Mission belatedly accomplished

Tuesday, 12th June 2012; 11:28 am

I again got on the road early, around 7:30 this morning. Most campers were understandably still sleeping, so after packing the scooter I pushed it to the entrance of the campground before starting it. Don’t assume this was an heroic feat; I was in campsite #1. 🙂

I stopped in South Haven to walk out to the end of the pier, then got back on the Blue Star Highway, which I rode almost to Holland. Hardly any traffic, so it was a pleasant ride; Blue Star is a two-lane road much of the way, so it can be problematic if you have a lot of people behind you who want to go 10-15mpg faster. I voluntarily detoured through farmland to avoid Holland, then took Chicago Drive (with a mandatory detour around a mile of construction) into Grand Rapids. There was a cool northwest wind blowing all morning, which made for a chilly ride. Sometimes it gave me an extra boost of speed; most of the time it was just annoying.

The house was as I left it. I’ve parked the scooter, dumped my small bundle of clothes in the laundry basket, and am about to fix myself lunch.

I’ve now accomplished what I set out to do… last August. I’ve stayed at the campgrounds I missed last year, seen the places I wanted to go, and visited all of the counties I’d intended to reach: 9 in Michigan (3 of them new) plus 3 counties in Indiana.

One Response to “Mission belatedly accomplished”

  1. Taj says:

    South Haven is one of my favorite places – glad to have stumbled upon this unexpected update.