Journal entry – 11 June 2015, Thurs

Journal entries are just that – the digital copy of my hand-written entries in my journal. If you aren’t interested in the daily details of our adventure, feel free to skip on to the next “regular” post.

Got up early (for us) and grabbed showers after breakfast. Then it was time to start packing up. Finished all but the motorcycle and off we rode to Traverse City to meet Genevieve and Grandpa Joe for lunch. 

Between road construction and a missed turn we were almost an hour late! But we had a great visit (and lunch!) with them.

Ate at Poppycock’s on Front Street. After eating we walked down to a nearby bookstore. Nice place, I could have spent much more time there, as is usual.

As we were saying our goodbyes it began spitting rain. I suggested we grab a coffee and wait it out, hoping it would pass over. After our drinks it was only raining harder, so we set off through the sprinkles. Not too bad, mostly I got wet from the road splash.

Hit the road later than we intended, but we headed out in the RV about 4:30. Took the scenic route up along the coast. Cute towns, but dreary day in the rain. Stopped for gas and lucked into getting Premium for the price of regular!

Crossed over the Mackinac Bridge – beautiful sights! Traffic was light and slow so were really able to enjoy the view. The closest campground accepts the Passport America, so we can stay within bicycle distance of everything. Staying at the Tiki RV Park.

Picked up some guides at the welcome center. Looks like there’s plenty to do and a good bit is free – and most of it is within biking distance! (Which is significantly wider with a 10-mile radius available to us.)