Hope you all had a great weekend! It's hard to believe that we are already into mid October, isn't it?
The other day I shared with you some of the many photos that I took while we were camping in the Upper Peninsula. Since I took so many pictures, I thought I would share some more with you!
I think that most people who have never been to Michigan would be surprised at the natural beauty that they find here, especially in the wilderness of the beautiful Upper Peninsula!
While there are hundreds of waterfalls in the UP, Bond Falls has got to be one of the most beautiful. I wish you could have been there, as my photos just don't do it justice! It was a cold and rainy day when we visited, but even the weather really didn't detract from the natural beauty.
The really neat things about Bond Falls is that they have a hiking path and stairs that run right along side the falls. So you literally can step right up to the side of these powerful falls! It can be a bit unnerving though, I think!
They use the falls to generate electricity, which I am very happy to hear!
Wait, what is this???????????
Let's get a closer look!
Someone obviously had a sense of humor! Along side the trail at the waterfall, someone had placed this smiley face painted rock, tucked into a crevice of a tree. What a fun surprise!
We also enjoyed spending time walking the nice long sandy beaches along Lake Superior.
Here's Katie, testing out the waters.
Brrrr! Too cold for me!
She didn't stay in long!
One of the highlights of our trip was visiting Eagle Harbor and the Jampot, which is run by a group of monks.
They have the most amazing bakery with the best pumpkin muffins ever! They are huge!
They also have fudgy brownie and yummy truffles that are delish, as well as homemade jams. Their raspberry is heavenly!
Notice the no parking sign? Just a little monk humor!
The monastery is across the road from their bakery. Isn't it amazing? While we were not able to go in (their services are open to the public on the weekends), we were welcome to walk around the grounds.We had visited here twice before, and could hardly wait to return to this little piece of paradise.
Just look at their neat bell tower!
A tranquil spot at the monastery.
And this was their "backyard"! Gorgeous Lake Superior.
The next photos are of Brockway Mountain drive.
The panoramic views are just amazing!
We were so excited that the colors were at their peak!
It was super windy at the top of the mountain!
(hubby would kill me if he knew I included this shot!!)
And last of all, I just couldn't resist snapping a photo of this sign that was at our campground!
Guess bears like to camp, too!:)
I'll be sharing with you later this week some of the thrifting finds that I purchased on our trip, I came home with a ton of
Have a great week!