Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2018 Summer RV Trip – Days 8 & 9 – Farmers Market and Moving Day

We awoke to a beautiful Saturday morning and after breakfast, we made the 15 minute drive into downtown Muskeegon, where I dropped the girls off at the farmers market, which looked to be really bustling.  I didn’t take any shots but here are some from the web that Bev advises were accurate except she said it was so crowded it was hard to move around.

They came home with a few goodies including some fresh corn for supper, which Bev fried and we sided it with tomato and cottage cheese and a blueberry strudel.
While at The Fox Barn Winery the previous day, we bought a growler full of a flavored cider and the ladies liked it so well, we decided to make the 30 mile drive back up there for a refill before we left town and we took an additional growler that we keep on-board.  Would you believe they had run out but after driving that far but we couldn’t leave empty handed so we got a jug each of peach flavored and cherry flavored.

After three full days in Muskeegon, it was time to move further north so we broke camp and got on the road about 10:30 am for the 150 mile drive into Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula.  The route was simple for this trip: US-31 to Traverse City, MI-22 to Suttons Bay, then MI-204 and Horn Road to the campground. 

US-31 was built like an interstate, rest areas and all, from Muskeegon to Ludington and was in very good shape but after that is was a paved-over concrete road and all of the joints were pretty bad, especially the ones that had been repaired and more especially going through the towns.  One of Michigan’s candidates for governor said in her commercial that she “will fix the damn roads and fix them right” if elected.  I would vote for her.

We pulled into Wild Cherry Resort about 2pm to discover the RV that was supposed to vacate our site was still there and the owners were gone and not answering their phone.  

We temporarily parked in another site so we could plug in, we disconnected the car and drove thru Suttons Bay and down to Traverse City so the girls could check them out – they were pleased with what they found.  I know I talk a lot about their going shopping but I should mention that they rarely buy anything but they really like to look and always have.

The folks in our site finally showed up and we were able to get in our site about 4:30pm.

Our site (the only one like it) was like an RV resort, but otherwise I would rate the this place as a nice RV Park, even though they are lacking amenities such as bathhouses, cable TV, etc.  They do have a lodge that is available for guest use and the plan is to add two wings with one for bath houses and the other for large groups.

They do have a beautiful, serene location and a very good WiFi but they charge like they are a high end Resort.  As the saying goes, it’s all about location, location, location as it is the best place near the touristy Sutton's Bay so they can charge $75/ night for a gravel site with a concrete patio – our premium site is normally $85/night but they gave it to us for $75 when we reserved it back in the winter.  Here are some shots of our site and what we see out the windshield of our pull in site.

A few more comments about the campground - Our site had a little more slope to the front than I would have liked, the only TV available was satellite, cell phone reception was okay but a little weak, the owner and office staff were very friendly and check in was easy and efficient, the roads were in excellent condition, the site hook-ups were well located and all worked fine.

Turn in next time for more from the Leelanau Peninsula - we'll be here for a week.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them and the blue words are links.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. Love the local farmer's markets , that looks like a very nice one too. Enjoy you time there in Northern Michigan.

  2. Sounds like a great place to visit, but I would have been upset that my site was not vacated on time. What a beautiful area - looking forward to more!

  3. Larry, Great looking farmer's market...big too! Nice looking RV site, if a bit expensive. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. Michigan is great in the summer, and the market looks pretty awesome.

  5. I love that you visit local farmer's markets during your travels. We love doing that. That's too bad you had to wait for your site... it's a bummer when other travelers don't respect the rules.


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