Summer happens so quickly around here. For months we deal with cold and snow and then almost like magic the weather turns warm and summer happens!
If we don’t get out and enjoy it we’ll miss it. That is why I LOVE our new camper. This past weekend was an annual trip to Van Buren State Park. We’ve gone the last 3 years and off and on over the years since way before we were even married (1991 ish). So a long time.
I’m sure it is only because it is small and there’s such a big demand. The sites reserve quickly every year 6 months in advance!
A quick dip and back up the beach and back up onto the dunes. Then I got busted. Yup. I’m a delinquent. Just minding my own business out walking the dog, took a dip and I was cited for breaking the NO DOGS on the beach policy.
Seriously? So the dune is okay but the wet sand is off limits. I wasn’t even close to the swimming beach area. Nope. Rule Breaker!
Fortunately I’m not that great of a liar and I calmly explained I was just out walking the dog. I didn’t come intentionally to break the rules it just happened. They let me go, most likely because I didn’t have any ID on me but did take my camp site down and gave me a heavy dose of reprimand. Sheesh.
So basically, if you ever go to VBSP, don’t bring your dog. In fact, there’s not very many places in Michigan you CAN bring your dog to the beach. We took Jamba last year to a dog beach in South Haven but it was really really tiny and very rocky. One would think Michigan hates dogs.
The dough rising in individual servings on the picnic table…ready to be made into personal pizzas!
I sketched up a mock up. Sketching out the idea really helps to figure out the travel pattern. I originally thought I would need some of those zig zag filler spots, and actually sewed a few in a couple of places then realized I didn’t need them. I was able to just make smaller and smaller Dew Drops to wind my way in and out of spots.
I’m just finishing up the last section and will have this finished for Saturday! I’m going to give this as a shower gift. It is always a good thing to get something made and then gifted. I hope the recipient will enjoy it.
We tried to identify the species but none present were experts. We moved him back towards the woods and away he went…
…and away we all went too with promises to come back again!
~Happy Quilting, Happy Camping!