Today’s our Final Fling…tomorrow morning Jeanne leaves and I go back to my solitary lifestyle. So today we splurged big time and ate all 3 meals in restaurants, including our ice cream snack! We had a really good breakfast at Lynn’s Cafe in Ontonagon…the cinnamon swirl french toast is terrific! Then we went exploring.
Bond Falls is about 15 miles south of Ontonagon but well worth the drive. It is the most photographed waterfall in the U.P, and for very good reason! We were astounded by the size and volume of it! It’s massive, and there are steps alongside it to get views from above as well as below. And the farther up you go, the more falls there are! It just keeps going and going. My pictures sure don’t do it justice.
We went to Old Victoria, a Keweenaw Heritage Site near Rockland; a group of old log houses that housed miners of the Victoria Mining Company.
Then we went on to Bergland and checked out the Bergland Township Campground, which is right on Lake Gogebic and only costs $72 per week for sites with lake views and electricity! And it’s only one block from town. I might come back there if it gets too cold to boondock, since I don’t have a heat source. Sites are only $250 a month, which might be nice next summer…..the jumbo yellow perch fishing is really good in Lk. Gogebic!
Some of the other waterfalls we thought we could see were actually along some of the hiking trails, and since I don’t hike, we missed them. We went to a nice little park with Lk. Superior access where there was supposed to be an agate beach but the waves are high and there wasn’t much beach; in one place a wave came up and got one of Roxie’s back feet wet, and you’d have thought she’d been burned!! She looked completely shocked and scrambled up the sand bank to get away from that awful thing…….she seriously does not like water!!
Then we came back to camp for awhile til it was time to go to dinner. We had a Restaurant.com coupon for Syl’s Cafe in town so we got $10 off. This is the place where a friend of ours, Perin, said she had the best coconut cream pie in her whole life. We had talked about our favorite pies and coconut cream was way up there, also banana cream and lemon meringue. We walked in and looked at the pie board and it listed all three……we felt like we’d won the lottery!! But wait…..what a terrible decision…..what to have??? We ended up getting pieces of coconut cream and lemon meringue and splitting them. Both exceptional! And OK, I confess, I also got a piece of coconut cream to eat tomorrow. I must remember for future reference that Wednesday is Coconut Cream and Lemon Meringue Pie Day at Syl’s.
We had another amazing sunset tonight! Even better than last night, I think.
So tomorrow morning Jeanne leaves, and I am going to go to a free National Forest campground about 20 miles south of Ontonagon for a week or so, as long as the weather holds out. It looks like the next 7-10 days is going to have highs mostly in the 70’s and nights in the low 50’s, so that should be fine.