Monday, July 15, 2013

Everflowing Waters CG and A Drive Up Old Mission Peninsula

Williamsburg, MI.

61 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Jim took a few photos of the Everflowing Waters Campground yesterday morning, so I thought I'd post a few here.

This is the sign out by Brackett road. It's not very large, so if you should happen to come here, watch closely for it.

When you turn off of Brackett and enter the CG this is your first view.

You'll soon come to this little bridge over Yuba Creek.

As your'e going over the bridge, look off to the left to see this pretty view of the creek.

Just across the bridge, you'll see the owner's house/office to your left. If you don't see anyone, ring the doorbell and either Dennis or Mary will assist you.

This was our site for 2 nights. It's kind of an overflow site, but was very serviceable for our needs.

This view is looking from the front of Bobbie T into the rest of the park. Lots of shade, but quite a few seemed to be able to get satellite signals.

We really liked this CG. It's nothing fancy, but it's neat and well maintained. Couldn't ask for better owners either.

Speaking of owners, Jim was talking to Dennis and told him that he and Linda wanted to take a drive up the Old Mission Peninsula to see the sights. Dennis suggested that about 1/2 way up, they stop at the Chateau Chantal Winery just to see the spectacular views from there, if nothing else.

So, that's just what they did!! ;-)

Then, of course, there was the winery itself.

They have a wine tasting room and of course you can buy their wines too. Today though, Jim and Linda just enjoyed the view from the parking lot. : )

All along Rt 37, the route that goes all the way from Traverse City to the tip of the peninsula, you see vineyards and fruit trees. Many of the trees are cherry trees and along the road the farmers have set up little stands to sell their wares. Jim and Linda stopped at one of these stands and bought some "Washed Sweet Cherries" and a bottle of locally made Maple Syrup
Yummmm!!!! How sweet they are!!!!! ;-)

They ended up going all the way to the tip of the peninsula, but didn't see the Old Mission Lighthouse. There would have been quite a bit of walking involved and Linda just wasn't up to it.

On the way back down the peninsula, they followed 37 back down to Mapleton where they turned West on Bowers Harbor Road and took it over to Peninsula Drive. (Another one of Dennis's suggestions). Following the very scenic Peninsula Drive to the South, right along the shoreline, brought them back down to Traverse City.

After a quick stop at a 7-11 store for milk they headed back here to he CG.

After resting for awhile, Jim got out the grill and cooked a ham steak while Linda got out some potato salad and a vegetable. That, along with some of those sweet cherries made for a very nice meal to top off a very good day. ;-)

Today we'll be heading up to St. Ignace, MI. We'll have to cross that big Mackinac bridge to get there and I'm not looking forward to that! :-O   I can still remember the last time we crossed that bridge when Jim and Linda had that old Winnebago Chieftain. It was real windy and I thought we were going to get blown right off of it!!!!

Did you know that although Michigan is often called the "Wolverine State" there are no longer any wolverines in Michigan?


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