Thursday at French Farm Lake

Yesterday I finally got my Social Security money for the month; I squeaked by with 27 cents left in my checking account, $7.85 in savings and around $7 in cash! Phew. What a bad bad month!  I guess this is a good time to THANK YOU everyone who’s using my Amazon and PayPalMe links! It sure helps.  $136 so far this month from Amazon, and I still have a week to go!

I was running very short on groceries & had been putting off purchases of Other Important Stuff, so I made a Wal-Mart run to Cheboygan, 18 miles away. On the way there I passed Salvation Army and Goodwill stores, and was able to get a nice fitted twin sheet for only $1.35 and a pair of shorts for $2.70 (after my senior discounts)! I’ve been using a flat flannel sheet on the bottom and it won’t stay tucked in, plus it’s kinda warm for sleeping on flannel.

My cellphone has been acting up again & refuses to do anything but call or text. It figures I’d get a smartphone that goes DUMB. Last time I was able to fix it by reverting to the factory settings (which means writing down & then reentering all my contact info) but this time that didn’t work. So I ordered a Tracfone reconditioned Samsung Galaxy Stardust phone; it got great reviews and has a lot more memory than most of the others. And it was only $39.99.I never really liked my SpongeBob Squarepants phone anyway.

This morning I took the BYOP kit back to Wal-Mart. On the way out, I spotted this mama turtle getting ready to lay her eggs in the sand at the boat launch! Thankfully I think she was off the main part enough so I don’t think they’ll get run over. When I got back two hours later, she was gone and the nest was all covered up again.  So funny, I’ve never seen that in my whole life and now I’ve seen it twice in one month; an Eastern Box Turtle was laying her eggs at my friends’ garden in Asheville when I was there.  I’d sure like to be able to see the little babies emerging.

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Then I noticed the trail she left in the sand….she sure took the long way around!  DSCN6298

Here’s a view of our campsite. Pretty, isn’t it!

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French Farm Lake Site #5

And Princess Roxie, dragging around her leaf collection…….

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4 Responses to Thursday at French Farm Lake

  1. germanbini says:

    Thank you for your story! I’m considering taking a drive from southern Iowa up to northern Mi and was looking into staying at French Farm Lake. I have a minivan with a bed in back for “camping” and was looking for a nice site to boondock up that way. Glad to see it’s still available! 🙂

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    • janispaqu says:

      Before you come, be sure to print off some Michigan DNR Camp Cards. I’d give you the link but my internet is really slow and weak, but a Google search should come up with them. You’ll need one for French Farm Lake!

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  2. germanbini says:

    Thank you for the reminder! Here’s the info for future readers. 🙂 Here is the link for the DNR State Forest Campground main page, with more information and two links (Word doc or PDF) for printing the DNR Camping Cards. See the section named ‘Dispersed Camping.’ http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10365_10883_58648—,00.html

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