Sunday, November 3, 2013

Another Expedition to the North

Michigan again..

Another Wal-Mart parking lot stay started this trip off on an exciting foot. We arrived at the Camp Dearborn in Milford around noon the following day. After we set the camper up we took the hour drive into Dearborn. We toured Henry Ford’s Fairlane Estate and drove around a little more. Back at the campground we fished with some hotdogs. I caught a huge crawdad that was about the size of a lobster. The next day we ventured back into Dearborn to tour the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. It was the first time that I can actually remember going there. There we got to ride in Model T’s and sit on the famous Rosa Park’s bus. The next day we returned and toured the Rouge Factory to see Ford vehicles be made. Made our way back to the campground to swim and pack up for our trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
The Weiner Mobile in The Henry Ford Museum
Before we got on the road dad had to rewire the brakes. But we drove the rest of the day and arrived at Tahquamenon Falls campground-The Lower Falls. We were very tired upon arrival so we showered and read the rest of the night. Luckily mom and dad wanted to sleep in the next day. We then hiked with a picnic lunch to the Lower Falls. We drove to the Upper Falls and had a snack at the restaurant there. That evening we did laundry at a local Laundromat and then came back to camp to have a fire. We relaxed and made s’mores after dinner of bacon and fried hominy.
The Shipwreck Museum on Lake Superior
The next day we took a day trip to Whitefish Point to tour the Shipwreck Museum. We had a tailgate picnic and then took a walk along Lake Superior not even daring to dip our toes in the icy water. Mom let me cook dinner and dessert that night over the fire. We took another trip to a local lighthouse and fished the rest of the next day. In the morning we got up and packed the trailer up to get ready to leave the next morning. We enjoyed a nice campfire before we made our way back to Ohio. On our way back we made a stop at our very first Cabelas and also at Tony Packo’s for dinner in Toledo. That night we camped out at Maumee Bay State Park and enjoyed the flat land to bike ride on. Mom and I spent the next day at the beach before we headed home while dad did our laundry. Our trip ended the next morning while we made our way home.

"To travel is to live." -Hans Christian Andersen

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