6/10/13 Monday at Buchanan, MI (Bear Cave Resort-TT/Mid Atlantic)
Since it rained most of last night, from midnight on, and we had left the bedroom slide out, neither of us slept much. I kept worrying about the water filling our “water catcher”. As it turned out, our new awnings kept it all out, it seems. This was not a heavy storm, but good to know a light one won’t bring water in. None the less, we need to get that slide in when we expect rain during the night. Anticipating enough to fill the “water catcher” is not conducive to sleep.
So I didn’t get up, as promised, as 7 am to clean house. I did manage to sweep the tile and vacuum the rugs before we left for the Honda oil change appointment in St. Joseph MI. People encouraged us to enjoy this seaside town, so this would be the perfect day.
It was perfect, except for the weather. Lots of fog rolled in while we were at the Honda dealer getting the car’s oil and air filter changed. Since they finished the job by 11 am, we explored the “Curious Kid’s Museum” ($6/adult). Some fun items for us, but best enjoyed with children.
At 12:30 we headed to the fog shrouded beach, for Silver Beach Pizza. They are in a train depot, where Amtrak actually stops for people. A number of people had raved about their pizza. They were right. Fabulous!!! We bought a Medium ($17), half veggie for me and half meat mania for John. We saved half for supper tonight.
Next, we ambled onto the beach, less our shoes/sandals. Ah, how sweet the feel of warm sand in your feet.
We meandered over to a jetty, then walked to its end, where we saw a kayaker and the St. Joseph Lighthouse (featured on a US stamp), lost in the fog.
Back to the pizza place, where we proceeded up the stairs, from which you can see the St. Joseph Carousel (right of it is an earth roof over Discovery Place – part of Curious Kid’s Museum) and Fountain. Continuing up that street we found Ice Cream at Cabana’s. What a fabulous treat! Bear Claw (dark chocolate with nuts and chocolate) for me and Chocolate Peanut Butter for John. Next we drove to the Post Office to mail something to our son, then home. Time to rest up (remember – little sleep last night).