Mackinac Island – Michigan’s First State Park

A beautiful sunny day greeted us as we drove along Route 31 for our 2 hour drive to Mackinaw City to catch the ferry boat to Mackinac Island. On the way we passed through the scenic town of Charlevoix with the Farmers Market in progress on the main street. The curbsides on both sides of the street for miles were lined with beautiful bright petunias and other annuals of brilliant colors. What a spectacular sight to see as we drove through the town of Charlevoix and on to the Motorcoach Resort at Bay Harbor. We had to go in and check out this place for future stays with our RV. It was well worth the time to see the manicured landscape, pools with water fountains, and wonderful amenities. Continue reading

Western Michigan

With our RV still safely based in its Florida repair facility, we loaded up the Beast and headed out to explore Michigans lower Peninsula.  Our first stop was Fennville and the quaint old Kingsley House B&B built in 1886. What a beautiful old home…a must see. After checking in we headed out, in a light drizzle, to explore the Saugatuck Dunes State Park on the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan also known as the “Art Coast”.  Miles of trails and expansive views of the lake. Continue reading