Yay! Our Annual Friends Camping finally arrived! This year we went to Shelby/Mansfield KOA https://koa.com/campgrounds/shelby/ … where our annual camping tradition all started. Since our camper is parked permanently at the KOA in Thompson https://koa.com/campgrounds/thompson/ … and their campground was completely booked the weekend we planned on going, we ditched the camper and stayed in… Continue reading 3rd Annual Friends Camping
We had another successful trip out to our favorite camping spot. Even though we were not able to obtain a semi-permenant camping spot this summer we have made the best of these long trips out. The weather in Ohio this summer has been beautiful and hot with lots of sunshine and pool time. We have… Continue reading More KOA Fun With Friends
As the pandemic has continued throughout our world, we made the decision to cancel our trip out to Arizona to see my sister and her family. Arizona has seen a drastic spike in their COVID-19 numbers. My sister and her family are safe and remain healthy. We will reschedule as soon as it is safe… Continue reading Roadtrip Adventure
What a great first trip out. The weather was perfect (a bit chilly at night though). We went out on a Sunday and stayed through a Friday, probably our longest trip out ever. I had a few visitors out this time as well, which made the trip extra special. One of the best hacks I… Continue reading Welcome back to Thompson / Grand River KOA
Wow! This has been quite a year thus far. Starting in mid-March our country announced a pandemic related to a new virus called COVID-19. Starting March 13 Ohio schools were moved to distance learning, business and office buildings began to close, most states mandated a stay at home order. This meant people were instructed to… Continue reading 2020.
This proved to be a true vacation…relaxation, leisurely activities, ice cream, cook outs, pool time, beach time, long walks, exploring and the list goes on. The town we stayed in, New Buffalo, is on the southeast tip of Lake Michigan. An Amtrak Station ran right through the town. Which, as you can imagine, was a… Continue reading New Buffalo, Michigan
I love all the memories we are making with these kids and friends! The kids love each other so much and get along great. Of course, we had to take our friends to our favorite KOA, Thompson/Grand River thompson. Last year we all went to Shelby KOA https://shelbymansfieldkoa.com together, which is amazing as well, but… Continue reading 2nd Annual Friends Camping
It’s here! It’s here! Our first trip out this season has finally arrived. Can you tell we are excited?!?! This was an extra special week here at the Pollak residence. My sister, brother, and their families visited from their homes in Arizona and Illinois. The week was filled with a lot of fun and love.… Continue reading Let The Camping Season Begin!
Thompson/Grand River KOA Wow! This campground was glamorous! Yes, I said campground and glamorous in the same sentence. I even put our name on their waiting list to have a permanent camping site on their grounds… there is a 5 year waiting list! Check out these pictures of this place! The bathhouses, laundry facilities and… Continue reading Thompson/Grandriver KOA
We ventured to a new location for this trip out! Lock 30 Woodlands. Set in the middle of a pine forest, surrounded by an old Ohio Canal Lock, with plenty of hiking space and fresh air. A little more rustic then I am used to, with a lot more bugs then the usual, but it… Continue reading In the Woods.