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. These small distractions are to be expected when the campground is located in an urban setting such as Traverse City State Park.
Over the holiday weekend the Traverse City State Park was absolutely packed. There wasn’t an empty site to be had anywhere. The Bayshore Marathon was held on Saturday and the whole town was jam packed with people. The campground was no exception. The weather here was sunny and warm. It was a perfect holiday weekend.
Throughout the weekend we had a chance to meet up with some of our closest friends. We took a ride up to our favorite winery Chateau Chantal. We had some fabulous meals. We took a stroll through downtown Traverse City. We took time to play a bit on the beach. We even stoked up a nice little fire to wrap up a wonderful day.
Saturday was my anniversary. It has now been 22 years without the inhalation of toxic smoke into my nicotine scarred lungs. I am quite proud of this major accomplishment. To celebrate, I grilled myself a fabulous ribeye steak. After all, nobody can serve up a steak as mouth watering as me. And I deserved the best on this day of celebration for my achievement.
As Sunday rolled around the entire park emptied out. Left were only a handful of RVs scattered here and there. The place became quite desolate. But then again, this was the part of the trip we were waiting for.
Now, back to the show……By show I mean “The Blacklist”. We have the entire last season recorded and have decided that this is an opportune time to do some binge watching. I have just 2 more to see so please no “spoilers”.