On this particular Workamping gig, we work Thursday through Wednesday .. 7 days on duty and 7 days off duty. At least one of us needs to be here at the park all 7 days, while the other can run into town for grocery shopping, a visit to the barber or other needs as they arise.
But on the 8th day … we’re free to take off and do as we please. And this has been a wonderful benefit of Workamping. We work about 3 hours each of the 7 days we’re on duty in exchange for our RV site, electricity, wifi, cable TV, heated pool and hot tub.
We have 2 weeks every month to come and go as we please and see the sights … and since we grew up here in Michigan and lived in Ohio the last 35 years before we hit the road, we’re fortunate enough to have friends and family visit.
Our first visitors were our daughter Sara and son in law Stu (along with Dulaney and Arlo)
More recently we had a visit from my sister Betsy and brother in law Bob. They live in the Virgin Islands and were up in the Detroit area visiting their sons and were able to take a couple days to come up to Pere Marquette RV Resort to visit us.
My other sister Marilynn lives in Jacksonville and it’s always great to hook up with family and our visits are too far and few between.
This time we took a rafting trip down the famous Pere Marquette River. The river is 65 miles long and runs from Baldwin to Ludington and on out to Lake Michigan. We traveled only about a half mile as the crow flies, but it took us just about two hours to go from the landing at Green Cottage to Gleason’s Landing.
The Pere Marquette River is know far and wide for it’s excellent Trout and Steelhead fishing and since much of the river is in the Manistee National Forest, there’s a lot of wildlife throughout the area. The video below illustrates our relaxing ride.
So if you ever find an opportunity to visit northern Michigan, make a stop in Baldwin and take a great ride down the Pere Marquette River. Baldwin Canoe Rental is the ONLY canoe rental on the PERMITTED portion of the river and they know what customer service is. They’ll spot your car down the river so it’ll be there ready and waiting for you when you get to your appointed stop.
Tell ’em Herb & Kathy BALDWIN sent you … see if they’ll give you a discount (yea right)