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Sep 7, 2014 - Manistique Breakwater Light

We spotted this one on our drive to Mackinaw City. I am pasting information from the website below. The picturesque red Manistique East Breakwater Light, located on the end of a concrete breakwater on the east side of the harbor where the Manistique River flows into Lake Michigan, welcomes travelers to the harbor town of Manistique in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The pier is located on the east side of Manistique where you will find walkways leading visitors to the beginning of the breakwater offering a good view of the Manistique...

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Aug 5, 2014 - Manistique, MI - Touring the North Shore of Lake Michigan

(Ron Writing) The weather was beautiful again today. The temperatures were in the low to mid 70’s, mostly sunny, light breeze, and not very humid. We feel blessed after the long hot summer we spent in Arizona last year. I had to catch up on some computer work this morning. While I did that Elena made a big pot of German potato salad. I love her German potato salad and today’s was even better than usual because it was made with some very good potatoes and bacon we purchased at the farmers market in Flint. The bacon was smoked and very lean,...

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Aug 2, 2013 - Move on to Manistique

A driving day, but only a short hop of about 60 miles to Manistique, actually Thompson on Indian Lake. We were apprehensive about this RV park because all the reviews were on the low side. The entrance looked lovely and a deer hopped out to greet us; I swear these little guys are everywhere in the UP. The lady in the office was fabulous, told us which sites were available where we would fit and told Joe to go pick one. So, we are settled in to a 50-amp full hook-up, satellite friendly site that is so narrow our slide-out is only inches...

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Aug 27, 2012 - Kitch-iti-kipi Springs

During our drive north to Manistique we enjoyed the start of fall colors in the trees....a few have even already lost all their leaves! Guess the cool nights we have enjoyed have been working their magic on the trees. For once there weren't high winds while we were crossing the Mackinaw Bridge! We always enjoy the views of Lake Michigan while crossing the bridge and along highway 2 west following the southern coast of the UP. Driftwood Shores RV park is so nice....right on Lake Michigan and we sat outside enjoying the view until dark. We...

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Aug 1, 2011 - UP

UP We had a great ride yesterday up through the heart of Michigan. We used I-69 to Lansing and then US127 and I-75 to the Mackinac Bridge. Crossing the bridge high above the convergence of the sea blue waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron was very impressive. I don’t know how high above the water we were at mid-span, but it was a long way up there! Our overnight spot was a water and electric only campground that was located right on Lake Michigan. The weather was now getting a little more benevolent with the temps now in the mid 80’s and...

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Sep 5, 2010 - Drive to Manistique & Camping with the Jozwiaks

Yesterday we drove the RV to Driftwood Shores Campground, a few miles west of Manistique, MI, in the upper peninsula. We are camping with Doug and Ellen Jozwiak this weekend - Rick worked with Doug at Mark IV. Doug had made reservations and we had side by side sites facing Lake Michigan. We really like this campground and spent a long 4th of July weekend here in 2006. Most of the sites face the water and it is in a good location to see a few of our favorite places in the UP. Today we saw Kitch-iti-kipi or Big Spring, Michigan’s largest...

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Jul 30, 2010 - Oh, this is weird - Manistique, MI

Whoa. This place is a motel/Campground. Too Weird. We leave as soon as we can to walk the boardwalk to a Red Lighthouse. Anything to get away from the motel! Need to walk to the Motel to use the bathroom/Showers. Showers are small and a little creepy. Indoor pool, but it's a little cloudy and dirty looking. We love using the pool, but decide not to use the pool. :-] Bobby

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Oct 22, 2008 - Day 193 Manistique MI

Day 193 Wednesday 22nd October Manistique MI page 50 F5 We sure had a cold one last night, the outside temperature dropped down to -5.4C or 22F; inside the minimum temperature was 2.2C or 35F. The air was crisp, with plenty of frost on the ground and plants. It was very pleasant driving with the sun shining; even though the trees are shedding their leaves, the remaining leaves sparkled in the sun. The fallen leaves provided a lush carpet of orange and yellow on the forest floor. The Upper Tahquamenon Falls situated in the Tahquamenon Falls...

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Aug 18, 2008 - Manistique, MI - Bonnie & Will Harrington's House

We spent two wonderful days at Ingrid's cousin's place on Lake Smith. Bonnie and Will have a beautiful home on the lake and entertained us along with Phyllis & Dick, Julie, Dan and Dick - all Herrick cousins. We parked our motorhome in the driveway and enjoyed their hospitality and beautiful lake views and wildlife - even bald eagle soaring over the lake.

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Jul 3, 2008 - Day 52 - back to Michigan

Beautiful day out today. This campground (Indian Point in Duluth) has some great nature trails leading to and from it. Cooper and I took a good walk before we left this morning. We got on the road about 10 A.M. We continued east on U.S. 2 out of Minnesota and through Wisconsin. Everything was much greener now than when we came this way in mid May. The white clouds were beautiful again today. We drove along Lake Superior and through the very nice town of Ashland, WI. We finally made it back to Michigan and back into the eastern time zone....

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Mar 31, 2008 - Homeward Bound

Very wet snow falling this morning, nothing too terrible. We heard that bad weather was coming so we wanted to make some tracks ahead of it today, but not before stopping at a few more home improvement centres. The scenery almost seems boring after what we have encountered over the last few weeks. We crossed over into Michigan and drove along Lake Michigan for a few miles. We settled for the evening in Manistique, Michigan. Looks like this will be our final night on the road. Guess what, Kewadin Casino here! Yes we went and we also had...

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Aug 1, 2006 - Germfask, MI

Time to move on! We had plans to go to one area, but another camper told us not to miss a scenic place, so we are only going about 2 hours back west. He recommended a campground and we found it to be very nice. We set up camp then went to see Seney Wildlife Refuge only 2 miles away. There are 7,000 acres in this refuge that was started in 1935 by Franklin D. Roosevelt. We drove the 7 mile drive through the refuge. On it, we saw trumpeter swans, osprey, eagles, loons, kingfisher birds, hawks, and of course geese. They started with a small...

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