Day Eleven: Starting Our Journey “Home” and Our Return

Every trip must come to an end. Will wanted an early start so we could drive as much as we could today, leaving a shorter drive for Wednesday. We packed up a good amount the night before and hooking up Betsie’s car was the best decision. We rolled out of Indigo Bluffs in Empire, MichiganContinue reading “Day Eleven: Starting Our Journey “Home” and Our Return”

Day Ten: Elberta and Frankfort, Michigan

Boy am I so happy we drove up the night before so we didn’t have an early morning. After sleeping in for over five days (took me three days to get there) it’s hard to go back to waking up early with the really late nights of family time we have been enjoying around theContinue reading “Day Ten: Elberta and Frankfort, Michigan”

Day Nine: Charlevoix, Bay Harbor and Harbor Springs

As I begin to type this I’m so excited as I see the sun outside and blue skies!!!! It has been days since we have seen the sunlight. Thank you Jesus. Yesterday was a low key, relaxing day of exploring three little towns all within twenty minutes of Petoskey. We could not have picked aContinue reading “Day Nine: Charlevoix, Bay Harbor and Harbor Springs”

Day Eight: Mackinac Island

First, let’s get the pronunciation correct. It looks like it should be pronounced mack-i-nac….but it really is pronounced ma-kuh-naa (naw). The only way to get to the island is by boat and no cars are allowed on the island. You get around by foot, bike or horse drawn carriages which also act as their taxis.Continue reading “Day Eight: Mackinac Island”

Day Seven: Munising and driving back to the Lower Peninsula

We (the kids and I) slept in and had a leisurely morning, but also knew we wanted to be on the road by 10:00am. And on the road with the RV which meant we needed to prepare for departure. This was the first morning at Manistique where the wind was pretty much gone and wowContinue reading “Day Seven: Munising and driving back to the Lower Peninsula”

Day Six: Kitch-iti-Kipi and downtown Manistique

Waking up to a huge storm we knew Plan A for the day was most likely going to get rained out. Since it’s cooler temperatures here in the morning we take our time getting ready and packing up for the day to allow for the temperature to rise. We had planned to rent a pontoonContinue reading “Day Six: Kitch-iti-Kipi and downtown Manistique”

Day Five: Drive to the UP

The leisure time in the morning has been such a blessing this trip. I remember (we all do) the constant go go go we did last summer that we felt like we had zero time to catch our breath unless we had a multiple stay over. In our defense we were trying to see asContinue reading “Day Five: Drive to the UP”

Day Four: Point Betsie Lighthouse and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Today was not only a fun day, but a long day. The sun sets at 9:30pm and it doesn’t get dark till after 10:00pm which makes you feel like it’s earlier. When I started researching things to do on our trip I found there was an area close to where we would be staying thatContinue reading “Day Four: Point Betsie Lighthouse and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore”

Day Three: Final Stretch to Michigan

Another morning we “slept in” and took our time getting ready. Will held some office hours in the morning while I wrote the blog post and had my quiet time. After Will took one call in which he needed his computer, we got the RV ready for departure and headed out around 10:30am. Funny littleContinue reading “Day Three: Final Stretch to Michigan”

Day 2: Father’s Day

We were all “sleeping in” (6:20am) when we heard this big crash followed by Will saying help. He sleeps in the front of the RV and I’m all the way in the back with AC. I started saying, “Will, Will are you okay?”, with no response as I’m climbing over pillows and Pawley barriers toContinue reading “Day 2: Father’s Day”