So good to be back! Steamboat RV Park on the banks of the Grand River will be “home” for the summer. It’s our chance to reconnect with friends, hug our family, and help the owners with maintaining the park.” Since Steamboat is new,”Work Camping” will give us an opportunity to pass along some suggestions of best practices from some of the established parks across the country. And truth be told, doing a little work is a healthy thing.
Steamboat RV Park is home to the “Grand Lady” a 106′ true stern wheel river boat. Part of my work duties was to help captain her. I’ve been around and owned boats all my life. Big ones, small ones, power and sail. This one however is pretty unique compared to all the others in my past so actually I would have paid them to have this experience!
The Grand River is a real success story when it comes to cleaning up. Years ago it was a cess pool of pollution. Now through pollution control the river has over 40 species of fish and other wildlife including several pairs of Bald Eagles.
All of our grand kids have birthdays in the months that we are traveling so we decided to celebrate all of them at once. So we stock the coach with all the treats their parents say they can’t have, name the trip “The Cousins Crew, and head to a popular park north! (may God give us strength!!)
Swings, monkey bars, swimming pool, bounce pillow, and a 30′ water slide!
I don’t know……..Do you think they had a good time??? Nana and Papa are exhausted!
Grandkids bring you into a sweeter, slower present. They show you the future at a time when so many are thinking about the past. And they bring you back to childhood–theirs, their Parent’s, your own: a three-time admittance to wonderland.
We are so blessed to have a loving family that supports our lifestyle. When we leave them behind, we feel a void in their absence. There’s always a fear that our absence will create a disconnect in their lives. But it’s not the case. And when we return we’re reminded that even with our adult children ,we’re still Mom and Dad!