Monday, August 19, 2019

Another "On the Road"

Loaded the RV and departed the homestead on a Friday afternoon.  Drove to Marion where we visited briefly with daughter Shari, then on to Albion where we parked in Don and Rebecca's drive to visit them and daughter JoLynn.

Monday we drove to Lake Odessa. Michigan via Sturgis, Coldwater, and places on the detour that we had not planned.  We parked in Chuck and Sylvia's drive off the Secondary Road on which they live. (Chuck is owner, manager, and writer of the blog "Secondary Roads.")

We had a marvelous visit with these friends and after Sylvia fed us breakfast on Tuesday we departed for Grand Rapids.  There we located our friend Daniel's apartment where he welcomed us heartily and we spent the afternoon enthralled with the stories of his life this wonderful 101 year-old gentleman told us.  He even recalled an incident in my life when he was a teacher and I was a 14 year-old lad.

Later in the afternoon we drove to P. J. Hoffmaster State Park where we camped until Thursday.  Great place, recommend the campground and the surroundings.

On our way to Holland we stopped in Grand Haven for lunch and a bit of sightseeing.

The first stop in Holland was the beach, then on to Shari and Reid's driveway for our final campout.  We worked and played with family, had a great time.  Drove home Sunday afternoon.


Thursday, August 8, 2019

Mid-America Threshing and Antique Show, 45th Edition

The featured marque this year is Case. The history of the J.I. Case Company is nicely done on Wikipedia if you are interested.

I arrived at the fairgrounds on this beautiful summer morning.  Like the show itself my camera featured Case.

I wonder how many Case owners know that J. I. Case once owned a racehorse named Jay Eye See which set a record as a trotter, was injured and rehabilitated and nine years later set a record as a pacer.

Then beautiful yellow flowers along the creek bank for my enjoyment on the ride home.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Wanderers are Home Again

This week completed the annual visit to Ouabache State Pa^k.  It could not have been bette^.  Sunshine, low humidity, happy campe^s.

And safely back home again.  P^aise God f^om whom all blessings flow!