This being our first rally and our second trip out in the Safari, I want to say thank you to Jack for organizing it. It was really nice meeting everyone from the forum and getting to talk A/S, camping and Blazing Saddles. It was really neat being in amongst campers who didn't contantly look over at you, thinking, "what the heck???" And if it weren't for the darn fishflys, Shelly would have been out more often. All around we a great time, and for a recap of Airstreams seen on the trip, read my post here.
Saturday night at the park was a circus. It filled up and everyone had guests in for dinner it seemed. And by the way, it seems that to park on row 5 you had a to have a dog named Buddy! After the rest of you left, we met several Buddys that wandered by.
We left Sunday morning and took US 23 down the coast of Lake Huron. This was a beautiful drive, with lake shore views about 85% of the time, until getting to Tawas city, about 2.5 hours south. We then snuck thru Bay city, hit another state road through more picturesque towns, stopping at the roadside parks along the way. If you haven't gone this way around the Lake, I really recommend it. The gas stations are basically built to RV and Semi sizes and are really easy to get in and out.
However, we had a mishap once we hit I 69. We were less than an hour from home, when I looked up and saw a State cop car with his lights flashing behind me. I pulled over, but he stopped someone else way behind. I did a check and the service door had somehow worked loose. I (stupidly) put it back in place. And drove off. You know what happened. i didn't feel right about it and stopped about 15 miles later and it was gone. The battery had worked loose on the awful road and and slammed the door out somewhere. That road was like driving on speed bumps at 55 mph. We went back, but it had already been flattened and twisted. I was sick. Well, the good news is is that Shell (who's really the no nonsense brains behind our little operation) already ordered a replacement from Inland today and we'll be good to go for our western Michigan Winetasting trip in August.
Keep in touch everyone!