Day 9: Munising, Michigan to Higgins Lake, Michigan
This sticker business is getting really ridiculous. We’ve found 1 in the last 9 days. We’ve been looking but obviously not in the right spots. Where is a good place to find a bumper sticker to put on our Thule? We’ve been looking in gift shops, hotels, tourist info stops, dollar stores… I guess either they aren’t making them anymore or we just really suck at finding them. My aspirations were to have our Thule box covered in stickers by the time we get to the East Coast but I’m not sure it’s going to happen at this rate. Any advice on where to look is appreciated.
After I wrote this we went sticker crazy and found 4!! Maybe I’m not cursed after all.
Today was one of the best days by far so far. Lots of lake time even with the 4 hour drive. I’m sure that there’s going to be more that will top it but after all the driving, it’s been a treat.
We woke up in the morning and partook of the super continental breakfast. We hit the road and stopped off at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to get some white sand time and blue blue Lake Superior water. The wind was warm and the sun was shining.
I’ve realized that most of our days are filled with finding food. What’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner and how can we do it on the cheap and are we too tired to pull out the camp stove or make sandwiches? Do we even have time? It’s amazing how much time it takes to get 4 people to eat for a meal. Even the wee babe needs some boob milk.
Speaking of the wee babe, I made a mix on iTunes for her with Raffi and various other artists. She still loves Baby Beluga. Like in a baaaaaaad way.
Back to the day at hand. So after the trip to the beach (which my tweenager didn’t want to leave and get in the car), and the foot spa from the sand, and after seeing the huge weird birds with the clear clear sky, it was a late start but well worth it.
Along our travels today, we actually saw vultures on the side of the road snacking on something. Eeeew…
We stopped for yet another meal in St. Ignes for groceries and lunch by the lake for all of us to dip our feet in Lake Michigan (the wee babe dipped a bit more than her feet but I won’t dwell on this story at this point). Again, we were blessed with the blue blue water of Lake Michigan and picture perfect weather.
At some point we passed over the huge lake that crosses between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan and also the 45 parallel that meets exactly between the equator and the North Pole.
We got back into the car and finally ended at Higgins Lake, which is much more populated than any other camping we’ve been apart of yet. I guess it makes sense since it is Friday night.
After we set up camp we put on our wet bathing suits from the night before and headed to the lake. It was warm and beautiful. There’s nothing that beats a 5pm swim. The wee babe thought it was too cold and cried a bit but the rest of us had a blast and cooled off.
We came back to the camp and cooked dinner (white fish, soup and quinoa), which my hubby thinks is probably the healthiest dinner in the campground tonight.
We’re resting beside the 5$ fire right now listening to the neighbours. Tomorrow we have plans to stop and do some shopping before getting back into Canada. I can’t wait to be back in Canada for some reason. I like it here; it’s just not my own country.
It’s 10:15pm and I’m still in a t-shirt and shorts. The mosquitoes are at about a 2 on my personal scale. Just enough to be annoying.
Wee babe disposition: Slept a lot. Hopefully that won’t bite me in the ass tonight.
Weather: 25 degrees average, sunny with puffy clouds.
weird heron emu type birds, and I swear I saw a dead porcupine on the road
Stress level: Pretty even keel. It was pretty stress when the baby slide into the lake.