We chose Big Cedar Campground in Germfask because it was ten miles from Curtis, Michigan, a place I spent two fun summers when I was ten and 12 years old. My grandmother had a summer cabin on Manistique Lake. My love for fishing grew exponentially during those summers catching nightcrawlers for bait, setting minnow traps (also for bait), then fishing for and catching some of Michigan's best fighting fish: walleyes and Northern pike. I remember getting my picture taken holding up a stringer filled with large fish. I also spent lots of time on an inner tube riding the waves to shore. Wonderful memories.
After we set up our 5th wheel in the campground, we headed north to Seney National Wildlife Refuge. There is a nice Visitor Center, a 1-1/2 mile Nature Trail, and a seven-mile driving loop. We did all three.
|Seney National Wildlife Refuge|
|Trumpeter swans are in!|
|Worth a read|
|On the nature trail|
|Two honkers, two trumpeters|
|Can't get enough of these colors.|
|1-1/2 mile Nature Trail|
|Shuffling through leaves|
|My favorite leaves so far|
|Very cute squirrel|
|Squirrel in silhouette|
|Pond in seven-mile drive|
|Just fantastic scenery in the seven-mile drive|
|Bogs, ponds, lakes galore|
|Enjoying nature to the fullest|
Lucky for us, there was a nice laundromat in Curtis, so we schlepped all our dirty laundry with us. We were able to do seven loads of laundry quickly. (Our campground had a laundry room with one washer and one dryer. That would have taken a looooonnng time to do seven loads of laundry!)
It was fun driving around Curtis searching for the cabin. I was able to get a couple of photos of Manistique Lake on our quest.
|Manistique Lake with island|
Forecast for tomorrow is 40% chance of rain. We will be driving to Tahquamenon Falls to see the Upper and Lower Falls.
That's all for today. Travel Bug out.