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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lake Huron

Day 8: Alright all you vicarious travelers, enough of this fun stuff. It is time for some serious travel school and today, geography lesson number 551....

We camped the night at Sraits State Park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is were Lake Michigan meets _________ and there is a big ol' bridge to get you to the Lower Peninsula. Anybody know what it is?? Lake or bridge?? Adam??!!

We went to go check out the night lights and also got to have a birthday party with Kadin.

We woke up the next morning ready to tackle our next Great Lake..... Lake Huron. This time we did just a toe dunk because we had big plans for the day as "Yoopers."

(pardon my son, being the monkey.....)

So there we are, our third Great Lake. Its kinda funny how much the kids are getting into this!! Josiah loves "teaching" the younger kids all about our great lakes experience. He has them all memorized with the "HOMES" thing....

(So this is where I would do a pop quiz. Which two lakes haven't we touched yet?) As Yoopers for the day, we checked out this tourist trap called Castle Rock. We climbed up and got a great view of St. Ignace and Lake Huron.

Again, only the brave went out to the edge!!

(isn't Winnie cute down there?)

We finished out the day going back to Lake Michigan with the Caversons (what a great time!! Love you guys!!) and then it was time to take Winnie on her first bridge!
It is the Mackinac (pronounced Mackinaw) bridge, a 5 mile suspension bridge made of 42,000 miles of cable wire. It is tall enough for boats to pass through and strong enough to hold our load!!
It was also Winnie's first toll.... ten dollars and a few heebie jeebies later, we are off to the lower peninsula to check out a resort and to (hopefully) do some laundry!! Love ya!!


Adam said...

Yeah, the bridge is terrifying and beautiful at the same time. I always love/hate driving over it. I haven't been to castle rock since I was about the age of your children. Had the same expression on my face too....

Family of Five said...

So fun to read your blogging! I feel famous, being featured! :-) Very nice photos, and how fun to follow your travels. Love you tons! Thanks for making a pitstop through Michigan to see us!

Your twinnie ;-)