This is the last installment for our Michigan Upper Peninsula summer adventure 2022. Sorry for the delay between posts, I fell off my ebike and broke my elbow in ten places and a compound fracture of my forearm and then coming down with the flu that lasted a couple weeks, I have been a little preoccupied.
In August 2023 we will be leading a tour of the Michigan Upper Peninsula (UP). This years trip through the UP was a fact finding, scouting trip in preparation for next years tour.
Motorized vehicles are not permitted on Mackinac Island, even ebikes were not permitted. We also had to take our traveling pups with us to the island since Michigan state parks do not permit dogs to be left alone at campsites even if the are inside the RV.
Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore campground, called Platte River, is the best national campground we have ever camped at. Hot showers (free), paved campsites – it is beautiful!
Hiking to the top of Sleeping Bear Dunes was on our bucket list. Now we can finally check it off. The dunes seem to go on forever, once we arrived at what we thought was the top, we discovered there was another top to conquer, and another and another till we finally reached Lake Michigan.
After Sleeping Bear Dunes, we continue east to the suburbs of Detroit to visit our Leisure Travel Van (LTV) friends who had traveled with us to Alaska in 2018.
We had started having some suspension challenges with our LTV and ordered new struts and shocks on Amazon having them shipped to our friends in Detroit. Next time we will continue our summer adventure getting work done on our LTV while traveling on the road.
(The picture above is of the Pecos River in southwest Texas.) My name is Terry C Barber, I am a disabled veteran, retired military and retired pastor. MaryAnn’s a retired special education teacher. Our Next Chapter, the open road – we call it “the Barber Road.” You're invited to join us as we explore North America in our Leisure Travel Van with two Shitzu pups.
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Always enjoy your adventures!
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Thank you 😊