Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Continuing north

Wednesday, June 23,
It was raining when we got up this morning so instead of exploring Bay City we decided to continue on. Carol & I went grocery shopping at Meijer's then we took the back roads hugging the coast of Lake Huron. In Linwood, we spotted a sign advertising Judy's Famous Pies.
Couldn't pass that by. Bought two small pies; one apple and one blueberry and got Carol a dozen mixed cookies. They also sold pasties; a very Michigan food. I bought two to heat up some day for dinner for me, Carol doesn't like them much. We had some during our last trip to MI. A pastie is an old Welsh miner food. It's a pastry shell stuffed with a filling. Sometimes meat or chicken or a potato mixture. It's then baked. The Welsh miners carried them into the mine for their lunch.
We were looking for a place to have lunch and noted a sign for a county park; Point Au Gres. Off we went. The park charges admission but not on Monday-Wednesday; had the place to ourselves. We had a nice lunch right on the shore of Lake Huron. Gopher took a swim.
Later we went to a Forest Service campground for the night. Round Lake in the Huron-Manistee National Forest. The weather cleared up nicely as the day went on.

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