Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Gay Bar, A Rough Road but Spectacular Scenery

Ahmeek, MI

61 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Sunny. Highs 77 to 82. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

By 11:00, Jim and Linda were driving out of the CG in CLT, (Cute Little Truck), and heading SE towards the opposite shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula to do a little sight seeing. Darrell, one of my faithful followers , had told Jim and Linda about the Gay Bar, (no not that kind), in Gay, Michigan.

He said that it was a good place to grab a sandwich, so Jim and Linda stopped in and had a very nice lunch. Jim had a fish sandwich and Linda had the special, the BBQ sandwich. Both were very good. : )
Below is a photo of the Gay Bar from across the street. ; )

From Gay, they headed up along the shore, stopping now and then at little parks along the way. At this one, part of the shore was rocky,

but part of it was sandy, and there were people out there enjoying the water, on what was becoming a fairly warm day.

When they got up to the end of the Peninsula, they drove around in Copper Harbor a little, and then started back down the other side of the Peninsula. (The NW side).

2 years ago, when they were here, Jim and Linda had taken the Brockway Mt. Drive and remembered it to be a very scenic route.  So, being that it runs parallel to the route they had planned on taking, they took it.  Well, the route is still very scenic, but the road up and down the mountain was in very bad condition!!! It is a very hilly, twisty/turny road, but the pavement is breaking up and now is very rough!! : (

Once to the top, the view is spectacular, and you can see for miles and miles in all directions, so CLT said it was probably worth the bumpy ride. They have information signs and maps pointing out things that you can see from the different viewpoints.

Once down off of the mountain, they followed Rt 26 back to Eagle River, (another very scenic part of the drive along the shore),

and back here to the Campground.

CLT said that he really enjoyed the drive, (except for the rough road going up to and coming down from Brockway Mt), and was really happy that Jim and Linda decided to go.

Tomorrow, we'll be leaving here, so I imagine the today, Jim and Linda will start getting me ready to travel. They also want to go back to Slim's and buy some more of those great bakery items that they sell there.

Oh, can you take another sunset photo? We had another pretty one last night. : )

That makes #6!!!! ; )

Did you know that The Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale, formed by the Midcontinent Rift System, are the only sites in the country with evidence of prehistoric aboriginal mining of copper?

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful tour of the U.P....thanks! We didn't get that far last summer while in Michigan, but we will someday!


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