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Aug 20, 2015 - Thursday Iron Mountain MI

We awaken to the sound of rain on the roof of the motorhome. Of course it would be raining since this is the day we will be departing the Gauthier Estates heading south. It is one of those days in the UP that you look to the clouds to see if there is any snow in them, should not be any snow clouds, it still is 55 degrees outside. The rain stopped long enough so I could get the motorhome unhooked for the utilities for our departure. This has been a great stay with Mark and Darc. The girls got to do what they wanted and us guys did our...

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Aug 21, 2014 - Iron Mountain, Michigan

We had a fairly easy drive today, it was about 235 miles. We drove Highway 2 that took us through parts of Wisconsin and then Michigan with views of Lake Superior on and off most of the day. We will only be here for one night and back on the road again in the morning. We got a pretty early start this morning and then got stopped at the Aerial Lift Bridge. A huge ship was going through and it took about 30 minutes for it to clear for us to cross. This was fun to watch in the car while we were having fun in Duluth, but not much fun while...

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Oct 4, 2013 - Day Twenty - Five

Wake up call at 7:00, bags out by 7:30 and 8:30 on the road. Hot Breakfast was included. Bit of a yucky day with clouds to start and then rain for the rest of the day turning into light showers....made for a dull day. First stop was at a rest stop. Ed had to change the heating system on the bus, due to the fog and rain outside, his windshield kept fogging up. Our first coffee stop was at a truck stop in Grayling, Michigan. I had a French coffee, yummy. I napped and read on the bus most of the day. Sharon put in the movie: Marley &...

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Sep 28, 2013 - Iron mountain MI

Drove to Iron Mountain, MI. Stopped at liquor store in Wisconsin. Not much cheaper. Stopped at great lakes visitor center in Ashland Wi. Very nice and informative. Best one I have ever seen. Very windy drive but beautiful colors. Stayed at Stony Point campground on Cass Lake. Very pretty. Ordered pizza for dinner. It was ok. Went to casino by myself. Are lunch at great restaurant downtown. Irish pub. Went to old iron mine. Rode train underground. Really amazing.

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Journey 2013

Sep 15, 2013 - Flying down the road!

Iron Mountain, MI This was a huge travel day for us. We went 243 miles all in the same day. How do those truckers do it? But before we got underway, we hopped on over to the World of Accordions Museum in Superior. It is the only Accordion/Concertina Repair and Technician's School in the country. Turns out, however, it is open only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It rained last night with a frost advisory and rained off and on all day. It was 48 degrees when we stopped for lunch, quite a change. We stopped at Ashland, WI to see the Visitor...

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Jul 31, 2013 - Iron Mountain

We moved on to Iron Mountain and our home for the next couple of nights. Iron Mountain was put on the map in the 1880's when vast deposits of iron were discovered here. The Chapin Mine was famous and the population grew to 8,000, with many Italian immigrants working the mines. We might check out one of the museums tomorrow.

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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...

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Scratchin' the Itch

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...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

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...

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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...

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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...

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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 NA

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