Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 30-31 – Brett’s and Molly’s

As I sit to write this evening, the winds are howling, with gusts in excess of 40 MPH. With severe thunderstorms and possible tornado warnings predicted for late Monday morning and the afternoon along our route from Hayward, WI to … Continue reading

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May 29 – Leaving Michigan

Today began with some very sad news when we received an email informing us that our close neighbor and very good friend, Jim Cunningham, had passed away earlier this morning.  We’ll miss him a great deal.  Cancer is such a … Continue reading

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May 28 – A Down Day

After two weeks on the road and having toured the Keweenaw Peninsula yesterday and with the weather predicted to be cool and rainy, we opted to just “hang around” for the day. We did, however, take a short trip to … Continue reading

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May 27 – The Keweenaw Peninsula

Leaving Munising, we headed west to Houghton, Michigan, passing close to the state’s highest point, Mt. Arvon (1,979’).  Arriving at our campground shortly after noon, and with a forecast of rain this evening and tomorrow morning, we decided to take … Continue reading

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May 26 – Pictured Rocks National Park

We woke to a sunny morning with temperatures in the mid-30s and 20+ MPH winds off Lake Superior.  While the winds finally abated this evening the temperatures never rose above 46o … pretty chilly for late May! Leaving our RV … Continue reading

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May 25 – Whitefish Point and Tahquamenon Falls

On our drive north to Paradise (Michigan, that is) we continued to notice the near absence of cars on long stretches of the major secondary roads we had been traveling since arriving in Michigan last week.  Ten miles north of … Continue reading

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May 24 – Mackinac Island

When we awoke to 46o temperatures, overcast skies and a stiff breeze, our long-anticipated plans for biking around Mackinac Island, about which we had heard so much left us second guessing.  Nevertheless, we packed, dressed warmly and packed extra jackets, … Continue reading

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May 23 – Some Sightseeing at Last

Leaving our campground this morning, we saw a large tree littered with pairs of shoes and sneakers. Some checking on line suggested several reasons; a death in the family, a marriage, a member of the military ready to muster out … Continue reading

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May 22 – A Day for the Birds

Today was another mostly sunny and warm day.  Before leaving our campground, Debbie spotted a brood of three nesting robins. We continued our northward journey along the western shore of Lake Huron to Alpena, MI, again staying off the major … Continue reading

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May 21 – The Sun at Last!

We first awoke at around 6AM to a sunny morning on the trip which, an hour later, was replaced by a dense fog.  By 8:30, the sun had returned and we were anticipating a great day … with one possible … Continue reading

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