Cross Country Trip (Day 41) – Grand Haven, MI

With Family & Friends

A week ago we made it to Grand Haven, Michigan. Not only is this where I grew up, but my Grandma, Grandpa, Dad and I all started our lives on the same block. It’s a small town on Lake Michigan, that everyone loves! In the winter it’s full of snow, but in the summer it’s full of vacationers from Western Michigan.

We are staying at Tanglefoot Park, which is owned by the Village of Spring Lake. It was created in the first half of the 20th century before all the 5th wheels and the big rigs with their slide-outs. Needless to say, the RVs and trailers are jammed in, so much so that you need to park your vehicles on the street outside the park.

Our little Casita trailer packed in among all the bigger rigs!

Our little Casita trailer packed in among all the bigger rigs!

However, we’re only one block behind downtown Spring Lake, maybe two miles from downtown Grand Haven, and parked right on the Grand River. It’s a great location with sidewalks allowing Fay to do her walking all around town.

Things are squeezed in a bit at the campground, but our morning coffee view is great!

Things are squeezed in a bit at the campground, but our morning coffee view is great!

Our time here has been filled mostly with visiting cousins and old friends. We have another week here, then begin our descent back to Florida.

Click here to view our personal review of Tanglefoot Park in Spring Lake, MI

Monday, June 13 - Grand Haven, Michigan (My Home Town!)

Monday, June 13 - Grand Haven, Michigan (My Home Town!)

Denny Johnson

Denny Johnson

After having spent most of our adult life in Orlando, my wife Fay and I moved to Knoxville, TN in 2020. We are loving the change of seasons and being near the mountains. Plus, this part of the country is loaded with great places to camp. 
 
We camped years ago with a pop-up camper, but got serious about it when we purchased our Casita in 2014. There was a lot to learn as we started traveling with it, and a lot of conflicting opinions on line. That's when I decided that creating a website would be a good retirement project. I started tinyTowable.com to share things we've learned along the way that have worked well for us in hopes that the information would be of help to others.
 
However, since moving to Tennessee, I've gotten involved with new hobbies (you can check some out on my personal website at https://www.softrite.com) and we haven't camped very much. So, at the end of 2023, I made the tough decision to stop updating this website.
 
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