Trinity Campers of Michigan Camping
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2004
Camping Schedule


prepared by Kelly and Lori
many thanks from all of us!

QUICK INDEX - click on the blue Trip label to jump to the details
Pre-Season Trip Fri 04-23 thru Sun 04-25 at Lakeport State Park
First Trip Fri 05-07 thru Sun 05-09 at Holland State Park
Second Trip Fri 06-25 thru Sun 06-27 at The Pinery Provincial Park in Canada
Third Trip Fri 07-16 thru Sun 07-18 at Just-In-Time Campground
Fourth Trip Fri 08-13 thru Sun 08-15 at Harrisville State Park
Fifth Trip Fri 09-24 thru Sun 09-26 at Holly Recreation Area
Post-Season Trip Fri 10-15 thru Sun 10-17 at South Higgins State Park

Note: Alan, Diane, Matt and Gaylene usually extend their camping through to Tuesday on all of the trips. We have never had a problem adding Sunday and Monday right at the park. Join us!

Should we mess with the breakfast foods? I (Alan) don't think so. What do you think?
I know. Let's get Carol and Ron to bring everything! (just checking to see if anybody is reading this stuff)

Please read this:
I don't know for sure who is going or not going. Obviously, if you have a campsite reserved, I have you down as going. I would appreciate an email from everybody, without reserved sites, stating one of these 3 options: "Yes, I'm going", "No, I'm not going", "Maybe, I don't know yet"
I would like to clean up the listings below so it is less confusing. PLEASE let me know.
I'll make it easy for you. Just click on my email address here:
Also, send your food selections directly to me.


Pre-Season Trip of 2004 Lakeport State Park
Lakeport, MI
Fri 04-23 thru Sun 04-25 click here for a Map to the Campground and other info
Who will be There
Diane & Alan: site 11 - 2 nights reserved - will extend it to 4
Gaylene & Matt: site 10 - 4 nights reserved
Carol & Ron: site 12 - 2 nights reserved
Pauline & John: they are thinking about it - They may visit us on Sunday morning
Joanne & Jerry: site 13
Edna Mae & Don: site 17 *** New Campers *** 
Tammy & Dale: site 4 *** New Campers *** 

Saturday Group Breakfast
Diane & Alan: Waffles & Syrup
Gaylene & Matt: Sausage
Carol & Ron: Scrambled Eggs
Pauline & John: won't be there for Saturday
Joanne & Jerry: Zucchini Bread
Edna Mae & Don: Orange Juice and (I wish I hadda) V8
Tammy & Dale: Krispy Creams

Saturday Group Dinner
Diane & Alan: Lakeview Chicken Kabobs
Gaylene & Matt: Port O' Call Potato Soup
Carol & Ron: Seashore Taco Salad
Pauline & John: won't be there for Saturday
Joanne & Jerry: Navy Baked Beans and Galley Rhubarb Pie
Edna Mae & Don: Dingy Dessert
Tammy & Dale: Sailor Salad

Notes about this Trip
Well, it was quite windy and cold everyday but Monday. We awoke on Tuesday to snow; just a little and it was melting as it hit the ground. There was light sprinkles all day and it was cold.
Matt's giant wind breaker helped a lot.
The group is growing... Welcome New Campers! 

trip information last modified: 05-04-2004
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First Trip of 2004 Holland State Park - Lake Macatawa Campground
Holland, MI
Fri 05-07 thru Sun 05-09 click here for a Map to the Campground and other info
Who will be There
Diane & Alan: site 73 - 2 nights reserved, but will extend it to 4
Gaylene & Matt: site 75 - 4 nights reserved
Carol & Ron: site 63 - 2 nights reserved
Pauline & John: site - yeah right! - how about the Econo-Lodge
Joanne & Jerry: site
Gayle & Kelly: site 65 - 2 nights reserve
Lynne & Chuck: site 74 - 2 nights reserved *** New Campers *** Old Friends ***
Anne: Econo-Lodge *** New Camper *** from TLC ***

Saturday Group Breakfast
Diane & Alan: Waffles & Syrup
Gaylene & Matt: Sausage
Carol & Ron: Scrambled Eggs
Pauline & John: Fresh Fruit Salad and Prunes, Coffeecake
Joanne & Jerry: ?
Shirley: Bacon and Orange Juice (Tulip style)
Kelly: Dutch Chocolate Bran Muffins
Gayle: ?
Lynne & Chuck: Eggs and Coffee
Anne: Coffeecake

Saturday Group Dinner
Diane & Alan: Dutch Boy Raw Veges and dip (broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, etc.)
Gaylene & Matt: Two-Lipped Scalloped Potatoes
Carol & Ron: ?
Pauline & John: Windmill Meatballs and left-over fruit salad from breakfast
Joanne & Jerry: ?
Shirley: Bed of Tulip Salad
Kelly: Dutch Chocolate Brownies and Spring Dessert Mix
Gayle: Holland-Style Baked Beans
Lynne & Chuck: Wooden Shoe Salmon
Anne: Tulip Surprise Cake

