Sunday, September 26, 2010

Baby, it's cold outside!

Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Would you believe there are at least 20 waterfalls, several in town, nearby or within a reasonable driving distance of Munising, MI? We're excited to be back here for the second time. Last year we were on a limited time frame as we were both still working and Eldy had limited vacation time. We went on a Pictured Rocks kayak tour last year which was a fantastic way to see one of the Great Lakes most famous landmarks, and Eldy went with me never having kayaked but one time before that. We got lucky and had extremely calm waters that day. Lucky for him! I never would have gotten him in a kayak again if it had been choppy!

view while driving to Munising, MI
Munising City Campground site 79
After a beautiful drive out state highway 28 west from Sault Ste. Marie late Saturday morning, and seeing the fall blaze of color at its height in the U.P., we are at the Munising City Park Campground. We are on site #79 right on the shore of Lake Superior! As Eldy says, "You know what I love about this lifestyle? No matter where we go, we're home. The view out our window just changes." And what a view it is!  It's cold, 51 degrees, the wind over 30 mph, so windy the whitecaps are frothing on  Lake Superior. We're about 20 yds. from the water's edge...Baby, it's cold outside, but it's toasty in our home...we now have a four season home so it doesn't matter that there's a frost warning tonight for this area! The bays are heated, the pipes are ok, we have dual pane windows, dual furnaces-- we can be in the middle of a snowstorm and we'd be ok...We're lovin' it!

We stopped at a welcome center in the middle of town and picked up lots of literature for the area. There is no cable here at the campground and the RV antenna is just not pulling in the TV channels, so I'm going to have to keep Eldy busy with hiking and biking this week and waterfall watching. I'm excited! Grand Island is close by, Grand Marais, canoe and kayak trails, hiking if the weather will just cooperate! Winds are supposed to die down by tomorrow and rain dissipate. It's lookin' good, Eldo!
View out the living room window


  1. That is a cool picture. Noticed the thermometer in the window. Nice touch. You should make that a theme, taking that shot from different places you go,keeping a collection of them. Wish I had done that!