Thursday, July 08, 2010

July 4 and Beyond

We did stay up late enough on Sunday to watch the fireworks. Actually, we could clearly see displays that were sent up from the south end of Mackinac Bridge and on Mackinac Island. We also had glimpses of those from the town of St. Ignace and some other place on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

This is a small part of the crowd sitting along the shoreline in our campground.

This little fellow had his baseball mitt full of popcorn. At least half of it ended up on the ground before he got settled on those rocks to watch the show.

Could you ask for a cuter (is that a word) front row?

Some of the campers shot off their own fireworks before the professional show began.

The "real" show was a little more impressive.

We left the next morning and drove north over the Mackinac Bridge to the Upper Peninsula. It was a foggy morning, so the view was very limited.

This was all we saw of Lake Huron. The fog continued as we drove along Lake Superior. We are glad we had seen that lake years ago when we lived in Wisconsin.

As we drove west, a black bear ran across the road. How exciting. The fog finally cleared and we did get to see this pretty scene as we headed west.

It was a long drive to Wakefield, MI, where we spent one night in a public park on pretty Sunday Lake.

Now we are spending three nights at the Gull Lake Corps of Engineers campground outside of Brainerd, MN. We are feeding our souls with the quiet and the wooded campsite. Isn't this a pretty entrance for a public facility?

This morning, while John took his three-mile run, I walked over to the lake to take some pictures. How's this for a gaggle of geese (and one duck)?

I walked the nearby nature trail. It is unusual to find a grassy trail.

I caught a glimpse of this White-Tailed deer before it bounded away.

The forest floor has lots of ferns.

Our campground has a vintage trailer and an unusual one.

We saw these different kind of trailers in a sales lot in town yesterday. I think they would be very hard to level. Once you take them off the truck, the wheels and hitch are raised, lowering the trailer to the ground.

1 comment:

  1. I like the vintage trailer there. And that last picture is interesting. Thanks for coming by A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings. I appreciate your comments about your experience with 10 or so camp host locations. Good to have something to measure ours against. This is our 3rd experience in the last ten months.