Monday, August 10, 2009

Little Camper in the Big Woods...

We camped at Straits State Park for a couple of days and then made our way north to Tahquamenon (pronounced like phenomenon) Falls. Beautiful forest land surrounds you and we found it a nice hike to the upper and lower falls. The park service has done an exceptional job of providing boardwalks that are handicap- accessible, nice bathrooms and great maps to help you navigate. We then moved on toward the west, trying to travel along the road along Lake Superior. Fortunately, we stopped at a visitor center in Grand Marais and found that the road was closed but we could camp near the water in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. What a gorgeous place that turned out to be! Beautiful wide sandy beach and wooded campsites in a quiet, secluded area was our version of outdoor heaven. Of course we found just the perfect site; level, plenty of space, even a nice little boardwalk that led directly to the bathroom. That was until we found out it was for handicapped campers. Again, we had made a frightful camping faux pas by missing the little blue marker. No harm done our camp host assured us and we promised to move should someone need the site. There was no electricity or water at this site, so I was a little nervous, but the camper’s refrigerator automatically switches to run on propane when the electricity is off. (The fridge and its design is one of the camper’s best features.) David bought two generators before the trip, but many places only allow you to run them during daytime hours.

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