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Hi, we’re Suze and Lee Weaver

We hope you will join us as we transition from our very "normal" life to something a little less traditional. We are not experts in downsizing, minimalism, early retirement, or full-time RV living. In fact, we’re not experts in anything! Our goal for this blog is simply to share our travels and adventures with our friends and family. Along the way we hope to continuously learn, grow, and laugh.  

Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery

Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery

Our first stop on our way to the St. Louis BOB was the Maize Valley Winery and Craft Brewery - They are part of Harvest Host program https://harvesthosts.com. This place is part country market, part deli, part restaurant, part winery, part brewery, part farm, and part petting zoo! It’s located in a very rural area somewhere between Canton and Akron.

Market with all kinds of goodies…

Market with all kinds of goodies…

A goat playground

A goat playground

We arrived at about 3pm. It was a warm day and the cold beer tasted great! Suze and I enjoyed a dinner of Beer Bread and Southwestern Salad. They use the left over grains from the brewing process to make the Beer Bread and it was freshly baked and piping hot. Good stuff!

An Alpaca!

An Alpaca!

Maize Valley has space enough for events of all sizes. The parking is great for RV’s and we found a quite spot out in the “field”.

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It’s been a while since we moved Goldie and we thought it would be a good idea to start with an easy day. We left Penn Wood after noon and we were only on the road for 2 hours. We boondocked last night and it was a warm evening. Our Solar is working well and we can basically use everything, except the air conditioner. The Fantastic Fan does a pretty good job of moving the air through Goldie, but it was still a warm night. Suze says we are living like the pioneers!

One of these guys woke us early the next morning.

One of these guys woke us early the next morning.

About the Fantastic Fan - it’s in built into the roof of Goldie and it automatically closes when it senses rain. I guess that’s the fantastic part. It’s a fine fan, but I still think they took some liberties in the naming. We call ours a Pretty Good Fan.

Next Stop is another Harvest Host near Cincinnati - Valley Vineyards.

I was Born in a Small Town...

I was Born in a Small Town...

Leaving Penn Wood.

Leaving Penn Wood.