Monday, August 22, 2016

Wonderful Weekend at the 1st Annual GLCC Trailer Boat Rally in White Lake, Michigan!

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Baby Seapickle (and daddy) with Seapickle II on the trailer ready to launch in White Lake
This past weekend was the 1st Annual Great Lakes Cruising Club Trailer Boaters' Rally in White Lake / Whitehall, Michigan.  We've been to a few GLCC events before, but this was our 1st full rally and we really enjoyed the weekend.  We arrived Friday evening to a pizza party at the pavilion in front of the White Lake Municipal Marina.  We've stayed there twice before, and enjoy the low-key vibe and quiet of the town and marina.

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Driving through the town of Whitehall on the way to the launch
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Launch ramp in Montague, Michigan (docks are a little short for our 26ft cruiser)
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We enjoyed a walk on the little trail next to the launch
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Ready to launch
Saturday morning we joined the group for a nice breakfast at Crosswinds on the Lake Restaurant in Whitehall.  They don't usually open until lunch, so it was very nice of them to host us that morning for a pancake and sausage breakfast.  After breakfast, we went back to the boat for RJ's morning nap and spent some time playing with our new toy while we waited for him to wake up.  After naptime, the plan for the day was Michigan's Adventure Park!  We couldn't take the baby on rides quite yet, but he LOVED petting the animals at the farm exhibit / petting zoo.  Saturday ended with a cocktail party on the dock with new friends and boating stories - our kind of night. :-)

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Ben and RJ at breakfast with GLCC friends
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Ben's new toy! Aka our new dinghy - deserves it's own blog post :-)
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RJ meets Llama
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RJ learning how to hang out on the dock
Sunday morning RJ and I slept in while breakfast was being prepared up at the pavilion.  When we finally stumbled up, we enjoyed donuts and great conversation (and RJ enjoyed being carried around by a new friend).  We wanted to head back home early so we could beat traffic, but finally got on the road around 2:30pm.  We arrived back at our marina around 6pm spent a little time unwinding on our dock.  All in all, a great weekend and another successful GLCC event!

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Trailer Boat Committee Chair, Chris, making breakfast at the pavilion
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GLCC breakfast in White Lake
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Seapickle II in White Lake Municipal Marina