Springtime at Canyon Falls by L'anse, MI

Springtime at Canyon Falls by L'anse, MI

Sunday, April 25, 2010


it is late, very late for me as i get up before the proverbial rooster. I am about dying of laughter from reading Retired one's post about the woman selling spirits emersed in Holy Water, and my 3 yr old comes up and starts ranting about how i need to leave his socks on because we have carpeting! (What!? Did i miss something?)

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Mini Vacation

We spent the weekend in Mackinaw. Awesome hotel, might I recommend it to anyone looking for a hotel in that expensive town, The Hamilton Inn Select, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the pool is warm, the hot tub is hot, the continental breakfast is the best I have eaten (not just toast, juice, and cereal, they have eggs, sausage and gravy, biscuits, bagels, several kinds of bread, milk, 3 different juices, and you can make your own waffles, to name a few things off their menu). We had a great time with some friends taking pictures and playing in the pool. I tried to talk my husband into staying another night....lol

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Where oh where to camp this year?

Brimley, Hoeft, or on the Lake Michigan side of the state?

Brimley we have been to many times. Love it. but we have done about all there is to do from that location and quite frankly I am ready for some new adventures. My husband wants to drive halfway, then spend the night beneath the Bridge, then drive the rest of the way to Brimley. I get it, it's a long drive, and once you have been driving for hours on end, he's tired, he wants to be fresh for the Bridge. But, once were over the Bridge, why can't we go to Muskallonge Lake, or Clementz North Country Campground, or Taqhemenon Falls? Really, what's the difference, give or take a few hours? and some slower speed limits, not that he can do 70 mph when he is towing the camper anyways...

Hoeft....Has anyone been there recently? Cause my mom and I camped there in our tents back around 2001 or so and we got sand fleas. Note: my mom and I are both highly allergic to fleas. I don't want to get them little buggers in my camper. How would I get rid of them in less than two weeks? (cause we will be home from vacation exactly two weeks and then we are going out for the Halloween thing at Brighton Rec.) Please, if anyone has been there, let me know. I love that State Park, and the surrounding area....but I strongly dislike fleas!

Lake Michigan side of state: Nothing wrong with it that we know of, which is the point...we don't know anything about those campgrounds. We are a people who like to check out a campground before we stay there, mainly because we have a huge camper which my husband isn't used to backing around and our son needs room to play. Also, sand fleas come to mind as well, Lake Michigan is known for Sand Dunes....no sand fleas allowed.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

from a tent to a camper

Until last year we have always camped in tents. We are the modern tenters as my one friend called us. We take along the microwave, the portable fridge, the TV and DVD player, etc... Last June, we camped for my son's birthday, and it stormed, our campsite was flooded as was every other site in the campground because of how fast the rain was coming down. Our tent had a channel of water running through it, it was floating. Now we had camped in tents before in storms, and they always leaked to some extent, but never like that. I looked at my husband and calmly said, NEVER AGAIN! we are getting a travel trailer or we aren't going. After we got home, we started looking for a trailer. We were told the sister of our neighbors had a trailer they were looking to get rid so we inquired about it and were able to purchase a 30 foot travel trailer for a nominal price and although we have had to put a little work into it, we have been extremely happy with it.

This new thing

So for a long time I have followed a few blogs, I have been thinking about how much fun it looks to be and how much fun others have stated they have blogging. I have seen that some use to chronicle what happens in their lives whether good or bad, while yet others use it to post awesome pictures that they have taken. So hence comes my blog. I want to try my hand at something new.