Jun/29/2011 5 Malia Lane

Saturday, June 25, 2011 Lucky for me, the Michigan Challenge Balloon Fest was being held the weekend I was staying at Brighton Recreation Area.  I had often seen pictures of this type event in Albuquerque when my brother lived there, but never was able to see one in person. I just knew I’d enjoy it, […]

Jun/23/2011 6 Malia Lane

While I’m staying at the Bishop Lake Campground at Brighton Recreation Area, I visited and wrote about downtown Brighton.  Today I thought I’d share another part of that day walking along the boardwalk and through the historic Brighton Cemetery. The glorious displays of flowering baskets hanging from every lamp post on Main Street and all along this bridge […]

Jun/20/2011 3 Malia Lane

When I was at my brother’s house in SC in April, I stayed in their guest room one night and above the bed was this framed picture of my daddy. My daddy, his Army medals and flag that draped his coffin when he died in April, 2002 This was a gift to my brother from […]

Jun/17/2011 0 Malia Lane
Michigan, State Parks

I’m leaving Proud Lake Recreation Area tomorrow, grateful for my stay here, for the beautiful weather I experienced during a time when I was “Burnt Out” without electricity, for the nice people I met, and that my summer exploring Michigan state parks has really just begun! Me at Proud Lake.  Notice the long sleeves – […]

Jun/13/2011 10 Malia Lane
RV Repairs

Well, not me really, but I’m not exactly a happy camper and my RV has been smoking!  Here’s what’s happening: At around 5:00 this morning, I heard the heat pump turn off.  Since that woke me up, I was going to turn on the TV to get back to sleep and that’s when I noticed […]

Jun/10/2011 7 Malia Lane

OK, I know it’s much too soon to be using the “L” word since I’ve only actually been in Michigan less than 2 weeks now, but at this point I just can’t help gushing like a moonstruck teenager! So, first off, I arrived just in time for the Department of Natural Resources’ big summer kickoff […]

Jun/4/2011 3 Malia Lane
Michigan, State Parks

I made Holly Recreation Area my first stop in Michigan because I was invited to the Department of Natural Resources ‘Recreation 101: Intro to Summer’ today.  I am so impressed with Michigan’s determination to do whatever they can to make the state parks an enjoyable destination for residents and visitors alike.  The purpose of the […]

Jun/3/2011 7 Malia Lane
RV Repairs ,

I was happy that my buddies that I first met in Quartzsite, Tab & Deanna, invited me to stop over for a visit with them in Ohio on my way to MI.  It was such fun just to see them again, but in just the two days that I visited with them, I can’t believe how much I learned.  […]