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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Pictured Rock

1. Garnet Sand In Munising, we stopped at a grocery store to stock up on provisions. And we stopped at the Pictured Rock National Lakeshore and Hiawatha National Forest Interagency Visitor’s Center (quite a mouthful) where the ranger suggested Sand Point — that there was a little bit of a trail there that we might enjoy in spite of the […]

Souvenirs From Lake Huron

Je me souviens notre jour au bord de Lac Huron. Et voilà quelques souvenirs qu’on a trouvé là.

A Reflection on Summer

I know it’s not summer in Michigan, anymore. I’ve seen reports of the color. And I know even months ago there were preparations underway for the coming cold. But having been in catch-up mode, writing about our travels in July and August, my head is still stuck in summer. So there you have it.

Along the Shores of Lake Huron

1. US 23 As the Mackinac Bridge descends onto the Lower Peninsula, is passes over Machilimackinac. To the west is the fort. To the east is the old light house. From behind the steering wheel, I gazed longingly at the park and asked my fair and patient companions if they were up for another stop. […]

One Last Upper Peninsula Stop

On that last day of ours, our route took us from Munising on the southern shore of Lake Superior across the Upper Peninsula to the northern shore of Lake Michigan, across the Straits of Mackinac to the Lower Peninsula, and from there down the Lake Huron coast to Detroit where we’d spend the night and […]

The Northernmost Shore of Lake Michigan

You might know that Michigan has gorgeous rest areas. These are wonderful places to stop. You will find artesian wells at some. You will find hand pumps for fresh drinking water at others.  Along US 22, just east of Naubinway, we came upon a rest area near of the northernmost shore of Lake Michigan. We […]

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

1. An Unplanned Stop Our long last day had just begun, and I was already proposing a detour in what would be a day filled with detours and unplanned stops. There had been signs along highway 28 as we drove east — wildlife refuge signs hanging from the fence. There had been tantalizing roads with […]