Category Archives: Michigan

Last July: On the road again

A look at the underside of the Mackinac Bridge.

A look at the underside of the Mackinac Bridge.

We woke up early on July 17th intent on crossing the Mackinaw Bridge before the wind kicked up. As it turned out, we started across the bridge at 6:00 a.m. but still had high wind warnings and needed to drive at no more than 20 miles per hour across the lengthy bridge.

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After crossing the bridge, we traveled along the north coast of Lake Michigan, on Route 2. We were surprised to find that Lake Michigan’s north shore was virtually without any beach goers mid week. As we began to drive around Lake Superior, we stopped at a deserted beach to let WB frolic in the sand and the surf. He loved being able to dig in the sand and started doing his crazy eights, running at top speed.

WB frolics in the sand on the  shore of Lake Superior.

WB frolics in the sand on the shore of Lake Superior.

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As we continued on Route 28 we were fortunate to see 2 sandhill cranes. Pictures follow:

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WB and I cool off in Lake Huron

Cooling off in our first Great Lake!July 16th we drove into Mackinack City and checked out some of the historic sites, as well as the Mackinack Bridge. It was 94 degrees, hot and humid, so WB and I decided to cool off in Lake Huron. We also visited the lighthouse and saw Michelmachinack Fort. Pictures of these follow:

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Our View on our campsite, Mackinac Mill Creek Campground, Michigan.

Our View on our campsite, Mackinac Mill Creek Campground, Michigan.

MackinawView from our campsite at Mackinac Mill Creek Campground. ¬†You really couldn’t ask for a better site, and just to the right is a large area where WB is allowed to swim!