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Aug 26, 2014 - North of Detroit

St. Clair was delightful to visit. Very small and quaint and it sits directly on the Lake St. Clair River. One night we took our dinner down along the waterfront and while eating one of the large container ships went by. What an awesome sight. You almost feel like you could reach out and touch them. We traveled into Canada and I will say it was much easier to go into and return from Canada than it was going into and returning from Mexico. Canada is very clean and the roads are some of the best we have driven. Dennis got to visit, from...

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Aug 9, 2013 - One last stop

Friday turned out to be a beautiful day. Lake Huron was in a very good mood and the sun was shining. This made for a very relaxing trip across the lake...the part about boating that we love. We had a nice calm cruise and entered the St. Clair River without issue. We were so impressed by the river on our way up, but seeing it in the sunshine made it even more impressive. What a beautiful and unique part of the great lakes. St. Clair was our destination for the day and we were aiming to time our arrival with one of the bridge openings. The...

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From BP to the UP!

Jul 24, 2013 - Near Detroit

Days 139 - 142 of The Big Trip Leaving Sebewaing on the 21st, we drove to a Thousand Trails resort near St. Clair, MI, which is about one hour north of Detroit. This is going to be the shortest report of any four-day stop on this entire trip. We did practically nothing. Although Detroit has many, many attractions to see, we didn't drive in to see any of them. I think neither of us had any desire to see the destruction that is happening to this once-great city. On the 24th, we did make that drive to take our grandson to the airport. As we...

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Jun 24, 2011 - Day #8: Heading for Home

It was up at 5:30 at out the door by 6:00 a.m. Throughout the past week we have been keeping contact with the shop repairing our car. The shop said they would have it ready by noon today. It's off to Chicopee, Massachusetts to pick up the car. We arrived at the dealership ready and waiting. They let us return the rental car to them and even reimbursed us for the cost. What a wonderful surprise. We were so fortunate not to incur any expense except gas and lost time due to the breakdown. Our plan was to head to Vermont today. Due to the extra...

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New England 2011

Jun 23, 2011 - Day #7: Back to the Park

The day started with breakfast in bed...blueberry pancakes. Yum. Blueberries are a big thing in Maine, just like lobster. The day was cloudy and cool but great for hiking. It was back to Acadia for another strenuous trail (of course) to hike. The trail we would have liked to take, the Precipice Trail, was closed due to peregrine falcons nesting along the trail. Instead we hiked up the Acadia Mountain trail. This trail was longer than the last one we took with a lot of rock climbing. However, we weren't climbing on cliff ledges. We climbed...

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New England 2011

Jun 22, 2011 - Day #6: Historical Lighthouse Tour

It's off to class for me. Jeff and the kids spent the morning by the pool. After a quick lunch by the pool, we joined a group of 145 people to take a Historical Lighthouse Tour. We got on the boat and were unable to get a spot on the upper deck so we went down in the cabin and got four seats. The thought of being stuck inside made Jeff crazy so we moved to the bench outside. This turned out to be a bad choice. With the boat moving about 20 mph, the wind chill ended up being about 35 degrees. We all had a single sweatshirt and FROZE, FROZE,...

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New England 2011

Jun 21, 2011 - Day #5: Acadia National Park

We decided it was time to try our rock climbing skills. Acadia is divided into four categories of trails...very easy, easy, moderate and strenuous. Being Finnegan's we decided we would start out with the strenuous trails. During our climb me and Riley had to remind a couple of those in our group that we were "finnegan's" to get them to continue their climb. We are not sure if it was that motivational talk or the fact that they couldn't go down backwards that prompted the skeptics to continue. Once we reached the top, the views were worth...

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New England 2011

Jun 20, 2011 - Day #4: Bar Harbor, Maine

Morning comes early on the East Coast. The sun rises around 4:45 a.m. The day started at 6:00 a.m. Off to class for me. Jeff and the kids spent the morning at the pool. The weather was perfect. We are being told this is very unusual for this time of the year. It looks like we will have sunny weather with highs in the 70's most of the week. Yeah!! The afternoon was spent in Acadia National Park. We tested our hiking skills on a few short paths. The first was relatively easy. We walked down to Jordan Lake. The second hike up "The Bubbles"...

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New England 2011

Jun 19, 2011 - Day #3: On our way to Bay Harbor, Maine

We started the day early...packed up our things so we could get an early start. Trouble found us in the drive thru at Starbucks. The transmission in our car went out. Jeff was able to push us out successfully. The next few hours were spent on the phone trying to arrange towing and repair services. Jeff was successful in finding "Chuck". He came to our rescue in an old mustang convertible that was missing its top and seat belts. The kids and I rode with Chuck. Jeff was fortunate enough to ride in the tow truck. Chuck decided it would be fun...

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New England 2011

Jun 18, 2011 - Day #2: Six Flags Theme Park

Yesterday we woke up at 6:30 to drive through Canada, through New york and to Massachusetts. It was the longest car ride I've ever been on. we have a lot of stuff in the car so its a tight squeeze. It was really cool just to see all the sights on the way there. On the way we stopped at Niagara Falls. It was nothing like I expected it to be! After that we finished our ride to the hotel. I don't like being in the car so it seemed like forever! when we finally got to the hotel we went to a restaurant called Uno's to get some dinner. It was...

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New England 2011

Jun 17, 2011 - Day #1: On our Way....

On Friday, June 17th we packed our bags and hit the highway at 7:00 a.m. After a couple pit stops for the important stuff (Starbucks!), we crossed the Blue Water Bridge around 7:30 a.m. It's a beautiful drive through Canada, and a short one. It only takes about 3 1/2 hours to cross through Canada from Port Huron to Buffalo New York. Our first stop was at Niagara Falls, Ontario. Jeff and the kids have never seen the falls. It was beautiful. We didn't take time for a boat tour...only a walking tour along the river. The view was tremendous....

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New England 2011

Jun 10, 2011 - St. Clair MI Thousand Trails

On Friday, 6/10, we left Kenisee Lake and Ohio and headed into Michigan. We were going to another Thousand Trails in St. Clair. We were very disappointed with the campground. Nothing like Kenisee Lake! Our first problem was trying to get propane. They didn't take care of their equipment and managed to get grass into the check valve on our propane tank. They had to call Amerigas to try and get the situation fixed. Fortunately, all's OK now. In addition, the roads were all mud and most sites were in deep woods with no chance to get satellite...

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