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Thursday, August 23, 2012

      Is it possible to have too much fun?  Hypothetical question I know, but the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a place where it might just happen.  Not only is it geologically diverse with wet lands, dunes, rocky beaches, fern covered forests, water falls, and lake Superior but the absolute beauty of it all just begs to get outside and hike, bike or kayak, not to mention winter XC skiing, ice climbing, ice fishing, hunting.

     Diane Jacobsen has been guiding us around on many of these excursions, yesterday a 7 mile hike to shipwrecks, Au Sable light house, and the Grand Sable Dunes most along the rocky beach of Gitche Gumee.  The day before a short ferry ride across the bay to Grand Island and a 20 mile Mt. bike ride around the perimeter of the island with many stops along the way to view craggy cliffs and water carved caves.  Pictures, at least mine, don't do it justice. Go online and google Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to learn more about this wonderful area.

     While not running around the woods to see the sights, we've been hitting the local Munising coffee shop, The Falling Rock, and on Tuesdays there is a farmers market and concert in the park.
     Tomorrow we'll drag up and head an hour up the road to Grand Marais Woodland Park camp ground.  We stopped there and checked out the small remote town on Lake Superior and want to spend a bit more time there.  Again so much to do around here, and thanks to Leroy and Diane for their hospitality and letting us park the camper in front of their house and plug in.

     After Grand Marais we'll shoot for Tahquamenon Falls, the second largest falls east of the Mississippi then start our southward trek home with several stops along the way. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. You guys are living a dream!!!! Fer sure the UP is a special place with some special people. Had a pasty yet??? See y'all down South. Be careful.