Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Traveling...Resting...Relaxing...Working...On Our Way Out West Somewhere...Where We Land Nobody Knows...

Sunday, September 07, 2008

A Few Point of Interests

We took today and were tourists all day, our first stop was at Point Iroquois Light Station on our way up the Whitefish Bay Scenic Drive. Even though the weather was less than perfect again…this lighthouse is a great place to visit with a lot of history information. There is only a donation charge…viewing the house where “keeping the light” was very demanding for keepers on duty throughout the night was only a part of the adventure. Taking the stroll up the stairs to the lookout tower of the lighthouse was intriguing, as well as walking along the boardwalk exploring the lake…this is a must stop to check out when in the area.

We were not impressed with the “scenic” drive many raved about to our next stop at the upper Tahquamenon Falls. The falls also gave me a lacking feeling as if they somehow became much smaller than I remembered them from my first visit to them many years ago. We have had many other opportunities in the past few years to see many other falls and these just didn’t compare to several, of course none compare to Niagara Falls, but these didn’t even come close to the few we seen on our drive up the North Shore in Minnesota but we enjoyed them anyway. Check out our many photos we have added to our Picasa webpage during this journey.

Our next stop was the Great Lake Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point on Lake Superior and was the most interesting, exciting stop today. The history of this place is pouring out of every building, every person and every rock pebble on the shoreline. It is the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior and is magnificently represented in every aspect including the shoreline. The charge was a bit on the high end $12 adult, $8 child, but is worth the price.

On the drive back to our site we stopped at Kings Casino…very small and quiet, nothing like the huge casino at Bay Mills so it was a nice change.

The weather is not cooperating very well so we are taking a day off of sightseeing. Hoping my cold gets better we are having a NASCAR race day indoors. Postponed from a Saturday night race due to massive rain from hurricane Hanna in Richmond, Virginia. It rained off and on throughout the day and we even had a rainbow right over the casino…a sign…probably but we hung out at the campground and rested all day.

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