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After departing Alpena with following John & Rita we followed highway 23 through Cheboygan to the bridge. Connie got a great picture of the magnificent bridge as we crossed it onto the Upper Peninsula (UP), beginning our Yooper experience. Both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are really only one body of water, sharing the same water level elevation.
... town… quiet this time of year. All motels close soon with only one staying open this winter
& same with restaurants. The Star Line high speed ferry ride was only 18
minutes, including a buzz under the Mackinaw Suspension bridge, the longest
suspension bridge in North America. Mackinaw Island was a nice surprise. The
island is a State Park as of 1895, Michigan’s first, no vehicles transportation
... We opted for lunch alongside the tea room, as the buffet was $40 a pop. Formal wear is proscribed after six, but I'd do it just to get at that dinner menu... The time to stay here is at the end do the season when it goes on the American Plan-with 3 meals included. Several movies have been filmed here, the last being Steeve Reeves and Jane Seymore in Somewhere in Time ...
Weather threatened rain all day. Very windy and chilly. Took a short drive down the back road to fill gas at a nearby town. Back to the RV for lunch and spent some time doing laundry. Did some planning for our longer trip in the fall. JD took a drive to see the church with a large cross. Packing up - on the road tomorrow. ...
More exploring today. A little rainy so not a good biking day so we took a drive west to Petosky. Quick stop for a yummy ice cream cone (Traverse City Cherry!) at Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen. Petosky is a very beautiful historic town with waterfront park which we walked along. also walked out on the ...
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