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Maumee Bay State Park + Gifford Pinchot State Park

Up until this point in our blog recap of our early nomad adventures, the Vandy Vagabonds crew had been mooch-docking in the driveway of Jeremy's family's home in southern Illinois, or in the front yard of NeXus in Elkhart, Indiana. 

At this point, mid-September, we'd had a few fixes done on our rig and - finally - our compost toilet installed by the team at NeXus. (Don't you worry - we'll be sharing a post on just how the toilet's been working and what we think!) It was time for us to head out on the road and get a few days of driving and a few nights of camping under our belt before another week of driveway camping with Alexandra's family in New Jersey.

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Elkhart and Northern Indiana

Once we sold our house and left Nashville, we spent a few weeks in Southern Illinois with Jeremy's family. Those weeks were spent seriously moving in to the Viper, as when we were still in Nashville, Velma was parked on the street we couldn't put our slides out. While we moved in and tinkered around, a few things got added to a "we should probably leave this to some professionals" list which lined us up for another trip to Elkhart, IN. (One of the fun items on this list was installing our Nature's Head compost toilet! We love this thing so much we're going to have an entire post dedicated just to our hippie toilet. You're excited aren't you?)

This being our third stay in Elkhart - and our longest as we arrived just as the NeXus crew was finishing up their fleet headed to the Hershey RV Show - we actually spent quite a fair amount of time out and about in Elkhart and the surrounding towns. 

This post is a wrap-up of our highlights from our 5 night stay in August. If you want to see even *more* pictures, make sure you "like" our Facebook Page as I'll be sharing an album of photos there, too.

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