|A cold day|
It was cold and overcast all day, most of the day it was in the 30's.
The rain stopped early in the morning and it wasn't suppose to rain so we decided to go up the coast a bit. They were wrong about the rain.
We drove two lane highways for about 170 miles, in all honesty there is nothing up here but two lane highways. The scenery was beautiful with all the fall colors but whenever we saw the best stands of trees with the most colorful leaves there was never a place to pull over to take a picture. The highway went through a few State Forests and along the coast of Lake Superior. We didn't stop at any of the overlooks to enjoy the scenery because it was too cold and overcast. At times it misted a little.
While driving down the road Larry saw a sign for a sculpture park and immediately there it was. The name of the park was Lakenenland Sculpture Park, it's located 15 miles east of Marquette, Michigan. The park is a private park open to the public 24-7 free of charge (donations are welcome). You can either drive through or walk. The sculptures are made out of junk metal and displayed very nicely. The artist has a lot of talent and keeps the park well maintained. We had a great time driving through the park.
When we got to Munising we stopped and filled the Minnie with gas. Then we stopped at Hardee's for lunch. After both the Minnie and we were fueled up we got back on the road. As we were driving we noticed that it was raining on the other side of Lake Superior. Then we got caught in the rain. We drove quite a few miles in the rain, the weather man missed the forecast.
Our destination for the day was Burt Township at Woodland Park. The park has a lot of rv sites that work on first come first serve basis. There are tent sites with no power, rv sites that are on Lake Superior for $31 and the other sites are $28. Half of the park was shutdown because they were working it. The other area was pretty full. The sites are very close to each other leaving you with very little privacy, other than that it is a very nice park.
|Woodland Park Office|
After dinner we walked around for an hour or so. I should have worn my gloves, it was about 40 degrees and there was wind. There are three staircases that take you to the shores of Lake Superior. One of the staircases takes you on a hiking trail. Part of the park was donated by a husband and wife team of writers. The wife wrote children stories and the husband wrote a comic strip. The other part was donated by a local company. We walked through the closed section and the tent section. We went down to the recreation area that has tennis courts, basketball court, baseball/softball diamond, horseshoe pits and picnic area. While walking by the baseball/softball diamond we saw a group of young people having fun playing baseball. Then we walked down to the marina to the boat ramp. While there we saw an apple tree so Larry picked an apple. We'll try it tomorrow. Then we walked down to the lake, there was a very nice pier there. We climbed down the stairs that took us to the lake. We walked along the beach for a while, then we walked a path to one of the park's staircases. We had a very nice walk and saw a number of people walking on the beach. We had a very good day.
|Burt Township Marina Area|
|An apple tree|