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Aug 29, 2011 - Iron Mountain, Michigan
Another day on the road and another Wal-Mart. This has gotten to be a habit. We had an uneventful day for our drive across the tip of Wisconsin. Has some pretty nice views of Lake Superior as we drove through Ashland, Wisconsin. We stopped at their Wal-Mart for lunch. It’s a good thing we weren’t planning to spend the night there. “No Overnight Parking” signs were posted on every lamppost. The traffic was very light and the road was generally in very good condition so we zipped right along. Even so, it was late afternoon before we got to...Jump to full entry
Aug 15, 2011 - Surprise!
We had originally planned on moving over to Copper Harbor today, on the shores of Lake Superior, but our friends, Tom and Nancy, have been staying for the past week in Iron Mountain and we decided to surprise them. So, we drove 50+ miles to Rivers Bend RV Park in Iron Mountain where we will spend the next week with Tom and Nancy. They were surprised to see our rig pull into the spot just two doors down from them. We hope they were pleasantly surprised . . . it seemed like they were. -- We passed back into the Central Time Zone on our way to...Jump to full entry
Aug 7, 2011 - Iron Mountain, MI
/// Sunday - August 7, 2011 Overnight low temperature: 62 degrees. We received 0.19" of light rain overnight. Today will be a travel day. We will be making a short haul of just 65 miles south to the Rivers Bend RV Campground located on the Menominee River in Iron Mountain, MI. This is the border with the state of Wisconsin. Because this is such a short haul we will delay our departure until about noon time. I'll take my time working through my checklist. Nancy is already done with the inside travel preparations and is ready to travel. We...Jump to full entry
Jul 8, 2011 - Iron Mountain, MI
Every town has some claim to fame and Iron Mountain is no exception. As the mining of iron ore here got deeper and deeper, the conventional water pumps keeping the mine dry could not pump water from those depths. So in 1890 the largest steam-driven pumping engine in the nation was designed and built for use here. It was called the Cornish Pump based on pump designs from Cornwall,England. It powered 8 water pumps set at various depths in the mine and allowed the mining to continue for several more years. The series of pumps removed over...Jump to full entry
Aug 24, 2007 - Upper Peninsula, Michigan...
Oh sure, we woke up to a beautiful, sun-shiny day. Argghhhh...we called the office to plead for our space for another night, but no luck. All filled up. So, no tour for us today. Ah well, we'll be in lots of other great places I am sure. Gave us a chance to get an earlier start this morning. We have been watching the weather channel carefully & plotting our location based on the surrounding storms. The poor folks in the midwest are really having a tough time. So sad, all the flooding & power outages...we are staying as far north as...Jump to full entry
Sep 9, 2006 - Adding a Map Point
The only way to add more than one map point to this program, is to make a separate journal entry. I have complained about this. I know where is a way they can set the program up to allow multiple stops, but they have not done it. I'll keep complaining. LOL NAJump to full entry
Aug 3, 2006 - Escanaba, Michigan
Aug. 3/06 Left Maple Grove @ 6:45 traveled through Wisconsin. Stopped for lunch at a rest area outside of Crandon, a very nice spot on a hill with picnic tables. Arrived in Escanaba, Michigan @ 4:00pm.(1 hour change ahead) Found a museum and lighthouse to visit. Very interesting history and a lot of information in a small place. Gary climbed to the top of lighthouse. Parked at Wal Mart (again). After dinner went for walk and relaxed.Jump to full entry