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From Michigan Into Indiana

Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI
From the Bay County Fairgrounds, we headed back west to the shore of Lake Michigan at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Park), MI. We had reservations at Platte River Campground for an electric site. Generators aren't allowed in this campground, but most sites have electricity. This National Park is known best for the feature which the park is named, the perched sand dunes ...
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Guest — Judy Sheeley
Enjoying your travels
Thursday, 26 September 2019 06:57
Larry Farquhar
Thanks! We're also enjoying our travels.
Thursday, 26 September 2019 07:18
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Touring Michigan, Part Two

Mackinac Bridge Viewed From Fort Mackinac
Before leaving Sault Ste. Marie, we toured the Museum Ship Valley Camp. The Museum Ship Valley Camp was built in 1917 and retired in 1966. After 1966, the 550 foot long freighter was permanently docked on historic Water Street and transformed into a museum. The Valley Camp offers more than just a tour of her deck. Visitors can explore the wheelhouse, sleeping quarters, and her cargo hold which now...
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Touring Michigan, Part One

Lake Superior, U.P, MI
The day before we were scheduled to leave Potawatami State Park, we got "busted" for running the generator, We got through the busy weekend with a full campground with no issues. But on Tuesday, when the campground was almost empty the ranger stopped to "talk" to me about running the generator. He was nice and understanding, especially after I pointed out that there were no signs stating no genera...
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Guest — Bob Wangen AKA the Michigan Traveler
Welcome to the winter, water wonderland! We stayed at the Bay Furnace Campground too. A very nice place and convenient to Munising... Read More
Saturday, 07 September 2019 08:56
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Touring Wisconsin

North Point Lighthouse, Milwaukee, WI
After leaving the Sugar Bottom Corps of Engineer Campground in Iowa, we headed north into Wisconsin. This is another state we've never spent the night in, so it gets marked off the "bucket list"! We're now down to only 5 US states left that we've never spent the night in together. Our fist destination in Wisconsin was the Pine View Recreation Area operated by the US Army at Fort McCoy, near Sparta...
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Guest — Liz
I'm sad you got bad advice about places to see in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Dells is a huge tourist trap, with boat trips on the river... Read More
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 09:07
Guest — fototaker Tony
I have a blog too, and it's been active/INactive several times. I just recently quit fb and twitland once again (abt seven years a... Read More
Friday, 20 September 2019 20:00
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Visiting Minnesota and Iowa

Lake Superior North Shore Scenic Drive, MN
Wow! We've picked up the pace and have visited many places in these past couple of weeks! After the Corps of Engineer park near Minot, ND, we moved further east to Grand Forks AFB and stayed in their nice FamCamp (Family Campground). This is a quiet campground located in a back portion of the base. It's the kind of place we enjoy staying at. During our 3-day stay here, we visited the Ronald Reagan...
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Guest — liz
Glad you were able to see a small part of our beautiful North Shore. I must tell you that missing the food and PIE at Rustic Inn ... Read More
Saturday, 03 August 2019 19:48
Larry Farquhar
We enjoyed Minnesota! We actually went back to MN today. We had to visit the "Mall of America". We're currently in Wisconsin. Only... Read More
Monday, 05 August 2019 15:50
Guest — Sandy S
Great post! Do you find that you need to make reservations well in advance? How do you choose your next stop?
Saturday, 10 August 2019 07:51
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