Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Moving Into The Mitten

We’ve moved into the “mitten” of Michigan and spent the last few days getting settled. We found that the Northwest Michigan Fairgrounds Campground in Traverse City gave us the best bang for our buck. This place is nothing special but it does give us 50 amp and a water hook-up for a great weekly rate. Because there is so much to see and do in this area, it works great for us. We’re not here much anyhow! :)

We stopped by Mackinaw City one day. This is the city on the south end of the Mackinac Bridge.


After spending an afternoon there, we were glad we had decided to stay on the north end of the bridge, St. Ignace. Our end was much less touristy :)

Another day was spent in Petoskey, a beautiful little community on the shore of Lake Michigan just north of Traverse City.

Petoskey MI

And today, we toured the Old Mission Peninsula.

Old Mission Peninsula

We visited the Old Mission (replica) and arrived at the same time as the Red Hat Ladies! :)


Further north was the Old Mission Lighthouse and the Hesler Log House.


Hesler Loghouse

It was a beautiful drive complete with a stop at the Mission General Store!


We completed our day at Hawthorne Vineyards where we sampled a few of their wines and even took a couple bottles home! Surprise! :)

Hawthorne Vineyards

Tomorrow, we plan to kayak the Platte River. Stay tuned :)

Thanks for stopping by. Turtle


  1. Love Michigan in the summer! Glad you had a great time!

  2. We only managed the UP on our northern tour in 2010 and have plans to take in the Mitten part of Michigan when we finally get to the northeast eventually. Thanks for the great information! I have pinned the campground just in case.

  3. Hawthorne Vineyards' Soup of the Day, our kind of choice too.

  4. Thanks for the tour of a beautiful looking area.

  5. Looks like you are having fun, it is a great place-at least in the summer:)

  6. What an interesting day. I've never been to Mission and couldn't kayak the Platte River in ND because there wasn't enough water. Looking forward to seeing you on that river. Be SURE to go to the Traverse City Pie company for the best pie in the world and send us one cherry please. :-)))

  7. Love the soup of the day -- what a hoot!


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