Aug/15/2011 6 Malia Lane

While I was staying at Tahquamenon State Park, I knew I wanted to see the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, only about 14 miles from Rivermouth Campground.  I had become fascinated with what I’d seen about shipwrecks’ role in shaping Michigan’s history and the deeply personal effect they’ve had on local communities. Whitefish Point is […]

Aug/7/2011 7 Malia Lane

I had heard about the amazing sunsets at Brimley State Park and certainly found that to be true while camping there, and I also knew I wanted to see the Soo Locks in nearby Sault St. Marie.  I wound up loving that so much I did the Soo Locks Boat Tour. But I’ll always be grateful […]

Aug/6/2011 6 Malia Lane

I so enjoyed watching the huge ships go through the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, I wondered what it was like actually going into and through the locks.  And I saw the way to do that was with Soo Locks Boat Tour. I was excited to see The Hiawatha approach the docks and Captain Gordie welcomed me […]

Aug/3/2011 14 Malia Lane
Ford Escape - Towing Issues

I wish I knew the answer that question.  More than anything I wish I could believe that I could answer it definitively with a resounding, “Yes!” Why Did My Axle Fall Off? I really wish that the axle falling off as I posted on Ford Escape Problems Even Worse Now was not due to the negligence of […]

Aug/2/2011 16 Malia Lane
Ford Escape - Towing Issues

It’s raining now, but it’s a nice, soft and gentle rain.  Other than the sounds of the drops on my roof, the campground is quiet.  After the Ford Escape drama yesterday, I am safe in my motorhome, I assume my car will be fixed and I have a free rental car in the meantime. I fully understand and appreciate how […]

Aug/1/2011 13 Malia Lane
Ford Escape - Towing Issues

Today, while turning a corner, I heard a jolting noise and the car stopped – just past the intersection, but still blocking other traffic trying to turn.  My first thought was “Oh, oh, I had hoped my transmission problem was fixed, but apparently it’s rearing it’s ugly head again!” Just last night I received an email […]

Jul/31/2011 5 Malia Lane

The main local attraction I wanted to see while staying at Brimley State Park was the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s oldest city.  I had heard about this and thought it sounded interesting, but especially after seeing so many of these huge ships go by at various places I’ve been, I wanted to […]

Jul/31/2011 4 Malia Lane
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

July 22, 2011 I knew the main attraction for me while staying at Straits State Park was going to be the Grand Hotel.  I held out for as long as I could because I wanted to be totally immersed in the experience, so I made sure I had toured Mackinac Island by foot, bike and carriage before venturing […]

Jul/25/2011 0 Malia Lane

When I first arrived at Straits State Park and started exploring around my new home territory, I drove by the St. Ignace Deer Ranch.  Since deer are my all-time favorite animals, I wasn’t about to pass up this chance to get up close and personal with these beautiful and gentle creatures. My timing was especially […]

Jul/24/2011 3 Malia Lane
Mackinac Island, Michigan

While you can visit Fort Mackinac as a separate deal, I made this a stop at the end of the Mackinac Island Carriage Tour.  It was a perfect top-off of a great day on historic Mackinac Island! From the moment I was greeted by this beautiful Victorian lady, I could pretend I was being swept […]

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