We went to Sam's second play off game on Wednesday but I took Morgan to the play area while it was going on.
It was at Raintree Park which is part of the subdivision we lived in from 1981-89. It is a beautifully wooded park with volley ball, swings, disk golf, play structures, ball fields, a pavilion and beautiful wooded picnic areas.
Unfortunately, Sam's team lost but we buried our sorrows at Dairy Queen.
Our original plan was to leave Thursday but Kara asked if we could stay an extra day to watch the kids. She had an 8 a.m. meeting and Allen was going to Lansing. We wanted to be in Monroe for the weekend so leaving Friday instead was not a problem. But on Wednesday the client cancelled the meeting so we didn't need to be at Kara's so early. We had planned to see Cars 2 so continued with our plan. Cassie and Kelly joined us. Besides us, there were only 3 other people in the theater, sort of a private showing. We had lunch at National Coney Island before taking the kids home.
Back at the park around dinner time, we started putting things away. There were three large hardwood logs left and Ted didn't think we could get a good fire going. We collected lots of pine cones and managed a fire until after 11 and the big logs had burned.
It was about 9:30 when we left Addison Oaks today and drove the 73 miles to Monroe. We are in a commercial campground and it is so different from the spacious place we just left. But it's close to Dave and Karen who are coming over.
We visited for awhile and then took a driving tour of the Monroe/Raisin River area. There was a big battle here and it is also the birthplace of Gen. George Custer. We drove past this area time and time again since 1981 when we moved to Michigan and never stopped to look around. Our first stop today was Sterling State Park where we were pleased to see it has a great campground and we'll stay there next time. You have to pay an $8 use fee per day or buy a $29 yearly sticker, but that will give us accessibility to other Michigan parks.
We went to Cabela's where Karen and I both bought a pair of shoes and the guys looked at gun stuff. We continued our tour into Dundee and then ate at Bob Evans. We got home going on 10 o'clock. We are going to their house for dinner tomorrow.
Famous Last Words:
There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.
~ George Armstrong Custer