We had a very good night last night. The Fire Creek campground was very quiet and pretty. We left early because we wanted to make 350 miles today, which is a lot for us.
We’ve seen several deer which have been killed on the highway. Lots of deer in this area, and very pretty farmlands. We didn’t have any rain today but the skies were threatening most of the day. The temperature this morning was so warm that we wore shorts to begin the day. We bypassed large cities like Toledo, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw.
We crossed the 45th parallel which is exactly halfway between the equator and the North Pole (near Gaylord, Michigan).
OK, so I’m not a big fan of crossing bridges, especially over big masses of water. Well here comes the Mackinaw Bridge, which crosses over Lake Michigan. The winds picked up, the temperature plummeted, and we crossed the third largest suspension bridge in the world, after passing a blinking sign which said “HIGH WINDS, RVs SHOULD CROSS ONLY DRIVING 20 MPH”. You know I’m so happy about my first sight of Lake Michigan. Winds howling, the bridge is moving, the water crashing into the bridge, and we are driving across the 6 mile span going 20 mph. OK, I’m NOT HAPPY……
We made it across—– I won’t be doing that again!! The temperature dropped from 84 degrees to 50 degrees within a 30 mile span. We checked into the KOA park in the pouring rain. Greg is asking what fun thing do I have planned next.
We had originally planned to take the ferry over to Mackinaw Island, but unless the weather improves drastically, we’ll just continue on our route to Canada.
Seriously, we’ve had a good day and we are settled for the evening. For dinner we had talapia, baked potato, and salad.
Still having trouble posting photos but will try again tomorrow. Thanks for dropping by.