A week or so after we arrived home from our epic adventure we loaded up our RV again. This time to spend a camping weekend with our son, Patrick, his wife Stephen and our two grand daughters, Alice and Olive.
Our destination P.H. Hoeft State Park on the shore of Lake Huron just north of Rogers City, about 100 miles north of our home in East Tawas. Stephen and Patrick camp with a 30′ class A motor-home. They drove up to our house the evening before and driveway surfed for the night. In the morning we loaded car seats and grandchildren into our truck and Grandma and Grandpa got a jump start on our weekend, leaving Mom and Dad behind to finish their workday. ( They work remotely – if have internet- they can be at work. How cool is that?!!!)
We gave the girls a nice long picnic lunch stop at the Harrisville State Park, conveniently midway between East Tawas and Rogers City. At the day use area we found picnic tables and a playground with a lovely view of inviting Lake Huron’s blue waters. A bride to be was setting up for her wedding taking place that evening in the lakeview pavilion.
We were hoping for a a nice quiet nap time ride after lunch, but both girls kept up a steady stream of chatter until we were almost within sight of our destination, where of course they went quiet and had maybe a 90 second nap!
Once at Hoeft we settled our RV into our nicely shaded and very wide site. After the girls gave themselves a good dusting with the cold firepit ashes ( why – just why?) we walked down toward the lake looking for the playground. There we found a nicely appointed playground area at the foot of the sand dunes that are along the Lake Huron waterfront.
A short hike over the dune rewarded us with the welcome beckoning blue waters of Lake Huron. We were able to get a nice beach walk and wade (along with getting fairly soaked- silly Grandma though girls could save getting wet for later, when we had our swim suits on) before it was time to walk back and await Mom and Dad’s arrival in their motor-home.
The rest of the weekend was a blur of swimming, rock hunting, campfires, smores and just enjoying being with our grandchildren and their parents. This Grandma didn’t manage to take any pictures and is thankful to my DIL for supplying pictures. It was a sweet fun weekend at a beautiful Michigan State Park. How blessed are we to have this time together.