Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!.....(We are in Michigan Plus Two Days...Catching Up)

Wishing Each of
 You a Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

So after a quite night we pulled out of the Walmart in Bryan, OH. We headed a couple of miles south and then turned East on US 6.  Today's ride is only 88 miles and the RV Park we are headed for, Harbortown RV Resort near Monroe, MI, describes their sites as level and paved. We are feeling confident this park is going to work out. Again more money then we care to spend but we need a place to land for a couple of days before we head further north to the Michigan State Park we are booked at for eleven days.

We are on US 6 in Ohio heading East.

Then a head there was bridge construction. Two bridges to be exact. We
immediately thought of the two bridges driving into the Imperial Dam LTVA
in Arizona.  Those had been very narrow to get through and the barrels at the
end were over the lane one of which we hit. These two as you can see
were wide and and the barrels were place on the outside of the lane. 

Continuing on our way under lovely blue skies 

the one thing we noticed different from a few days ago
 the trees are just starting to bud

and there is not a lot of green to be seen out the window.

I cannot believe I actually got the picture.
I thought for sure I had missed the engine. 

Going by Perrysburg

then again after merging onto I-75.

In no time we were going around Toledo.

Then the sign we have been waiting to see
and since we tow a Jeep I decided to include this one.
We are still about 470 miles from where we call home but
we have crossed into Michigan. 

Our exit

and where we will call home for the next two nights.

Looking down the row at the end of our site.

There we are parked on a paved driveway
that was long enough to leave the Jeep hooked up.

So ended our day. No sunset we were under grey skies but we are parked and have full hookups.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Our first day back in Michigan and we pretty much did nothing. Cleaned a little and did a couple batches of wash. Tom actually put up the Antennae and watched some television and neither of us could remember the last time we turned it on. It rained a little during the day but overall it was a relaxing day.

I went out near the time the sun was setting.
Out towards the east the clouds had made a swoosh.

Looking south there was a slight break in the clouds

and to the west just a little bit of pink just above the horizon.
I would rate today a good day.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Today we will make the trip up I-75 and connect with I-94 to reach our next destination in 92 miles and where we will stay for 11 days. During this time we will spend time with our son, daughter-in-law, and three of our grandchildren. The oldest will make his First Communion the Saturday after Easter and we feel blessed to be here to see it happen. Tom unhooked our utilities and just after 11 o'clock we were on I-75 heading north.

The Stinger "B" is ready for the I-94 challenge.

If you click on the picture and enlarge it you should be able to see
the two ducks swimming in the pool.

On I-75

and we can see Detroit in the distance.

Then we are on I-94

and there is the inevitable construction.

Passing St. Clair Shores we will back here tomorrow.

Having turned at our exit onto 26 Mile Road/Marine City Highway then onto
Marsh Road  we are remembering why we had said when we checked out
this park last fall this was not the best way to come. The longer route was
a better choice. Not "Hazel's" fault she gave us the two choices.

After turning right on to M-29 in a few miles we are at the park.
That is the St. Clair River on the left.

Tom on the phone checking us in.
We are wondering if there is someone in the building during the summer.
We will find out when we head back this way in June.

Our next stop was at the Campground Host's site were we picked up a map of the sites and were to get water. There are several water faucets throughout the campgrounds the only problem is you cannot hookup a hose to any of them. The only thing they are good for is to fill up a jug which is pretty useless if you want to fill up a fresh water tank on a motor home. There is presently only one spot were you can hook up a hose and we had to go back out to the dump station just behind the above building to fill up our fresh water tank.  This is a decent park and the Stinger "B" has all her wheels on gravel so we will not be sinking into the grass. We have a 50 amp electric hookup, we can get water and use the dump station. The sites are tight and from what we can see it is a popular place for families. One last thing which is not an issue this stay, and we will make a note for future reference, from what we can tell we are in the only site without a fire pit or picnic table. In the future not being able to have a fire with our grandchildren here would not be fun. Once it stops raining and the weekend people pull out we will be taking a walk around looking at the various sites and making notes. I did already check out the site we have reserved for June and we will have a fire pit and picnic table. So in the end this may not be a perfect park but it works for what we need and it is only about 40 minutes north of our family. I think we will be happy here and our grandchildren will enjoy coming to visit and staying with us in the summer.

Glad you stopped in for a visit. 
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.


  1. What a nice area to hang out for a while not far from family. Love the Michigan state parks we camped in quite a few of them many years ago.

    1. It is a nice area and being somewhat close to family is the bonus. We do like our State Parks and over the years have spent quite a few nights in them. Back in the day, and they still have them, there was a lot of grass spots for tenting.

  2. Your drive from through Ohio and around Detroit pictures are familiar as that was the route we took just a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy your time with family over the few days and Happy Easter to you all.

    1. We thought the same thing when we read Patsy's blog about your last miles to get back into Ontario, lots of familiar landmarks. Hope you enjoyed your Easter.

  3. Good job on the overpass train catch and the Toledo overpass with the rocket! I'm often too slow for some of those. Nice to see the extra attention though after seeing all the beautiful ones in N.M.
    The first park looks lovely with those large paved sites and I'm sure you will be fine at this one for 11 days. So, come June how long will you stay? Is that your summer location then?

    1. Enjoy the visits with the children and grandchildren.

    2. I know what you mean about being to slow it seems like the minute I put the camera down that is when I see something I would like a picture of. Just luck I got those
      In June we will be here for 15 days which is the length we can stay, if we want to stay longer we have to leave this park for 5 days before we can spend another 15. No this will not be our summer location we will be here hoping our new grandbaby comes during those days. As of right now the summer location will mostly be the driveway. Though we are hoping that will change.

  4. We go to Algonac often to see the freighters. It's fun to watch the boats handle the strong current.

    1. It is fun to see the freighters go by they seem to fill the river. Do you live near by?
      We will be here a couple more times this year if you come to watch the boats and see the Stinger "B" feel free to knock on the door. We would enjoy meeting you.

  5. Happy Easter to you and yours!!!! Like Bill, I too have a sense of familiarity with some of your photos. We too took some of those roads and witnessed those sights as well. Enjoy the time with your family!!!! Stay safe.

    1. Hope you and Riley had a nice Easter. Like I mentioned to Bill, we also see the familiarity in the sites when we read about your trip from Ohio, into Michigan as you make your way home to Ontario. Take care.

  6. I remember driving around Detroit. I'm glad it's you and not me! LOL
    Happy Easter ... I know you will have a great time with your family!!

    1. Happy Easter to you, also! We would prefer to avoid Detroit, as a rule we would prefer to avoid any large city, but a necessary "evil" to get where we really wanted to be. We had thought about a round about route and then decided it just was not worth the extra miles and time.

  7. Glad you had a Safe trip to the Michigan State Park.
    Hoping you have an Enjoyable Easter with the Family.

    It's about time.

    1. Thank you it was nice to make it safe and sound...:)
      We did have a nice Easter with family. Hope you and Kathy did, also.