Oak Beach is a county park on Lake Huron, just north of Bad Axe. It’s a nice park with a beach and picnic pavilions right across the road. I think this week is closer to what life on the road will be like than anything we have done so far. We are camping by ourselves and not with family or friends, although they are close by. Pat has been walking and I have been running on most mornings, and on Tuesday we biked down M-25 to Port Crescent State Park and rode through the campground. We had coffee and a donut with the Camp Hosts and we checked out what it takes to be a Camp Host in Michigan and their duties. It’s not something we are interested in right now, but may be in the future.
We invited some of Pat’s extended family to a potluck in one of the picnic pavilions and while it was still very hot and humid out (even in the shade) we had a great time.
I think I can handle this lifestyle – go for a run and relax with a light breakfast while reading, go to the beach to cool off, get cleaned up and do some work, and grill something for dinner. Mix in some small trips, kayaking and snorkeling, etc – not a bad life!
On our last morning, we went kayaking with Pat’s cousin, Roger and his wife Mia in Lake Huron. It was quite windy with good sized waves, so it was “exciting,” but it was fun playing in the surf in and out of our kayaks!
We will move the trailer back to Geri’s on Sunday, and next week I am on the road again, doing project management training in Pennsylvania and Illinois, then we are off to Ohio.