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Michigan Vacation – Day 3 of 6: Part 3

The purpose for Bob and me to go to Michigan earlier this month was to attend the Vulcan Riders and Owners Club (VROC) motorcycle rally at the Cycle-Moore Campground in Interlochen.  We knew very little about the scenic attractions in Northwestern Michigan before departing for the rally.  We discovered that Northwestern Michigan is bountiful in scenic attractions.  The best part of the rally was being able to ride with other VROC’ers on such wonderful scenic roads.   Add camaraderie, friendship, a campfire, food and beverages to the scenic roads, and you have the makings of a good time.

The campfire area is where tall tales are told and riding adventures described.  It’s a kickback time, too, after a day of riding.  Passing a variety of drinks around the campfire circle goes a long way toward kicking back!  Today’s blog post showcases photographs from Friday night’s campfire (August 9th).

Our campfire!

 

It was a beautiful night for a campfire!

Stay tuned; more details of our Michigan vacation to come!

Michigan Vacation – Day 3 of 6: Part 1

We spent the third day of our Michigan vacation (August 9) with our Vulcan Riders and Owners Club (VROC) friends.

We returned to rally headquarters, Cycle-Moore Campground, around 8:00 AM.

Cycle-Moore Campground

Jack and Margret ate breakfast at the campground.
The dog’s name is Annie.

Bob, Jim and Sandy R., David and Marlene S. and I ate breakfast at Dilbert’s Cafe, which was within walking distance of the campground.  Bob and I had a filling breakfast.  We each ordered omelets.  Bob ordered toast with his omelet; I ordered a pancake.  The pancake was the size of a dinner plate!  We could have easily split one meal and had enough to eat for breakfast!

After breakfast we relaxed at the campground for an hour or two, chatting mainly with Ray and Lisa R., Jim and Sandy R. and David and Marlene S.

Ray and Lisa

Sandy and Marlene

This photograph of Sandy puts a smile on my face each time I see it.

David

Around 10:30 AM twelve of us departed the campground on a 130-mile motorcycle ride–the subject of my next blog post.

Michigan Vacation – Day 2 of 6

On Thursday, August 8, we drove from Norwalk, Ohio, to Honor, Michigan.  We departed Norwalk around 8:15 AM and arrived in Honor at 2:45 PM.  Our accommodation for three nights was at Cedar Ridge Cabins.

Cedar Ridge Cabins office

Cabins 6, 7 and 8

There are eight cabins available at Cedar Ridge Cabins.  Each cabin offers modern bath facilities, air conditioning, cable television, small fridge, coffee maker and deck with picnic table. These three larger cabins have two full-size beds, as well as a kitchenette.

We stayed in Cabin #6.

I forgot to take pictures of the inside of our cabin.  The three photographs that follow were obtained from the Cedar Ridge Cabins web page.

Capture1Our cabin had two full-size beds.

Capture2Our cabin had a small sitting area separate from where we slept.

Capture3Our cabin included a kitchenette.

Located behind the cabins are 3 acres on which you can play volleyball, play horseshoes, build a bonfire or hang out in the 16×16 recreation room.

The backyard invites one to build a bonfire or play volleyball.

Recreation Room

We traveled approximately 360 miles on Thursday from Norwalk, Ohio, to Cedar Ridge Cabins in Honor, Michigan.  Unlike our first travel day, we encountered no rain on Thursday … only dry roads and sunshine.

The purpose of our Michigan vacation was to attend a Vulcan Riders and Owners Club (VROC) motorcycle rally.  After getting settled in the cabin we rode the motorcycle to Cycle-Moore Campground in Interlochen, Michigan — the location of the rally.  The campground was located about 11 miles from our cabin.  With the exception of Bob and me, everyone else who attended the rally stayed at this campground.

Yes, we are at the right place 🙂

Bob and I signed this VROC banner sometime during the rally.  We had not yet signed it, though, when I took this picture.  A motorcycle rally has been held at Cycle-Moore Campground each year since 2002.

We chatted with several rally attendees before heading out for dinner with Lisa and Ray R. and Marlene and David S.  We ate dinner at Maddy’s Tavern.   I don’t remember much about our menu selections.  I do remember, though, that pretzels and mustard were brought to our table, while we were waiting for our meals.  We sat on the outdoor patio, which was inviting and quite cozy.   I had never met Lisa and Ray and was only minimally acquainted with Marlene and David from another VROC rally that we attended a few years ago.  I enjoyed getting to know Lisa and Ray and furthering the friendship with Marlene and David during dinner.

We returned to Cycle-Moore Campground after dinner.  We chatted for a while with several other rally attendees before leaving for our cabin for the night.

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