Sunday, July 21, 2013

St. Ignace to Thompson and The Driftwood Shores Resort

Thompson, MI.

44 deg. clear, NW wind @ 4 mph.
Forecast = Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Brrrrr!!!!! Cool this morning!!!!!!

Jim and Linda knew that yesterday was going to be a short travel day, so they didn't even start getting things ready to travel until around 10:00. Even taking their time getting everything put away, the slides pulled in and CLT hooked to the back of Bobbie T, we still pulled out of the CG in St. Ignace at 10:55.

Once back on US 2, we continued in a Westerly direction all the way here to Thompson. The only stop we made was to get Bobbie T a drink of 87 octane and to buy some milk and bread at the convenience store at the station.

Even with the stop for Bobbie T's drink and 87 miles of road, it was only 12:55 when we pulled up to the office.

We are now at the Driftwood Shores Resort.

I really wouldn't call it a "resort" because it doesn't have anywhere near the amenities I think a resort needs,  but we were here in October of 2001, and Jim and Linda really liked the atmosphere and the fact that most of the sites are quite close to the water. It's a quiet little park with only about 15 sites and some cabins for those without RVs.

The last time we were here, we had a site right next to the water, but the lake seems low, and you now are a little ways away at any of the sites.

Being that none of the sites are now real near the water, Jim and Linda decided to take site #1 which is actually quite secluded and apart from the rest of the sites.

There's a nice bench to sit on if you want to,

a small picnic table and a fire ring,

and a pretty decent view of Lake Michigan. ;-)

We'll be staying here for at least a week and possibly longer. This site is available for up to 11 days if Jim and Linda decide that they want to stay that long.

Oh, and we did have a pretty nice sunrise this morning. Jim took this photo, standing in front of the seawall on the above photo and looking off just to the left, but I could also see it out of the windshield and the window over the dinette.

A Point to Ponder :  Everyone experiences fear! It's what you do despite that fear that defines you!


1 comment:

  1. Hi, Iam a Manistique native. Have been living in the Peoria Il area for 35+ years. We just returned from a 10 day stay at Indian Lake Resort. I think you would like it there a lot, on the water also. We have a 5th wheel. Have you been to the Big Springs ? A must. The Elks Club has a wonderful fish fry open to the public on Friday. The Three Mile Supper Club is a another good place to prepared to wait tho. Jensen Fish Mart has fresh & smoked fish. Wonderful new Jack's grocery store in town. They also carry fresh made pasties everyday. Happy trails !!