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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!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Tonight, we are in a park at Van Buren, OH.  So far we have spent a bit over $240 on fuel to get this far, although about 250 miles of that driving was touring the Smokies area (not with the 5th wheel hooked on).  For a while the price of fuel was higher than we had been paying, then we noticed coming thru' Ohio it was a bit less.  But tonight, we filled up at a Pilot station and it was $4.15.  That is the MOST we've paid yet!

My tongue is doing better, but it has given a whole new meaning to "hold your tongue!".  There is something covering the hole in my tongue I guess you'd have to call it a tongue scab, I don't know what else to call it.  But that spot and under that spot feels like I've got a boulder the size of a truck tire.  And it just happens to be right where your tongue meets the roof of your mouth.  Very handy...not.

Since we had an early spring in Georgia, we are getting to see spring come in two times.  Lilacs are in blossom in Ohio as are the redbuds.  My sister, who lives in lower Michigan, said her lilacs had blossomed and were covered with snow.

Not much more to add for today, other than we are tired and my neck hurts like heck!  Dan said his eyes are bugging out of his head and we didn't even come that far today!  MAYBE HE STILL HAS YELLOW PAINT IN HIS LEFT EYE!?

Does anyone recognize this character????



  1. wilson8:33 AM

    those are the ones that will pick you up and take you to their leader!

  2. Glad you are almost home....I'm imagining by now you have probably left off your trailer at General RV and have long past my little town...just for the record, I haven't seen any mammoth mosquitoes yet, but have seen a few little guys...I have a feeling it will be a bad summer for them!


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