During Memorial Day weekend for 3 days and 2 nights.
Explored: Southernmost Michigan, Catawba, Raisin River, Toledo
Transportation: 2009 Grand Caravan
Main Goal: All accomplished: #1. The
Beach; #2. African Wildlife Safari
In the morning we headed over to our favorite beach
and enjoyed the day at the Warren Dunes in Michigan. I took the long way
east to Toledo where we slept for the night. On Day 2 we visited African
Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton and then explored Catawba Island
area, a couple wildlife refuges, before heading back to Toledo where we
enjoyed the art museum. Next we headed north to Custer's hometown of
Monroe, Michigan, where we visited a crowded beach. We slept in Albion
after a pleasant drive along the Raisin River. On Day 3 we drove back to
the Van Buren Dunes and enjoyed the beach before rain forced us back
home. It was a very peaceful weekend, except for the attack on my car by
the long horns of a water buffalo.
Sandhill Crane at Ottawa NWR, Ohio.