Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Heading Further North, Crossing "The Bridge", and A Neat CG

St. Ignace, MI.

68 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

By 10:10 we were pulling out of the Everflowing Water CG near Williamsburg and heading West on Bracket Road. When we came to US 31 we turned North and followed it all the way up to just South of Mackinaw City, where it ended when it joined up with I-75.

Along the way, we stopped to get Bobbie T a drink of 87 octane in Elk Rapids. The highway wasn't too bad until we got up to around the Charlevoix area and then it got really rough!!! :-(  At times Jim slowed Bobbie T down to 45 mph, to try to make the ride better. I really don''t think it helped much though and we bounced along almost all the way to the Interstate.

Once on the Interstate, it was only a few miles before we came to "The Bridge"!!!!  I'm usually pretty brave and I usually don't have a problem crossing bridges, but I just couldn't make myself look out of the window as we were going across this one cause it's so high!!! So, I covered my eyes. :-{

At least this time, it wasn't windy, and there was some construction on the bridge so the speed was down to less than 45 mph and sometimes almost stopped.

Oh, anyone heading up this way that wants to cross the bridge,  ,  ,  ,  they charge you $5 per axle for the Motorhome and $2 per axle for your vehicle that you're towing. For us that meant $14.00!!!!!

Once across the bridge and into the U.P. we took exit 344B to US 2. We followed 2 for a couple miles until we came to Pte. LeBarbe Road where we turned left and followed it for another mile or so, until we came to the Lakeshore Park Campground.

It was 12:40 when pulled up next to the office,

so it took us 2 hours and 30 minutes to stop and get Bobbie T her drink and travel 103 miles.

Jim, Linda and I think this is a really neat campground. When Jim called up here the other day to make sure that they had a site available, he asked if they had a site with a view of Lake Michigan. Well, they did, and here's the pull-in site they gave us. ;-)

This is the view, from in front of Bobbie T, looking slightly off to the right.

Jim walked down to the other side of the road and took this photo looking back at our site.

From the road, there's a pathway going down to the shoreline. From there, Jim took this shot of "The Bridge" that we had come across. Do you see why I had to cover my eyes?????
Brrrrr!!!! I get the shakes, just thinking about it!!!!!!! :-{

I don't know if it's going to be the same every day, but when we got here yesterday, Jim and Linda just opened all the windows and vents and just let the cool lake breeze blow through Bobbie T. Jim and Linda talked to the couple in the site next to us for a little while, and I heard them say that it's like that most days, and that they hadn't run their AC in the last week or so, since they came here.

Don't know of any big plans for today. Jim and Linda are about out of some grocery items again, so they'll probably go find a grocery store. And, I'm sure they'll both be outside, enjoying the cool lake breeze and the great view.

Did you know that the height of the roadway of the Mackinac Bridge at mid-span is approximately 200 feet above water level?

Brrrrr!!!!!! There's those shakes again!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. Looks like a lovely campground! Nothing better than being by a lake :)

  2. Hello from the Prairie Pines Camp ground... Where we are in site 39 towards the back... Most of the rigs here are empty, while folks went home to work... Its not the weekend.. Its also not cool enough to leave your windows open either LOL.. Seems wrong that we finally get thru here and you folks are gone... But the CG is nice and very quiet! Rod