If you read my post yesterday, you will know that is Aloha State Park in Michigan, nowhere near Hawaii. By some odd occurrence, on this trip we weren't able to get adjacent camping sites with our friends like we usually do. While we were right on the water, they were a bit behind us.
It actually worked out pretty well because the days/nights it was excessively windy, we hung out at their site. The one night it was rather mild, we hung out at our site. This meant that there was a lot of walking back and forth between sites involved. Hence my entry into the #wednesdaywalk challenge started by @tattoodjay.
This post is going to focus mainly on things you might have seen walking back and forth between our two sites. I can promise you, there will definitely be a lot of pictures of my dog and possibly some repeats of the sunsets I posted yesterday.
This dragonfly landed near me while I was sitting outside our trailer one morning. It really wasn't anything special, but I wanted to get a picture of it because it was so close.
You can see we had to put logs on our carpet to keep it from flying away in the wind. I actually took some videos of the wind and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. It was so relaxing. This was one of the few times that we slept with our trailer windows open all night just so we could hear the waves.
A short time ago we got tired of our dog Jovi laying on the ground like this. It's not that she really minds the dirt, but we would rather not have it carried all over our trailer, especially since she shares a bed with us.
So @mrsbozz found this awesome cot on Amazon that we decided to purchase. It took her a little bit to get used to it, but as you can see by the following pictures, I think she loves it now.
This 'S' position is a new one.
She doesn't even have to get up to get a drink!
The second night a large group of young adults showed up on a site near our friends. The wind was still pretty brutal coming off the lake at about ten to twenty miles and hour and their tent was not having any of it.
You can see it kind of collapsed in the picture here. While they were gone for a walk, we heard the tent poles physically crack because of the strain the wind was putting on them. Needless to say they were pretty dismayed when they came back from their walk.
While this is my idea of a nice fire, our friend David (sitting in the background) is a bit of a pyro.
That was the fire after he got done with it.
This may be shocking to you, but I am one of the few people that really isn't a fan of S'mores. Instead, I would much rather have this delicacy we discovered several years ago. We call them campfire eclairs and they are simply fantastic.
You start by wrapping croissant dough (the kind from the tube) around a wooden dowel and you bake it over the fire like our friend Sarah is doing here. Once it is golden brown, you pull it off the dowel and fill it with vanilla pudding, then you top it with chocolate frosting and whip cream.
Trust me, there is nothing like it on this Earth. They are absolutely fantastic!
Well, that about does it for this #wednesdaywalk. I hope you enjoyed the sites from back and forth between our campsites!
All pictures were taken by me or @mrsbozz