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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bay City State Park, day 2 and 3

And now about our trip.

A lot of our customers were wondering why we were going to the Bay City area, and our response was we've never been there. And each year we try to add a few new places to our yearly favorites. And we've never 'camped' on the east side of the state. The campground is right on Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. And near the 3 cities of Bay City, Saginaw, and Midland. so we felt there was a lot to explore. The first day took us to Bay City where they were having sidewalk sales and a street festival. Very disappointing. Nothing really worth shopping at. Though the music was good. Seems like a typical midsized city with a lot of empty store fronts. We did find a historic district with 3 blocks of mostly bars and restaurants where we had a nice lunch and enjoyed some very cool old architecture. The campground was a typical Michigan State Park. Cram in as many campsites as you can get. We did get a decent one though. Got a site in an outer row with a parking area on one side, so only one camper on just one side of us. We were surprised to see so many sites filled when we arrived, since we checked in around 1pm. All these people must have come in Thursday or earlier. And then we found out why, Christmas In July! Yuk! Christmas decorations everywhere! Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy holidays, but Christmas makes me think of winter, and I'm sure not ready for another one Yet. But they had a site competition, and we went around Sat evening and voted for our favorite 3. And they all won, though not in the order we pickedOn Sunday, it was off to Saginaw, where they were having a classic car show. Now this was very cool! 6 blocks of cars in old town Saginaw. They were selling passes for $10 and with that you got in drawings all day for prizes, and the area restaurants and bars were giving out free food samples for those with tickets.

And for those of you interested, here's the link to more classic car pics.

So after a very cold start to the day, it warmed up to near 70 and sunny. Back at the campground, we bike a few trails, and cooked steaks on the grill for dinner.

And tomorrow, the rest of the story!


  1. davidz7:51 AM

    Great car pics...looks like fun!

  2. I'm envious and jealous. Our camping gear sits in storage. Waiting, wondering, gathering dust.