Saturday, September 10, 2016

Vacation 2016 Day 2

On this day, Friday, we did a fair bit of driving, headed North to places we'd been before.

We saw a sign for another lighthouse and decided to check it out. Turns out Point Betsie Lighthouse, (Frankfort, MI) is the most photographed of all. Here, my two-cents worth.

We did not walk far or stay long, and I was not about to climb up another tower!

The door on the right leads to the former Keeper's quarters, now available for rent $2000/wk.
No, thank you, our luxurious tent-bedroom will do.

 Next stop, probably the most popular destination in Glen Arbor--Cherry Republic.

Next we drove the nearby Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, headed for Sleeping Bear Dunes, stopping at most lookout spots to take in the awesome beauty.

Sleeping Bear Dune is very long and steep--a fun downhill run and arduous uphill climb. Beware!

It was impossible to capture the length of the descent in one shot. 

See the ant-size people  s.l.o.w.l.y making their way back up?  I zoomed way in and got this: a few brave and younger folk playing, resting at the bottom, and one beginning the upward crawl.
Needless to say, we did not attempt it, although Mike may have a video of me pretending to climb the last few yards.

Thus ended our scenic drive.

Did you realize that this is a very special year?  The 2016 National Park Service Centennial was August 25, but the Find Your Park celebration goes on all year. Fortunately Mike found his membership card still in his wallet from years ago, and we got in free.

We arrived back at our campsite in time for a quick supper, some packing, and a wonderful stargazing lecture.

Buenas noches.

1 comment:

The Bug said...

Another fabulous day! I wouldn't have attempted that dune either. My quads were protesting just looking at pictures of it. Ha!