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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


We made it to Fort Boonesborough St. Park last night about 4:30.  The temp dropped considerably from Georgia and coming thru' the hills of Kentucky.  It is on the chilly side, but hope to go for a walk later.

We'll be leaving here tomorrow as soon as we get the 5th wheel winterized and hopefully getting close to Durand, Mi...if not a bit further.  Traffic wasn't bad at all yesterday, but we've still got Lexington, Cincinnati and Dayton ahead of us!

Retired One, you asked what type of bird that is...it is a thrush and boy can they run fast!!  But they aren't shy.

Put $100 of diesel in the truck yesterday.  We got about 11.7 mph coming through the hills, so can't complain.  Plus we still had 10 gallons of water on board, so there's about 80 pounds extra weight!

Right how, I'm packing our clothing that we will need while we spend a week with family and friends and clothing for one night in a motel (tomorrow night).  Dan is rearranging the basement so General RV hopefully will have an easy time getting to what they need to get to and so Dan can get to area where the "winterizer" system is.  With the new 5th wheel, there is no need to run the antifreeze into the fresh water tank and pump it from there.  It basically goes right to the pump and then you run your water till everything turns pink.  Sounds easier!  We'll find out in the a.m.

Catch ya later!


  1. Hey Durand MI, is about 7 miles from where I live...lol...glad to hear things are going well, it's supposed to be in the 40's the next few days by my house....so pack WARM!!! lol...

  2. Hi Cathy, Sounds like you are making good time with your travels. Sorry to read about the terrible GA storm- Scary!

    Hope you have a grand time with family and friends soon. I'm sure it will be a treat to see everyone.

    Hope the servicing goes well and the hotel is comfy.

    Cheers, jj


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