Bucks Creek, OH to Muskegon, MI., Great Lakes Naval Memorial
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On the first of June, I drove up to Muskegon, MI and located the Elks Lodge there. The Lodge was on a golf course and the campground a few miles down the road. Unlike most of the other Elks Lodges I have stayed at, this one was semi commercial with 20-30 permanent sites behind a locked gate. In the front gravel parking lot, they have about 10 sites for the traveling Elks. When I went in to register, I was told that the "donation" was $24.00 per night. That made this Lodge the highest priced, I have seen in the time I have been traveling. They provided water, electric and a pipe to dump your gray water into. No provisions for the black. The site was located right on Lake Michigan but on the down side of a big bluff which prevented any views of the Lake.
Weather during my stay there was a bit rainy and I only got out one day to explore the area. Found the Great Lakes Naval Memorial where they have the Submarine Silversides and the old Coast Guard Cutter McLane on display and open for tours which I took. The memorial was located on a channel between Lake Michigan and Lake Muskegon and while there I saw my first huge ore carrier exit the interior lake to Lake Michigan. From the Memorial, I took a ride up to the north side of Lake Muskegon where the neighborhoods were quite beautiful. The homes were not quite mansions but close and all had perfect landscaping. For about 5 months this area is very beautiful but I can't imagine what it looks like in the winter.
Summary: Elk Lodges: 49; Escapee RV Parks: 26; Public Parks: 41; National Parks: 55; Ships: 16; Forts: 28.
Expenses: 47 Months on the road with an average expense of $1960 per month.