Friday, July 26, 2013

A New Site

Thompson, MI.

62 deg. partly cloudy, SW wind @ 7 mph.
Forecast = High of 70F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Although Jim and Linda both liked our site, the view of the lake wasn't the best, especially if you were sitting outside in a lawn chair. There were just too many bushes and tall grasses growing up on the shore to be able to see it well.

So,  ,  , ,  , being that there are no sewer hookups here in this park and Wednesday, we were going to have to go to the dump station to dump Bobbie T's tanks, Jim asked Bill if we could move to a different site for the rest of our stay here.

He checked, and found out that site #9 was available. Jim and Linda checked site #9 out and decided that even though it didn't have as much shade as site #1, we'd move over there.

So, Wednesday afternoon, we dumped and then moved into our new site. Jim took a few photos of it, shown below.

On the photo below, you can see where I marked our old site. Click on the photo to enlarge if you want.

This is now our view of the lake from site #9. There are a few trees, but the view is mostly unobstructed.

The view looking back from our new site. The building directly behind Bobbie T is the bathhouse/laundry building and the building just off to the left is the "lodge" where there are rooms that they rent out.

Yesterday, Linda took advantage of the laundry in the building behind us and did a couple loads. There's 2 washers, 2 dryers, a few chairs, a table for folding laundry and a hanging rack. It is very clean in there and you can tell that everything has been well taken care of.

Really can't complain because as you can see by the photos above, it's been pretty dry around here, but we had a pretty heavy rain storm go through here last night. Lots of rain and some lightning, but not too much wind. There's forecasting more rain for today, but right now, it's pretty nice out. ;-)

Don't know of any specific plans for today. I do know that Linda has more laundry to do, and I think that Jim would like to do a little sightseeing in the area, but a lot will depend on the weather.

Oh, by the way, I don't think I told you, but we'll be here until next Wednesday. At that time, we'll leave here and head over to see Linda's brother who lives over on the West side of Wisconsin. (Actually not too far from the Minneapolis / St. Paul area). We'll stay and visit with them for 3 or 4 days before heading South towards Rantoul.

The way it looks now, we should be getting back to Rantoul somewhere around to 10th 11th or 12th of August. (We may stop and see Linda's sister, who lives in the South Chicago suburbs, so I'm not real sure of the date).

Did you know that Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes?


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