Wednesday, August 13, 2014

You never know who might be just around the corner..

Monroe, Michighan
Harbortown RV Resort
Back In #129

Last night Bernie Patton called us and said he and Carol are in Monroe at the other RV park.  They asked us when we'd be free and we made arrangements to see them today.  It was so good to see them and I kept trying to remember when we saw them last.  Of course, we don't seem to run out of things to talk about.  

John and Karen Knoll joined us and we do what all Escapees do when we get together.  We go out to eat.  Bernie suggested the Michigan Grill.  John was kind enough to drive as he has the biggest truck and we could fit six people comfortably.  The parking lot had a lot of cars, but it was much larger on the inside than it looked from the outside.  The hostess showed us to a table that was set up for eight.  It was a large round table and the only problem was it was hard to hear every word across the table.  Our food was excellent, plentiful, and reasonably priced.  Our bill was under $20 and we both had eggplant Parmesan with a salad and bread. 

It was so nice to have our own local tour guide.  We found out that George Armstrong Custer was born in Monroe.  
It's far away but here's a statue of Custer.

Custer isn't the only thing this town is famous for.  We drove by the Monroe Shock plant, but I was gabbing so much I didn't take a picture.  I was still gabbing so don't have a photo of the Lazyboy furniture plant for which Monroe also is famous.    

Bill took this photo of Lake Erie and the mouth of Bolles Harbor.  LaPlaisance Bay means the pleasant bay. Robert de LaSalle named the bay in 1679.  This harbor played an important part in the shipping industry.  As the ships became larger, the harbor was too shallow to accommodate the ships.  Today the harbor is used by fishermen and pleasure boats. 

It was so good to see Bernie and Carol again.  They will be here in town the same time we will, so we'll have a chance to see them again before we leave.  

The highway is still underwater so it should be an adventure  tomorrow to get to Greenwood Village.  

As I was about to sign off with my "turtle safely" I remembered an incident today.  We were driving through town looking for the red, white and blue pole for Bill when the car in front of us, put on its flashers.  The women got out of the car and went around the back, picked up a turtle in the street, carried it over and put it in the grass.  She got back in her car and drove away.  

Turtle Safely.......

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