Friday, September 3, 2010

Tight Fit

Yesterday was a “Road Day”. We moved from Tahquamenon Falls State Park to Van Riper State Park, some 160 miles.

Our Route from Tahquamenon to Van Riperroute_vanriper

While driving and listening to the radio, we heard the forecast for the area and they mentioned “the first Autumn Storm for Lake Superior” the next 3 days. We needed to restock our supplies so we decided to stop at Wal-Mart in Marquette, MI along the way to avoid getting out in the rain later. I read the area forecast on my “Weather Channel” desktop alert this morning and they are calling for wind gusts to 50 mph and waves from 15’ to 20’ tonight on Lake Superior. Guess we’ll be batting down the hatches. The low tonight is supposed to be 42*.

Once we arrived at the campground, we discovered the site we’d reserved a month ago online, was a bit on the small side. The reason we reserved this particular site is because it was the only one described as being an open site (sunny). We prefer “open” so we can get satellite reception  from our roof mount dish. I decided the only way we’d fit on the site and maybe get reception was to park in an angle.

Rt side tight to elect post.                 Left side tight to tree.                     Front cap just off the pavement.

vanriper1     vanriper2    vanriper3

I sure hope no one cuts that corner too sharp!!!


This morning Carol and I were talking about how cold it was going to get and we decided it might be a good day for some of my “Firehall Beef Stew” and Cornbread. Which leads us to the next Post.



  1. When we went outside this morning we discovered the weather here in Georgia had actually cooled off from the usual hot and humid. It is actually pleasant outside.

    Hope the winds are too bad...I can take the colder temps but I don't like the winds.

    Great job getting set up in the tight site. Looks like a nice glad you made it.

    Mike & Gerri (happyrails)

  2. Great website! I wish I could learn how to do that map thing with google. That looks so cool. Keep on blogging, and by all means, keep on cooking!


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