August 15, 2014 – Heading Back East – Houghton to Rapid River

Today’s sunrise was a colorful repeat of last evening sunset, although this time in the East.

Pre-Sun-up, Portage Canal, Houghton, MI - 2104-08-15Meantime, looking out over the Canal, I was then greeted by a noisy local resident.

Canadian Goose, Portage Canal, Houghton, MI - 2104-08-15Much of today’s trip wound its way south across the Upper Peninsula along a ribbon of tree-lined blacktop winding southward over an unexpected number of hills

Route US 141 (c) Route US 141 (a)periodically interrupted by small lakes

Small Lake, US-141 North of Crystal City, MI - 2014-08-15and, as we neared the Lake Michigan shore, several farms, mostly devoted to corn.

Farm on US Route 2, West of Escanaba, MI - 2014-08-15Once heading east along U.S. Route 2, we passed through several small communities where several items caught our eye.

Giant Mosquito

Giant Mosquito

Iron County Court House

Iron County Court House

Old Steam-driven Tractor

Old Steam-driven Tractor

We’ve absolutely no idea what this is!

We’ve absolutely no idea what this is!

One of Several Lighthouses

One of Several Lighthouses

before finally reaching our destination of Rapid River

Our campground was both fun and unusual in its décor of eclectic “yard trash”.

Whispering Valley RV Park Yard Art (a), Rapid River, MI - 2104-08-15 Whispering Valley RV Park Yard Art (k), Rapid River, MI - 2104-08-15 Whispering Valley RV Park Yard Art (d), Rapid River, MI - 2104-08-15 Whispering Valley RV Park Yard Art (l), Rapid River, MI - 2104-08-15 Whispering Valley RV Park Yard Art (f), Rapid River, MI - 2104-08-15 Whispering Valley RV Park Yard Art (o), Rapid River, MI - 2104-08-15 Whispering Valley RV Park Yard Art (h), Rapid River, MI - 2104-08-15 Whispering Valley RV Park Yard Art (p), Rapid River, MI - 2104-08-15

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