Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Elkhart to Coldwater

Thursday through Monday, June 15

Thursday was a very rainy day. We stayed at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds Campground. Mostly stayed inside to keep dry. On Friday we went to the Downtown River Walk area in Elkhart for a weekend festival. Nothing special. Lots of your typical carnival food vendors & “craft” booths selling Made In China stuff. In the afternoon we went to Shipshewana to get the mail Suzanne sent for us. Stayed in a local RV park.
On Saturday we went to Coldwater, MI. Stopped at the Michigan Welcome Center and really loaded up on information about MI. Spent the night at the Memorial Park Campground; a Branch County Park. Very nice. We’re camped right on the lake. The people here are fascinated with the Lazy Daze. They have never seen an RV quite like this. The paint job, the streamlined appearance, the retro look. Three people came down to take a close look. Others came down to see Gopher the “border collie”. There are two very large, open fields. Gopher enjoyed running free for a while then cooling off in the lake. Sunday was a beautiful, sunny day. Lots of families came to the park for the beach, picnics, etc.
On Monday we went to Wal-Mart then to another Branch County Park; the Quincy Campground. Had the lakeside camping area all to us. Lots of open areas and access to Marble Lake. Another beautiful park. Gopher was able to spend most of the time off leash.