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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

their up and running again -

   The warm weather season has once again arrived in West Michigan :-)  That always means that certain places are once again open for business. Places which each offer their own forms of fun. Or at least we think so. ;->

~ Dog n Suds Drive-Ins - (Click on name to go to web page)
      There are various locations in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Arkansas,
    Missouri, and  Wisconsin. Click HERE to see a list of all of them.
       The one we like, is in Montague, Michigan.
      You can stay in your car and have curb side service,
     or you can have table side service at one of the picnic tables
     along the canal.
       It is open each summer from April thru September.
      Their address is: 4454 Dowling St,, Montague, MI 49437

~ Allegan Antiques Market - (Click on name to go to web page)
 The last Sunday of every month April - September.
  Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  Admission price is $4.00
  Parking inside the fair grounds is free,
  so don't be conned into parking up the street.
  Held at: Allegan County Fairgrounds
~ Centerville Antiques Market - (Click on name to go to web page)
  The second Sunday of the month
   Hours and admission fees are:
   Regular Admission Sunday: 8am to 3:30pm / $4
   Early Buyers Saturday: 10am to 6pm / $10
   Free parking
   held at: St. Joseph County - Grange Fairgrounds
         316 E. Charlotte,  Centreville, MI 49032 (at State M86)

~ Grand Rapids's Fulton Street Farmers Market - (Click on name to go to web page)
   Open the first Saturday of May through the last Saturday before Christmas.
    HOURS: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
    from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
     ~ They also host Artisans Markets - (Click on name to go to web page)
     Open the second Sunday in June through the last Sunday in September.
     HOURS: Sundays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

~ Musical Fountains in Grand Haven, Michigan - (Click on name to go to web page)
     You can sit in the bleachers or take a blanket
     and sit on the grass along the canal.
     Their 2011 schedule is listed on their web page.
     We do recommend you take mosquito repellent.
         As well as friends with good senses of humor,
     so you can have enjoyable fun via commenting on the passing boats. ;-p

~ Pioneer Park, in Muskegon, MI - (Click on name to go to web page)
       Part of it is a camp ground. A NICE camp ground!
     Right on Lake Michigan.
       One section of their camping area can be reserved for group camping -
     set yourselves up Pioneer style in a big 'ole circle.
       They have bike trails through the woods. And volleyball courts.
     As well as softball, basketball and tennis ones.
       But they also have a nice picnic area that you can go to for just a day.
    With public bathrooms. Which are good for changing into bathing suits in.
    And grills to add your charcoal to, amongst the shaded picnic tables.
    And steps down to the beach.
         Day pass Hours vary from 8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. May through September
     and Sunrise to Sunset October through April.
        Their address is: 1563 N. Scenic Drive, Muskegon, MI  49445
         Fees are listed on their web page.
         Take CASH - credit and debit cards are not accepted!

  this concludes this edition of fun places to go this summer.
   Please let us know about the fun you had when you visited these places. ;->

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