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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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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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Summer 2012

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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