LOCATION: Cadillac, Michigan – in north central part of state
CAMPGROUND: Lake Mitchell State Park
WEATHER: Really nice. Sunny. High 76
Last night, since we had expected the terrible storm, we didn’t unhook the trailer from the pick-up to give us some extra weight, as a precaution against the forecasted winds. Our site wasn’t great – near the highway with noise. We walked over to the office to see if we could move to another site. Yes – we were able to move to one with a (slight) lake view and away from the road. Yay!
Then, we spent the morning doing errandsl We went to Wal-Mart (ugh) and Hobby Lobby (double ugh) to find the things we were looking for. Then, to T-Mobile to buy a new phone, replacing the one that fell into the lake a few days ago. We were hoping they could help us transfer the info from the old one to a new one. But – what a surprise! They turned it on, analyzed it, and said it was fine! So, we don’t have to buy a new one!!!
These are some of the photos we thought we had lost from the phone. They were taken a few days ago on that fateful day we rented the pontoon, and afterwards dropped the phone in the lake.
Here is the view of our campsite and Joy, as viewed from the lake
We invited our camper neigbor to join us. Her cute little dog helped to pilot the boat
George thought he had caught a fish, but it was just weeds…
We watched a swan swimming on the lake, and later some loons.
George took us down a weedy channel with lots of lily pads. I was afraid we would get stuck!
Thrilled about the phone (saving money and hassle), we celebrated with lunch at Cadillac’s brewpub. We had a delicious sandwich and IPA.
Back at the campground, we relaxed and walked around the campground. We are on an isthmus. There is a canal in our park that connects Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac. The canal was built in the 1800s for the lumber business and now is a connector for pleasure boats
Our campground also has a nice beach and the kiddos were having fun
The campground has a fishing pier that George tried out. No change in his record – not a nibble!
DINNER: Time for leftovers…..I warmed up some frozen Cajun rice and fish sausage that we had bought in the U.P. Interesting, but I don’t think we will buy any more. Side was yummy – zucchini, summer squash, onions, and shallots that I sauteed.. Then, I baked with some dollops of cheddar cheese.
After dinner, George made a nice campfire using wood I had scrounged from vacant campsites.
BOOK: “The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern” by Lilian Jackson Braun. A very, very light book that I read while on the pontoon. This is an old series “The Cat Who…..”. I thought I had read them all, but I must have missed this one. It is a bit silly, but I like the writer’s style. 4 stars out of 5 (when you need something light).