Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Indian Lake State Park

We left the Little Bay de Noc campground on Labor Day, the 5th. The weather forecast was for record setting cold weather with possible frost. While the camper has a good gas furnace plus a Wave 3 portable heater, we thought we would treat ourselves to a campground with electrical hookups. We have a small, electric cube heater that does a great job.
First we went to the Fayette Historic Park campground near Garden. The campground wasn't much. Very heavily wooded and dark. We were looking for some sunshine, plus this SP didn't have a dump station like we needed. We continued east to the Indian Lake State Park which is located four miles west of Manistique. There are 145 campsites. Labor Day has past and today there are perhaps a dozen RV's here. For the rest of our trip, we should find prime campsites available anywhere we go. Our sight is on a low bluff with an unobstructed view of Indian Lake. We chose a site with no trees so we could enjoy the warm sunshine. The park has a nice paved multi-use trail. The three of us took a walk this morning then mostly poked around. This is a very nice campground; we'll be back in the future.

We discussed, once again, our winter travel plans. Here is todays version. Leave home in mid-December. Weather permitting visit with John & Marge in KC,KS then go to Suzanne's in Longmont, CO for Christmas. In December a trip on I-70 from KC to Denver can be complicated by winter storms. If the weather doesn't look good, we'll take the southern route to ABQ then north to Longmont. After Christmas, we'll head south to AZ & NM joining our friends at "Q" like last year. We have an invitation from John & Linda Leach to see their new house in CO as well as their new "granddaughter"; Sadie the pup. Jeanne Gaffney is planning a big get-together for the Southeast and Northeast Lazy Daze clubs at Hanna Park in Jacksonville during the first week in March. We'll return to FL for that event. That will be the sixth anniversary of the SE Lazy Daze club.


JenD said...

Love the new blog header quotation! Looks like you all are having fun. Fall weather has settled in here: 60 and raining...

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you will be out at Q again. I am looking forward to it.

I am at Eagles Nest, NM and out of the mountains where I can actually get on the Internet. Will wonders ever cease!