Summer 2017 - Great Lakes travel blog

South on 21

North on 25

RV Site

The Lighthouse

At Captain Morgan's

The Dock in Lexington

Late Afternoon in Lighthouse Park


On Monday we drove south on route 21 along the east shore of Lake Huron, made a slow crossing of the border, and then drove north on route 25 along the west shore of Lake Huron. We made a stop at Meijer's in Port Huron to stock up on some groceries.

We are now parked in a really nice county park about six miles west of Port Hope, MI. We have a full hookup with 50 amps, a clear view of the Directv satellite, and really good wifi. The only minor issue is, as was true in Sauble Beach, we cannot get a strong signal on one of the TV satellites and so have been watching mostly standard definition broadcasts instead of HD.

While Lighthouse Park is very nice, it is remote from a town of any size. We were able to find a decent restaurant about 5 miles up the road in Grindstone. Captain Morgan’s Grindstone Bar and Grill turned out to be a small place at a marina on the lake with pretty good food. It was good that it was reasonably close and had a responsible wait staff, because I left my wallet on the table there and had to drive back to get it.

On Thursday Annie and I made the two-hour drive to Saginaw to PetSmart for her semi-annual checkup. When we got there, we stopped first for lunch at a small county park on the Saginaw River. Annie had a good checkup and some vaccinations and we stopped at Meijer to get groceries before heading back to the Phaeton. There were no supermarkets near our campsite.

We made the short drive to Port Austin for mass and dinner on Saturday. Although Yelp took us out into the farmlands to a remote location nowhere near it, we were finally able to arrive back in town at the Sportsman’s Inn where we had a nice dinner. After dinner, we drove to the marina park and enjoyed a short stroll in a park along the shore.

Sue was talking to a fellow camper and learned of a Park in Lexington that offered the potential of being a summer residence when we can no longer drift. Yesterday we made the hour-long drive back to Lexington. We visited the Lexington RV Resort and talked with the lady in the office. Lexington is on the shore of Lake Huron and about 25 miles north of the larger community of Port Huron. The park was decent and worth visiting. We had lunch near the dock and walked with Annie in a nearby park.

It's been a pleasant and quiet stay here. Tomorrow we will head across Michigan to Traverse City.

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