Monday, July 25, 2011

Michigan, the "Thumb"

When you look at the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, it looks like a mitten. The thumb of the mitten is on the east side, north of Detroit.
On Saturday we camped at the Lakeport State Park. Sunday morning we continued north on M-25, the scenic lake shore drive. We stopped often to enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Huron. There are waterfront parks in most of the communities as well as along M-25. Every time we passed a public campground we would take a look. We came to the Wagener County Park & Campground ($21/night) just south of Harbor Beach. This park was the exact opposite of Lakeport SP; beautiful, uncrowded and wonderfully quiet. We got a campsite with an unobstructed view of Lake Huron.
We had a huge storm last night complete with thunder & lightning and heavy wind driven rain.

Cooling off in Lake Huron

On Monday we drove to the Bay City area and are presently in the Bay City State Park. Only $19/night for an electric site. Very reasonable. I was playing with the Yelp! app. on the iPhone and read about a place just around the corner from here; The Mussel Beach Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor. Who could possibly resist?? Carol had a wonderful salad, I had a Rubin, the best I've ever had, and we shared an order of onion rings. We agreed, the onion rings were the best onion rings we have tasted. Huge onions with the most crispy coating imaginable. For desert Carol had a small hot fudge Sunday with cherry vanilla ice cream and I had a single scoop of cherry amaretto. The small Sunday was quite large. Carol gave part of it to Gopher.

When we got back to the campground, it was time for a long walk.

Tomorrow we continue the trek north. The weather is starting to improve. The high today was 82* and the low tonight is supposed to be about 70*.
Cool is good.

1 comment:

Donna K said...

That's a beautiful campsite. What a view! Glad Gopher got some ice cream.