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Old 05-22-2012, 07:07 AM   #15
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:01 PM   #16
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We got home about noon today and dropped the oil and gave it a good wash job. Pretty much unpacked and will clean the inside tomorrow before putting it back in the barn.

Just uploaded some pictures from the camera so I'll post a few of the trip.

These were from both sides of the Mackinaw Bridge.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:30 PM   #17
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Fayette Historic Ghost Town

From the bridge we followed the Lake Michigan shore to Fayette and found a ghost park. We were the only humans (and dog) there and self registered. Had a beautiful sunset, earlier picture, a explored the town site the next morning.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:55 PM   #18
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After a week on the road our next night was spent a a full service RV park in Ishpeming. I would highly recommend the Country Village RV park for a one stop reprovision. Its right behind a RV super store, Shopco, gas station, and brew pub. Beer, pizza and and early to bed. Spent the next morning doing all the chores and headed to Copper Harbor where we spent 3 days at Fort Wilkins State park.

Fresh Walleye from Lake Fanny Hooe on opening day.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:18 PM   #19
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Thanks for the great photos and narrative.

I am from Michigan originally, left 43 years ago, and the UP is one of my favorite places to wander around. On my bucket list is to spend at least one month seeing the UP in the middle of the hot summer, much better than being in Virginia in July and August.

I really miss the smoked white fish. I will get my fill in August when I go to the Under the Bridge Rally.

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:03 AM   #20
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Thanks for the great photos and narrative.

I am from Michigan originally, left 43 years ago, and the UP is one of my favorite places to wander around. On my bucket list is to spend at least one month seeing the UP in the middle of the hot summer, much better than being in Virginia in July and August.

I really miss the smoked white fish. I will get my fill in August when I go to the Under the Bridge Rally.

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I spent 5 years at Michigan Tech back in the late 70s. Spent a lot of time exploring the Kewanaw Peninsula. It was good to get back and spend some time. I may try to buy some property up there when I retire.
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The Copper Country (Kewanaw Peninsula) has many copper mines and ore mills. Copper was mined in that area 100s of years. Copper from that region has been traced to Inca artifacts in Central and South America. Those guys really got around! We spent some times exploring the Delaware and Quincy mine sites alone with several ancient mine pits.
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This thread is a bit out of sequence as some of the poste were from iphone pictures where we had internet access. the rest were after I got home and uploaded pictures off the camera.

We were trying to make it home Tuesday night but gave up at 3:00 pm after fighting record hot temps (92 degrees) and 40 mph gusty quartering headwinds across SD and Nebraska. We stopped at a "beautiful lakeside resort" on Lake Mcconaughy which turned out to be a misrepresented dump. The lake was 1/2 a mile away with a couple hundred yards of muck to get to the water. It was hot and windy. They did have 50 amp service so we spent the evening inside and ordered the worst pizza I've ever spent $20 on.

The front passed about midnight and we were blessed with a tailwind and 60 degrees for the remaining 200 miles home. Just saw that Nebraska had severe weather late yesterday. We were lucky to dodge the severe weather. Other than a unusually hot day and nasty black fly hatch at the Porkupine Mountains, we had very pleasent cool early season weather.

The AS kept us very comfortable in the hot and cold. Everything functioned flawlessly. It ran flawlessly for the 3000 mile trip. The waste level sensors even started cooperating after a few sensor cleaner treatments. I have a big list of projects to start on. Mostly preventitve maintenance on things I haven't been through yet like changing front wheel bearing lube and flushing the brake fluid...

It was a very pleasent and memorable 3 week excurtion. Cant wait for our next outting.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:58 AM   #23
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We love the UP, too.

Thanks for sharing.



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