Sunday, June 27, 2010

Continuing north

Raining this morning. We left the campground about 9:30. The general plan was to spend the night of the P.H. Hoeft SP, north of Rogers City. Drove through Alpena & Rogers City. The coastal towns in MI remind us of Maine. Pretty communities with nice waterfront parks, marinas, shops, etc. Come winter, I suspect the towns mostly shut down. Rogers City has an extensive system of paved walkways. Worth a stop next time we're up here. Rogers City also has the worlds biggest limestone quarry. We saw some of it from the road; it's absolutely immense. Freighters pull up to the dock to take on loads of limestone.
Drove by the Presque Isle Lighthouse. Still raining so we just looked from the outside.
We went to the Hoeft SP campground but were not at all impressed. On the way to the campground, we passed a nice looking roadside park, so we went there to decide what to do next. The park was so nice, right on Lake Huron. There were no signs prohibiting overnight stops, so we decided to stay the night. What a great choice. About 7:30 another motorhome pulled into the park just to take a look. I started talking to the couple and they decided to stay the night as well.
On Monday, we drove to Cheboygan specifically to go to a used book store we found about in an advertisement. Carol got nine new,used books for $32. Went grocery shopping then crossed the Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace; the first community on the Upper Peninsula. Drove around St. Ignace then went to the Straits State Park for the night. We have a site with a nice view of the straits. Cool, cloudy with a misty rain.
On Tuesday we continued west on Highway 2. A nice sunny, day. Saw lots of places advertising pasties. Going to pick some up one day. We stopped at the Hiawatha National Forest Service campground at Brevoort Lake. Got a great site right on the lake. We even have our own little private beach!!.

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