You guys are so sweet.
It is a cleansing and peace-inducing experience to be unplugged for long enough that you get thru and past the initial withdrawal
.....into the calm and quiet that then settles into your mind and life minus the electronics. A good thing to do now and then.
No phone, Internet or television, forcing me to read more than usual, crochet more than usual....and, especially, walk Lily more than usual.
12 Mile Beach is a beautiful, heavily forested campground, overlooking Lake Superior. A really nice beach, easily accessed by stairs to those always clear waters, creamy sand and water-smoothed rocks.
Very dog friendly, too, allowing for daily, wild-and-with-great-abandon romps and water play. Lily is a very happy, and well-exercised, girl.
No electricity there, but pit toilets and fresh water spigots. Pulled out the collapsible water jugs and solar shower to supplement what I had in my tank, and we stayed well hydrated and clean enough throughout.
We had beautiful daytime temps, cool nights, and no real rain until yesterday. 50 degrees when I left there this morning.
Holding tanks were full and fresh water near-empty, so first stop this morning was to secure a site for the night at the city campground in Grand Marais....so I could use their dump station without charge, and fill with fresh water.
At the dump station, an Airstream trailer was behind me, the owners friendly and openly admiring my 9 year old Interstate. They recommended the Diner here for the best meal in town and, as I was pulling in there to park, they also pulled in, so we sat down together and shared stories over lunch. Loved it.
Jeff & Laurie, from lower Michigan, "about an hour south of the bridge". Nice
folks, not on AirForums.....but they have heard of it.
Now settled in with electricity, 4G LTE, phone signal, hot showers, laundry....and cable.
Back to the forest tomorrow, as I work my way toward Whitefish Point before heading home.
Cold and rainy out, a good afternoon to catch up with everyone and watch a little TV.