Monday, August 2, 2010

Wrapping up our trip to Empire, MI

On Sunday, we started preparing for our departure by rolling our awning, putting aware our outdoor carpet, taking down Todd's food tent, and generally cleaning up the RV.  Afterwards, we packed a picnic lunch and headed over to the city beach in Empire.

It was pretty crowded, but we found ourselves a spot in the sand.  I enjoyed the sun while reading my book, and Tom played frisbee with Bryce and Kylie in the water for awhile and then walked the beach. 

Nicolas, the "chick magnet" was attracting some attention of his own.  Just standing there, minding his own business, and three teenage girls came up to him and asked if they could take his picture!!  What's up with that!!??!!  He is a cutie, but . . .

After awhile, we lost the sun, so we headed back to the campground.  After dinner, Todd helped us out by taking some pictures of the rig, and us with the rig, that we can use for ID cards and our workamper resume.

This morning, we woke to a little bit of drizzle, so we were glad that we had done a lot of the outside jobs yesterday!  We finished packing up and hitching up and headed over to the dump station.

Just as we were finishing up there, the charter boat group came in from their morning on Lake Michigan, and they had an incredible catch!  Captain Bill weighed each of the salmon as he handed them down to the fishermen to hang in front of the cleaning shack.  This big guy was over 15 lbs.!!

Not a bad day's catch!

After admiring the fish, it was time for us to hit the road.  We said "Good-Bye" to Todd, Josh and Kylie and they took off ahead of us -- they have a lot longer drive than we did.  Hopefully, they'll decide to keep the RV so they can meet up with us again somewhere!

We pulled out of Indigo Bluffs at 11:30am.  With stops in Mesick for diesel ($2.89/gallon) and lunch, and a "rest break" just north of Lansing, we arrived home at 5:00pm and had the RV unpacked and parked in the barn by 6:00pm.  It was a great week, and we can't wait until our next trip!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds, and looks, like your trip was a big success! Sure a lot of good looking fish there!


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