Lake Superior Circle Tour

We left Bill and Joan Richard’s wonderful KOA park and headed up and around Lake Superior.     The Lake Superior Circle Tour is not something we had planned to do, but someday we will finish the whole tour.


Along the way, we passed through White River, Ontario “Birthplace of Winnie The Pooh”. Couldn’t miss a chance to see the museum and park.    Thousands of Winnie items!  And the curator was full of knowledge, as you would expect.


Of all the Moose we have seen, this is the first Bull Moose.   Beautiful.    And, he stayed out of the woods long enough for me to snap about a dozen shots as we passed by.


Lake Superior!


Beautiful Ontario Scenery nearing Nipigon, Ontario where we stopped for the night!



On The Road Again!


Raymond and I are on the road to Alaska.    After a delay leaving TN and a very slow trek North,  we crossed the Canada border at Sault Ste Marie on 31 May 2016.   It’s been hard for me to get back into blogging, so I figured I’d start simple.

This Robin found his own private water supply and the site next to us in Perrysburg, OH. He returned many times!

Pardon the blog structure – it is under construction.  Hoping to simplify the way it looks and make easy searching for campgrounds, etc.

Roast Chicken

Place 1 Whole Chicken in a glass dish.

I add water to the bottom, so I can make gravy.

Sprinkle the chicken with your favorite spices.

Convection Roast @ 375-400 degrees for 80 minutes.

Since each oven is different, check for done-ness of your ‘bird’….Roast longer is necessary!

Chicken should come out done in the middle and around all bones AND Crispy on the outside.





Places Stayed


23 March FL Gateway RV, Jasper, FL

April ECRally, Deer Run RV Resort, Crossville, TN

7-13 October HDT Rally, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS


16-20 January Tampa RV Supershow, FL State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL

4 April Lee’s Country Campground, White Springs, FL

6 April ECR-Deer Run, Crossville, TN

27-29 May Sunset King Lake, DeFuniak Springs, FL

30 May NS Pensacola, FL (military only)

August? Charleston County Park, Charleston, SC


16 March Harvest Moon, Adairsville, GA

17 March Knoxville, TN

18 March-16april Deer Run RV Resort, Crossville, TN

16-19 April SKP Raccoon Valley, Heiskell, TN

20 April Yogi Bear Jellystone, Scottsburg, IN

Repair/Upgrades in LaGrange IN & Elkhart, IN

1-7 May Grand Haven RV, Grand Haven, MI

8-11 May KOA St Ignace, MI

11-13 May Ogston’s RV Park, Saginaw, MN

14-15 May Grand Forks AFB, Minot, ND

16 May Cottonwood Inn & Suites/RV Park, Glasgow, MT

17-24 May KOA St Marys, MT (East Glacier)

25 May-5 June Bow Rivers Edge, Cochrane, AB

6 June Sagitawah, Whitecourt, AB

7-8 June Northern Lights, Dawson Creek, AB

9 June Triple G Hideaway, Fort Nelson, AB

10 June Nugget City, Fort Watson, YT

11-13 June Pioneer Park, Whitehorse, YT

14-16 June Sourdough Campground, Tok, AK

17 June-6 July Nugget, Anchorage, AK

7 – 13 July Stoney Creek, Seward, AK

14 July-4 August Riverview RV, North Pole, AK

5-9 August Chicken Gold Camp & RV, Chicken, AK

10 August Destruction Bay Lodge & RV Park, Destruction Bay, YT

11 August Yukon Motel & RV Park, Teslin, YT

12 August Mountain Shadow, Iskut, BC

13-15 Aug Bear River RV, Stewart, BC/Hyder, AK

16 Aug Shady Rest RV Park, Houston, BC

17 Aug Country RV, Lac Le Heche, BC

18-24 Aug Bellingham RV Park, Bellingham, WA

25-26 Aug Sun Lakes RV, Coulee City, WA

27 Aug Blue Lakes RV, Naples ID

28-29 Aug Columbia Falls RV Park Columbia Falls, MT – West Glacier

30-31 Aug KOA St Marys, MT

1 Sept Lincoln Road RV Park, Helena, MT

2-7 Sept KOA, West Yellowstone, MT

8 Sept KOA Montpelier, ID

9 Sept KOA, Rawlins, WY

10-23 Sept Mt Princeton RV, Buena Vista, CO

24 Sept-7 Oct Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, CO

8 Oct-12 Nov 2014 HDT Rally, Hutchinson Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

12 Nov Little Sahara State Park, Waynoka, KS

13 Nov KOA Burkburnett/Wichita Falls, TX

14 Nov Bent Tree RV Park, Lampasas, TX

15 Nov-15 Mar Summit Resort (RCI), Canyon Lake, TX (site 38)


15-18 March SKP Park, Livingston, TX

19-22 March Shady Pines RV Park, Texarkana, TX

23 March Delta Ridge RV, Forrest City, AR

24 March KOA Hurricane Mills, TN

25 Mar-27Apr ECR, Deer Run, Crossville, TN

28 Apr-30 Nov Riverbreeze RV Campground, Marion, NC

30 Nov New Green Acres RV, Waltersboro, SC


27-31 March SunCoast Designers, Hudson, FL (defog & reseal 7 windows)

31 March home of Chris & April Sedlak, Lake Butler, FL

1-2 April Harvest Moon RV Park, Adairsville, GA

3 April – 15 May April ECR, Deer Run, Crossville, TN

16-19 May  Bob’s in Moores Hill, IN  

19-21 May KOA Wayanopeka, IN

22-25 May KOA Perrysburg, OH

26-31 May KOA Roscommon, OH

31 May – 6 June KOA Sault Ste Marie, Ontario  

7 June Stillwater RV Campground, Nipigon, ON

8-11 June  KOA Thunder Bay, ON  

12- June Oak Lake RV Campground & Service Center, Kerrick, Minnesota  



Hasselback Potato’s My Way


Baking Potato


Spices – you favorite

1 teaspoon Butter or drizzle a little Olive Oil.


Scrub potato and slice very thin the length of the potato.

Slice fresh Onion and place inbetween each (or most) of the potato slices.

Sprinkle with your favorite spices and add Butter or drizzle Olive Oil.

Wrap in aluminum foil.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place potato’s on a baking sheet and into the oven during preheating.

When up to temperature, bake for 45 minutes in your Convection Oven.   If you like a softer potato, bake for 55 minutes.


Italian Roasted Vegetables

  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Convection Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine all ingredients in large bowl; toss to coat.
  2. Spread vegetables in single layer in shallow baking pan. Bake 10 minutes or until crisp tender, turning once.

IF using a Conventional Oven:

Add a couples of extra minutes to cooking time.

Pizza from the Convection

Flatbread from your local Deli

Marinara Sauce

Onions, chopped and sauteed

Green Pepper, chopped and sauteed

Black Olives, sliced

Mushrooms, sliced


Italian Meatballs, if frozen heat as pkg instructs and then crumble

Olive Oil

Mozzarella, freshly grated through large grate

Heat convection to 400 degrees.   Drizzle Olive Oil lightly on Flatbread and bake for 4 minutes.

Carefully remove from hot oven and build your pizza with your favorite ingredients.   We used the following in order from flatbread to top:

Spoon on thin layer of Marinara Sauce

Crumbled Italian Meatballs


Green Pepper

Black Olives



Topped generously with Mozarrella

Return to hot Convection Oven and bake for 7 minutes.

Slice, Serve and Enjoy!

(Standard Oven:  Bake crust for 6 minutes and when you return with ingredients on flatbread bake for 9 minutes).