Summer Back in Michigan

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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!

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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!!)

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Swings, monkey bars, swimming pool, bounce pillow, and a 30′ water slide!

 

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Not too tired to pose for the goofy shot!!

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!2018 August Grandkids_08 25 18_7468_edited-1

4 comments

  1. Walt and Kelly Luihn · October 12

    Hi Rich and Susan its Walt and Kelly Luihn we met you at Zion River Resort in October 2017. We sang happy birthday to Rich and wanted to say Happy Birthday to him again this year. I think his birthday is the 11th or 12th. Hope you make it out to California sometime or maybe we could met at Zion or Bryce sometime again. Hope all is well and Happy Birthday Rich.

    Walt and Kelly Luihn

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  2. Walter Luihn · October 12

    Hi Rich and Susan,

    Its Walt and Kelly Luihn we met you at Zion River Resort in October 2017 we sang Happy Birthday to Rich then and wanted to say Happy Birthday again to him this year. Sorry if I am off a day but if I remember his birthday is the 10th or 11th.

    Happy Birthday Rich

    Walt and Kelly Luihn

    From: Without Hesitation Reply-To: Without Hesitation Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 8:41 PM To: Subject: [New post] Summer Back in Michigan

    Rich & Susan posted: ” 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 gi”

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    • Rich & Susan · October 12

      Hi Walt & Kelly! What a pleasant surprise!! I’ve told a ton of people about how you and your family made my day so special! I’ll never forget it! And here you are again making my day! Thanks so much for the kind wishes and for following our travels. We’re currently in Arizona enjoying the great weather and scenery. Safe travels to you and I hope our paths cross again! -Rich

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  3. Alisha Erdei · October 12

    And I’m crying.😭 Love you guys!

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