Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Monday & Tuesday:
Left about 9:15 continuing our trip north. In Ironton, there is the worlds shortest automobile ferry ride; just over a hundred yards. Unfortunately, the ferry did not take RV’s. We stopped here & there along the very scenic U.S. 31 which follows the shore of Lake Michigan. Stopped at the Friske Orchards Farm Market. They had just taken a tray of cinnamon buns from the oven; couldn’t resist.
Continued to the City of Petoskey and stayed at the Magnus Park city campground. It’s located directly on Little Traverse Bay and the paved bike trail. An excellent place to spend the night. Took a nice walk before the clouds moved in once again. As the day went on, the weather got worse. Started to rain about 5:00.
On Tuesday we drove to The Cross in the Woods shrine in Indian River. There is a huge cross made from one redwood tree. The Christ figure is of bronze. The shrine has a paved sculpture garden as well as a Doll Museum with over 525 dolls dressed in the garb of religious orders of men and women who served in Catholic ministry. Essentially, it’s 525 nun dolls. I was surprised, it was actually very interesting. Not in the same class as whistling to a CD, but entertaining in its own way. I couldn’t recall the religious orders of nuns I’ve had in school over the years, but I’m sure they were represented in the museum.
Later on we went to Wal-Mart in Cheboygan to pick up one of Carols prescriptions. Sometimes I don’t know what we would do without Wal-Mart. Last night about 6:00 I ordered, on-line, a prescription refill. Picked it up the next day in Cheboygan. Sure makes traveling easy.
We continued on to the Escapee Chapter 6 Rally at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Thet expect about 35 rigs by tomorrow.