Friday, July 29, 2011

Visiting Manistique MI for a few days, July 27-29, 2011

July 27, 2011 (Wed)

Bob and I had walked our exit route from our pull through site at Fayette SP and anticipated no problems, unlike we had on our arrival.  Since we had backed in, we just pulled out and drove the short loop opposite most traffic with me leading the coach, checking for low branches, a few leaves did bite the dust.

The drive of about 50 miles was made and in no time we arrived at the Indian Lake Travel Resort, just north of Thompson and west of Manistique.  Great deal for only $22/nite.

We were assigned one of the four snug pull-thru sites, got parked, hooked up the water and electric on the passenger side of the coach.   About to put out the drivers side slide,  when I noticed we were very close to the nearby fence and may not have enough room.


Sure enough, we needed at least two more inches.  So Bob unhooked the water and electric, started the coach, turned the wheels sharp and backed just a few inches, moving the coach away from the fence.  Now we have plenty of room for the slide.

Notice those trees, that means no TV or Motosat Internet, at least here the Verizon phones do work, so we are using our DroidX to provide us a Wifi hotspot.


On our drive into Manistique I saw a Farmers Market sign, so we stopped and found some goodies. Rhubarb, raspberries, wild blueberries and some grass fed ground beef.



July 28, 2011 (Thurs)

Breakfast, Uncle Sam’s cereal, yogurt and wild blueberries.  Delicious!!






Went for a walk from the Marina along a boardwalk out to a lighthouse.  Notice the trash can restrictions, remember, we are in the Yooper, they don’t mess around with fancy words.


The Manistique Lighthouse.  This steel plate constructed lighthouse stands 35’ tall, commissioned in 1915 and was automated in 1969.  It appears now it is powered by solar panels.007

We are in Yooperland!!


July 29, 2011 (Fri)

Off this morning to visit Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring.


The park provides a covered self operated observation raft for visitors to see where the huge spring boils up.  Over 16,000 gallons a minute gush up through the underlying limestone.


Bob has some help at the wheel.


The boiling sand, I use the word boil, as in movement, but not in temperature, the flow maintains a constant 45 degrees. The water is so clear, hard to believe it is over 40’ down.


On our way home we stopped at the Jensen’s Fish Market.


Arlene, co owner of the market, let us taste some smoked trout, see the one pound bag we bought, proves it was delicious.

We also bought some salmon, trout, and whitefish. 


Tonight our dinner was the salmon with butter, garlic, herbs, and parsley.


Tomorrow we drive to Munising, all of about 50 miles.  Bob sure is enjoying these short drive days.


Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

That is a tight spot. I remember the boat tour well. Looks like a fun visit.

Jim and Sandie said...

Your fish dinner looked so good. There's just nothing like fresh fish.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Good catch on that slide clearance. That would have left a mark, for $ure!

That lighthouse doesn't look anywhere near as good as the one you worked at on the West coast. Shame to see the pealing paint.

Manistique Farmers' Market said...

So glad you enjoy the Manistique Farmers' Market and the delicious local goodies you found there!

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