|Sunrise over Green Bay -- Tuesday, October 1, 2002|
|Cable driven raft on Big Spring|
One of our highlights was seeing the Big Spring at Kitchi-ti-Kipi in the Palms Book State Park near Thompson, Michigan, just west of Manistique. The spring is the size of a large pond and is viewed by looking through the bottom of a raft that is controlled by a handwheel and cables.
|Ed, Stan and Val on the raft|
The brilliant emerald green of Big Spring is a wonderful surprise that you experience while floating on the raft. Ed ran the handwheel and we all marvelled at the verdant green water and the towering pines on the edge of the spring pond.
|Sea mist on the harbor at Grand Marais -- Grand Marais is on the east end|
of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
|Upper Falls of the Tahquamenon River -- Tuesday, October 1, 2002|
We ate dinner at the restaurant at the Falls. Dad enjoyed a pastie, an Upper Peninsula speciality. Pasties are meat, potato and vegetables wrapped in pastry. The Cornish miners who worked the mines in the UP brought pasties to the this country. Val liked the wild rice soup and we all savored the Fruits of the Forest (strawberries, rhubarb, apples, blueberries) pie.
By evening, we were camping at the Tahquamenon Rivermouth Campground in Paradise, Michigan. We were tired. It had been a full day of travel and visiting the natural wonders of the north woods.
Tomorrow's Blog Post: Tahquamenon to Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
Several more photos from Tuesday, October 1, 2002 travel
|Val looking at the spring through the bottom of the raft|
|A friendly motorcyclist asked if we would like to have our photo taken. "Yes," we said!|
Ed, Wanda, Val (Mom), Stan (Dad)
Wanda Hayes Eichler
(who is finding it takes much longer to write a travel blog post than a regular Willow blog post)