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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
4th Aug 2014 - Summer 2014
Day 30-August 4, 2014-To St. Ignace, Michigan

Day 30-August 4, 2014-To St. Ignace, Michigan

Beautiful again, high about 75 and sunny.

Drove 97 miles in 2-1/4 hours on route 2 to St. Ignace, MI most of the drive with Lake Michigan on our right.  This is the northern part of Lake Michigan and it’s beautiful, very clean.  Drove through some dunes at Brevort and Gros Cap. 

Beautiful campground, very level, clean and quiet.  Right up the hill from town and the ferries to Mackinac Island.  Little birds hop up and down the tree about 2’ away from the RV.  We can see Lake Michigan from the campsite.  It’s a Passport America Campground so we pay half price.

We have great wi-fi and cell service at this campground so after lunch we caught up on a lot of phone calls, e-mails, and checking credit cards, etc.  Also made some reservations for the week-end.

St.Ignace is a port city, the last town in the Upper Peninsula before going over the Macinaw Bridge which connects the lower and upper peninsulas.  Drove down the hill to “town”.  Lots of hotels, restaurants, and touristy stuff.  About four companies have ferries to take you to Macinac  Island.  Only one street, State St. has any commerce on it but it’s bustling with business.  Beautiful boardwalk to watch ships and boats and ferries come and go and look at the lighthouse.  Gorgeous flowers are planted all over town, wherever there’s an open spot.  Nice park dedicated to Father Marquette, who founded this town, which they say is the third oldest in the country.   Ojibwa Indian tribe and the Sault tribe of the Chippewa Indians both have history here and have museums in town.  Small town, only a few blocks by a few blocks but very pretty and inviting.

Came back to campsite for dinner, then checked out the casino.  We came out $30 ahead, no thanks to me.  Harry was the winner tonight.  Chilly by the time we got back to campsite, only about 55.

Next: Day 31-August 5, 2014-Mackinac Island, Michigan
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Diary Photos

Lighthouse at St. Ignace

Father Marquette Park

Flowers on the side of the road

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