Saturday, August 22, 2015

"We are not on vacation! This is our life!" Quote from Lisa Olivieri

Being on the road is actually our life now. But every once in awhile we just have to stop and become a tourist. It's not a bad thing.

We  left Barnesville MN. last Tuesday and drove to Ashland WI. and it rained and rained. We left the next morning again in the rain. I thought I had our slide fixed but it still leaked. The water comes up from the road and gets in somewhere. So we don't want to drive in the rain if we don't have to. We then got into St. Ignace MI. That is on the U.P. side of the Mackinac bridge. Quaint little town. But when we pulled in we were hearing this loud squealing from the RV.

So the first day here I had to find out what was making that noise. I started taking the wheels apart to check them out. I found that the magnet that activates our brakes on one wheel broke and was just banging around inside the brake drum. Of course it was raining while I was doing this. Ordered a new magnet and the next day put it back together. Hopefully it works. We haven't pulled it out of the campground yet.

Now the tourist bit. Friday we went to Castle rock. For $1.00 dollar each we could climb up to the top of it for a scenic view. The price was right.
Looking at St. Ignace and Lake Huron
It's not a big climb up to the top. But a lot of people struggle with it.
My favorite view
We then went into St. Ignace and walked their boardwalk. Nice walk along the lake. Even though we are on a lake it seems like you are on the ocean. The water was so clear.
The water was so clear.
The ferry's where busy going back and forth from Mackinac Island.
Island ferries
Saturday we got up and got our bikes down to the docks. We boarded and enjoyed a nice 30 minute cruise over to the island. There are faster ferry's but we wanted to enjoy the ride over. We biked around the island which is 8 miles around.
Found a cannon so I had to get a picture.
Stopped at Arch rock. I thought we left those in Utah.
Arch rock
It was a fun day. We had lunch at the Yankee Rebel Tavern. Did some shopping and even went around the island again going the other way for a different view. Then back on the ferry for the ride back.

So a fun couple of days. On to our next destination.


  1. You did not have a beer at Yankee Rebel did you!?!?!? Too bad you guys could not make it north of the border.....

  2. No beer. Weird, huh. I still have no passport or else it would have happened.

  3. Wow, twice around. Aren't you two the energizer bunnies! We did that jaunt last year (but only once around) and had a blast!

    1. It was a fun day. It is nice knowing you don't have to load up on souvinears so we didn't spend a lot of time in town.