It’s been a busy summer, but we save some time at the end for “vacation” with Bryce before he goes back to Michigan State. He’s been working LOTS of hours, and he needed a break before going back to school.
So, yesterday was his last day at the park and we celebrated our last night with one final visit to Toft’s Dairy for ice cream cones. We sure are going to miss that place . . . but it’s good that we’re getting away from it . . . we were WAY too close – too easy to get there!
Tom spent the day yesterday getting all the outside stuff put away and checking the tires , and getting ready to travel again, and this morning after Bryce headed to the hospital for his last day of volunteering in the Physical Therapy clinic, we got hitched up and rolled out of the campground shortly after 9am.
He would follow in his car a few hours later, and meet us at our next campground. Our destination was a new campground on the west side of Michigan – one of our favorite locations!
We knew there would be some construction in Toledo,
but this wasn’t even the worst of it – the transition from I-280 to I-75 south (to get to I-475 and US-23 to go north) was SO narrow, with concrete barriers on both sides, and not straight!! IT was scary – I had to close my eyes and just hope Tom didn’t hit anything!!
We made it through there, though, and safely across the state line into Michigan!
Our next construction zone was in Ann Arbor, right at the exit to our old house!
This area wasn’t so bad, and hardly slowed us down at all. The forecast was calling for rain all day, and potential severe thunderstorms, but we were lucky – we only had a light shower as we drove through Lansing. By the time we pulled into a rest area for a quick lunch, the rain was done!
We arrived right around 2:30pm, and quickly got set up on our site.
So happy to be back on pavement!
With the work complete, we took Casey for a walk along the river,
and then went for a swim to cool off.
Now, that’s a pool!!
We met our neighbors at the pool, and a guy in the hot tub who has been fulltime for 3 weeks. We had a nice time getting to know both of them, and Bryce showed up while we were there. We ended up sitting in the hot tub until 7:30, so there was no way I was going to cook at that point . . .
On the way into the park, we noticed a little pizzeria that we had eaten at about 15 years ago when we were camped in this area.
Pizza sounded like a good option when I didn’t feel like cooking . . . and we could walk there!
We couldn’t quite remember if we liked it, but I know it’s pretty famous in this area, so we gave it a try.
Bryce was bummed that they didn’t have pineapple or ham (very limited topping choices), but the sausage was really tasty, and overall the pizza was good. Very thin!!
When we walked outside, it was raining – just a very fine rain, but coming down pretty hard, so we hung out on the porch for a few minutes . . . and watched as a beautiful rainbow developed right before our eyes!
As the rain stopped and the sun came out from behind the clouds, it got brighter, and began to double!
We walked back to the RV Resort, hoping that our open windows in the motorhome didn’t let too much water in!
The rainbow continued to amaze!
It was a beautiful start to our vacation!