Wrapping Up a Fremont, MI Summer

We’ve wrapped up our second summer season in Fremont, MI.

We try to not repeat experiences. We spent last summer in Fremont, MI, why do it again?

Cost

We had a tough winter this past year - client work fell off for a couple of months. I thought it was just me - but as I talk with my peers in the industry it sounds like many folks had a tough season. We needed a cost-effective place to stay for a while.

Convenience

We haven’t found another spot where a nice campground is so close to town. The kids could each bike to the responsibilities that took them out of the park. Walmart was only a couple miles away, and a local grocery store was within walking distance.

Community

Many of the seasonal campers at Fremont have been coming there for decades. There is a tight community but they are still welcoming of “newbies”.

Do It For the Children

Harrison wanted to work a summer job in order to build up his personal ‘launch fund’. He actually worked two - umping the local Little League again and working at the local Subway.

The latter was a bonus to our food budget as he mostly ate subs all summer. Coming home with 50 cookies whenever he closed didn’t help our waistlines out though….

Miranda lined herself up an internship at the local Humane Society. She learned a lot - both about working with animals and working with people.

A Summer of Screens

MsBoyink and I spent more of the summer staring at screens than we’d prefer, but made progress towards getting the ‘cruising kitty’ in better shape, getting this website on firmer ground, and getting a better platform in place for the book we are working on.

The Summer in Photos:

 

We searched out Roadside Attractions.

We searched out Roadside Attractions.

We enjoyed views of Lake Fremont.

We enjoyed views of Lake Fremont.

We had visits from family.

We had visits from family.

Miranda completed an internship at the local Humane Society.

Miranda completed an internship at the local Humane Society.

Harrison worked all summer at Subway (and we'll probably never eat Subway again).

Harrison worked all summer at Subway (and we'll probably never eat Subway again).

We enjoyed a few visits to Ludington State Park.

We enjoyed a few visits to Ludington State Park.

Our bus-living friends the Shanks Family came through for a visit

Our bus-living friends the Shanks Family came through for a visit

Big Daddy Weave was one of the live music acts we saw downtown Fremont.

Big Daddy Weave was one of the live music acts we saw downtown Fremont.

Miranda went to summer camp for horsemanship.

Miranda went to summer camp for horsemanship.

Harrison went to A cappella Camp

Harrison went to A cappella Camp

We had a bit of nasty weather.

We had a bit of nasty weather.

But God followed the nasty weather with a double-promise.

But God followed the nasty weather with a double-promise.

We caught our other bus living friends - the Hollands in concert.

We caught our other bus living friends - the Hollands in concert.

We enjoyed gamblin' and card sharkin' neighbors Paula, Bernie, Judy and Sandy.

We enjoyed gamblin' and card sharkin' neighbors Paula, Bernie, Judy and Sandy.

I think this is the only time we caught Terry not smiling - no matter the weather it's always

I think this is the only time we caught Terry not smiling - no matter the weather it's always "a beautiful day'.

More neighbors - Alise, Lois and Carl.

More neighbors - Alise, Lois and Carl.

We played cards and games with these peoples - Erica and her son Jacob.

We played cards and games with these peoples - Erica and her son Jacob.

We met other ditchers - Adam/Jen/Daughter of Huckleberrybound.com and Kate/Kirk/girls of thestreamlinedlife.com.

We met other ditchers - Adam/Jen/Daughter of Huckleberrybound.com and Kate/Kirk/girls of thestreamlinedlife.com.

We picked fresh cherries.

We picked fresh cherries.

We hosted newlyweds Nate and Ashley.

We hosted newlyweds Nate and Ashley.

We hunted frogs in National Forests.

We hunted frogs in National Forests.

We enjoyed local fairs and festivals.

We enjoyed local fairs and festivals.

We bought fresh and local and got to know the farmers selling.

We bought fresh and local and got to know the farmers selling.

We got hitched up and mobile again for the first time in over 5 months - felt good!

We got hitched up and mobile again for the first time in over 5 months - felt good!

Next Summer?

Fremont has worked for us two summers in a row - but we’re determined to do something different next year.

Now that Harrison is launching off on his own in West Michigan (and with my parents still summering in the area) there’s a good chance we’ll be back. But we’ll find a new adventure for next summer.

What Was Your Summer?

Did you find new adventures, or choose to repeat a past experience?

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3 Comments Wrapping Up a Fremont, MI Summer

  1. Picture of EricEricSeptember 17, 2015

    What a memorable summer ... wishing you the best in landing awesome clients!

  2. Picture of ZoeZoeDecember 17, 2015

    Rainbow = Science!

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