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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Saturday 9-7 Visiting Palms Book State Park

We had a beautiful day

The weather report said it was going to get down into the 40s but it only got down to the high 50s. We woke to sunshine and a little wind. We had power so I got out our mini waffle maker, it is outstanding, it only takes 2 minutes and you have a mini waffle. Being so small it is also easy to store. 

On the way to our next destination we made a couple of stops. The first was in Manistique so Larry could get a picture of me with Paul Bunyan. It's one of the best Paul Bunyan's we've seen, it smelled like it was freshly painted. The next stop was Palms Book State Park. It is located in the Upper Peninsula and is the home of Kitch-iti-kipi or Big Spring. It's Michigan's largest fresh water spring, it flows year round at 45 degrees and is 40 feet deep. This was another CCC built site. We took a raft across the 200-feet wide spring. The raft is guided across on cables and you drive it by turning a large wheel. As the raft goes across we saw big fat trout, ancient trees and limestone on the bottom. The water is so clear you can see all the way to the bottom, at places we saw the sand moving on the bottom where the underground spring was feeding the lake. The spring was gorgeous.


Paul Bunyan and me

The group of tourist before us on the raft

Look how clear the spring is!

One of the many trout we saw

Turning the big wheel
 
After visiting Palms Book State Park we had another 120 miles to get to our destination. On the way we stopped at a rest area on the shore of Lake Michigan to have lunch. Our final destination was Glen Gouch Memorial Park in Pickford Township.


A view of Lake Michigan at the rest area

Glen Gouch Memorial Park is a well maintained beautiful park. It has restrooms with showers. It has 9 RV sites in the front with electricity. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. There 12 other electric RV sites with fire pits in the back. Both areas are very nice. The park has a baseball diamond, a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, horseshoe pits and a playground. The playground has teeter totters, climbing bars, swings and playscape. There a huge pavilion that can be rented out. It is a metal building with a big concrete floor and a couple of small rooms to serve food. In the grass area behind the pavilion is where some of the RV sites are located. They had three trees that had been cut down and the trunks that were left had carvings in them, two were bears and the other one was an eagle. There is a river that runs by the back sites. While there we walked around the park. We had a very nice stay.


Camping at Glen Gouch Memorial Park in Pickford Township

A cute train for the children to play on

The playground

Inside the pavilion

The eagle carving

A site by the river
    

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