We sure were happy that we had planned to stay an extra day this weekend (don’t like travelling with the crowds!), since Monday turned out to be beautiful!!
Enjoying the pool as the crowd begins to thin out!
Check-out is noon, so lots of people were packing up on this beautiful Monday morning, unfortunately, our friends included. We had made plans to go to the Memorial Day Parade in nearby Hart at 11 am, so as soon as Paul & Tari were hitched up we headed over there, with just a few minutes to spare. We found a side street to park on close in to town, and walked the couple of blocks to where it looked like the parade was going to be starting.
We saw the high school marching band,
We think that’s the Mayor with them, or maybe the Principal . . .
or I guess he could be BOTH!
some Army veterans, kids on bikes, a Cub Scout troop,
and firetrucks . . .
Two firetrucks actually – this antique one, and a new one!
and then it was over!! This had to be the SHORTEST parade I have ever seen in my life! Had we been a couple minutes later, we would have missed the whole thing!! LOL
OK, then . . . we said our good-byes to Paul & Tari & the kids – we’ll meet up with them again in August when we go to Cedar Point, and we headed back to the campground. It had emptied out quite a bit by then, but there were still lots of seasonal campers around, Bryce’s friend Brendan included, so we joined his family at the pool. Ahhh . . . this is the life – reading my book by the pool while Tom & the kids play in the water. I did go in a few times, since it was pretty hot out.
After a couple of hours at the pool, we decided to take a break and go get an ice cream cone at the Country Dairy which we had heard so much about, and top off the truck for the trip home the next day. We stopped to say good-bye to Brendan’s family – we hope to come back to silver Creek Resort again later this summer and spend some more time with them!
Arriving at Country Dairy, we were greeted by the cows!
These guys look pretty content, just munching on the grass!
They give tours of the dairy farm, which would be pretty cool to see, but today it was hot, and we just wanted ice cream! It was delicious, as promised!
After eating our cones and topping of the truck, we took the scenic route back to Silver Lake, and drove through the state park to check out their beach and campsites. The campsites are definitely too small for our rig (so are the roads!!), and we were surprised that, with the amount of sand around, there wasn’t much at the beach!
Bryce said the water was COLD!
Back at the RV Park, we decided to go back for another swim in the pool – and we had it pretty much to ourselves this time!
After cooling off in the pool, we enjoyed a steak dinner on our grill (Oh yeah, Monday was mine and Tom’s 19th Anniversary!), we packed up the outside stuff so that we could get an early start in the morning. Nicolas had to be home for Driver’s Ed at 3pm, and we needed to stop in Grand Rapids to look at a Jeep that is going to be auctioned off next week.
We had a really great time this weekend – even with the marginal weather – and we’re looking forward to returning later in the summer! We’ll be home for a few weeks now, until our next camping trip . . .