Thursday July 22, 2021
We had numerous recommendations of places to see and stop at on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This was not one of our planned stops on this trip,, but we had a few extra days before needing to be home and I thought the weather would be fairly comfortable here. We’ve been trying to avoid the heat wave out west as much as we can and have done pretty well at it.
Our first stop was Porcupine Mountains State Park. We were able to get a first come first serve campsite, one of just two available. Our good luck again.
Upon arrival we walk the 2.5 mile loop trail that goes by 3 waterfalls. After being out west and seeing the beautiful blue water this just lacks that magical beauty.
The sky is dark and looks like rain but it holds off and later the sun comes out.
Friday July 23, 2012
We head out of the campground to explore more of the park. I wanted to visit the Lake in the Clouds area.
Saturday July 24, 2021
This morning we head to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Our first stop is Munising Falls. There is a light misting rain, but we are not the only ones here and others are putting on their rain gear for the short walk to the falls so we do the same. Berkley sits this one out preferring to stay dry.
We then head to the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore and are able to do some walking around in-between light rains. The water color is as amazing as it looks in the picture.
Sunday July 15, 2021
We are lucky again and are able to get a campsite at Tahquamenon Falls State Park for the night.
This was truly the waterfall that Jim enjoyed the most because there was a pub in the parking area. He never got past the pub! He just stayed right there.
Monday July 26, 2021
This was our last stop before heading home. The Soo Locks just before crossing the Mackinac Suspension Bridge into Michigan’s mainland.
The locks are located on the St. Marys River between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. I got us a spot at a campground that I thought you could see the locks from but all we could see was the large ships going by.
Thursday July 29, 2021
We spent the last couple of days traveling home and arrived back home yesterday.
We traveled through 22 states and covered almost 10,000 miles in just 8 weeks. With a gas bill of almost $1,800. It was our most expensive traveling expense.
Yes, Jim and I are still married after spending so much time together in that tiny van and I would do it all over again. It was an awesome trip and we got to do and see so much. Thank you, Babydoll for coming along with me.