Notes about this Trip
We did see tulips. Visited the local tulip farm. Watched the very cool parade with dancers.
The campground was very nice. Nice restrooms with individual showers.
We had mostly very good weather.

trip information last modified: 06-14-2004
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Second Trip of 2004 The Pinery Provincial Park
Ontario, Canada
Fri 06-25 thru Sun 06-27 click here for a Map to the Campground and other info
Who will be There
Diane & Alan: site 435 - 4 nights reserved
Gaylene & Matt: site 433 - 4 nights reserved
Carol & Ron: site 427 - 2 nights reserved
Pauline & John: not going (no pets allowed and Eliza would miss them)
Joanne & Jerry: site 442
Shirley, Kelly & Lori: site 429 - 2 nights reserved
Rich & Sheri: site 431 - 2 nights reserved
Lynne & Chuck: site 440 - 3 nights reserved

Saturday Group Breakfast
Diane & Alan: Waffles & Syrup
Gaylene & Matt: Sausage
Carol & Ron: Scrambled Eggs
Pauline & John: ?
Joanne & Jerry: Fresh Fruit
Shirley, Kelly, Lori: Canadian Chocolate Bran Muffins and Maple Leaf Hash Browns (all the little buggers are cut in the shape of little tiny Maple leaves)
Rich & Sheri: Orange Juice, Coffee Cake or Donuts
Lynne & Chuck: Yogurt, Coffee Stuff
   

Saturday Group Dinner
Diane & Alan: Canadian Mountie Chili dogs (with chopped onions of course)
Gaylene & Matt: Pinery Style Cheezee Potatoes
Carol & Ron: ?
Pauline & John: ?
Joanne & Jerry: Potato Salad and Chocolate Lava Cake
Shirley, Kelly & Lori: Canadian Bear Turds and Wilderness Wild Dessert
Rich & Sheri: Fresh Veggies (hand picked from a Canadian farm)
Lynne & Chuck: Fruity Chicken Rice Salad
   

Notes about this Trip
A camping trip to a foreign country. NO cell phone service.
Three campgrounds: Riverside, Burley, Dunes.  We're at Riverside.
Over 1000 campsites. We didn't need that many. Spaced out and not well suited for our group.

Actually very nice camping. Great showers. Lots of poison ivy. Too much time to get there and back thru customs. Long drive to the beach from the Riverside Campground, but the big camp store was very close. Good ice cream there.
Very expensive camping for the now-famous mailbox killer.
The raccoons loved Shirley's meatballs.
We had very nice weather. No rain.

trip information last modified: 08-26-2004
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Third Trip of 2004 Just-In-Time Campground
Ithaca, MI
Fri 07-16 thru Sun 07-18 click here for a Map to the Campground and other info
Who will be There
Diane & Alan: the sites are reserved, but not assigned - get there early
Gaylene & Matt: the sites are reserved, but not assigned - get there early
Carol & Ron: the sites are reserved, but not assigned - get there early
Pauline & John: the sites are reserved, but not assigned - get there early
Shirley: the sites are reserved, but not assigned - get there early

Saturday Group Breakfast
Diane & Alan: Waffles & Syrup
Gaylene & Matt & Tom & Pam & Sarah & Anna: Sausage
Carol & Ron: Scrambled Eggs
Shirley: Bacon and Coffeecakes (strange combination of flavors)
Kelly: Blueberry Muffins
Lori: Homemade Blueberry Bread and OJ

Saturday Group Dinner
Diane & Alan: Showboat Peach Cobbler
Gaylene & Matt & Tom & Pam & Sarah & Anna: Wayne's Five Bean Salad
(as if one won't do the trick for Matt)
also birthday cake for Sarah (see below)
Carol & Ron: Donkey Shame Taco Salad
Shirley: Captain Crock (Pot) Meat
Kelly: Uncle Ron's Cookies and Aunt Martha's Homemade Bread
Lori: Sloppy Joes and Fruit Dessert

Notes about this Trip
The Chesaning Showboat Park Campground was a complete bust. The ground was too soft from the rain, no tables, no shade and the restrooms were a country mile away. Wayne Newton had his show there but we didn't care because we didn't stay. We moved on down the road to the Just-In-Time Campground and all was well.
Only thirty-something sites. A lot of seasonal campers. Drive-in campers get the sites along the small lake's shoreline.
Nice clean restrooms. Good showers.
The weather was great. The water was warm.
Sarah celebrated her 14th birthday on Saturday. Oh, to be 14 again.

