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Aug 6, 2019 - St. Ignace

2019-08-06.Alpena to St. Ignace, MI Last night we had one hell of a storm. It thundered, then rained, then stopped, then rained, then thundered etc...There was so much rain that we were surrounded by a lake that was at least 3 inches deep. Thankfully, the RV was on higher ground, but taking Roadie out at night was...well, wet.... This morning was nice and we left Alpena for St. Ignace which is on the upper peninsula side of the Mackinaw bridge. We drove along the shores of Lake Huron most of the morning and while, windy, it was still a...

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Jun 20, 2019 - Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is an island and resort area, covering 3.8 square miles in land area, in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The island was home to an Odawa settlement before European colonization began in the 17th century. It served a strategic position as a center on the commerce of the Great Lakes fur trade. This led to the establishment of Fort Mackinac on the island by the British during the American Revolutionary War. It...

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Jun 19, 2019 - St. Ignace, Michigan

St. Ignace (pronounced Saint Ig-ness) Last stop for us on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We camped (again for free) at the Kewadin Casino in St Ignace (same chain as the casino in Sault St Marie). After setting up camp, we headed into town where the docks are for ferries to Mackinac Island. We walked all along the harbor looking at all the pleasure boats and harbor shops and checked out where we would need to park the next day to ride the ferry. We saw a sign at a restaurant for a menu item named "Pasties". Of course Our dirty minds...

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Jun 13, 2018 - Michigan and the unexpected.

Wednesday morning sitting in the RV in St Ignace, Michigan. Ironic after a 9 month Ignatious retreat that I would be pausing in a town named for him. Michigan has been phenomenal. We got here on Saturday and started with attending mass at a vibrant Catholic Church, St Patrick in Traverse City. We had a fabulous beer at Right Brain Brewery after. Creative crazy beer - apple pie beer! Between the bartender and our church friends we were ready to explore on Sunday. We headed to Northport and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Hiked up the dunes in bare...

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Jul 26, 2017 - July 24-26

Monday was a busy day. Visited Sault Ste. Marie Locks in the morning and watched the boats go 21 feet up or down in a few minutes. Fascinating! Attempted to go see some things on the Canadian side and had all kinds of frustrations. First of all the site that was supposed to be an hour away was much further. Then we experienced the frustration of not knowing what the speed limits were in km. Gas prices are in liters so we weren't prepared for that either. Internet didn't work on our cell phones and neither did the GPS or Navigation System....

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Jul 23, 2017 - Relaxed Sunday

These photos are from our time in Ludington, MI. Had a wonderful visit with my cousin and her husband. It is a pretty town with lots of flowers, old Victorian homes, etc. During our time there, Ludington held a two day fish tournament. The most pounds of fish caught by a 3 man team with a limit of 4 fish each day was 502 lbs. The biggest salmon weighed 32+ lbs. Quite interesting! We spent our last evening on Lake Hamlin where my cousin still owns a lakefront home. (Anyone interested in buying?) Since we've been in St. Ignace we've been...

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Jul 21, 2017 - St. Ignes

Hi, Del and I actually climbed the stairs to get to the top of this rock. Amazing View! This beautiful bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere. It is 8614 feet. Our campsite was very private and nice. We really enjoyed our stay here.

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Jul 17, 2017 - Mackinaw icebreaker and white fish

Today we toured the ice breaker Mackinaw that was retired in 2006. It is a floating museum ship and we had a good view of the bridge and para sailing as well as a good self guided tour of the ship that included the engine room. One of the men on the tour had served on the ship and said during the summer they did public relations tours in Michigan and surrounding areas - lived on the ship full time. We then went to the historic lumber mill site - was established in the early 1800's to supply lumber to Fort Mackinac. We checked out the shops...

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Jul 16, 2017 - Snowmobile museum and cut river bridge

We visited the snowmobile museum that is at the northernmost point on Lake Michigan. They had a large collection of snowmobiles and information on the history of them, a few videos scattered about. The collection changes as people loan historic vehicles to them. There is a large gathering of vintage snowmobiles here in the winter time. Very interesting to see how people just came up with their own designs. There was one from Sweden that was just a seat and one used their own skis, looked like a broken leg waiting to happen. We then stopped...

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Jul 15, 2017 - Pow Wow

It's an easy walk to the ferry docks and the airport is just up the road so we see planes flying around. There were birds for the cats this morning. Just as we were leaving the park after lunch we noticed our spot 39 was open - the people left a day early so we moved over. We had the neighbor at the old spot move his car and tow dolly, and then he watched as Ray was just barely able to pull out. As we did this about 4 RV's were pulling into the campground so it's good we moved when we did The Obijwa Indians are having a pow wow with French...

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Jul 14, 2017 - St Ignace

It rained yesterday but today was clear so we had a smooth ride up to the UP. When we got to the campground, Tiki RV park, we were informed we'd have to move after 2 days - could not get the reserved spot until Sunday. Another motor home ran into the water pipe and scraped his bins so he was in our spot 39. We did get into spot 83 but are tight on both sides, do have satellite at least. The water had just been repaired and they had to come to fill in the hole. Not the best but in this space there will be lots of birds. We did check out 39,...

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2017 trip

Jun 26, 2017 - Green Bay, WI to St. Ignace, MI

We left around 7:15 am to head to St Ignace, Michigan. It rained off and on from the start and has been raining nonstop for hours now. We're back in the Eastern Time Zone now. It was a pretty drive through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The houses were nice, with a few really beautiful homes. It was interesting to see the roadside decorations at each house along Lake Michigan. They included a bird with a fish in its mouth, a dolphin, a fish pole, a fishing bobbin, an eagle, a light house, and other cutouts. 4 or 5 of the houses with big...

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