We left Indiana at the end of the holiday weekend, and made our way once again back to our home state of Michigan. This time we’re settled into a site at Camp Lord Willing Campground for the next 2 months.
We’re on site 23, at the end of “Country Club Row”, and since it’s in the corner, it’s not considered waterfront, so it’s at a lower rate . . . we’re not sure of the logic behind that, since it’s a big site and it’s still right on the canal.
The site next to us is empty right now, but even with somebody there, the sites are still pretty roomy, especially with all the space we have between us and the canal.
Many of the same people that were here last year are still here, and the campground is still in good shape. We have solid electric, but our Verizon signal seems a little weak . . . we don’t remember it being an issue last year. The campground is in the process of revamping their WIFI, which should hopefully be completed in the next few days. That should help out some, I hope! They have a decent laundry room, but we’re close enough to my Mom’s house that I’ve been doing all of our laundry there.
We got everything set up and had an early dinner, then took a drive to Calder Dairy, just a few miles down the road, for an ice dream cone.
On the way in the drive, we saw cows and horses grazing in the field.
We arrived at the store and got our ice cream cones.
We walked past the cows waiting to get into the barn,
and the boys made sure to keep their distance so they wouldn’t get slobbered on!
When the barn doors opened, the cows would all try to push their way past the others and into the barn.
Once inside, the cows would quickly make their way to then end of the hallway and try to get into a milking station. They would try to push and shove their way in . . . not very patient cows!
We’ve been to a couple of very large diary farm operations before, but this was an up-close look at a smaller operation . . . we were glad we ate our ice cream first!!
We’re now back to a “normal”, non-travel-mode life for awhile . . . I’m going in to the office 2 days/week, and working from the RV the rest of the time, Bryce has started back to school (still homeschooling), and Tom and Nick are taking care of some maintenance items on the RV. With Nick no longer in school, he has more free time. He’s been spending much of it preparing for bootcamp, but he’ll also have some time to help my Mom and Tom’s Dad do the fall cleanup around their houses.
We’ve got a lot to get in order in the next 2 months, especially for Nicolas, and then we need to figure out our plan for the upcoming winter . . . that’s Tom’s job!
I’ll probably be blogging a little less, but I do have a couple of summary posts I want to do of our 2nd year of fulltiming, and we’re hoping to check out some local attractions that we haven’t been to in awhile . . . so I’ll still be here!