Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Vacation July 1 and July 2

Good morning from the crew of MS Daisy, Sherry and Jay. We are at Timber Ridge campground in Traverse City Michigan since last night.   This is a wonderful campground with friendly hosts and campers.  We took a couple of bike rides around the campground and discovered a covered bridge and a tower for climbing kids. Also there was lots of playground equipment for kids too.  There is a nice pool that was extremely busy with young families.  There was a nice camp store combined with the check in station.  When we called I was told  the cost for one night would be $48, but when we checked in with our Good Sam discount our cost was $36 isn’t that great.

                Sunday night found us at a KOA campground in Allendale MI. in a campground we both found lacking.  It was very dusty, loud, the water quit,  I tripped a breaker on our power panel.  There was two weed filled ponds to fish. When I tried with a twister tail jig I got a big hang up and pulled in several bunches. There were also no nibbles on the rig.  We were only there for one night  and don’t plan to return.  

We traveled yesterday to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and I obtained my life time card to the all the National parks for the same price for a 7 day pass.  This is only available to seniors over 62 WHAT A DEAL!  The Dunes in this park are formed by the winds coming off Lake Michigan.  I read a story in the brochure on how the Indians said the park was formed.

A forest fire in Wisconsin forced a mother bear and her two cubs to flee into Lake Michigan and though they tried only the mother reached the shore of western Michigan.  They believed God formed the two small islands and the Great Bear dune in honor of their struggle.

Sherry piloted Ms Daisy yesterday along the western coast line from Allendale / Grand Haven to the dunes then on to Traverse City where we are camped. WIFI connections are spotty at best so our posts will also be spotty.

I will add photos later when I upload them from the camera

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