement to the smaller things in ...

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Traverse City, Michigan from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're in a part of Michigan we've never visited before...as we were yesterday, but I forgot to mention it. From here on, we'll be visiting things we've not seen before, and so you might call this the adventurous part of the trip. At some point next week, we'll leave Michigan altogether and visit some new states. New states are always exciting because we get to add stickers to our USA map. I know...when you're my age, it's important to keep your excitement to the smaller things in ...

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September 13, 2022
Moving On from ... Cat Patches

It's been a wet and restful three days here in Munising. We'll be moving on this morning. Our plans include stopping first at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then continuing on to spend a night at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Paradise, Michigan. And with a name like "Paradise," it's gotta be good, right? I'm not sure what that means for internet/cell service, but different people have different ideas of "paradise."

I don't have much to tell you this morning...just a few leftover pictures. I made good on my threat to make ...

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Moving On from Cat Patches

It's been a wet and restful three days here in Munising. We'll be moving on this morning. Our plans include stopping first at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then continuing on to spend a night at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Paradise, Michigan. And with a name like "Paradise," it's gotta be good, right? I'm not sure what that means for internet/cell service, but different people have different ideas of "paradise."

I don't have much to tell you this morning...just a few leftover pictures. I made good on my threat to make ...

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September 12, 2022
The Yooperest of the Yoopers from Cat Patches

 Good morning, my friends. Today I'm writing from Munising in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.


Probably, I should explain the title to this post. When we were in Michigan's Upper Peninsula back in 2014, it was explained to us that inhabitants of the Upper Peninsula were known as Yoopers. It makes sense when you say the letters U-P out loud. And since we spent the last couple of days in the uppermost part of the Upper Peninsula, I figure we were there with the Yooperest of the Yoopers. Look at the map below, and then try changing my mind ...

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The Yooperest of the Yoopers from ... Cat Patches

 Good morning, my friends. Today I'm writing from Munising in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.


Probably, I should explain the title to this post. When we were in Michigan's Upper Peninsula back in 2014, it was explained to us that inhabitants of the Upper Peninsula were known as Yoopers. It makes sense when you say the letters U-P out loud. And since we spent the last couple of days in the uppermost part of the Upper Peninsula, I figure we were there with the Yooperest of the Yoopers. Look at the map below, and then try changing my mind ...

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Tasty Pasties from Cat Patches

It was a gray day yesterday with just a few sun breaks. The temperatures are quite a change from our trek across Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota. All the way we've been running our air-conditioning nearly full time. Here in the Great Lakes region, the heat pump is where it's at. We had some "life" errands to take care of yesterday. We needed to do our grocery shopping, and Mike was determined to find a do-it-yourself car wash where he could wash the layers of bug guts off his beloved truck. I'll admit, the collection of bugs ...

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Tasty Pasties from ... Cat Patches

It was a gray day yesterday with just a few sun breaks. The temperatures are quite a change from our trek across Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota. All the way we've been running our air-conditioning nearly full time. Here in the Great Lakes region, the heat pump is where it's at. We had some "life" errands to take care of yesterday. We needed to do our grocery shopping, and Mike was determined to find a do-it-yourself car wash where he could wash the layers of bug guts off his beloved truck. I'll admit, the collection of bugs ...

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