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Old 08-14-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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I thought the hard part would be getting the motorhome, but I am having one heck of a time now trying to decide where to go! Too many possibilities, not enough knowledge!

Help me find some destinations for a week or two from the Cincinnati area. We're newbie drivers of a 35 ft Class A. Retired folks. Have done very little traveling except spending 5 winters in Florida. We will not be pulling a toad. We could do Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky,
Michigan. Would like to make maybe 2 or 3 stops and then come home. Have thought about Pipestem West Virginia, Western coast of Michigan, Northern Ohio. Just can't make a daggone choice!
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I thought the hard part would be getting the motorhome, but I am having one heck of a time now trying to decide where to go! Too many possibilities, not enough knowledge!

Help me find some destinations for a week or two from the Cincinnati area. We're newbie drivers of a 35 ft Class A. Retired folks. Have done very little traveling except spending 5 winters in Florida. We will not be pulling a toad. We could do Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky,
Michigan. Would like to make maybe 2 or 3 stops and then come home. Have thought about Pipestem West Virginia, Western coast of Michigan, Northern Ohio. Just can't make a daggone choice!
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:56 PM   #3
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Junebug4743, welcome to irv2.com.

I'm probably not a good one to give advice because, even as full-timers, one of our favorite places to go is Caesar Creek State Park off I-70 just north of Cincinnati. That may be a little too close to home for you, but Ohio has some of the best state parks in the country as far as I we are concerned! You could easily do a nice little tour of 4 or 5 state parks and not even leave your home state - Salt Fork, Deer Creek, Buck Creek, Geneva on the Lake, West Branch, etc. Golden Buckeye and Cardinal Camper Card holders can receive discounts on camping fees.
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If I were in your shoes, I'd like to take the coach on a easy trip. Consider this for a two week trip:
1. Northeastern Indiana - The Amish country around Shipshewana area.
2. Continue straight North through Michigan to the Mackinaw Island area.
3. Just North of Mackinaw is Sault Ste. Marie. If you have never seen the locks in action, it's a nice stop.
4. Now go South, but take Rt 31 to a bit South of Traverse City. You should now have your fill of the back country following the lake.
5. Pick up Rt 115 over to Cadillac.
6. Take Rt 115 to Grand Rapids.
7. Take I96 to Lansing.
8. Time to go home.

Each of these areas has a unique flavor and attractions to please your touring spirit. I do not know your like/dislikes so I'm hesitant to suggest any details. A Google search should help you determine the specifics of the trip. The Michigan Welcome Center on I69 is one of the best I've been to. They have rows and rows of brochures. Ask the attendant for help or you will be ther for hours.

Good luck and many happy miles.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:27 PM   #5
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Keep the suggestions coming folks, my courage is coming back! What's wrong with me, I'm a child of the 60's!
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:04 PM   #6
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Well, child of the 60's, you could just get in and start driving, and see what suits your fancy! Live every moment!

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Old 08-15-2007, 09:39 AM   #7
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Junebug,
I forgot to mention I envy your location. Go in any compass heading and your adventure begins almost immediately. I live in South Florida. It is 332 miles to Georiga and 684 miles to Mobile. This is like a commute I must travel anytime I want to go somewhere. Same road, same view, many miles and fuel $s just to get out of the state. Enjoy your travels.
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:26 AM   #8
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Junebug,
Try Gettysburg, Pa., for a few days, than go to the Lancaster area.
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I hear ya Gary, we owned a house in Naples for 5 years, lots of trips up and down 75, sold it about a year and a half ago (before the bottom fell out!) and I can't say we miss that drive, only miss the weather in the winter and some family there. But, now we've got a home on wheels and can always visit!
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Junebug4743- How about first heading down I-75 to Lake Norris (exit where the big green Dinoshaur is) Lake Norris is great. Then head east to Virginia. Lot of nice scenery in the mountains. Next, head up the coast to Maine and then home. On the way home stop of in the PA. mountains.
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These are all wonderful suggestions, thanks so much, I'm feeling much less intimidated!

Also,I'm proud to say I actually drove it today, only a 19 mile test drive, part on a 4 lane highway, then on some of the cowpath roads around our farm. Darling husband did his best to keep quiet!
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Wow! Well done, Junebug! I'm impressed!
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Way to go, Junebug! Drive that baby!

I drove our Suncruiser before we moved 'up' a notch to a 39' DP. I drove yesterday for about an hour across SouDakota I-90 (wide open spaces)...gave it back to DH at a rest stop. Don't ya know it, the next 20 miles were under construction and our WB lane moved over to the EB lane..and it got real cozy. Glad I didn't have to do that!

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