Keweenaw Peninsula

Here’s our happy group at Munising (sans two). Good people, good times!
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And here’s one of me kayaking on the Au Train River:
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The group is now down to 5 people and we’ve moved from Munising to Lake Linden Township Park, kind of in the middle of the Keweenaw Peninsula. $23 a night for water & electric sites, or 7th night free…$138 a week. http://www.lakelinden.net/recration.html The campsites are about 100′ from the lake and dogs are OK in the lake as long as they’re not at the designated beach area. We have a really great black lab in the group, Carly, who LOVES to swim and she’s been in heaven these past couple of weeks with us always having lakefront campsites.

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Also, on the way here we stopped at a highway roadside park and a man told us about Ojibwa Recreation Area campground near Baraga (pronounced BEAR-uh-guh),with water & elec. sites right on Lake Superior for only $20 a night or $100 a week! The the off-water Red Pines camping area is even cheaper, $15 a night or $65 a week. There’s also an old lighthouse to explore, and a marina. http://www.exploringthenorth.com/ojibwa/campground.html I may come back to that place later, if it gets cold and I need electricity for heat.

I LOVE all the Roadside Parks in MIchigan! There’s one every 10-20 miles, and they are always very well maintained and often right on lakes or rivers. The one we stopped at yesterday had a nice river running through it with a waterfall. At the beginning of the summer I was so impressed with how clean the outhouses were, and they didn’t smell! Well I found out yesterday, that’s just because in early July the chemicals in the toilets were brand new. They don’t smell so sweet now at the end of the summer. Noooo, not at all.

Jeanne & I went to lunch at the Lindell Chocolate Shop in town, just two blocks from our campground. We both had hot fudge sundaes with chocolate ice cream for lunch. Only $4…and very Yum! The exterior of the place looks quite run-down but on the inside it’s gorgeous! All the original 1922 golden oak walls and stained glass, even a cool carved mezzanine, with really old jukeboxes (?) at all the outside booths. At least that’s what we think they are. FYI, if you click on a photo, it will open up bigger so you can see it better.

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Lots of antiques all over the place, and stained glass lamps….very cool. They also serve breakfast and lunch and are supposed to have one of the better Friday Fish Fries in the area. (I’ll let you know about that!)

After our “lunch” we drove into Houghton and went to the Seaman Mineral Museum, only $5 admission ($4 for seniors). http://www.museum.mtu.edu/ It was filled with beautifully-displayed rocks & minerals from this region and all over the world and I wanted some of each! Sigh. I did buy some very pretty stones to spice up my teeny tiny collection. They were each $1.25-$1.50.
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Last night 3 of us went to Quincy’s in Dollar Bay for dinner. Meh…..we had a hamburger, lasagna and a french dip sandwich. all OK but certainly nothing special. We will not be going back.

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