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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
7th Aug 2014 - Summer 2014
Day 33-August 7, 2014-To Traverse City and the Traverse City Beach Bums Baseball

Day 33-August 7, 2014-To Traverse City, MI and the Traverse City Beach Bums Baseball

Drove 125 miles in 3-1/4 hour.

You  betcha, 79 and sunny.

Drove over the 5-mile long Mackinac Bridge.  Lake Michigan was emerald green and crystal clear even where it was deep.  I could see the rocks at the bottom from atop the bridge.  Lots of construction and traffic on route 31 to Petosky, a really nice resort city with a harbor on one side of the road and big Victorian style homes on the other, then better on route 131 to Traverse City.  Stopped to get some black cherries on the side of the road and they were really sweet.  Mr. Lucky drove past three casinos and only asked me once if I wanted to go in.  I passed.  Drove over the 45th Parallel of Latitude, the half-way point between the equator and the North Pole,  at exactly noon (that must mean something, maybe our yin and yang are in sync).

As we drove by the Grand Traverse Bay Golf Club somebody hit a ball that landed right in front of us on the road, that’s how close we were to the course.  Hope he didn’t expect to get that one back.  Grand Traverse Bay is a crowded beach resort, complete with hotels, restaurants,  gift shops, beach rental stuff, a beautiful beach and lots of traffic.  Our campground is about ten minutes south of that.  It’s a co-op campground, 217 sites owned by 125 people, most of them Airstream owners, it’s a Michigan Airstreamers Campground.  Don’t ask.  It has a nice sandy beach on beautiful, clear Silver Lake, rental canoes and big, level, shaded, gravel sites that are landscaped.  A lot of rvs are parked here permanently and the owners come every week-end to enjoy the lake.  After we hooked up I went to the local salon and got a haircut, we went and got some rv parts (I broke the door holder last week).  Back to the campground to get ready for the big game tonight.

The Traverse City Beach Bums vs. The Frontier Greys (a traveling team, they have no home base) at Wuerfel Stadium about a mile and a half from the campground.  We usually root for the home team but seeing that we sat right at the visitor’s dugout we felt we had to root for them.  I rooted for both teams.  Seats were right between home plate and first base and we had a great view. “The Bums” have two mascots, both bears, one tan named Suntan and the other red, named Sunburn.  Not many fans but the ones that are here are loyal to their team.  Harry caught a promotional ball that was thrown and gave it to a little boy next to him who was really happy but I don’t think he could understand why someone would give it away.  Great night for a game, about 70, a chill in the air but no wind.  The home team won 5-4, really nice when the home team wins

e C

Next: Day 34-August 8, 2014-Old Mission Peninsula and more baseball
Previous: Day 32-August 6, 2014-Still in St. Ignace

Diary Photos

Our Site at Campground

Campground beach

Silver Lake at campground

Proof we're 21

Sunburn & Suntan the Mascots

Harry & Sunburn

Wuerfield Field

Harry gave the ball to him

Mackinac Bridge

Diary Movies

Last pitch of the game

Stadium video

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