Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Finally, we're back

Now that we are back, it is time for a brief update. Carol's dad dies May 22 peacefully in his sleep when he was removed from life support. He fought a long, hard battle but in the end, the Cancer won. Carol was able to spend a lot of quality time with him after we were called home from Florida in February, and for that she is very grateful.
We are now camping at Waldenwoods Resort/Campground in Hartland, MI. This is the first time we have had the Montana out of storage since bringing it home in February. The outside of this beauty was FILTHY. Yesterday, before the sun got too high, I got onto the roof and cleaned it good. Today, I washed the outside and tomorrow will maybe wax it. Because we left the south in such a hurry, I just threw much of the "stuff" into the basement of the rig and now have to straighten it up. That will be an all day job, I believe.
Thursday, we are traveling to Manistee, MI, where we will be camping with MOC friends (and Grand Blanc neighbors) Jim and Bev Schlee at the Little River Casino and Resort. This is a really nice place in a great location for exploring Michigan's northwest shorline of Lake Michigan. The casino is really good, too. Carol and I went there in January of 2009 and saw Chubby Checker perform. I even got onto the stage and did the Twist with him. Great time. You can see the report of this visit by checking the blog entry from January 18, 2009. We will spend a week this time with great friends so it will be another wonderful adventure.
Sunshine is also having a great time on this trip. It does not take much for her to see that she has "been there, done this" before and all is well.
I hope to start posting photos again, soon, but first we have to start taking them, eh?


moctraveler said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of Carol's dad. Our thoughts are with you.
I've missed your posts and am glad you're back. Have a nice week visiting with your friends.

Jim and Carol said...

Thanks, MOCTRAVELER. Hope to get back posting soon - Jim