Friday, July 25 — As Dorothy’s famous line from The Wizard of Oz goes, “there’s no place like home.”  [And get it – see the picture of the rainbow?  Look hard, it was actually a beautiful double-rainbow.]  

The end of the rainbow on Lake Superior
The end of the rainbow – this picturesque scene greeted us in Wes and Jean’s back yard on Lake Superior
... and the other end of the rainbow
… and the other end of the rainbow

As full-time RVers we don’t get to pull into our own home driveway any more, but through a group we joined a couple of years called Boondockers Welcome (I’ll come back to this in a minute), we were able to pull into Wes and Jean’s driveway in Munising, Michigan, and spend the night there at their home. Actually we slept in our RV that was parked in their driveway – the concept is called boondocking… or you may have heard of couch surfing – same idea but ours is with a motorhome.

Through Boondockers Welcome, we now have access to RVers like us who are fellow Boondockers Welcome members.  They live all over North America and are willing to offer their driveway or pad of cement or grass to allow a fellow RVer to spend a night or two.  While Fred and I will surely still seek out Walmart parking lots as we’re traveling and need to find a place to spend just a night, through this network it will be nice to be welcomed and spend a night at a home every once in a while.

Thanks to Wes and Jean, our first boondocking experience was a cinch, and we got great tips for hiking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore the following day.