Mike has two boats, one a ski boat on Lake Orion and the other a classic 45 foot Mathews that he moors on Lake St, Clair. So needless to say we spent a lot of time on or near the water. We spent the 4th of July watching the fireworks on the lake from the boat and then the girls wake boarded the next day. On another day Michael took Abby and 7 of her friends out wakeboarding. We had Mike's neighbor Glenn over for dinner a few times and we also spent some time in Glenn's boat house man cave.
We spent a few days cruising on Lake St Clair in the Mathews and both times we ended up at Bumpers restaurant. We had a great social distancing meal with boat drinks, while listing to Mikes friends Bob and Carl play just about anything we requested. On another trip it was raining when we arrived at the boat, so we plugged in the tv on the aft deck and watched golf till the rain stopped.
Addison Oaks County Park where we parked for the summer, is very nice with miles of trails. We liked to walk the one around the lake.
I found a great place to go birding just a few miles north of our park. Seven Ponds Nature Center is very nice, and I found it to be quite birdy.
The United Shore Professional Baseball League is playing an abbreviated season at Jimmy Johns Stadium in Utica, Michigan. I attended an afternoon game where you had to wear a mask when entering and walking around, and you had your temperature taken at the gate. Seats were blocked off in every other row and limited concessions were delivered to your seat.
Josie and I drove up to Frankenmuth, Michigan and had one of the famous chicken dinners at Zehnder's restaurant, a tradition with us whenever we come to Michigan. On the way we stopped at a few antique and collectible shops where Josie found three more pieces of the pottery she collects. We spent two night in Frankenmuth,and left the RV back in Lake Orion. My full time RV friend Russ and two of his friends drove up and joined me for a round of golf at the Fortress Golf Course.
Michaels Birthday was on our last day in town and we celebrated with his favorite Derby Pie and then relaxing in his new hot tub.
I joined up with full time RV friend Russ and his friends and we played almost every Wednesday at different courses throughout the area. Just as in Florida, the Sandhill Cranes like to browse for worms on the golf courses. Almost every course we played had at least one pair of cranes in residence.
Once again this year I was able to participate in the Dads Supporting Downs Syndrome Charity Golf Outing. I was in a foursome with Josie's son Michael and one of his practice partners Matt, and Trevor a medical rep who played college golf at local Oakland University. We shot 14 under par to take 2nd place.