Campground: Kewadin Casino. 8 parking sites with elect. Free. Example of other campgrounds in the area: Forest campground (across the street from the casino) $16 primitive. City of Munising campground, $25-$30.
Campground: Hancock city Beach park. Sites $20-22. Electric and Cable Tv. Drinking water throughout park but not at each site. I have a site on the water.
I’ve left my Sisters home in Whitehall and headed north along hwy 31. Past Christmas tree farms, thick forests and the occasional fruit orchard. 31 eventually dead ends. A turn to the right along hwy 10 brings views of abandoned homes maybe 100 years old. Windows blank and dark, roofs sagging or caved in from too many snow storms in the past. The area becomes less and less populated which is hard to do as the state, especially inland, already appears sparsely populated. Excepting the occasional lake that can be viewed from the road. That’s where you’ll find dozens of cabins dotting each lake. Summer cottages. A tradition in the north country.
I merge onto highway 131 continuing north and it too eventually ends and becomes a two lane rural road. Erie, as I head further into northern reaches of wilderness. I stay overnight in Wolverine just north of Gaylord. This area has the largest elk population east of the Mississippi.
I had planned an excursion to Mackinac Island, but decide instead to continue my journey into Northern Michigan. The U.P. For some reason wanting to touch the soil where I grew up. Besides, I saw on TV the other night that the island is crammed with tourists and a recent sailing race just ended on the island.
Our recovery dollars are at work in the U.P. Roads leading into Munising are having sections of concrete replaced. Most of the “highways” up here are two lane country roads. I quickly set up at the Kewadin Casino parking lot/camp spot. Went inside and received $10 of free coins for playing their slots, it being my Birthday month. So with getting three days free camping and the $10 in free play, I’m ahead about $70.
Looking forward to visiting my other sister Ann for two weeks and enjoying wonderfully cool weather along with sunshine and breezes.
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