Monday, June 29, 2009
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Well, today was another interesting day. We traveled from Door County along the shores of Lake Michigan on the upper peninsula of Michigan and stopped at some interesting places. First we stopped at Fayette Historic Townsite, an old abandoned iron mining town that was turned into a State Park and maintained in its original condition. It was fun to see the old buildings and walk around the grounds and through some of the buildings with the original furniture still in them. It reminded both Judy and I of the time we went to Bodie, California an abandoned mining town. We next stopped at the Seul Choix Point lighthouse. The point was named by a group of Native Americans and French Fur Traders after being caught in some tough waters off its coast and translates to “only choice”. We traveled from the upper peninsula to lower Michigan by crossing the Mackinac Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world ( about 650 ft longer than the Golden Gate). Tomorrow we are going to take a ferry to Mackinaw Island and hope we don’t get rained on because the forecast calls for rain and cold.