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Jun 2, 2018 - Great night on Lake Michigan

Tonight we stayed in Gladstone, MI. We were on Lake Michigan and have now entered the eastern time zone. Met some very friendly folk, Tammy, Dan, and Patty. We spent the evening around the fire and enjoyed their company immensely. They recommended a campground at Sault Ste Marie.

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Jul 22, 2017 - Airstream convention

We stayed at the campground yesterday, 7/22. Again, can't get the date to adjust. We saw more airstreams stream in, the couple next to us has a beautiful Newfoundland dog that weighs 80 pounds at 9 months. Bet w'll see more of these in Canada. We had a restful day, packing up for Oshkosh. Glad we got the Blue Ox done early, now it costs $95 to get into the convention.

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2017 trip

Jul 21, 2017 - Fayette

This day we went to the ghost town of Fayette - it's on the end of a peninsula that juts out into Bay De Noc, very scenic. After the civil war an iron smelting operation was established here - the ore from Marquette was transported by railroad to this location where wood was harvested for charcoal processing in multiple kilns. The ore was then processed into pig iron ingots. There are dolomite cliffs on the bay that were quarried for the iron processing. The town was abandoned in the late 1800's but many of the structures remain and the...

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2017 trip

Jul 20, 2017 - Gladstone

We are at the Gladstone Bay campground - very full. There is an Airstream rally in Escanaba and we saw many of them on the road coming here, they are several in the campground. Apparently they are slotted with specific times to go over to the fairgrounds to occupy their specific spot. We are in a back in - it's wide and a tree is blocking 110 satellite. There are several pull thru spots that appear to be more open. I will make note so that if we stay here again we'll try to get a spot more open to the sky Was able to get our Oshkosh tickets...

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2017 trip

Oct 12, 2014 - Over the Bridge ... Over the top of Lake Michigan

We traversed the Mackinac Bridge today ... it is the longest suspension bridge with two towers between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere ... which means, darn big and darn long. They call her "Big Mac" up here. On our way there did another lighthouse visit for the festival ... in Cheboygan (that's the way Michiganders spell Sheboygan that we know in Wisconsin). Spending the night in Gladstone MI at one of our favorite campgrounds on Gladstone Bay, at the very north end of Green Bay. Talk about Green Bay, what a game today ... Go Pack!!!!

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Aug 29, 2013 - Gladstone, MI

We are in the Eastern Time Zone! Today we traveled from the deep woods of northern Wisconsin to the shores of Lake Michigan. We had 100 miles of national forest, then we entered Michigan and traveled 50 miles of rural Michigan. The Northern Peninsula of Michigan, as you might know, is considered back country, but not in comparison to northern Wisconsin! We are in a Town Park right on the shore, in the town of Gladstone. It is quiet here and it is nice to be right on the water. The water cools everything off and we are out of the Midwest...

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Aug 5, 2011 - Fell For Fools Gold Today

From Whispering Valley RV Park – Rapid River, MI (Upper Peninsula) Day started with good news……..no major repairs on trucks cooling system needed. Service tech could see where coolant had leaked on several engine components and even found an “extra” coolant reservoir cap during his search for the problem. Final diagnosis after searching, driving and discussion is that at an unknown FORD location or locations where fluids were checked at the time of an oil change a coolant cap was dropped and not retrieved but just replaced with another from...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Jul 16, 2010 - Michigan Waterfalls near Lake Superior

Today we returned to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to see the waterfalls. Munising Falls are spectacular, the falls tumble over 60 feet through layers of different types of rock. Over fifty miles east of Munising, at the other side of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, is the town of Grand Marais and Sable Falls, Grand Sable Dunes, Au Sable Lighthouse, and the site of a former log slide, where loggers once slid logs from the forested areas of the Upper Peninsula to ships waiting in the water below. Although the wooden structure was...

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Jul 15, 2010 - Fayette Historic Site

On Wednesday, we made a short trip on the south shore of the Upper Peninsula to Fayette Historic State Park. The town of Fayette grew up around two blast furnaces, a large dock and several charcoal kilns after the Civil War. Nearly 500 residents, some from Canada, the British Isles and northern Europe, lived in and near the town that existed to make pig iron. In 1891, because that market began to decline, the Jackson Iron Company closed the Fayette smelting operation. The state of Michigan bought the property and turned it into a special...

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Aug 27, 2008 - Gladstone, Michigan

We moved from Sault Ste. Marie to Gladstone, Michigan. Gladstone is located on the southwest shore of the Michigan UP (Upper Peninsula). We stayed at the Gladstone City Campground which sits on the shore of Little Bay de Noc. This long bay connects to Green Bay. In the far distance is Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula where we stayed in July. We had a decent view looking out to the bay but were about 100 yards from the water. The sites vary greatly in size. Some were pretty large, but we were packed in very close to our two neighbors. As a result...

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Jul 19, 2008 - Up in the U.P.

Well ... here we go ... on the road again!!! We're beginning our Eastern U.S. trip after spending some time with family and friends the past several weeks in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and it's now time to "hit the road". Our first stop is here in the Escanaba area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We're in a campground on the water in Gladstone, and have had the opportunity to do some sightseeing again. We especially enjoy checking out lighthouses, and were fortunate to see a few right here in the Escanaba area. While here we celebrated our...

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Summer '08

May 6, 2008 - Happy Rock

OK, put on your thinking caps...where the heck is Happy Rock? I'll give you a hint, it's in da U.P. eh! I left the chief navigator and teller of what I was thinking in Green Bay so she could take care of some things with her house, family and business. She promised to come back North with bags of money....we'll see. I am on my way back home, stopping breifly to see a friend before jumping back into my mess back home. We'll have a busy month ahead, getting the animals back home, then hopefully to a new home. We also need to get things shaped...

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