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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

a weekend RV trip

Good morning.
I've just returned from cleaning the Salon. Yep! That means we were on a weekend RV trip!
We left Friday after work, and went just a short hours drive to Fort Custer State Park.
This is a great park for hiking, biking, swimming,sunning, boating, and people watching.

Of course, the only pics I thought of taking, were at the beach.
There's a concession at the top of a small hill, then grass down to a sidewalk, the sand to the water's edge. The entire lake is within the park, so not a house or cottage in sight.
We arrived late Friday, set up, and got in our power walk. Had turkey kielbasa's for dinner.
Saturday, we went into downtown Battle Creek to check out their farmers market. It was disappointingly small. So we decide to check out their downtown area. They've completely redone all the sidewalks throughout the downtown area. I'll post some pics later.
For lunch, we ate at this big old train station that's now a restaurant. Built in 1988, it sits near the river. There was of course, train tracks that rain right next to the river, but they've been removed, and now a park runs along it. The restaurant uses part for outdoor seating. A very nice setting.
Saturday afternoon, we headed over to the beach for sun and people watching. That's the pics above.
Later, a bike ride, and pork steaks on the grill with grilled zucchini, and a pasta salad we picked up earlier.
Sunday morning, after our coffee walk and a light breakfast, we headed over to Firekeepers Casino.
For the first time in ages, Craig won also! We left a couple hours later up a combined $40. It helped that they mail us a flier every month giving us slot play on our cards, even though we haven't been there since Craig's birthday back in January. I had $20 and Craig had $25. We also used a couple of coupons for lunch and had a tasty meal that ended up costing us just the tip!
Back at the campground, another walk to help burn up the lunch, and then relaxing with the Sunday paper and cocktails. later, a bike ride, and chicken thighs on the grill with baked beans and corn on the cob. After dinner, we broke down camp, hug the bikes, and put away furniture for an early departure.
Monday morning came, and we left around 9, arriving back home around 10:30.
It was an uneventful trip, and that means a good trip!   :-)
We got our power walk in and I spent the rest of the day, cleaning and restocking the mo-ho, while Craig did his usual bookwork and laundry.
Now time for a shower, get Craig up, and enjoy our last day off.


  1. Lots of lovely scenery there. Glad to hear it was uneventful, too. Have a great day!

  2. Great photos. Nice pic of Craig!