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Finally, here are some photos of our annual mid-October Sleepy Hollow State Park camp trip with Missy, Bob and Spam.  We love this camp in the fall because the colors are so beautiful and because there are so many miles of hiking trails, a beautiful Lake Ovid, and even a bridge to a little island.  For a state park, the campsites are fairly private, more so than most, and best of all, it is located halfway between Missy's place and ours making it a perfect fall get-together.

We left on Friday, just before noon, and met Missy in Owosso for lunch at the Taco House, an amazing establishment.  The proprietor has owned the Taco House for over 30 years, and sells the most delictable authentic Mexican food that we stop by as often as we can.  Missy was duly impressed as well. 

After we set up camp, Andy, still feeling a little poorly after his cold, took a little nap, while we hiked with the dogs for a short 3 mile loop.


 

Read more... )To Dan's delight, there is now even a disc golf course at this park:



Relaxing with a game of Skip Bo after our hike.  Bob was not scheduled to arrive until the next day at some point.


As you can see, it was a little on the chilly side, but pleasant with no rain! 

The next morning, after a small breakfast, we left on our hike, as Bob was not yet ready to catch up with us.
Here is a pretty trail.


Once Bob arrived, we had a terrific steak dinner, then Missy and Bob left to join friends in Lansing to take in a play.  I believe it was Fahrenheit 911, which they very much enjoyed.  Andy and I chilled by the firepit, and played a couple games until they got back.

The next day, a new hike.  Checking the GPS or camera I believe:

 Read more... )Bright fall colors!


Taking a little rest break:


The Bridge to the island:


Pretty colors here in the Fall:


After our hike we had a great hamburger meal before a game of Euchre and packing it up!


And the dogs played.....What a nice weekend it was!

 
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REVISED.  Now with more than one picture!   I now have 10GB of space, PLUS I have photoshop on my laptop, so I will resize photos to take up less room. 

We call this Dan's Camp Trip because there happens to be a weekend in August in which there is no Nascar race, and that is the weekend that Dan is available to camp.  Doesn't matter what the weather is predicted to be - that is the weekend Dan is available.   Because Andy had to work the whole weekend (he tried hard to switch with someone, but it just didn't work out) and because of our lack of money for gasoline, we chose Sleepy Hollow State Recreation Area in Ovid, Michigan.  Where is Ovid?  Uh, near Laingsburg.  Ha, ha.  It is somewhere just west of Owosso on M-21, actually a very great location because it is a mere 1 hour, 6 minutes from Shields, and just 45 minutes from Ionia, so we can usually count on special guests!  It also has a gorgeous lake to kayak, at least 15 hiking miles, and a nice day use area to picnic in.

Andy, Gypsy and I took the camper up when he got out of work at 4 p.m., and Dan, Joe and Jen followed when Jen got out of work at 6.  Dan had some awesome Hungry Howie pizza coupons by email so they picked up dinner in Owosso on the way there.  Friday evening, Missy, Bob and Spam came for a visit, and we had a good time by the fire.



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As you may know, last week I went to San Francisco as Sarah's guest to be her model for her State Board Exam for her Esthetician License, and to have some great fun!  You've been waiting for these photos!  :)

It was fun to see the kitties again!  Zap liked to hang by my computer:


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