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Jun 16, 2019 - Kitch-iti-kipi

Kitch-iti-kipi is an Ojibwa word that has many meanings: "Big Springs" - "The Great Water" - "The Blue Sky I See" & "The Roaring Bubbling Spring" The spring is 45ft deep - as deep as the surrounding trees are tall. Water flows from the spring at 10.000 gallons per minute The fish are three species of trout and yellow perch. The viewing raft is connected by a cable streached across the water. Passengers turn a large wheel on board moving the raft out to the center of the spring and then passengers reverse the wheel direction to return to...

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Jun 16, 2019 - Upper Peninsula Michigan, Manistique - June 15-16

We were not planning on stopping in Manistique. We were driving through and noticed this pretty community and what looked like a nice campground named Lakeshore Campground. It turned out to be one of more expensive campsites so far, but it was also our most luxurious located right on Lake Michigan's shore. We decided to stay one night but loved it so much we actually stayed two nights. The shore with its red lighthouse was picturesque. We both snapped a lot of pictures and had trouble narrowing them down to post in this journal. The walk...

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Jun 15, 2019 - Yooper Land

THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN (UP) Residents are known as "Yoopers" The UP contains 16,377 square miles of land 320 miles long & about 125 miles wide 1,700 miles of shoreline on the Great Lakes 4,300 inland lakes 12,000 miles of streams & rivers 25 beautiful waterfalls Oldest cities: Sault St Marie 1641 & St Ignace 1671

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Jul 26, 2018 - UP

With Winnie repaired we left Two River to go UP - the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. After passing through Green Bay, WI we left the interstate and followed US 41 and WI Highway 35 along the coast of Lake Michigan. Once we crossed the Menominee River at Marinette, WI/Menominee, MI we entered the Upper Peninsula and jumped back into the Eastern Time Zone with the rest of Michigan. In Escanaba, MI we joined US 2. We did the stretch of US 2 from Escanaba east to St. Ignace at the Straits of Mackinac in 2014 on the "The Great Circle Tour". This...

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Jul 5, 2018 - Manistique, MI

Thursday, 05 July: Northward bound... With sadness we departed our nest for the rigors of the open road. We'd gotten so content at the Davilas that it was difficult to leave. But, as with all good things, we had places to go. We got things ready and Bob backed the coach out of her site and onto the street where we connected the car and completed our checks. Last hugs with Carmen and Domingo and a few minutes before nine off we went. Our route took us thru Saginaw on M 13 and onto I 675 to connect with I 75 north. We found the road almost...

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2018 Travels

Jun 29, 2017 - Manistique MI

Saturday was a drive day so about 11:00 we pulled up stakes and left the beautiful Hearthside Grove resort and drove east about 25 minutes to get on northbound I-75 and eventually cross the Mackinac Bridge. In addition to connecting the 2 peninsulas of Michigan, the bridge also separates Lake Michigan to the west and Lake Huron to the east and also gives a good view of Mackinac Island a couple miles to the east. After paying our toll at the north end of the bridge, we turned west on Michigan Highway 2 for a beautiful drive along the shores...

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Oct 11, 2016 - Wildlife (?)

Manistique, MI Jim has been searching vainly for wildlife while in Michigan, namely deer, moose and bear. Having no luck, we stopped at Deer Ranch instead. It is the oldest (since 1950) live whitetail exhibit in North America. In addition to the deer most of us recognize, the Ranch has a number of white whitetail deer. The white deer lack all pigmentation in their hair but have the normal brown-colored eyes. Albino deer have pink eyes and are extremely rare. These were not albino. We also learned that there are few deer in the UP as wolves...

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Up in Door

Jun 30, 2016 - Manistique, MI

Thu, 30 Jun: North to 'da Yuppa'... We arose a bit after six and got ourselves fed and things ready for the road. Bob backed the coach out of Davila's driveway and we got the car connected and checked. Hugs and good-byes with Carmen and Domingo and we rolled wheels a few minutes before nine. Our route took us north on M 13 thru Saginaw. The downtown section is in good repair and includes many well maintained buildings. Street art abounds including a window washer statue that has you looking twice (see pix). North of town we stopped at a...

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2016 Travels

Aug 7, 2015 - Manistique, MI

Fri, 07 Aug: We head north to "Da Yuppa"... One thing we really like about staying at Wal*Marts is how easy it is to get underway in the morning. We didn't disconnect the car so we don't have to hook that up. No utility plugs or hoses, so we don't worry about them either. So, once fed, watered, and the check list behind us we rolled wheels out of the Cadillac Wally about 0830. We continued north on US 131 to Elmira, where we topped off the diesel tank at Lower Peninsula prices. Then east on M 32 to Gaylord where we took I 75 north. We...

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2015 Travels

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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