Sunday, August 04, 2013
A long, great Saturday--Coast Guard festival!
Saturday was spent over in Grand Haven Michigan, taking in their Coast Guard Festival.
(The US Coast Guard is 223 years old this year.)
There was, of course, a parade.
Being western Michigan, the Ottawa County Republican Party had a nice patriotic float in the parade, too. (Like I said, "America".) But this area still has a proper bi-partisan make-up; the Ottawa County Democrat was there too. In fact I think I saw him standing in line at the lemonade stand.
Then it was time for a day at the beach. Grand Haven has some of the best beaches on Lake Michigan--think Florida only with fresh (and slightly colder) water.