Category Archives: Mid-West Summer 2015

Lake Superior, MI

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

The last day at our campground on Lake Superior dawned clear and cold.  It got down to 32 that night but the wind wasn’t howling and Leonard decided to go for a hike while his girls stayed warm and cozy in the RV.    He drove back into the Pictured Rocks Nat. Lakeshore and stopped at several beautiful overlooks before  hiking from the Hurricane River Campground to the Au Sable Point Light Station.   Continue reading

The Amera Coach II

Cool drivers door

Cool drivers door

This sleek RV drove past our Lake Superior campsite and I had to find out more about it. Fortunately it ended up parking a short walk away so I didn’t waste anytime dropping by for a visit.  Never know when folks are going to leave. Continue reading

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

From Mackinac Island we’ve headed north and west into the Upper Peninsula (UP) to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior,  the third Great Lake we will have seen on this trip.     We found a Munising city run RV campground right on the shore of Lake Superior that will be our home base for a few days.   Continue reading

Mackinac Island

The rooster tail from our ferry and Mackinac Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in the US.

The rooster tail from our ferry and Mackinac Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in the US.

We’ve heard about Mackinac Island for years and now finally we can check it off our bucket list.   For those of you not familiar with the island, there are no vehicles allowed.  After taking a 20 minute ferry ride over Lake Huron to the island you are faced with a decision –  walk, rent a bike or take a horse drawn carriage to explore the island.  It was a gorgeous cool day and we chose a tandem bike to ride around the 8 mile parameter of the island. Continue reading

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sandy beaches of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sandy beaches of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

We spent today exploring the area around Traverse City and first on our agenda was the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the northwestern shore of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.   This large park, so named by the Chippewa Indians, is  made up of dense forests, lakes, sandy beaches and most famously the towering sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan. Continue reading

Holland, MI

Saugatuck, MI

Saugatuck, MI

We’ve finally made it into Michigan and my first experience with the Great Lakes.  We spent a beautiful sunny afternoon yesterday in the charming little lakeshore  town of Saugatuck, just south of Holland, MI.    The spring flowers and lilac trees are all in bloom but unfortunately we just missed the tulips,  for which this area is famous.   Continue reading

RV Museum, Elkhart, IN.

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1915 Model T with 1916 telescoping apartment

 

Elkhart, Indiana, the home of everything RV.  Almost all the major motorhome manufacturers are located in this area, as well as service and repair facilities and specialty parts stores for that hard to find item.   Of course it is the perfect location for what else, a museum dedicated to RV’s.  Continue reading