Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Michigan- the "Thumb"

On Sunday, June 20, we returned to the States at Port Huron,MI. The Us Customs agent, a kid of perhaps 20, was a total jerk. Seemed to go out of his way to be as rude as possible. Barking orders, do this, do that, on & on. Oh well, I just shut up, smiled and answered the jerks questions. The difference between the Canadian Customs agent and the American was night and day. They both have a job to do, but one accomplished the goal politely and the other was a fool.
We went to Wal-Mart and Meijer's to stock up. Prices are very high in Canada. Drove to the Forester Park Campground in Carsonville, MI. Nothing special but a convenient stopping place.
We're touring the part of Michigan called The Thumb. If you look at a map on the lower part of MI, the state is shaped like a mitten. The part we're in looks like the thumb in the mitten. We're driving the coast highway all around the Thumb. On Monday, we stopped by the Village of Harbor Beach. If has the worlds largest man-made harbor. Huron County, a major part of The Thumb, has six campgrounds. On Monday we spent the day at the Lighthouse County Park Campground. We got a sight right on Lake Huron!!
On Tuesday, it was raining when we got up so we decided to continue on and find a laundry. Found one in Caseville. At every chance, we took the small coastal roads. The drive was just beautiful. We stopped at a number of small lakeside parks. By the end of the day, we were near Bay City and stayed in the Finn Road Park & Campground in Essexville. It's owned by the Hampton Charter Township. $17/night for a full hookup site. A very good price. The Canada parks started at about $20 for a rustic site and went up to over $40.

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