Camping in Michigan!

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Camping Trip!

Our family loves to camp when we go on vacation. We also love to visit our friends in Michigan, Wayne and Vivian! We all got together for a long weekend at Cranberry Lake Campground near Kalamazoo. They have a nice little cabin next to the shore with a tent site right next door…perfect for us!

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There’s a swim beach and canoes for rent.

Tom and Joe paddling about.

Tom and Joe paddling about.

 

I found tons of mulberry trees around the campground. I picked some and took them home, but they got a bit mushy.

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We even had an unofficial mascot for the weekend. This fancy pigeon was obviously used to humans, but didn’t want to be petted.

Our mascot for the weekend.

Our mascot for the weekend.

 

We also had the rare opportunity to watch a box turtle lay eggs in the sandy soil near our camp site.

Box turtle laying eggs.

Box turtle laying eggs.

 

The moon was almost full and lit up the campground beautifully!

Moon through the trees.

Moon through the trees.

 

I love sitting next to the camp fire in the evening!

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Some of the campers are regulars and have their own boats docked for the summer…what a nice place to spend all your summer weekends!

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We had an amazing weekend catching up with our friends and relaxing. 🙂 This is one of the highlights of our summer each year!

The camping trip was great, and Shadow had a fun time too! But when we started packing the car, he couldn’t wait to get in and head for home.

"There aren't enough dog treats in the world to coax me outta here!"

“There aren’t enough dog treats in the world to coax me outta here!”

 

Do you enjoy camping? Are you going on any summer vacations this year?

 

 


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12 comments on “Camping in Michigan!

    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Oh gosh! I would have loved to meet your sheep to give them some pets 🙂 Oh, and of course I wish I could have met you too! We haven’t been to the UP yet, we keep thinking about it, but life gets so busy! Have a great day, Sandra!

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  1. Jenny

    I am not a camper unless it is camping in a hotel. :/ We might enjoy a cabin though. We used to vacation at the beach in South Haven Mi. My dad grew up in that area and we’d spend a few weeks up there each summer staying with my grandma. She was raised on a farm and my grandpa was a farmhand. It is a great zone for gardening and she always put up a lot of peaches, strawberry jam, and made the best blueberry pies (with lard).

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Jenny,
      We’ve been to South Haven and it is beautiful! Love the peaches…we missed out on the fruit this year. The area where we camped is not close to lake Michigan and there weren’t even any strawberries around. Oh well!

      Sounds like you have some great memories of visiting your Gram!

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  2. Sue in Oregon

    Oregon is ‘Camping Heaven’. We live in the Willamette Valley and it is only one and half hour drive to the coast, mountains or high desert country. Raised our kids tent camping, then a camper and now Hubby and I have a small 5th wheel that is our home away from home. Being retired also means that we can go during the week and not have to come home for Monday work schedules. We have so much to see and yet our favorite campsite is less than five minutes from home. It is wonderful to be around a campfire, listening to Mother Nature tell her story and having the grandkids making s’mores! Life is great!

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Sounds wonderful, Sue! It would be great to be closer to the coast…but we’re pretty close to the middle of the continent! Enjoy your retirement to the fullest!

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  3. Deb

    No money for vacation here. Hubby job hunting and me gardening ALOT. Haven’t had one since 2004 and not likely to soon. hubby goes to see his mom every year but I can’t as he goes when the greenhouse has lots of plants in it and I have cats and as of this year chickens. Camped once many decades ago, about 40 yrs. ago. that’s it. Sounds like you had a neat time and many sights to see.

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      I hope you get a chance to take a break soon, Deb! I have some wonderful friends who take care of the cat and chickens, and ducks for me while we’re gone. It really helps to take a short break!

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