Category: Trips

We Moved Out of Our House to Live in an RV! – First Week on the Road

Our Story Why we want to live in an RV Hello! For those of you who don’t know us, we are Kyle, Julia, and Ellie Ganze.  We also have two large dogs, Radar and Lily, and a crazy cat named Henry. We currently own a house in Belvidere, IL.  Julia has lived in northern Illinois […]

Palisades State Park Camping (South Dakota)

Palisades State Park After our stay at Badlands National Park this past June, we headed East to Palisades State Park in South Dakota.  A few days beforehand, I looked into places to stay for this night.  We knew of a few places that we could stay for free, like the Cabella’s in Mitchel, SD.  The […]

Governor Dodge State Park Camping With Dogs (WI)

Governor Dodge State Park Having two dogs means that we are always making our plans with them in mind.  When we found beautiful Governor Dodge State Park within 100 miles of our house, that is known for being dog friendly and having beautiful scenery, we had to check it out. Location Governor Dodge State Park […]

Camping at Badlands National Park – Cedar Pass Campground

Badlands National Park Camping Badlands National Park was one of the destinations of our family vacation this year.  Neither Julia or I (or Ellie) had ever been to South Dakota, so we had no idea what to expect.  It was definitely something different than anything we have ever seen before. Location The Badlands National Park […]

Great River Bluffs State Park Camping (MN)

Great River Bluffs State Park Campground On the first night of our trip to Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park this May, we stayed at the Great River Bluffs State Park Campground.  None of us had ever been to Minnesota before, so we were very excited to check it out! Location Located in the town of […]

Ottawa Lake Campground – Kettle Moraine State Forest (Wisconsin)

Ottawa Lake Campground A few weeks ago we loaded up and headed north, to Ottawa Lake Campground.  This campground is within the 22,000 acre Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit.  We reserved a site several months ago, due to the popularity of this area.  And it sure was worth the wait!  If you would like […]

Rock Cut State Park – Our First Time Winter Camping

Winter Camping at Rock Cut State Park When Julia and I decided to plan our first camping trip of the year for this weekend, the weather forecast was 60 – 70 degrees with a chance of rain.  As the week went on, the weatherman kept lowering and lowering the projected high temperature.  By the time […]