I like to fish some, we both love camping in our Shadow Cruiser 25 ft 5th wheel. We travel one day a month with a group from our church who ride motorcycles. We gave up our bike and drive a little 2 seat convertible when we go touring. We also take an annual week long trip with them somewhere. I enjoy the farming most of the time but it can get hectic. Weather can change your plans all too often. I also hunt the many deer that live here after I watch them grow antlers all summer. It is possible to see them every day. Wild turkeys make an occasional appearance. I am prone to strike up a conversation with about anyone. My belief is that I need to make as many friends as possible while I am alive. Its too late after I'm gone.
I have worked for builders some. I was a maintenance millwright in heavy industry for a few years. Welding and steel fabrication are fun for me. I have farmed most of my life and I still do. If you have an issue with your rig maybe we can figure it out.
4 hens and a young Tomcat Mostly black with white chest and feet. His name is Crackers. No pets ever travel with us. Thinking of gettin a dog again. It isn't likely to travel either. Now 2 calves too.
Anywhere Peaceful. Walmarts and truckstops can get scary and noisy.
Clare is the home of world famous "Cops and Donuts" bakery/eatery. Clare has long been known as the "Gateway to the North" here in central Mi. It is in "County Clare" as in old Ireland and the St Patrick's day Irish festival is a big thing locally.
We have a 25 ft Shadow Cruiser 5th wheel. Our tow vehicle is a Toyota Tacoma 4wd 4 door pickup. We often pull a 12 ft aluminum fishing boat behind on short trips around home. No slide outs or funky stuff, although the boat may be full of bikes sometimes. I got a real good deal on the 5th wheel because it had some water damage in a back corner. Having worked in an RV dealership I had an idea how to repair the damage. Not very expensive but very time consuming. It is up and ready to go now though.
Rus and Judy could get along with anyone, and are very pleasant visitors. I'm sure they would be as good at hosting as they are as a guest.
We enjoyed our stay at the farm, it’s a beautiful area. Rus welcomed us and gave us information of the area, even drew us a map!
Clare is a fun town to visit, cops & donuts is a must to visit, it’s 125 years going, one of kind.
Great host and lots of tractors and each has a story. If your rig is greater than 10 ton, use caution due to bridges. His 2022 location will be improved
The Host waved us on to the property with suggestions for set up. His first question was" hope you have a generator". 94 degrees and yes we do. He's very knowledgeable when it comes to parking your rig. He left us to set and and later we had a wonderful time of conversation. The area is quiet and peaceful thistle town had great gas prices!
Although we did not get to meet Judy, we had such a wonderful time visiting with Russ and he was a wealth of information about the local area as well as other places in Michigan that we might want to see. Of course we made the obligatory stop at Cops and Donuts while we were there.
If you have a big rig, be aware that parking might be a little bit challenging. You will be parking on grass and there is a significant incline from the driveway down onto the grassy area. Russ has tons of experience as a driver, though, so he will help you out!
Highly recommend these hosts!
Very quiet and peaceful. We only stayed here one night, but had a nice little conversation with our hosts
We only stayed for one night, but we packed it in! The hosts were so amazing. They were so patient with our boys and gave them so many farm experiences that we would’ve never been able to have. We not only got the farm experience, but we also explored the surrounding areas and had so much fun! We all were disappointed when we pulled away. When we’re back in the area, we will definitely visit again!
Had a nice visit at Rus And Judys Farm. Didn't get a chance to me Judy but Rus was a great host. Helped us get parked (which is a challenge at times with a big rig). His truck driving experience came in handy for us. The farm is quite and a friendly peaceful atmosphere. They are a hard working farm couple with experience with many different skills over the year's. Was enjoyable to hear some of the hobbies they enjoy.
Great hosts. Chatted about life and farm. My dog was happy to be off leash and run and play. Beautiful sunsets and acres of corn and beans... close to Pere Marquette Rail Trail...great cycling. Appreciated the plug in. Hope to see Rus and Judy again.
We enjoyed talking and reminiscing about the old farming equipment. Growing up we had that same old Ferguson tractor. Nice and quiet place to stay.
Rus and Judy were so friendly and welcoming. We definitely would stay here if coming back through Michigan in the future. They were so patient with our two kiddos asking TONS of questions about the farm and it was a real joy to be able to show our boys what a 'real farm' is like. We only stayed for the night, but would have enjoyed staying longer simply to get to know our hosts better.
thank you so much for your hospitality!