Michigan 8 September 2016

img_1359When you live in Michigan, your hand is your map. I think the kids must be taught in pre-school where they live on their hand relative to the shape of Michigan because when you ask someone in Michigan where they are from, the hand comes up as an auto-reflex.

Standing on the short of Lake Michigan is just like being at the ocean, except there are no shark attacks to worry about. Also, when you eat your picnic lunch on the shore, you drink a ‘pop,’ not a soda! We are heading to the Upper Peninsula, known for extreme winters, northern lights, and few people-but oh so much beauty! Down here in the LP, there are sports’ teams, universities, and lots of traffic!img_1361

Who knew that Michigan grew so many blueberries? Every farmer’s market we pass is selling blueberries and, you can even go pick them yourself. Michigan is known for apples, blueberries and cherries.

Michigan has the longest fresh water shoreline in the world. From anywhere in the state, you are only 85 miles from a great lake.

The first lighthouse in img_1730Michigan was put into service in 1825 before Michigan was even a state. There were as many as 247 lighthouses in operation in this state, but now there are only about 124 left with a hundred of those in working condition.

 

We’re making our way up the west of Lake Michigan and on to ‘Big Mac’ where we’ll cross one of the lonest suspension bridges at right about five miles long. I could live on the fish up here and the smoked salmon-oh, and the fudge!

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About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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