Terri and I have ended our little vacation at Holiday Park Campground in Traverse City, Michigan to meet up with some of our camping friends for the Memorial Day weekend. While here we took a trip back to the Underground Cheesecake Company and also toured Building 50. We stopped at the Turtle Creek Casino to try our luck.  I lost all my cash, while Terri increased her’s by 675%. At the casino we ran into my daughter-in-law’s parents, Kevin & Dianne. Last night all met at Boone’s Long Lake Inn for …

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   Today 15 of us made our way to the Black River near Onaway, Michigan. Joining me this trip was Gary, Lynn, Jeff, Jo, Jim, Jason, Becky, Brock, Haley, Jeff, Linda, Ted, Ashley and Bridget. Each of us had a kayak except for Brock and Haley who shared a canoe. We entered the river at Crocket Bridge just outside of Onaway, Michigan. This was the place we ended our trip on this river last year. This trip we will end up at the bridge on County Road 638 thus filling the …

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Six of us kayaked down the Black River near Onaway MI today. I was joined by Gary, Jerry, Zach,  Julian and my father, Jim. We chose a spot down river from where we entered the river last year. We launched from the bridge on County Road 638 then proceeded down stream to the Tower Pond. I received permission yesterday from a local resident to use his property to exit the pond when we arrived. There is no public access at the pond otherwise. The water was a bit shallow in a couple of spots …

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We are gathering for our 6th year reunion here at the Clear Lake State Park in Atlanta, MI. Terri and I have been looking forward to this trip all summer. Once again we are joined by our family and friends for a little fun and a lot of food. This year has been quite difficult for Terri and although this trip took quite a lot out of her physically, it was just what she needed to lift her spirits. I want to thank all who were able to join us this …

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