It is remarkable how a simple answer to a question can be the impetus to overcoming an obstacle. So it was with Site 94 at Wild Cherry Resort. A project to build an upscale Class A site had reached the point of laying the pavers. None of us had ever done that sort of work before, and not much was happening as a result. When our newest work campers, Rod and Mary, showed up in mid-June, the question was asked if Rod knew how to do pavers. Mary replied “Yes he does”, and Rod was immediately appointed to be the foreman. 🙂
As the week wore on, the crew kept at it. I missed part of the work when we made our previously scheduled trip to St. Louis. Our goal was to have the site finished for the July 4th weekend.
Rex, our longtime mower, kept the rest of the park looking great while we were tied up on the site. Rex celebrated his 91st birthday last week with happy hour at his and Nellie’s place. The only thing that keeps Rex from mowing is an invitation to go salmon fishing on Lake Michigan. 🙂
After working our tails off, we welcomed the first motor home onto Site 94 on July 2nd. 🙂 Time to play!
One of the many things we took in since then was Paddle for Pints, which I have previously posted about. A few days later, Diana’s cousins Reed and his wife Emily, and Nancy and her husband David came over from Luzerne to visit.
We took them to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and hiked up to Pyramid Point. Here is Reed and I looking out towards North Manitou Island. After we completed the hike, we had a nice lunch at Hearth and Vine at Black Star Farms.
And then there are evenings on the patios of the local wineries, which feature local musicians.
And here is singer/songwriter Blake Elliott at Shady Lane, an event we also attended with Camilla. Blake is often compared to Traci Chapman but, per Robert Downes from Northern Express, is as “hard to pin down as liquid mercury”. Crazy good, for sure!
And here are The Accidentals at Blustone. We showed up later here with Rod and Mary after listening to Drew Hale again with Paul and JoAnn. Camilla is out in the crowd already. 🙂 If you haven’t heard of The Accidentals, chances are you will someday. Fresh out of high school and Interlochen, their list of accomplishments is amazingly long. The girls play 12 instruments between the two of them. Best described as indie/folk/bluegrass….uh, well…they really defy description. 🙂
And it is cherry picking time!
And while Jim S. and a few others were picking cherries, I was driving the Truckster around, picking up golf balls. Always a nice way to spend an hour. 🙂 I’ve also been tackling a fence painting project, along with my normal duties on my work days. Diana has been very busy with the office, which is a huge job. As is evident, we are working hard and having fun! We are fortunate to be part of a great group of people, both workers and seasonal residents. The weather is outstanding…low humidity and temperatures just below 80 for highs.
If you are looking for a place to spend a nice vacation, come on up and see us!