Cool, Cool Northern Michigan

We had a great time in Ann Arbor visiting with friends and seeing some of the local sites.  We enjoyed a great day of bicycling all around town and had lunch at the absolutely delicious Zingerman’s Delicatessen.  The town was bike friendly and suburbs are close to the “city”.  We got to see the very lovely University of Michigan campus.  Our hosts were terrific – thanks John & Lisa!  We also enjoyed two very exciting games of youth baseball.   I don’t think I’ve eaten so much junk food in a month as I ate at two baseball games that were only six innings, each!   Unfortunately,  I didn’t think to take any pictures. 

Today, we drove five hours (probably our longest driving day of the trip so far) to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the “pinkie” of Michigan.  It is beautiful weather here – in the low seventies with a cool breeze.  We headed this way without any reservations but it worked out okay.  We are staying at a private campground just outside Empire, MI.  Usually, the GPS takes us on mostly highways but that wasn’t the case in this part of Michigan – there aren’t any major highways. 

Resized Michigan 007

Our camp site backs on a beautifully scenic field with grazing horses.  This was the scene at dinner time.  Tomorrow, we will venture into the National Lakeshore so I should have some more interesting photos to post.

4 thoughts on “Cool, Cool Northern Michigan

  1. Weather – low 70’s, can you bring some of that back to Texas! Just thinking with your picture – have you all be horseback riding?

  2. Hi Sherri!

    I’ve heard that it is pretty hot there. It looks like we timed this trip right. I don’t think we’ll be doing any horseback riding – my husband has never been on a horse and I don’t think it would go well. I rode as a kid.

    Take care, Maureen

    1. Sherrill,

      The National Parks don’t allow any real geocaches – only virtuals which don’t really appeal to us. We should be staying at some more state parks and hopefully we’ll get out and find some caches. I still haven’t come up with a good item to leave behind.


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