The day after our backpack trip, we all hiked to the Au Sable lighthouse along the shore of Lake Superior. It was a beautiful hike. The best part was carrying light day packs on our backs instead of heavy backpacks.
I spent Sunday morning storing our backpack gear and cleaning the RV. That afternoon we kayaked with our friends, Russ and Clara, launching the kayaks from the shore behind our RV site. Lake Superior was calm when we started, but really whipped up swells and white caps for our return trip. While the guys watched the Packer football game in our RV, Clara and I drank chocolate wine and ate chocolate truffles at her RV. It has been fun to stay in the same RV park with friends, going back and forth to visit.
The four of us explored back roads on a rainy Monday. The Upper Peninsula has so much to offer for those seeking outdoor recreation. We drove through Hiawatha National Forest lands, walked on trails along small inland lakes, checked out canoe launches on sand-bottomed, clear rivers, and ate hand-dipped Jilbert ice cream at the Forest Glen General Store. Evening found us sipping Buttershot Hot Chocolate, hot chocolate with a dash of butterscotch schnapps. Life is good...
|Au Sable lighthouse on Lake Superior|
|Teva, the sleeping bag cat|
|Pat kayaking on Lake Superior|
|Boardwalk Trail near Munising|