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Day 72: Harvest Festival at Brighton State Rec Area.

A lot of people ask us how we manage three kids in such a small space. And I am not ashamed to admit this. They watch TV. Especially in the mornings when things need to get done. And what do they watch? Well, the girls both need to agree on what to watch. If they do not agree, then no TV. That is that. Mila is currently in love with all things Toy Story and Ava prefers Looney Tunes.

And the reason why I am not ashamed is because the kids get to explore the country. City by city. State by state. They walk, run, skip and whine their way across America. And it is exhausting at times, for all of us. So a little downtime is necessary, especially for the grown-ups. The thing I really miss on this trip is having babysitters. We get no break. No, I am not whining. Just telling it like it is. So, for some peace and quiet, the TV works while we are in the Airstream.
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And how do I get some peace and quiet from Luka? Haha, good one!

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Day 71: The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

Since we are staying a good 60 miles from the heart of Detroit, we have to make a trek in if we want to do any sightseeing in the city. We have heard from lots of people that camping in or near Detroit is not great and we would be better off finding a place on the outskirts and just drive in for day trips to see places like The Henry Ford Museum. That is exactly what we are doing today.

Day 71: The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan

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Day 68: Visiting Lake Huron at Bay City, Michigan.

Last night we spent the night at a Walmart in Traverse City. It is the first night of boondocking since we replaced our batteries in Grand Rapids just before we headed to Grand Haven. I also was able to charge up our pair of old batteries while we were plugged into power in Ludington and connected them via the umbilical cord for extra amp hours. They worked great. It is the first time for us to wake up in the morning after running the furnace off and on all night and still be in the green on the monitors. As we start to head south, we will be able to last much longer without having to run the furnace and get better charge from our solar panels.

Day 68: Heading south to Bay City, Michigan.

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Day 67: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Our weekend at Ludington has come to an end and this morning, we are all busy packing up our belongings and getting ready to hit the road again. The girls were sad that their new friends are leaving but we will see them again in a couple of weeks. We are planning to visit them at their homes in Ohio on our way down to Kentucky.

Day 67: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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Day 66: A Beautiful day to hang out with new friends in Ludington.

Last night we sat around the camp fire and chatted with our new friends until late even when the falling ice turned into rain. The fire inside the ring kept us warm on the outside while the beer and wine kept us toasty on the inside. As usual, we are getting a late start of our day and the campground was already looking deserted on this Sunday morning.

Day 66: A Beautiful day to hang out with new friends in Ludington.

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Day 65: Troutstream meets Mali Mish in Ludington, Michigan.

Our first morning here was great although all night long, the wind blowing on the tree tops made acorns fall and crash loudly on the roof of the Airstream. It sounded like the hail we got when were in Asheville, North Carolina a couple of years ago except it was more sporadic. Every time I hear the rustling of the leaves I mentally brace for loud bangs on the roof.

Day 65: Troutstream meets Mali Mish in Ludington, Michigan.

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