Day #151: Celebrating 8 years on the road in Paradise..

LOCATION:  East Jordan, Michigan
CAMPGROUND:  6 Mile Lake Campground.  Absolutely unique and lovely – with just 4 sites.  Full hook-ups.  Private fire pit with chairs (with wood provided).  Picnic table on cement slab.  Generous hosts.  Pontoon to rent.  Swimming dock.  Fishing pier.  No showers or bathrooms.  $47/night.  5 stars out of 5
WEATHER:  Rain in the AM, clearing to sun in PM.  High 78
DISTANCE DRIVEN:  1 hour

We had a lovely overnight last night at the farm (the sister of a friend of ours from Minnesota).  George made his world-famous Sunday morning grits and eggs for breakfast, while I chatted with the homeowner.

Ivan serenaded us with his hand organ

Before we left, we picked some kale, chard, and tomatoes from their greenhouse – they have a LOT!

We stopped in a little town to have lunch at another brewpub.  It is always a challenge parking Joy in these small towns.  Being Sunday, we didn’t have any problem today

We had a great lunch  – smoked salmon and corn chowder, and chatted with locals at the bar.

Then, on to our campground.  We weren’t sure what to expect – We thought it would be just great or absolutely awful (as we have seen some other  small commerical campgrounds).  Luckily it is absolutely wonderful!  The owner met us and guided us to our spot.  We are in 1 of only 4 sites and are on the end, with just the woods as our neighbor. 

We are just footsteps from our own private dock.

Here is a photo of Joy from the dock

We have a fire pit with Adirondack chairs.

The owners have a pontoon that we will rent while we are here

Today we celebrate 8 years of being on the road.  Here is George picking me up at my office with our A-liner.


  I hopped into the Honda Pilot, and off we went!  All of our worldly possessions fit in the 2 vehicles.  Since that day, we have traveled with our trailer (now the Airstream) to 49 states, most Canadian provinces and territories, and several Mexican states.  When not traveling with Joy, we are either in our tiny house in south Texas or housesitting around the world. 

So, tonight we celebrated with some champagne.  We invited the campground owners to join us.  Very nice!

DINNER:  Chili dogs.  I made the chili with a can of chili, hamburger, onions, and bell peppers.  Side was sauteed kale in tomatoes.  Yum! 

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