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 ūüėČ Traverse City has some awesome bike trails. Terri and I couldn’t wait to come back up here an …

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We have visited this state park in the past but never actually stayed here. What a mistake. After camping here for almost a week, this place has quickly become one of our favorite parks in Michigan. The park offers 20/30 amp electrical¬†with some 50 amp sites. The sites are good sized, mostly shaded and some are even paved. You have easy access to the Little Traverse Bay beach which is on Lake Michigan. Since we now have bicycles, we were glad¬†to see access to the¬†Little Traverse Wheelway from within the¬†park. …

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Its hard to imagine but it has been over 6 years since we last visited Clear Lake State Park. This was once a place we favored over the other state parks. The reason¬†for our departure from this park was their electrical problems. You can read more about the problems¬†in this previous¬†post. I am glad to see that in our absence, they have corrected¬†this problem. ¬† Something else we discovered this year was the addition of internet access. This area has always been a dead spot when it came to cellular …

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The state park in East Tawas is not a very large park but it has a lot to offer. It is located on a peninsula¬†that goes out around Tawas Bay. There¬†are 193 sites that were averagely sized for a state park and offered electrical hookups. Some of the sites were even paved. We got the pleasure of speaking with Brad, the host camper at the park during our stay there. He was very helpful and took the time to explain some of the activities that bring visitors to this area. …

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Our¬†closest friends and family once again joined us to celebrate¬†the Independence Day holiday weekend. Over the years, this gathering has become quite special to us. We appreciate all of you who take time each year to attend. We met a couple of new friends this year from Saginaw. Rick and Laura stayed in the site next to us. I want to wish them luck and hope they catch lots of fish. Some of the things we did were: boating, fishing, kayaking, golfing, outdoor games, bike rides, hiking, and we even …

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