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Jun 14, 2019 - Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Rapid River - June 12,13,14

Moving on to the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan, we stayed 3 days in the Rapid River, MI area. Two nights at the Vagabond RV Campground and one night in the Hiawatha National Forest Campground on the Bay de Noc, a smaller bay in Lake Michigan within the bigger Green Bay. The Vagabond campground was empty except for us and two other RVs. The campground site assigned all three together side by side in one corner of the facility. Weird. For some reason campground managers must think RVers like to be close together. They always do that. We...

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Jul 1, 2015 - Roll on to Rapid River

We had a short, uneventful ride west across the Upper Peninsula to Rapid River. Many campgrounds here are booked out for the 4th of July holiday; but, we found what we think is a nice quiet place for the weekend just shy of Rapid River. Hopefully, not too bad fireworks so Foxy won't be too traumatized. We topped off our diesel in Manistique and Joe was busy for the afternoon because our computer that shows all the engine stats went on the blink. We're lost without all that data so that was top priority. We went to dinner at a great local...

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Summer 2015 & Beyond

Aug 7, 2014 - Rapid River, August

Our trip from Mancelona was very easy. We crossed "Big Mack", the bridge between southern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula with no problem. There are times when the bridge is closed due to high winds, however, the weather was just fine, though with a little fog. Once we got on the UP, we traveled west on US 2 along the northern shore of Lake Michigan. The trip was beautiful and we moved along very smoothly, which was really nice for a mostly 2 lane highway. We got to our RV park, Whispering Valley, about noon and were greeted by Mike and...

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Aug 10, 2013 - Niagara Falls to The Upper Peninsula of Michigan

For the past week, we haven't had WIFI to support another update, so here we go. We left Niagara Falls on 8/2 and drove to London, Ontario. The trip took us along the shores of Lake Ontario and the wine and cheese region of the province. The land is flat and passes thru the "green belt" with farms as far as the eye can see. At one point we saw a sunflower farm that was bright yellow for acres. The fine in Ontario is $13,500 for impaired driving and $5,000 for texting or using your cell phone while driving. We love it!!!!!!! We crossed the...

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Aug 8, 2012 - To Rapid River, MI

I have had time to look at a map. North Twin Lake and South Twin Lake are not part of the Chain-of-Lakes Flowage. Our fishing trip yesterday was further to the north than I realized. The deer population is doing fine up north. We saw deer in the morning yesterday. We see them in the morning today. We also see turkeys. I never get a picture of them! We travel east on Route 70 across Wisconsin. We do some “leaf peeping.” Unbelievably, some of the leaves are starting to turn. It is not time to come home yet. I have not seen any Halloween...

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Jun 29, 2012 - Rapid River, MI

We arrived in Rapid City yesterday. It was a very pleasant ride and the campground we are in is adequate. The owners are very nice and there is actually cable TV here. We haven't had any TV since we arrived in Hermann on the 13th of June. We actually haven't missed it that much. When we went to leave here this morning we got all hooked up ready to leave and our right front jack wouldn't retract. Here we go again! We called Newmar and the mechanic who worked on the coach last month wasn't in. We spoke to another mechanic and he called...

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Aug 4, 2011 - Rapid River, Michigan

From Wisconsin Dells, WI, we drove east and north along Lake Michigan to Rapid River, Michigan. Whispering Valley RV Park in Rapid River is about halfway to Sault Sainte Marie and our home base for the next 4 nights. This is a pretty area and a lot more populated than we expected. Like us folks from upstate NY we like to make sure one doesn’t confuse us with NY City residents, these folks in the UP refer to themselves as Yoopers, not to be confused with Lower Michigan. Escanaba a good size town about 20 miles south of Rapid River and is...

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Aug 3, 2011 - A Really Long Day

From Whispering Valley RV Park – Rapid River, MI First before I get into today’s move into Michigan must tell you two more items we discovered after sending the post about the “resort” in Iron River, WI…………talking with our neighbors from Nashville yesterday evening they said they too thought the park was charging way too much for what it offered and then added that they had a Lab dog and were charged an extra $5 per day for the DOG!!!! Now you tell me how a dog can use enough water; cause he sure doesn’t add to the electric usage so what...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

May 16, 2010 - Rapid River, MI

We continue to have WIFI problems at the campgrounds – sorry for the delay. We spent all day Friday driving up and down the Door Peninsula. We had been promised a sunny day, but it was foggy, windy, and on and off all day. I somehow managed to miss all of the lighthouses on the shore. Every few miles, there was a town with shops. I looked in several, but found nothing I had to have. Then, as we were driving into Egg Harbor, I spied a shop with all sorts of copper kinetic art pieces blowing in the wind. I especially loved the one in the...

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Aug 3, 2009 - Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Today we traveled north to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. They call the people that live there UPers (pronounced youpers). The trip was through the typical Michigan North Woods with some farmland and a lot of trees. We saw a long line (mile or more) of rail cars on a siding, something we saw in Iowa and North Dakota too. I wonder if it has anything to do with the economy. RR's stashing unused cars on remote sidings around the country. We went through a few small towns. Escanba is probably the largest. It’s a resort town. We stayed...

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Jul 16, 2009 - Yoopers,Trolls, Trains and Tow Trucks

We left Tom and Janet's and headed north with plans to go around the top of Lake Michigan, cross the Mackinaw Bridge (Grrr..), and drop down the Upper Peninsula to Lynn and Joel's. Too far to travel in one day, we stopped at Whitefish Hill RV Park in Rapid River. When I saw the place (I had called earlier but not reserved a site), I almost turned around and headed back to a better looking facility just down the road. We are glad we stopped in Rapid River and glad we stayed in the park. As Elaine would say, the park was a bit "humble," but...

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