Thumb Run, Port Austin 2017

There was a pretty good turn out for the Thumb Run this year, we had 9 members show up. Dave DeCook and myself rode up to Port Austin on Friday and arrived at the camp grounds about 2:00 in the afternoon, hanging up the club banner and claiming our spots.

Friday night was cool, about 45 degrees, but clear and no rain. A beautiful sunset and a great evening to sit around the camp fire.

Saturday morning Dave and I went downtown to the farmers market and bought some supplies for lunch later that afternoon. We then tried to go see Turnip Rock, but discovered that access by land to see the formation was on private property and we couldn’t get in. The only way to see it was by kayak, and we were hardly dressed for kayaking. So we just rode around for a couple of hours and found a new place to eat at. It wasn’t open yet, so we decided to come back for dinner.

We rode around some more and ended up at Harbor Beach, stopping at the pier and having lunch.

Of course we then HAD to go to Grindstone Ice Cream afterwards and have a scoop. This is the baby scoop, ’cause it makes your hand look like a baby’s next to it.

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On the way back I stopped next to this field to snap a picture.

By the time I got back to camp, other members had started to show up.

After everyone arrived and all the tents were set up, we rode off to dinner at the place Dave and I had found earlier, Capt. Morgan’s Grindstone Bar & Grill. It was a nice place, the service was great and the food was even better.

Some of the other members went to a different restaurant for dinner, and we all met back at camp, got a nice fire going and sat around and told stories.

The weather this weekend was the best that can remember.  This is coming to be one of my favorite rides of the year.