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Aug 5, 2018 - Shipwreck Museum - Point Iroquis Light Station

We like to stay at a campground for two to three days to see the area. We went to the Point Iroquis light state and the shipwreck museum, this museum had the bell of the Edmund Fitzgerald that sunk just out off shore from the museum that was built years later. We ate at a little small place that was great, we love to try out places that have different foods.

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Aug 1, 2018 - BIG RED

Today we drove to Holland , MI for our first day of our vacation where we had a reservation at a state park in Michigan. This is summer time and most of the parks around lakes are filled for the summer months. We are at Lake Macatawa campground near Holland , Michigan going to stay a few days before heading to upper Michigan.

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Aug 22, 2016 - Holland State Park

Holland State Park is situated on the west coast of the Michigan mitt. This will be the last of our Great Lakes visits. We arrived too early for check-in, so we left the RVs in a parking lot while we strolled the streets of downtown Holland. We spent our last Michigan evening taking in the beautiful golden sunset at the beach where we snapped pictures of the “Big Red Lighthouse”, our final lighthouse photo shoot.

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Aug 5, 2016 - Going Dutch

Why do the Dutch wear wooden shoes? This and other questions were answered on our tour of Windmill Island in Holland, Michigan today. (The answer is that there was a time in Europe in the 1600s when hoof and mouth disease was killing cattle. Leather was scarce and leather shoes were expensive. In order to protect their shoes, the Dutch wore big wooden shoes over their leather shoes.) Even though I've been to the city of Holland many, many times since I met Jerry in 1972, (his parents moved there from Chicago when they retired) neither of us...

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Jul 18, 2015 - A Short Trip to Holland, Michigan

Leaving home for a 2-3 month trip involves a lot of things including making time for special events that may occur during the time we are away. We flew to Holland, Michigan to celebrate Jerry's brother, Nick's, 80th birthday. It was actually in January but with the many snow storms in western Michigan in the winter it seemed like a good idea to plan for the celebration in July when he would be 80 1/2. Late Thursday afternoon we took Penny to a really nice veterinary hospital In Great Falls, MT where she would stay until we picked her up on...

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Aug 23, 2014 - Holland, MI

Holland, Michigan is our last stop with our little group. We camped at Dutch Treat Campground and went into Holland to have lunch and to walk around the town. The following day we went to the Farmer's Market which was one of the best we have seen. Lots of good looking vegetables, fruits, and flowers. We bought a few things including blueberry donuts. We then went to Windmill Island Gardens which is the site of an authentic Dutch windmill which was brought over from Amsterdam. Because so many windmills were destroyed in WWII, Holland...

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Aug 22, 2014 - Holland, MI

We drove only 76 miles to Holland, MI. There is much history in this village. It was originally settled in 1847 by a Dutch minister, his family and congregation. In 1871 a fire destroyed most of Holland's commercial buildings. In 1890 the village started to build more buildings due to a boom in the furniture industry and in the 1980s, downtown Holland restored many of its original buildings. One thing that was amazing is that the area downtown is snow free in the winter. There is 125 miles of plastic tubing that runs beneath the streets and...

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Jul 30, 2014 - Holland, MI - Farmers Market and Scrap Sculpture

(Ron Writing) This morning we went to check out the Holland, MI farmers market in downtown Holland. It was another very nice market with many vendors selling lots of great local produce. They have a nice venue with a large open area covered by shade roofs. We didn’t need much after just stocking-up in Flint but Elena found a few items. We also walked up and down Pine Ave. to view the scrap metal art created by the late Stuart Padnos. Stuart’s father Louis emigrated from Russia to the US by way of the Netherlands around 1900. He founded a...

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Jul 29, 2014 - Holland, MI - Windmill Island Gardens

(Ron Writing) We hadn’t planned to spend much time in the Grand Rapids / Holland area since we were here for the tulip festival in 2009 and spent several days seeing most of the sights. But we really wanted to go back to a restaurant we enjoyed back then and also last night Elena’s research turned up another interesting place we hadn’t seen. This morning we drove from Grandville to Holland, MI and had a late breakfast / early lunch at deBoer’s Dutch Brothers Restaurant and Bakery. It was very crowded so other folks must like it as much as...

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Jul 21, 2014 - Holland, Michigan

Since we only had a little over an hour drive, Jay decided to go bike riding before we left for our next stop. Rocky and I spent a quiet morning at the RV and took one last walk around the lake. Then we were off to Holland. Needless to say, there is a lot of Dutch influence in Holland. Although we are here too late for the tulip festival which we attended another year, there are still many touristy things to do. We left Rocky in the RV and headed out to two places we had visited the last time we were here but they were worth going back to....

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Aug 26, 2013 - A Few Days in Holland, Michigan

Last Friday we drove from the Chicago area to Holland, Michigan, about a 4 1/2 hour drive. We enjoyed beautiful weather and time with Jerry's brother, Nick, and other relatives. We did a lot of different things from enjoying a delicious Sunday brunch at a European style restaurant, visiting the Holland Museum and walking along the shore of Lake Macatawa. We also attended an Open House at Nicole's new house (a Grand Niece married a couple of years ago) near Battle Creek and we were led on a bicycle tour of Zeeland, Michigan by another Grand...

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May 16, 2013 - Holland Michigan Tulips

Well we left the Factory and Shipshawana to go to Holland to see the tulips...it was an easy drive just less than 2 hours up here....We enjoyed the visit to Holland and even found a frozen yogurt store....yummy....Tomorrow we will head to Empire just in time for the Asparagus Festival!!! Fun time will keep you up to date on whats happening....

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