…and so we went. We just got back from a 9 day camping trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the northern part of the Lower Peninsula. We spent our first two nights at a campground called Lake Michigan campground, oddly enough on Lake Michigan, in the UP of MI. It was WONDERFUL, right on the lake. If the water had been a bit warmer, we would have all taken a splash in the lake.
After our first night, we headed to Sault Sainte Marie, MI to watch the freighters go through the Soo Locks. I enjoyed it, as did Joshua, but the kids were pretty bored. I think that was because the ships go pretty slowly through the locks. We bought some fudge and some souvenirs and had a good time. We went back to the campsite, ate lunch then headed to the Deer Ranch. The kids got to feed a few deer and had a fun time looking at them. We picked up some salmon for dinner and cooked it on the fire with some potatoes, yum. Joshua’s parents joined us that night so we visited with them around the camp fire.
The next day we broke camp and headed to Tahquamenon Falls to take a look at the falls. I highly recommend going to see them if you never have, they are breath taking. After the falls we headed to Joshua’s grandma’s house near Munising, MI. While there we spent time looking at the Pictured Rocks and visiting with family.
On our way back to the LP, we visited the Mystery Spot near St. Ignace. It was as cool as I thought it would be and then some! Before heading over the bridge, we picked up some pasties for dinner, yum!
Once back over the bridge I showed off my stellar map reading skills. We were heading for a campground near Petoskey but missed a turn off so we headed to Fisherman’s Island near Charlevoix for two nights. Our site was again on Lake Michigan, quite beautiful!
We went to Sleeping Bear Dunes and had so much fun just driving around trying to find a place to take the kids to the beach.Â Someday we want to hike the mile and a half dune, some day. After a wonderfully beautiful drive down the coast of MI, we ended up at my aunt’s where we spent the night. My aunt ROCKS! She gave me two copies of my grandparent’s wedding pictures. LOVE IT! LOVE HER!
Of course this trip would not have been complete without seeing my family and meeting my newest little niece. She is quite a little joy and very pretty. We were able to go to Mass at the Assumption Grotto this morning and headed home!