What a great first trip out. The weather was perfect (a bit chilly at night though). We went out on a Sunday and stayed through a Friday, probably our longest trip out ever. I had a few visitors out this time as well, which made the trip extra special. One of the best hacks I… Continue reading Welcome back to Thompson / Grand River KOA
Wow! This has been quite a year thus far. Starting in mid-March our country announced a pandemic related to a new virus called COVID-19. Starting March 13 Ohio schools were moved to distance learning, business and office buildings began to close, most states mandated a stay at home order. This meant people were instructed to… Continue reading 2020.
This proved to be a true vacation…relaxation, leisurely activities, ice cream, cook outs, pool time, beach time, long walks, exploring and the list goes on. The town we stayed in, New Buffalo, is on the southeast tip of Lake Michigan. An Amtrak Station ran right through the town. Which, as you can imagine, was a… Continue reading New Buffalo, Michigan
I love all the memories we are making with these kids and friends! The kids love each other so much and get along great. Of course, we had to take our friends to our favorite KOA, Thompson/Grand River thompson. Last year we all went to Shelby KOA https://shelbymansfieldkoa.com together, which is amazing as well, but… Continue reading 2nd Annual Friends Camping
It’s here! It’s here! Our first trip out this season has finally arrived. Can you tell we are excited?!?! This was an extra special week here at the Pollak residence. My sister, brother, and their families visited from their homes in Arizona and Illinois. The week was filled with a lot of fun and love.… Continue reading Let The Camping Season Begin!
Thompson/Grand River KOA Wow! This campground was glamorous! Yes, I said campground and glamorous in the same sentence. I even put our name on their waiting list to have a permanent camping site on their grounds… there is a 5 year waiting list! Check out these pictures of this place! The bathhouses, laundry facilities and… Continue reading Thompson/Grandriver KOA
We ventured to a new location for this trip out! Lock 30 Woodlands. Set in the middle of a pine forest, surrounded by an old Ohio Canal Lock, with plenty of hiking space and fresh air. A little more rustic then I am used to, with a lot more bugs then the usual, but it… Continue reading In the Woods.
We love this campground so much! Each time we go, we find something new to add to the list of reasons why it is our favorite. We traveled with friends this time out and stayed on the opposite side of the campground than we normally stay. The kids played in the pond area more than… Continue reading Shelby for the WIN!
We made it through the blustery cold & gray covered days! Hip Hip Hooray! We are headed out for our first trip of the season this weekend and everyone is ready for it. Packing up this year took us no time at all. From the previous year, I realized taking the extra step to wash,… Continue reading Camping Season Has Arrived!
Ok… Yes, it is December and I am writing about September… ~insert excuses~. This will be a memory post. For our last trip out this season we went to Clay’s Park. Clay’s Park hosts the annual Yankee Peddler Festival on their campgrounds. It is filled with fried treats, homemade goods and foods, face-painting, etc. Lots… Continue reading September Camping