On the road with Ed and Judie travel blog

Little retired country church

Lundington Lake shore

Lundington Lighthouse

Sandcastles

Sea Grasses and Sand

Shoreline scene

Sunset, kinda

Swimming until the last light

Thunderclouds all around

One tired boy

Busy toddler


We left Joliet Monday morning and traveled east along I-80 into Indiana and then north into Michigan. We stayed along the coast of Lake Michigan although we did not see the lake through the trees. We made a couple of stops in towns along the way to get glimpse of the lake. We arrived at Timberlake Campground in Mears late since we did not realize we switched to EDT. We will now be in Eastern Time for a few months. Don, the owner/manager, was nice enough to open the gate and lead us to what he thought was some of the best sites left for us to chose for our 3 nights here.

This area is known for its sand dunes and it is very evident at the camp sites. The temperature is now in the 80’s but we still have high humidity. Some thunder and lightning with rain to help keep the humidity high. We seem to have entered an area with biting gnats or small flies. They look like fruit flies but we have some bites and they are not mosquitoes. Judie wanted to set off a bug bomb in the trailer but it would not do much good with them all around. She will do that as we leave the area.

Tuesday morning we explored the camp ground a little, and it is a campground (not a RV resort). It appears to be a lot of local Michigan, Indiana and Illinois residents on vacation. Golf carts and Jeeps are the vehicles of choice. The campground is very spread out among the trees and golf carts are used to get around. The Jeeps are used for the sand dunes. This area has the largest active sand dunes east of Utah but are smaller that the Oregon Dunes. Still they get a lot of vehicle use and a lot of vacationers in this area. We added 2 more states stckers to our map on the side of the trailer and mow we have been in 25 states in almost a year.

In the afternoon we went north to Ludington, which is about 30 miles north, to fill prescriptions at Walmart. This also allowed us to do a little exploring in MI. Ludington has a very nice harbor and we stopped and walked out to the breakwater for some pictures. Some corn fields along the road but blueberries seem to be the big item that is sold from stands along the road. Back to the trailer for a peaceful afternoon and dinner with the great hamburger we purchased at the meat market in Plainfield. Judie’s favorite hamburger with the edges rolled in black pepper and Ed gets the blue cheese hamburger with edges of black pepper. After dinner we went to the beach for the sunset and views of Lake Michigan.

Wednesday morning started with a trip south to Silver Lake to see the Lake and sand dunes. Of course, and a good brunch at a local café with the locals/vacationers. We were back to the trailer by 11:30 for Ed’s conference call and then spent a relaxing afternoon doing projects around the trailer and some cleaning. There was rain with thunder storms on and off most of the day with a few periods of sunshine. Margueritas and soft tacos for dinner, one of our favorites. Thursday is moving day and we are headed south towards Muncie IN to meet up with Judie’s cousin, Jerry, for the weekend.



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