Mackinaw City, MI

After a grueling 6 day drive back to NC to get my car inspected & tags renewed, I spent a few days resting up and doing chores and then another pretty awful drive up to southern Michigan. I parked the camper in a friend’s driveway (Thank you Tam & Ron!).  It was nice to have electricity for almost two weeks, but now I’m spoiled and I’ll have to learn to live without my toaster and microwave again.

This morning I left and drove up to Mackinaw City, about as far north as you can go in Michigan without going over the Mackinac Bridge. It rained most of the way, ugh! I intended to leave tomorrow but decided to come on up, and I’m glad because I snagged the last available free campsite (there are only 6)! It’s a very nice site too, not far from the lake access and very large.  It would be perfect except there are billions of mosquitoes here and they are HUNGRY!! I have not even unhooked or leveled the trailer; I just unplugged the power cord, threw the roof & walls up and came inside. I’ll have to spray down with repellent and go back out before dark; if I tried to sleep in it as is I’d probably roll right out of bed!   Or maybe I’ll try to sleep as is anyway, because I don’t know where the good light may be for solar, with the sky 100% clouds today. I may need to move the camper. DSCN6283

I am thinking to stay here the full 14 days allowed, though the bugs may drive me nuts before then.  There are some delinquent tax sale properties I want to look at near here and also about an hour south that I want to look at before I go over the bridge to the U.P.  And I want to meet up with some of my old school friends who live in this area too.  Tomorrow I will try to put up my screen room; haven’t done it before but it’s supposed to be very quick and easy.

Veggie is having a baby! Maybe. Junior was growing nicely but got a hole pecked in him yesterday…..not sure what that’ll do. Maybe I’ll make him a band-aid.  Poor Veggie had a very hard time travelling for 6 days straight; she miscarried all her other little baby buds. I guess peppers are not meant to be travelers.DSCN6279