Thursday, May 26, 2011
Days 1 & 2 - From the "Woodlot" to the Woods
The air-con is fixed so of course the weather was cool and rainy from about the time we crossed the Bluewater Bridge till we got closer to Indiana - where the forecast changed to a tornado watch.
So we turned the van and trailer west and headed towards the big bright spot in the sky - which turned out to be above the shores of Lake Michigan - Van Buren State Park near Kalamazoo Michigan - (you're singing right? "a-b-c-d-e-f-g-h-I got a gal in Kalamazoo").
photographer's blog for some terrific pics.
But we were unprepared for how tired we were once everything was over and we still had to pack for this trip. Then to get turned around because of "potential tornados" put us off a bit but in the end, the State Park was lovely - till the rain started....
The new trailer held up pretty well but it was quite the downpour so we did get somewhat damp - but this was not as frustrating as trying to get around Chicago in the pouring rain - no one was singing then!
Tonight we are staying at a KOA near Madison in Wisconsin - to dry out, warm up and hopefully sleep without hearing the lashing of rain that kept us up last night. Of course, it is going down to near freezing tonight so ..... (We actually ARE having a good time so far!)