Bonjour Mes Amis!
Hubby and I just returned from two weeks of camping in our motor home in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan!
Warmer than normal temps for the first half of the trip, along with peak and near peak fall colors made for a wonderful getaway!
You may not know much, if anything about the Upper Peninsula. One thing you should know is that it is gorgeous! Miles and miles of forests, hundreds of waterfalls, our beautiful Great Lakes and long sandy beaches, and plenty of wildlife make it seem a world apart from our home here in the Lower Peninsula!
First off, we refer to it as the "UP". I also just learned that while the UP encompasses 25% of the total land mass of Michigan, only 3% of the population lives there! So while there are a few larger towns here and there, including college towns, you can drive for miles and see nothing but tiny little villages, ghost towns, and quaint little rustic resort towns.
Ok, enough of the facts! I'll let the pictures do most of the talking!
I snapped so many photos, that I'll just share a handful of them with you today, then I'll be sure to share more soon!
The stunning Lake of the Clouds, in the Porcupine Mountains.
Yes, we really do have mountains in Michigan!
The colors were just amazing! It was a cool day, but thankfully the rain held out til night time. Even the gray skies couldn't detract from the beauty!
We climbed a tower where you could see for miles!
One of many waterfalls.
Our campsite on Lake Superior, where we stayed for 6 nights.
This was the view out our front window!
That is Lake Superior, the largest, deepest and coldest fresh water lake in the world!
Hubby and Katie enjoying the sunset over the water.
What a beautiful sight!
We spent lots of time walking the many beaches. Lots of driftwood and interesting rocks (though no shells to speak of) make for fun beach combing.
Can you believe this is where Katie likes to perch herself when we are going down the road in the motor home? She loves to get a bird's eye view. Here we are crossing a long drawbridge to the former copper mining town of Hancock.
And last of all, overlooking Lake Superior near Copper Harbor, about as far north as you can go in Michigan.
Hope you have a great day, looking forward to seeing what you all have been up to!