Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Family Time, Hugs, Rain, and Then Sunshine

Friday, April 20, 2019

Today is "Hug Grandbabies' Day" it is the reason we are stopped here. A short/anxious 35 miles back south and we will spend the day with our son, daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. As much as we love our lifestyle we do miss seeing our children and grandchildren and cannot wait to get there.

The ride.

Three Grandbabies!

It was a wonderful day.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

It RAINED today. The heavy downpour started during the night and lasted most of the day. Which means we had a steady drip coming from the roof leak in the front. 

There is "some" water in the park

and the walking trail above right is a "little" wet.

You have to give these "weekend warriors"  credit as soon as it turned to
only a sprinkle they were out building campfires, walking, and riding bikes.

We spent the day inside dry, warm, and keeping the area under the drip dry.  Not one of our best days especially because of the leak and the rain but it is what it is not everyday can be "sunshine and roses".

Sunday, April 21, 2019 

Happy Easter!

As we drove to St. Clair Shores this morning, we left the park at 7:00AM, we could see blue skies in between the clouds. It is going to be a wonderful Easter. 

While still on M-29 the clouds disappeared and we could see the moon.

We are on our way to Easter Mass with our family at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores. This is their parish, just a few blocks from where they live, and it is beautiful. Stopped at the red light just before the church we watched as they pulled out of their street in front of us.

The Altar area filled with flowers.

Then back home to see what the Easter Bunny brought.

I rarely think to take pictures of the food but we had two wonderful meals today. Breakfast after mass was egg bake, corned beef hash, bacon and toast. For dinner our son made Beef Wellington and added to that was grilled potatoes, asparagus and corn on the cob. We definitely ate well this Easter.

Our daughter and her family.
We did get to talk to them and the cousins all got to visit.
(Looking forward to seeing them in person in a couple of weeks.)

The moon was shining over the river across
from the park when we got back home.

Arriving back this evening we can see that a lot of the RVer's have already left. Check out time here is 1 o'clock so hopefully they enjoyed a fun morning of sunshine before they had to pack up and leave.

Monday, April 22, 2019

The sun is again shining and the sky is a wonderful blue. Tom is having fun dumping some of our grey water; a couple of trips to the dump station with some collapsible containers we purchased for the task. Then he will replenish our fresh water tank. As he is doing that I am sitting her typing this and watching RVer's pack up and pull out of the park this morning. When he is finished we will be heading over to spend time with our family. 

Then it is Monday.

One of several large boats we have seen on the St. Clair River.
This one is headed downriver towards Lake St. Clair.

Driving beside the St. John's Marsh

we spot a Turtle X-ing

and a Muskrat X-ing.
Though in all the years we have driven by here we have never seen
either one. Maybe this year.

I took a ride over to the Selinsky Green Log Cabin with my daughter-in-law.
She is a member of the St. Clair Shores Historical Commission and has talked
about this house several times. Today I had the opportunity to check it out.

She was doing an assignment for one of her Master Classes and it was
interesting to see this lovely small farmhouse museum. 

Our spot here at Algonac State Park.

It was an enjoyable day. I spent a quiet morning here at the park and Tom took care of a couple of household chores. Then we spent the rest of the day with our children and grandchildren which would be the best part of the day. The second best part was sunshine and blue skies.

We are glad you stopped by and we hope you had a nice Easter Weekend with your family.
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.


  1. Gotta love all the family time especially at Easter , we got to see al of ours as well. Nice two g=see the hands growing up. Enjoy the nice weather while we can. Hope you can get you water leak fixed.

    1. It is wonderful to spend time with family. It is amazing how quickly the grandchildren are growing and changing.
      Tom has a plan for the just has to stop

  2. I'm happy that the sunshine adorned you on Easter Sunday as well and what wonderful pictures of the grandchildren. It sounds like you truly enjoyed the visit.
    That is a nice view of the St. Clair River and such a large boat!
    You may have to visit us here to see turtles crossing. Funny that I saw both of those critters yesterday. :)

    1. It was nice to see the sun...:)
      We had no idea such large boats came through this way and there are several a day that go by. We scouted sites today with the hope we will get one with a better view next year.
      Of course you saw both in your yard today. I am

  3. Glad you had such a wonderful Easter. The grandchildren are all so cute.
    I enjoyed the photos of the St. Clair River. I'll bet it's always busy.
    Hopefully you can the leak fixed without too much expense or trouble. Enjoy the rest of your time there!

    1. Thank you, Deb. We think they are all cute but then we may be just slightly biased in our
      We are not here a lot but when we are we do see several large boats go by and lots of little ones out fishing.
      Tom has a plan for the roof.

  4. Gosh ... so much water!!! Spending Easter with the grandkids? Perfect day in my book.

    1. We do have water in Michigan and lots of it, especially in the spring. With all the snow and rain this year it is high.
      It was a perfect day.

  5. Aww Deb what a great catchup! Great pics of the family...those kids are just adorable and I'm sure happy to see their grandparents! That rain!!! Those puddles!! Beautiful campsite and campground though! The little museum is cute too..glad you got to see it. I know Rachael will be happy to see you too!!

    1. Thanks Shirley. The rain just keeps coming, in fact as I write this it is coming down pretty good. It is a nice campgrounds even though the sites are tight. On Monday I will be missing this crew and looking forward to making our way further north.

  6. So much fun to visit with the grandkids ... lucky you!

    1. We do feel lucky to be able to spend time with our grandkids. Love the lifestyle and would not change it but miss them all a lot.

  7. Three beautiful Grands you have there. They look very happy to see you.
    Lots of action along the River. That will keep you entertained. Hope it's not too wet.....or you can enjoy your time there.

    1. Thank you, I know we were happy to see them. The movement on the river is entertaining and it was a nice surprise. I do not think we need to worry about too dry just glad we are on solid ground.