Tuesday, August 28, 2012


A week ago when we pulled up to Bob and Deb Cline's farm, we had planned to leave Wednesday or Thursday.  

Ole man Murphy had a different idea.  The weather climbed well into the nineties.  There were air quality alerts which made it impossible for John to be out and about.  

Bob and Deb graciously asked us to stay there until we could travel and John could enjoy being outdoors without putting his health in jeopardy. 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, John and Bob worked on the motorhome.  The generator had been giving us a hard time.  Now, the Genny runs smooth as a kitten!

Monday, Deb and I sat on the deck and were spinning away while watching and listening to the different voices of the sheep.  Oliver, Olivia and Fergus the Australian Sheep Dog got to know each other.  

Tuesday, Deb continued to spin and I brought out my antique circular sock machine.  Being away from my fiber equipment for over a year has created quite a review and relearning experience.  Finally, I feel at home again with my wheel and my CSM.  

Wednesday, John mounted the brackets on the trailer bed for holding the bicycles.  Yeah!  Now, we don't have to have the bikes inside the motorhome while driving!  That was a pain!  

 The gathering was an all day affair, so I got quite a bit of spinning completed.  I was even able to  ply the yarns in to two ply yarn.  Now, I need to decide what I am going to knit with it. 

Yesterday, we arrived at Grand Harbor State Park.  The drive was a short one, thank goodness as we had a late start.  

After our late start, we stopped at Bed Bath & Beyond for coffee pods for the Keurig and a few little, miscellaneous items.  Then, John went in Menards (a Home Depot or Loews for all out west).  

We needed a couple two by fourteen boards for the car to sit on.  Right now since the Miata is a little two seater and sits close to the trailer floor and the door hits the metal rail. Right now, it is hard to exit the Miata after driving the it on the trailer.

Getting to Grand Haven was a breeze.  And what a breeze we have here....simply maaavalous. 

The culture shock really got to us though.  Being accustomed to large, roomy campsites, welllll, let's have a look.  Drum roll please!  And on our left....Does the name Intruder describe our situation?  

This unity is cozily tucked to our right.  We can't say that we have a site with a great view.  But, we are here for just two nights and tonight is the second.  But wait!  I am not finished....

If we were staying here for a full two weeks or even one week, I think I'd be a little bit nuts before the end.  BUT, we are leaving tomorrow.  Ahhh, all is well.

We went to the beach to try to capture a beautiful sunset.  What we got was a so, so sunset.  Here are a few of the photos I took.  Maybe someone will enjoy the sunset at Lake Michigan.  

I enjoy the sailboat with the United States Flag.  It was not in the sunset, but love it anyway.  United we stand!  

T H E . . . . .


E N D  !  

You KNOW John is going to get me when he sees this!  

Good Night and God Bless!


  1. Isn't it Grand Haven State Park? You are in my neck of the woods. Camping is crowded but the walk along the harbor is well worth it!

  2. Great Pictures but you are right John is going to get you for that.

    Unfotunately many campgrouds today are opting for minimal sized sites. Combine that with large rigs with multiple slides and you have problems and a tight fit.

    Having the side rail of the trailer cut and rewelded below the highth of the car door might be a more practicle solution to your trailering needs. Do not totally remove the rail as it adds strenghth to the frame of the trailer. BY putting planks under the car they will have to be fastened down and add extra weight to the trailer. If that trailer is only a single axle unit I hope it has brakes and is strong enough to hold the weight of the car and the trailer otherwise you'll be having big problems real soon.

    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. It has been awhile since I last read your blog. Many new adventures! I'm originally from the "Gold Coast" of Lake Michigan (and have relatives in GH, too!) and miss seeing the sun set. Someday soon it will be much closer and I'll enjoy it again. ;)
    Will you be at Sheep and Wool again this year? If so, I'll see you then.....if not, enjoy wherever you are! ;)

  4. Sounds like you have some wonderful, caring friends. Isn't it a great feeling to know you can rely on your friends.
    That is quite a group on that porch. Lots of memories were made that day I am sure.
    Beautiful sunset!

  5. Glad you figured out a way to get the bikes out of the rig. :)

  6. Glad you figured out a way to attach the bikes outside! :) (If this is a duplicate comment, please delete.)

  7. I can understand the difficulty of being cramped in a campsite. I, too, could only stand it for two or three days.

  8. Hope you like your neighbors - that's really close! After seeing that picture of John, I forgot what else I wanted to say...I was laughing too hard.


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