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Jul 10, 2019 - Hackley and Hume and White River Light station

This morning I went to the towns of Whitehall and Montague to get printing done at the library. I saw the petunia patrol - people out working on the petunia beds along Main Street and in planters hanging from light posts. Then I drove to the White River Light station which was built in 1875. The drive along the lakeshore revealed how high the lake currently is. There are two walkways to Lake Michigan at the light house - to get to each you have to go all along the lake as this the the channel to Lake Michigan and there is no bridge across...

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Jul 9, 2019 - Golf

Ray played golf today at a course right across the road from us. It is breezy in the afternoon, was 57 degrees this morning, so perfect to be out in the afternoon. First opportunity he’s had to play in less than sweltering heat so a real treat. I went to Sams in the AM and stayed home with the cats while he was on the course. We are having a relaxing day today.

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Jul 8, 2019 - Country Dairy

We took at tour of Country Dairy today that was really interesting and not just for kids. This is a Centennial farm meaning it’s been in the same family over 100 years. It also is a complete dairy operation that grows it’s own corn and alfalfa to make it’s own feed, breeds Holstein cows, produces milk that is bottled, made into cheese and ice cream all on site. This way they control the quality of every ingredient and do not buy milk from other farms and do not sell milk except under their own brand. We learned the entire corn plant is...

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Jul 7, 2019 - Milwaukee Clipper

We took an extensive tour of the Milwaukee Clipper - the oldest surviving passenger ship on the Great Lakes. First we drove shore line drive in Muskegon that is completely torn up going one direction, then took a gravel road to the ship. As we parked we saw an old concrete barge and it first looked as if that was the ship. Further down we found the Clipper. Our guide is on the board and has been working the museum and ship for 20 years so is very knowledgeable and our group of 6 had almost a 2 hours tour. This ship is 361 feet long and...

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Jul 6, 2019 - Duck creek

We had a leisurely departure from Spartan as could not check in until 3 PM here. There was a real back up at the office but they led us to the site and helped Ray get positioned on the concrete pad. It’s level and Dish comes in great. We spoke to a couple with a new London Aire - really looks nice. However there was some sort of issue and they were running the generator, brings back memories. It’s cool in the evening and AM and weather looks to be just great. There is a race track around here and we could hear the sound of vehicles going...

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Jul 25, 2017 - Muskegon, Michigan

I have a bit of boat lag and sleep in a little. I know John is going to work on yesterday’s videos. Check-Out is 2:00. We are in no hurry today. I eventually find my way to the office. Dunes Rides. “How far is this?” It is forty minutes south on Route 31. It’s perfect! We arrive at Mac Wood’s Dunes Rides and park in the shade. This place busy. We are told that there is a forty-minute wait but probably less because we are a twosome. Our wait is not long. The Silver Lake Sand Dunes ride is great fun! We are in the front seat with the driver....

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Aug 7, 2016 - Boat Ride

Yesterday we drove with Jerry's brother, Nick, to Norton Shores, a town just outside of Muskegon, Michigan. We went to spend some time with our niece and nephew, Julie and Bob Spoolstra. We found out that they had purchased a boat last September and we were invited to go for a ride. A boat ride - anytime and anywhere. We love boats and miss being on the water. So at about 4:00 p.m. we got in their runabout and went for a great ride on Mona Lake. There were many beautiful year-round homes on the lake. We saw a Bald Eagle's nest and, as...

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Mar 5, 2015 - Let's go to Asia

Hey guys... So after switching my decision from a US West Coast tour, a trip to Madagascar with Tyler, several different ideas about travelling Australia, or New Zealand, or both, I finally found the places I wanted to go. My basic flight/travel route starts in Hamburg on January 16th, 2016, and goes over Dubai (with a 9.5 hr layover to enjoy some sort of foreign breakfast in a cafe downtown, we'll see) and then take off to Bangkok, Thailand, later that day. There I will be spending some days until Janaury 19th, when I take the train to...

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My Asian Adventure

Oct 12, 2014 - Early Halloween Party

We had a wonderful day celebrating early Halloween with Sam. He spent the night with us and stayed out trick or treating until his bucket was filled. We had over 400 kids all dressed up in a variety of costumes, some went all out. :-) Jerry handed out the candy while I took pictures. Sam even helped us hand out some of the candy, we had so many at our site. Duck Creek RV Park really goes all out for this holiday. After all the trick or treating they had hay rides until late night, they had the haunted trail filled with scary creatures...

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Oct 7, 2014 - Muskegon, MI

Today was another travel day, about 130 miles. We have safely arrived in Muskegon, Michigan. We will be here for about one week. We are so excited to be meeting Betty, Vickie and Sam in Michigan. They will be visiting Ed’s family and we happened to be in the area at the same time. We can’t wait to see them and Ed’s aunts and family. Once we got our home all set up for the week, we took the car and did a bit of exploring. We drove around the lake and ran right into a couple of lighthouses. We had planned to visit them later in the week, we...

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Jun 18, 2014 - Truck Noises

Boing-Boing-Boing Click-click -Click-click-Click-click Have you ever noticed how many sounds your car, or, in our case, the truck makes? Put the key in the ignition and we are greeted with a melodious Boing-Boing-Boing before starting the car. Door ajar – we hear a faster, higher-pitched ding-ding sound. Use a turn signal and you’ll hear the telltale clicking sound. The sounds are fairly loud – and completely artificial. The clicking noise of a turn signal was once mechanical but now it is just an MP3 of a clicking noise playing through...

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Jul 17, 2012 - Move to Muskegon

Driving day today, just a little north of here to Muskegon. The next RV park has check-in time of 3 o’clock, which normally is very late for us to be on the road. It’s especially late for us when it’s going to be approaching triple digit temperatures today. So, about 11 o’clock, I called and they said our site was empty and we could come on in any time; early check-in would incur a $3.00/hour fee. It would be worth it to get off the road and settled. So, we had lunch and hit the road for the approximately 50-mile drive. Went smoothly and we...

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