Michigan never disappoints.
Each and every time I’ve been to Michigan, I have loved it. I’d like to stay longer, but I want to visit Maine, and I have a reservation in Florida for November. Gotta go tomorrow!
Michigan is two parts, the Upper Peninsula (UP) and the part that looks like a mitten. My first night here in this beautiful state was in Escanaba, which is part of the UP. I stayed one night at a Fairgrounds. Gotta love those fairgrounds campgrounds.
Unfortunately, the dump station was flooded due to very heavy rains. So, my gray water and I hit the road.
Next stop, St. Ignace. We dry camped in a casino parking lot. They have a dump station, so I was able to empty my tank. I didn’t unhook the truck and trailer at either of these locations. They were just pitstops on the way to my true destination.
The next morning I was excited to tow Bridget over the Macinac Bridge. There was construction on the bridge and it was down to one lane but it was as beautiful up there as I remember it.
My goal for this visit to Michigan was to find Petoskey stones. On previous visits, I hunted for beach glass and other interesting rocks but Petoskey stones weren’t really on my radar.
I did some research and decided to camp in the area of Traverse City. The beaches around this area are good for hunting Petoskey stones. Also, Murphy really needed a good grooming and Traverse City has several options for that.
Our second day in the area was a beautiful, sunny day so we headed out in search of a rocky shore to hunt the elusive treasure.
You don’t see a lot of rocks on this beach but the other direction there was a really rocky point perfect for my hunt.
There were a couple of other people hunting also but they left and Murphy and I had the whole beach to ourselves. Heaven!
I found a total of six Petoskey stones. Only one of them is really nice but I love them all.
So now I’m hauling rocks around!
Ohio here we come!