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::Emmerson:: Petosky, Michigan

Posted 2016-09-11 19:01:40
We are at our last major stop on our grand voyage. We arrived in Petosky, Michigan just before a really big storm rolled in off of Lake Michigan. The lake went from glass to 6-7foot swells almost instantly. After the storm we headed to the beach to hunt for Petosky stones that were washed up from the big waves. We had a lot of luck and found several as well as a lot of cool rocks [...]

::Breighton:: Petosky, Michigan

Posted 2016-09-11 17:39:31
We are in the home stretch of our amazing 4 + months on the road. We are in Petosky, Michigan on Lake Michigan. The area is famous for a hexagonal coral that is found washed up on the beaches. The coral shows that this area was once under the ocean of salty water. We arrived to a wicked strong storm but it was beautiful. The storm kicked up huge waves, knocked out the towns power and [...]

::Emmerson:: Traverse City, Michigan

Posted 2016-09-09 18:35:32
We safely crossed through from Canada to the USA. We headed towards Traverse City, Michigan. We had to cross the Mackinaw Bridge. The bridge can swing 20 feet and go up and down several feet as well. It is a suspension bridge held up by those thick green cables! We set up camp and left Dad to do some work. We headed to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We ran up and down the dunes and [...]

::Breighton:: Traverse City, Michigan

Posted 2016-09-09 17:27:40
We made it safely back into the USA and through customs at the boarder in Sault Saint Marie. We crossed the Mackinaw Bridge and it was quite scary. We arrived at our lovely campground, Holiday Park, for the next 3 nights. We immediately headed out to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We had a blast running up and down the dunes. They were very impressive! It reminded us of the dunes in Death Valley last summer. We [...]

::Emmerson:: Agama Canyon Train Tour

Posted 2016-09-05 23:32:16
Today we took a 8 hour train ride out through Agawa Canyon. We had terrific seats and huge windows to watch out of. We passed the miles, yes miles, by playing some cards and schoolwork. The train system uses miles and not kilometers in Canada. We all took turns swapping seats to change up the view. I enjoyed watching the front of the train when we took turns. There was also a monitor so we could [...]

::Breighton:: Agawa Canyon Train Tour

Posted 2016-09-05 22:19:59
Today we took a ride on the Agawa Train out of Sault Ste. Marie. The train went along Hwy 17 and along many lakes and rivers. We had spectacular views of Lake Superior and several trestle bridges. We had a nice table in the cabin for the four of us. We all took turns switching seats. We played some card games to pass the time. We enjoyed watching the front of the train when we went around [...]

::Emmerson:: Canadian Bushplane Museum

Posted 2016-09-04 20:35:20
This morning we went to the Canadian Heritage Bushplane Museum in Sault Ste. Marie. They specialize in Bushplanes and fire fighting planes. We learned about the different skis on the bush planes over the years. We saw some really cool videos, checked out the amazing display of airplanes and had fun playing in the cockpits. Feeling better today and back to my sassy self. I am still congested but eating and full of sass again. It was a spectacular [...]

::Breighton:: Bushplane Museum

Posted 2016-09-04 20:14:35
This morning we went to the Canadian Heritage Bushplane Museum in Sault Ste. Marie. They specialize in Bushplanes and fire fighting planes. We saw some really cool videos, checked out the amazing display of airplanes and had fun playing in the cockpits. It was a spectacular museum. We learned a lot about how the bombardier water planes were able to pick up water and then dump on the fires. The process has changed a lot but is [...]

::Emmerson:: Mackinac Island

Posted 2016-09-03 20:26:21
We headed out near sunrise towards the USA. We only crossed over for a few hours. We took the ferry boat out to Mackinac Island (pronounced Mackinaw, silent C?). Some of the ferry boats went super fast. We had picked the more leisurely pace boat. I snuggled with Mom the entire time because I am still not feeling all that great. When on the island, we opted to take a private carriage ride around the island. [...]

::Breighton:: Mackinac Island

Posted 2016-09-03 20:09:35
We headed out near sunrise towards the USA. We only crossed over for a few hours. We took the ferry boat out to Mackinac Island (pronounced Mackinaw, silent C?). Some of the ferry boats went super fast. We had picked the more leisurely pace boat. When on the island, we opted to take a private carriage ride around the island. We had a great, knowledgable guide who told us the history of the island as well [...]