Friday, May 12, 2017

Rocking and Glassing Michigan in the Little RV

Since our arrival in Manistee, Michigan a couple of days ago Murphy and I have gone to Lake Michigan twice to hunt beach glass. Murphy is beat and I'm sore. When we had our house I used to go out and weed for hours in the beginning of Spring and the backs of my thighs would get so sore. This is the same kind of sore but it's from bending over searching for beach glass. 

Temperatures at the lake have been in the upper 50s and low 60s with very little wind. It's been perfect.  When we first arrived at the beach Murphy ran up and down the shore in the water dozens of times. He was great about sticking nearby. He explored, chased birds, ran in the water and dug in the sand. 
While Murphy was expending his excess energy I was walking and digging in the rocks looking for beach glass. What I didn't expect was all of the fascinating rocks I found. 
We got our grandson Camden a rock tumbler for Christmas last year so I'm taking rocks home so we can tumble them. I'm sure he'll like that. 

We went back to the same beach yesterday and found more rocks and some beach glass. Murphy was still tired from his first trip to the beach so after a little running around he came and sat down and curled up right between my legs. We took that opportunity to take some selfies.
Here is the beach glass I have found so far. 

I hear over near Racine and Kenosha, Wisconsin on the southwest corner of Lake Michigan the glassing is much better. We're going to stop by there after we finish up in Elkhart. 

Today we spent a good part of the day cleaning the outside of the motorhome. It got so dirty when it was in the shop. Between that dirt and the dead, baked on bugs it's nasty. It'll take me a few days to get it as clean as I can. There are a lot of places I can't reach so I'll just do as much as I can.

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  1. Have you ever seen "The Long Long Trailer" with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz? You make me think of Lucy's character picking up all those rocks and carting them down the road in their trailer. After a time, it got so heavy, Desi's character made her throw them out. I hope it doesn't come to that for you, but I can't help thinking of that funny movie.
    I have a niece who lives in Kenosha.

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    1. Donna, I think I have seen that movie. Rest assured, my rocks currently fit in a sandwich sized zip loc bag. Currently...
      Juley

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