Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Temperature 83 Degrees, Sunny with Broken Clouds

Travel Day

The time had come for us to pack up and get back on the road. Our time in St. Ignace has been great. We’ve been able to visit quite a few attractions and we’ve also had a chance to just sit back and relax. A great combination. But the road is calling and so off we must go.

Knowing we had a five hour ride today we made sure to get on the road as early as possible. We rolled out at 8:30 am. How about that, we can get us and going early in the morning when we have to.

Today was the day for the trip across the Mackinac Bridge. It didn’t seem that bad from afar but one never knows until they are actually on it. Well, I’m here to say it was a piece of cake. The grade on either side is nothing and the lanes are actually of ample width. Moreover, there was hardly any traffic on the bridge when we went across this morning.

The rest of the trip was rather boring. The only thing that got our attention was the poor condition of the roads in different sections. That, and the fact that this being the hottest travel day yet, Elvira tended to push the temperature gauge a bit higher that I’ve seen before. However, it was nothing really to worry about. Thankfully.

We made one stop for fuel and once again we’re seeing some decent mpg figures. Elvira has been averaging just a little over 8 mpg. Which is good because the price of fuel in Michigan is still extremely high. We’ve paid more in this state for a gallon of diesel than in any other state. I guess they figure they’ll get it while they can.

In due time we were at our new home. This is a huge RV Park filled with mostly seasonal tenants. There is one new section primarily for overnight guests and those staying short term. This is where we will be staying. Here is the funny thing, all the RV sites in this section are brand new concrete and all of them are unlevel! The only thing I can think of is that whoever poured the concrete didn’t know what a level is.

So here is our new home for the next week. It really is a great site other than the fact that it slopes downhill in the back. Thankfully, the leveling jacks easily corrected that. All utilities are right where they need to be. Albert is on the picnic table doing his thing. In so many words life is good.

Thanks again for spending some time with us.  It’s always great to be able to share our story with family and friends. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish every moment of every day that God gives you and live those moments to the fullest. 

Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before


  1. Glad you are all settled in, safe and sound. I’m hoping some of that gas money will go towards fixing the roads. Please don’t burst my bubble. 🙂 Very nice picture of the Mackinac Bridge!


  2. I’m not a fan of bridges, especially when towing; the lanes are just too narrow. I’m glad to know that there’s at least one bridge with adequately sized lanes. Safe travels!


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