Once again, it is time to gather for our annual 4th of July potluck. This year we are at Burt Lake State Park. We were here last year for the Labor Day weekend and fell in love with this place. It is centrally located in a great part of Michigan which allows us to easily get to Petoskey, the Pigeon River Country State Forest area, the Straits area and Mackinac Island.… Continued
On the Friday of the Memorial Holiday weekend the state park workers were still mowing, weed whacking, blowing and raking leaves. Did they not know the holiday was approaching and that the park was going to be packed with campers?
During one of my walks around the park, I ran into Charlotte Kiefer, the Park Supervisor for Traverse City State Park.… Continued
Little did we know how fortunate we were to grab such a nice campsite. Back when we were trying to book this trip, we were unable to get the the site we originally wanted. I remember how frustrated I was that someone else clicked on the site to book it before I could.… Continued
We arrived to the park late in the evening. The front check-in was closed, so we just drove right in. The park was completely full except for our spot. There was an orange pylon reserving our site. Sounds like this is becoming a pattern since there was only one spot left when we pulled into our last campsite.… Continued
This is exactly what the doctor ordered. A quiet and relaxing week near Grand Traverse Bay. With the exception of the trucks & tractors working on the road out front, an occasional airplane taking off, a train or two and a brief spring shower every so often, this camping trip has been long over due.… Continued