Sunday, July 14, 2013

Heading North ON 131

Williamsburg, MI.

56 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Sunny. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

We left the CG in Dorr yesterday morning at 10:10, and headed back to US 131 where we again turned North. 131 took us up through Grand Rapids, where there was quite a bit of traffic considering that it was a Saturday morning. All went smoothly though and soon we were through the city and the traffic started to thin out some as we continued North.

US 131 is a pretty decent road. For the most part, it's really good, but there are some stretches where the road could use some work. But, considering what many of the US highways are like these days, this one's not too bad.

Once North of Grad Rapids, we started seeing more forest.

The farther North we went, the heavier the forest, especially after the highway dropped down to 2 lanes North of Cadillac.

There was still a fair amount of traffic up there, but they have passing lanes every so often, so there really wasn't a problem just taking our time and running the speed limit.

When we got up to Kalkaska, we turned West on Rt. 72 and followed over to Williamsburg and here to the Everflowing Waters Campground, which is just a little NW of the town.

It was 1:30 when we pulled up to the house where the office is, so we traveled 172 miles in 3 hours and 20 minutes. Not bad, considering that we did make a "pit stop" at a rest area, down South of Cadillac.

Everflowing Waters is a nice little park. the owner is very friendly and tries hard to please. They're having a horse show somewhere in the area right now, so the park is completely full, but from talking to a guy that's staying in a little cabin here, it's normally not that way.

This is a Passport America Park, but during the month of July, they don't give the discount. (which Jim knew before we got here).  That's OK though, it's still a nice park.

We'll be here for one more night before continuing our adventure up into the U.P of Michigan.

Did you know that Grand Rapids is home to the 24-foot Leonardo da Vinci horse, called Il Gavallo? It is the largest equestrian bronze sculpture in the Western Hemisphere.


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