On Friday I loaded up the motorhome, talked Steveio into taking a half day of vacation, and off we went. A WHOLE TEN MILES to North Bayshore County Park! LOL LOL LOL
We wanted to stay close to home as all the kids are coming Sunday with the grandkids for the day. So we can enjoy the lovely sunshine and 50 degree Saturday weather while camping, but we are thinking of leaving later on to head back to home for Saturday night and Sunday ... The weatherman said it's going to rain... or maybe snow. It was down to 28 last night so it could get that cold again tonight, I would imagine.
We pulled into our favorite site, number 16, which is facing toward the waters of Green Bay. We like this site because it's down on the end of the loop, but we have to pull into the campgrounds backwards on the one-way road. Can't make the corner into the site because of the site marker post. We could back in, but then we only have a view of the outhouse from our front windshield. By pulling in nose-first, we can have a view out over the marsh grass to the water. So we break the rules by not going around the loop in the right direction. With only 2 other campers here, it's not a problem. LOL
I followed Steve out with our Saturn car, instead of hooking up the Tracker to tow. We thought we might need to run up to Marinette for something sometime on Saturday night, but that didn't work out, so we just brought the car for nothing. Oh well.
On Saturday we took a nice walk out along the harbor and breakwater to the beacon light post. The sun is shining, the sky is an unbelievable blue and the white puffy clouds are heavy with snow or rain to fall... the bottom edges of the clouds are all horizontal with the water out by the horizon, probably from some low pressure?
We walked to the end and hung out with the dogs for a while.
The winds were starting to pick up and it is getting decidedly colder.
You can SMELL the "Winter" in the air....
Although the sun is shining, on our way back to the campground area
the marsh grasses help protect us from the bitter winds
Some kids are out on the other bank with poles...
Wonder if they are catching anything other than colds?
These waters face out into the area where the Green Bay flows into Lake Michigan. Brrrrrrr it's cold already. We have taken the boat out from this harbor a few times on calm days. Other times it's high whitecaps and we don't dare. The bay has a shallow bottom and when the wind whips up, the waves crest into whitecaps in just a moment's notice. The right side of the breakwater is open water, and the left leads into the protected harbor.
It's now 3pm on Saturday as I type this up. The sun is still peeking in and out of the clouds, but they are building up and getting grey looking. The temps are dropping, so we think we will avoid paying for one more night of camping and pull stakes to head into town. It's going to rain or snow before nightfall.
It isn't far and we will be home in 15 minutes and backed into the driveway. This is probably the last camping trip of the season, as much as I hate to see it end. The next two weekends have events we can't miss, so we will be home. We don't have any winter trips planned, so this might be the last time until Spring.