Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017
Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Fifth Longest Suspension Bridge in the World - Fri., Oct. 10, 2014

Bob took me to breakfast in the Kewadin Casino restaurant in Sault Ste. Marie, then we headed south to "the mitten" of Michigan. Destination tonight is Lansing.

It rained off and on throughout the day, but the temperature warmed up by about 15 degrees as we reached central Michigan. So much nicer. No rain this evening as we drove around Lansing.

The Mackinac Bridge was the highlight of our drive. It's the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world and connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan at the Straits of Mackinac.

Mackinac Bridge
Up we go onto the Mackinac Bridge
No excitement crossing the bridge, no strong winds. They had one lane closed for construction, but it didn't bother us. As you can see, it's not crowded.

Once we settled into our campground (Lansing's Cottonwood Campground), we drove around downtown Lansing to get our bearings for tomorrow's state Capitol Volksmarch. We originally thought about taking the 5th wheel downtown and parking it on the street but nixed that idea once we checked it out in the pickup. We asked our campground if we could stay until 1 p.m. and they said it would be okay.

Tomorrow, we will drive to Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Onward. Travel Bug out.

3 comments:

  1. Great traveling over that bridge.

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  2. Paul has crossed that bridge many a time when all the boys would go up to the UP to fish. I would hate to cross it.

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  3. We always take a Fall trip to the UP to see the colors and one year in mid-October we had to stay an extra night due to high winds. The bridge authority wasn't allowing "high profile vehicles" to cross. The wind died down a bit the next day and we had to be escorted across the bridge. We were both working at the time, so it could have been interesting if the wind had continued for days.

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