Sunday, September 7, 2014

Exploring Michigan - September 5 - 7, 2014

I have made a couple of additions to my earlier post, 'One Year On The Road'. I added a few family and friends we caught up with during this last year.

After leaving the Ohio Turnpike Service Area, we entered Michigan.

That day, I drove 128 miles and we stopped at a Thousand Trails Park called St. Clair RV Resort. The traffic through Toledo wasn't too bad, but Detroit was a bear. But we made it ok.

We found the park.

And got to choose site C30. A nice secluded woodsy spot.

There is our 'street'.

Here is our site.

Donna had the honors of adding Michigan to our map.

Saturday, the 6th, we drove over to Marysville and up the St. Clair River to Port Huron. We saw many beautiful old houses. Some restored, some not. The river is a major thoroughfare for river traffic. Lots of big ships and barges.

Donna spotted some tents set up along the river in Port Huron. We went to check it out and found a Farmer's Market going on right next to the river and the Great Lakes Maritime Center.

She loves this stuff. And found some good buys too!

She bought some fresh lettuce, squash, tomatoes, green and red onions, and corn. And a really cool gift for a special person that I can't mention on here.

We watched several big ships pass on down and up the river.

We then walked some of the riverwalk towards the Blue Water Bridge that goes over to Canada. Even found our first geocache in Michigan too!

We came upon this lighthouse ship.

The Huron Lightship Museum. Pretty cool!

While walking along the waterfront, there were a lot of these black squirrels running around. Donna got some popcorn from one of the vendors there.

And became the squirrels best friend.

For a while.... till unwanted company came.

That was fun to watch!

As we headed for the Blue Water Bridge,

we came upon the Thomas Edison Birthplace and Museum.

But it was closed. Poop! But we read all about him. What a great inventor.

Then on to Lake Huron itself.

We stopped at Fort Gratiot, where there is a Coast Guard station and a lighthouse.

Picture time!

And time for our shots of Lake Huron.

That is 3 of the 5 great lakes we have visited.... Love it!

We stopped off at a place for lunch called Freighter, Eatery and Taproom. What a nice place. Good atmosphere and food. Donna had the Lobster Mac & Cheese, and I had the 'Twisted' Mac & Cheese. Good Food!! and a couple of brewskies.

Had a great day in the 'Blue' area of Michigan.

The next day, Sunday, we moved on up the road, 162 miles to a nice RPI campground near Standish, MI.

We are doing one night here at Saginaw Bay RV Resort.

Our site, #115.

Then on up to the UP of Michigan tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like fun! We are in Michigan too at Sleeping Bear Dunes over by Traverse City. We'll be at the rally Saturday. There are a couple of us trying to gets spots together, so ask them if you can be by the Gebberts/McCormacks if you'd like to join us. Nice peeps! See you two soon.