Showboat Park Campground is a nice park, too bad they don’t want anyone to camp here! The bathhouse is clean and well cared for. The lawns are mowed every day. The trash cans are emptied every day. The sites are large and level. There are plenty of shade trees. There are pavilions, picnic tables, fire pits, grills, a Disk Golf course, Baseball diamonds, and a canoe launch for the Shiawassee River. The place really has a lot to offer.       Here is the reason I get the impression they don’t want people to …

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The case of the missing campfire wood. Here we are stopping at Pettit Park for a place to go between places to go. We tend to do this quite often here. So the story begins. When we arrived at this place I set some leftover firewood I had in the truck next to the firepit. After a couple of nights, I noticed that the pile was dwindling. At this time I started counting how many pieces were left. The next morning I saw 2 pieces were gone. The morning after …

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This is the view right outside of my window as I write this post. We are just a few yards from the Lake Michigan shoreline in Petoskey, Michigan at the State Park. The place is quiet and peaceful. This is the perfect place to sit back, relax, rejuvenate and recover from the hassles of everyday life. Just listen to the gentle sound of the waves crashing across the rocks onto the still beach. I will let you go ahead and be envious of me. If it were you, I would be. Now …

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  We have come to the Traverse City State Park for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. This is also the weekend the Bayshore Marathon is annually held. Our son, Jason and his wife Becky both ran in this event last year and will be in it again this year as well. Terri and I have elected to keep an eye on the grandkids. Somebody needs to stay behind and do the hard work 😉 Traverse City has some awesome bike trails. Terri and I couldn’t wait to come back up here an …

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