What a place! The UP seemed sad to see us leave today, getting all misty-eyed as we pulled in the slides and turned around and left our Hog Island lakeside campsite. The sky shed tears all day as we drove slowly and stopped at every scenic overlook.
Even the usually frivolous seagull sat quietly as we walked past.
We’re not gone yet. Had to stock up on pasties, fill up on fuel, and restock the frig. We’re camped again in the shadow of The Bridge, still on the Yooper side.
This whole trip was originally intended to see and explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, but we were so taken with the Upper Penninsula, and burned up so much time there, we may not even get to Sleeping Bear Dunes!
We’ll try to satisfy our curiosity from the northern tip of the lower penninsula downward, until we have to make a run for Dayton. Our deadline is next week, in order to be in town and settled in a spot next to the Greek Festival, ready to start eating when it opens for lunch on Friday! We intend to stay there until it ends on Sunday, then be around town for a couple days, probably at the Moraine Airpark.