The drive back to Sturgis was pretty short and we arrived early enough to have lunch in Sturgis, and then Val and I borrowed Judy’s car to drive out to see my Uncle Bob again. My cousins Sherie and Laurie were visiting so it gave me a chance to catch up with them. We left Uncle Bob's to return to Judy's, but first I wanted to make a short side trip to see one of my fondest memories from my childhood in Michigan. My grandparents on my dad's side owned a farm with a river running through it called Fawn River. They had made a picnic area where we had many suppers, reunions and picnics with family and friends. We swam in the river, fished and it was just a really nice spot. The farm has long since been sold, but the picnic spot was still there although someone had built a house there now, but it still looked just as idyllic as I remembered it.
|Looking across Fawn River at what used to be a picnic area owned by my grandparents.|
|Looking the other way down Fawn River.|
After returning the car to Judy we all went out to a Mexican restaurant for dinner and then she drove us to our hotel.
Sunday we spent the day at Judy’s doing laundry and helping her take care of a few things. Then it was back to the hotel for our final night in Michigan.