Friday, July 6, 2012

Wisconsin To Michigan and Sunset Bay

Ahmeek, MI.

57 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 80 inland to around 74 at The shore. Light winds becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Jim and Linda knew that we had pretty far to go yesterday, so by 8:25 we were pulling out of the CG in South Range, WI.  To my surprise, when we got back on US 2, we turned West instead of East and took it back into Superior!!!

Well, there was a reason for this as Jim and Linda had spotted a Truck Stop that had an easy entrance and exit with a fuel island that was very convenient.  You see, Jim had looked up the average prices for fuel in Wisconsin and Michigan and had found out that a drink of good old #2 in Wisconsin would cost about 10 cents a gallon less than in Michigan!!!!

So, , , , , , , he filled my tank to the top and soon we were back on US 2 heading East.

2 heading East was a fairly good road with a few short construction areas in Wisconsin. Once we crossed into Michigan, we only went about 10 miles or so before turning NE on MI 28. 28 then took us over to US 45 where we turned North and followed it up to Rockland where we turned NE on MI 26 and followed it all the way up here to Ahmeek on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Once into Ahmeek, we turned off on a city street and then followed a narrow 2 lane paved road for about 5 miles until we came to a sign that pointed to the Sunset Bay Campground off to the left. Then it was another mile of dirt/gravel road until we came to the CG which is right on the shore of Lake Superior!!!

Now, I knew from listening to Jim and Linda talk that this CG was out in the "boonies", but I really didn't think it was this far out!!!!

On that last mile of road, we met a car and with my right mirror just inches away from a tree, the car was just able to squeeze by!!!! : O

I don't know what would have happened if we had met a larger vehicle!!

For the most part, all the roads were good, and we made pretty good time considering that there were quite a few small towns that we had to go through. Oh, and when we got to Houghton, up here on the peninsula, we had to wait about 20 minutes for a draw bridge to close.

But, even with my stop for a drink and having to wait for the bridge, it was just 1:30 when we pulled into the CG. So, it took us a total of 5 hours and 5 minutes to travel the 228 miles over here.

Jim took some photos of the CG and my site, but this post is getting long enough already, so I'll just post this one photo of our first sunset last night, looking from the CG out over Lake Superior.

They call this CG Sunset Bay CG for a reason!!!! ; ) 

Did you know that Lake Superior is, by surface area, the world's largest freshwater lake?Lake Superior is, by surface area, the world's largest freshwater lake


  1. Oh, you brought elementary school right back into my life! I don't remember much (as far as school work), but a wonderful teacher I had taught us something that I never forgot! The best way to remember the names of the Great Lakes is by remembering the word Huron Ontario Michigan Erie Superior and the biggest was Super!

    I enjoy your blog.

  2. I'm looking forward to your posts from here. We didn't make it to this part of Michigan last summer, to my regret. Another summer!

  3. Out in the Toolies, but with pictures like that sunset you might never come back!


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