trip information last modified: 08-26-2004
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Fourth Trip of 2004 Harrisville State Park
Harrisville, MI
Fri 08-13 thru Sun 08-15 click here for a Map to the Campground and other info
Who will be There
Diane & Alan:
Jim & Andrea:
site 131 - came here on Thursday
Gaylene & Matt: site 132 (huge site with room for Lori and Kevin)
Carol & Ron: site 129
Pauline & John: local motel
Joanne & Jerry: site 125
Shirley: site 130 (with the big screen room)
Lynne & Chuck site 133 - came here on Thursday - Andrea & Jim tented here on Saturday
Helen & Sandy site 127

Saturday Group Breakfast
Diane & Alan: Waffles & Syrup
Gaylene & Matt: Sausage
Carol & Ron: Scrambled Eggs
Pauline & John: not there for breakfast
Joanne & Jerry: Fresh Fruit
Shirley: Hash Browns
Kelly: Muffins for the masses
Kevin & Lori: OJ and Blueberry Bread
Lynne & Chuck: Scrambled Eggs and Coffee stuff

Saturday Group Dinner
Diane & Alan: Lazy Daze Macaroni Vege Salad (cigars)
Gaylene & Matt: Sail Away Sloppy Josephs (cigars)
Carol & Ron: Hot August Night Taco Salad (cigars)
Pauline & John: not there for dinner
Joanne & Jerry: Broccoli Salad and Meatballs
Shirley: "Care for Some More" Baked Beans "Mr. Taggart"
"I'd say you've had enuff"
Kelly: Dog Days of Summer Bread (of some sort) and Brown Brownies
Kevin & Lori: August Ambrosia (vs. the July variety) (cigars)
Lynne & Chuck: Brother Love's Cherry Trifle dessert (cigars)
Rich & Sheri: Marvelous Mostaccioli
Sandy & Helen: Tossed Salad

Notes about this Trip
Alan & Diane and Chuck & Lynne arrived one day early on Thursday. Long 4-hour drive to this really great campground.
Cool weather for August. Just a little rain, but mostly sunny.  Too cool to sit on the beach.
There is a great ice cream shoppe in town just a real nice walk from the campground. And we did eat ice cream. Great general store/pharmacy.
Rich and Sheri and children joined us for Saturday dinner.
Tried out the new beanbag game constructed by Matt with cornbags from Diane and Alan. A great game addition.
Two showers inside the restrooms. They were too hot. Keeps you dancing. Better than too cold which, actually, keeps you dancing also.
Andrea and Jim dropped in for Saturday night. An 11-hour stay. She brought a great bean dip.
Chuck and Lynn's friends Sandy and Helen joined our group for the entire weekend.

trip information last modified: 08-26-2004
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Fifth Trip of 2004 Holly Recreation Area
Holly, MI
Fri 09-24 thru Sun 09-26 click here for a Map to the Campground and other info
Who will be There
Diane & Alan: site 109
Gaylene & Matt: site 108
Carol & Ron: site 110
Pauline & John: came early on Saturday and stayed for the day
Joanne & Jerry: site 106

Saturday Group Breakfast
Diane & Alan: Waffles & Syrup
Gaylene & Matt: Sausage
Carol & Ron: Scrambled Eggs
Pauline & John: ?
Joanne & Jerry: Fresh Fruit

Saturday Group Dinner
Diane & Alan: Jester's Broccoli Salad
Gaylene & Matt: Lance-a-Lot Tater-Tot Casserole
Carol & Ron: Crossbow Taco Salad
Joanne & Jerry: Merlin-Up-The-Butt Chicken and Rhubarb Squares

Notes about this Trip
The weather was great!
Barb and Bill stopped by for a visit and supper on Saturday

trip information last modified: 09-28-2004
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Post-Season Trip of 2004 South Higgins State Park
Roscommon, MI
Fri 10-15 thru Sun 10-17 click here for a Map to the Campground and other info
Who will be There
Diane & Alan: site 
Gaylene & Matt: site
Shirley & Kelly: site

Saturday Group Breakfast
Diane & Alan: Waffles & Syrup
Gaylene & Matt: Sausage
Shirley: Hash Browns
Kelly: Coffee Cakes
Lori: a picture of Kevin

Saturday Group Dinner
Diane & Alan:  Apple Crisp
Gaylene & Matt: Chicken Enchiladas
Shirley: Crockpot Chilli
Kelly: Rolls and Brownies
Lori: another picture of Kevin

Notes about this Trip
It was quite cool this weekend. Actually, downright cold at times. It rained continuously all Saturday night. It was very windy with a little rain here and there. In general, crappy weather.
To beat the cold, Matt brought his 60,000 BTU heater, Alan brought his 18,000 BTU heater and a whole lot of firewood. As usual, Monday and Tuesday were better with no rain and a not much wind.
Saturday night was Trick-or-Treat night at the campground (their first one) and the weather was decent for the little beggers. It was great fun with all the decorated sites.
Cingular cell phone service was very good.
Super nice new restrooms. The women's and handicap shower has a heated floor; the men are jealous.

trip information last modified: 10-31-2004
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THE NEXT TRIP WILL BE IN APRIL 2005
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!

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