TOUR AMERICA 2022, JACK PINE LODGE AND CAMPGROUND, MANISTIQUE, MICHIGAN

Friday, July 8, 2022

Temperature 71 Degrees, Abundant Sunshine and Clear Blue Skies

Manistique Lighthouse

Big Boy for Lunch

Proton Got A Haircut

We’ve definitely been making the most of our time in this area.

Yesterday, instead of going north we went south. Down that way on the northern end of Lake Michigan we paid a visit to

This is the Manistique Lighthouse that sits at the mouth of the Manistique River. The lighthouse is constructed of steel plate and is painted fire engine red.

At the beginning of the 20th century Manistique was a boom town, with lumber and iron ore shipping from the harbor daily. However, the harbor was left unprotected and subject often to strong winds coming off the lake.

In 1910 community leaders convinced the federal government of the financial importance of the harbor and the need for breakwaters to be constructed. This is the one breakwater and

this is the one opposite it that the lighthouse sits on. I decided that my mission for the day was to take a stroll out to the lighthouse and back. The only issue was, it was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy out there.

This was the first section I needed to traverse. I’m standing at the end of it looking back toward the beach. Now, when you got to the end of this you turned right and

took the final stroll out to the lighthouse. Now, the lighthouse is not open so the reason for going out there is, well, is sort of just because it is there. Walking out and back I sure did get my exercise for the day.

Of course that little stroll also worked up my appetite. So I was delighted when we found

I can’t remember when the last time was that I ate in one of these restaurants.

With all of these neat toys outside I was anxious to get inside and see what else I might find.

Yup, more neat stuff. Oh, I also discovered a cheeseburger to die for.. It was a two fisted monster that was mouth watering good. I ate every bit of it and didn’t leave one crumb behind.

We had one other mission for the day. Proton was beginning to look a little ragged and he was a bit warm with all the extra fur he was carrying. He definitely needed a cut and trim. However, up until now we could not find a place to have him groomed. However, we scored today with a local groomer who was willing to fit him in. Of course it took a little over four hours but it was worth the wait. Sorry, no after picture because he just wanted to get home and collapse.

So, that was our yesterday. About today, tomorrow’s blog will be all about our day today. Want a hint? Think shipwrecks and a castle.

I’ll leave you with that and wish you a good night’s sleep.

4 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA 2022, JACK PINE LODGE AND CAMPGROUND, MANISTIQUE, MICHIGAN

  1. Looks like a nice hike to the lighthouse. I haven’t seen a Big Boy restaurant in years. I was able to comment today but don’t understand why I couldn’t yesterday. Duh!!!!! Enjoy.

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  2. I had to laugh when you said you walked to the lighthouse – because it was there! fyi – There is another lighthouse in Ludington. So, we will have to see which one is farther out. And guess what. There is a Big Boy in Ludington, too. But it doesn’t have all that fun stuff! Your pictures are great! I am very interested in your post about shipwrecks and castles. I do not know about this! Proton looks great!

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