We had a pretty normal departure from home. We headed east and south on I94 and then east towards Chippewa Falls and then to Wausau on WI 29 and further east to Shawano and a bit north to the Menominee Casino for an inexpensive overnight. There is a nice park on the lake by Shawano but it was full and has a two night minimum. The Casino was just a parking lot with electric hookups, quiet. Nice restaurant in the casino with a massive Friday night seafood buffet. Way too much food for us. An appropriately sized dinner for the two of us was $17.
Next morning we had about the same distance to go to get to St Ignace but it would take at least two hours longer. Lots of slower speed limits and almost all two lane roads. At Marinette we got to Lake Michigan across Green Bay from Door County. US 35/2 follows along the lake to Escanaba and further along to Manistique. Just past there we stopped for a break and some lunch along the North Shore of Lake Michigan. It is nothing like the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Beach! A sandy beach!
A very nice spot to stop.
And wonderful weather.
Straits State Park, St Ignace, MI.
We are going to be at Straits State Parks for three nights. It is right at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge.
We followed a trail through the woods to this point. And a bit further along to another vantage point.
We stopped for a break at a small beach on the lake. Kids were swimming but reported that the water was cold. They have never been to Lake Superior.
We’re off to explore St Ignace this afternoon. We probably will not go to Mackinac Island, we have been there three times before. But there are plenty of Fudge Shops in town. I might look for another kite.
Roger and Susan
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Looks like you two picked a perfect time to travel weather-wise. Good for you. However, I didn’t notice any Pasties on the table for lunch. Hope you didn’t miss the opportunity.😁