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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Trip #1

Good morning.
As I said in my last post, we've just returned from our first RV trip of the season.  :-)
We arrived safe, returned home safe, and everything functioned properly. It was, as I like to say, a good trip.  :-)
Here's a few pics of our site and view....

We left Friday after a very busy work day, arriving at Yankee Springs Recreation Area campground, around 4:30. Since we left work later than usual for our trips, I'm glad our first trip was just over an hour away. The campground was busier than we expected for so early in the season. Lot's of families and fishermen. The campground sits on Gun lake. A nice size lake, good for boating and fishing. Of course, we do neither.  :-)
We stopped at a KFC in Hastings, a small town on the way to the campground, to pick up Chicken for dinner.  I missed their chicken, and enjoyed it immensely.  Original recipe of course.  :-)
The weekend started out very cold and rainy, so Saturday morning, we headed over to the Gun Lake Casino, just about 3 miles from the campground. It's a small casino, but wasn't overly busy that morning. Played a few hours, losing almost half of what we brought to play with. Not bad. Then it was a short drive north to Grand Rapids, MI for lunch. We found a place called Chubbys. Nothing exceptional in decor, but we each had a tasty wrap. Then we went shopping for a few mo-ho things. Even though I cleaned out our Cappuccino machine last fall, it took forever to brew a cup, and steam was leaking out everywhere. I think the seals had finally worn out. So we hit a nearby Target, and found a nice new one. I also picked up a new clock for the bedroom because as I went to set the old one, the minute button wouldn't work.
It was then back to the campground to relax, have a few drinks, and watch a Happily Divorced marathon.
Sunday looked to be the nicest day of the weekend, and so we first hit the casino again, where Craig hit a nice little jackpot, so we left up about $30 more than when we arrived.  :-) Then it was back to GR for lunch at an Outback so I could use a gift card from Christmas. We each had soup, and split a tasty tenderloin sandwich. Then we headed over to the Meijer Sculpture Gardens.We arrived to find the parking lot packed. It probably wasn't the best idea to go on a nice Sunday, and being the last day of the butterfly exhibit. We decide not to fight the crowds, and instead headed back to the campground to relax by a nice campfire.
Monday morning, I made us coffee, we broke camp, and arrived back in Lansing, where Craig did his paper work, and I cleaned up and restocked the mo-ho for the next trip.
This morning, I've already cleaned the Salon, and placed an online supply order for work, and now it's time to get Craig up and get our running around done.


  1. Always enjoy reading about your trips. :o)