Paul Peterson, a local from Michigamme, offered to take Mr. Backes to a lake he had been dreaming of fishing.Â The infamous Ned Lake was within our grasp.Â Paul picked us up in his big dodge ram diesel. After a rugged hour plus ride across swamps and boulders we made it to the lake and […]
Here is the first campspot I had at Mr. Backes’ cabin on lake Michigamme.Â It sat perched above the cabin and I could walk out to see Lake Michigamme.Â It was my campground of one and great way to get used to the travel trailer before heading out on the cross country trip. I had […]
Little Greenwood After seeing a crowd on Greenwood Reservoir (there must have been 6 boats!) we decided to try a smaller part of the lake across the road which I dubbed Little Greenwood.Â It was a precarious launch of the trailer with not much more than a beach and a couple ruts of a road […]
After my first night I continued the drive up to Michigamme and oh course has to stop for some Jilberts Ice Cream.Â This ice cream is some of the best I have ever tasted.Â I look forward to it on every trip to the UP.Â They vary flavors and my top three favorites are Mint […]
Tiki RV Park 200 South Airport Road St Ignace, MI 49781 (906) 643-7808 After getting the hitch put on the Xterra and getting everything ready on the Dutchess, I was off to my first RV Park.Â Here I am at the entrance: Here is view from the campground of Lake Michigan. A view of my […]
Once the papers were signed with my trusty Solar pen, given to me by my mentor, Mr. Backes, the 2000 Dutchmen Travel Trailer was mine! I picked her up this morning in Grand Rapids, Michigan and write from Tiki RV Park and Camp Ground in St. Ignace, Michigan, just a few miles from
I found my first RV! Here she is: And the video tour: Other than a few minor cosmetic things, the trailer is in great shape and ready to go.Â More to come in future posts, this is just a first look.
We went out to Greenwood Reservoir today and Mr. B caught a huge 20″ bass, here are some shots of the happy fisherman: He caught the fish back in the stumps area of the lake, here is another shot of Mr. B, a bit shaken up after the long fight.Â I remain in awe of […]
Crooked Lake Crooked lake is a walk in lake.Â Fortunately Mr. B has a boat stashed there with oars.Â Here is a pic of one of the bald eagles flying around. This is the eagles tree: At lunch we had a friendly critter visit.Â It appears he just shed his old skin.
The annual 4th of July Parade and Festival in Michigamme had a great float this year in that they found and acquired the town’s original first engine and had it on display. We ran into Wilson Boback, a WWII vet that I met on my first trip up to Michigamme.Â He is 80 something and […]