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Monday, August 15, 2011

Michigan Visit (June -August) 2011

Groveland Oaks Campground
Tiger Fans
Since this was once our home state, we will summarize our visit which will take us through most of the summer in warm, sunny Michigan.  We discovered two new private parks which were not too bad.   There was Haas Lake RV Campground in New Hudson and Lansing Cottonwood Campground (a former KOA park) in  Lansing not too far from MSU campus where Kelsey will be attending her Senior year.  They were both pretty nice and had most of our amenities. We also stayed at a couple of county parks in Oakland County.  Groveland Oaks near Holly and Addison Oaks north of Rochester. One of our membership parks in St. Clair near Port Huron has a great pool for when the weather calls for it. Our  20th annual family camp trip with our dear Michigan friends led us to Sleepy Hollow State Park north of Lansing.  How could we forget that there was no internet; cell phone coverage was bad and no water hookups from last year.? It's a weekender campground, not for full-time RVers. We should have checked our blog!!!!   We also spent time with relatives and old neighbors who were kind enough to put up with us and provide us with electricity.  And we spent the usual time doing the dental appointments, visiting old stomping grounds, made motorhome repairs, Tiger games, a little golf, disc golf as well and some casino visits, and even got in some nice bike rides on some awesome trails.  We also had 3 graduation parties and 2 weddings to attend for various friends & family members.  We lost a very dear friend/neighbor to lung cancer but we were grateful to spend some quality time with her before she passed away, to whom Mike was growing his long hair for.
Our daughter, Kelsey returned home safely from Spain and filled us in on all her adventures.  Of course her beautiful pictures were posted on her facebook page which we followed while she was there.  August we spent time in East Lansing to move her out of her house one week; then back into her new apartment a couple of weeks later.  We were able to celebrate her 21st birthday then it was back to college on the 31st for her.  
Nankin Mills Nature/Built by Henry Ford
Sleepy Hollow S.P.
Avoca Wadhams Rail to Trail
Camping was not without the usual life events.  The weather was great -- July being the hottest month on record.  Summer flew by and we were planning our "get out of winter" destination to Florida.  But a surprising email from our old boss in California (Christmas Trees from Oregon) asked if we would like to sell trees in Corpus Christi, Texas so we agreed.  Winter in Texas it will be.  We'll stay here in Michigan to enjoy the fall colors and have some good ole' cider and donuts for sure!!   The most difficult part would be to say good bye to our family, our relatives and our friends.  But we shall be returning in 2012 for Kelsey's graduation in May, just in time for the warm summer months which we will enjoy together once again.  

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