We were unable to stay at “Camp Bagman”, the RV storage spaces behind the warehouse full of bags. The Bagman had all of his spaces rented and no one was going out on a trip during the period of our stay. Instead, we are camped in Sterling State Park on the western shoreline of Lake Erie near the town of Monroe and about 40 minutes south of downtown Detroit. We have not stayed here before and it is working for us just fine and especially with 50 amp full hookup sites. Electrical Power certainly should not be an issue here. Just south of the Park is DTE Energy’s Monroe Power Plant. It is the second largest coal power plant in the US. Not far to the north of the Park is Fermi 2, DTE’s nuclear power plant. And just for good measure, there is another nuclear plant on the south shore of Lake Erie in Ohio – the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station of FirstEnergy Corp.
We have caught up with my family of course and have seen a number of friends. We have knocked a few things off our to-do lists as well. One special treat was that we were able to attend a meeting of the Downriver Brewers Guild, the brew club that we belonged to before we went on the road. There were about a dozen of us at the meeting. We took a bottle of mead to share from storage in my sister’s basement. We made this mead nearly four years ago. We did not know how well it might have held up with this amount of age. If we say so ourselves, it not only had held up very well; it was very tasty too.