OK….So this morning we left Indianapolis for Michigan. Driving through north western Indiana we did not expect to find a ton of windmills. They went on as far as the eye could see.
Now it only makes sense. There’s nothing but flat farmland out here. So why not erect windmills?
We’ve seen them out west in our travels. We just never really thought about them in Indiana. As soon as we turned a corner though…BAM! There they were.
We had an interesting day of travel. It started out just fine. However just south of the Michigan border we saw these clouds forming.
They were forming in a way that we knew we were going to head into some rain. The winds picked up and the sky got darker as we kept moving forward.
Yup…we eventually hit some rain. But then not 5 minutes later the clouds parted, the wind died down and the blue sky came out. Weird.
So we made it to our campground, Oak Grove Resort, after having to follow a detour off the highway and through the main city roads of Holland. That’s never fun.
The campground is not what it was advertised. Certainly not big rig friendly. If the woman did not take my credit card over the phone for a deposit, we would not have stayed. Do me a favor, if you want to come to this area, do not stay at this park if you have a big rig. You will not be happy.
That’s one of our biggest pet peeves about campgrounds. They say on the phone everything you want to hear, big rig friendly (on the website too) and satellite accessible. But low and behold, they are not. Totally false advertising.
Oh well, I digress.
After we squeezed into our site we headed for the state park just down the road. On our way to the famous “Big Red” Lighthouse in the park, we passed the state park campground that is big rig friendly and on the beach mind you at half the price. So much for RVParkReviews.com. They are usually pretty good and what we always look at before choosing where to stay. That just rubbed salt in our all ready tender wounds.
At the state park David tried to get the quadcopter up in the air to film the lighthouse and the beach area. I say tried because the wind whipping off Lake Michigan was so strong, it made the lake look like the ocean. White caps and all. So David opted not to risk the copter in the high winds.
So here’s a couple of pictures that you’ll just have to settle for.
This day and Holland, Michigan are a bust!
We’re crossing our fingers that tomorrow will be better. That is if we can get out of our site.