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What's New from July 1999

Posted July 15
Our lunch stop on U.S. 23 north of Rogers City, Michigan

The view of Lake Huron during lunch

 Crossing  "Mighty Mack" --- the bridge over the Straights of Mackinac

  Ron, the fearless driver          Lake Michigan         straight ahead                Lake Huron


Cooling off in Lake Superior at Brimley State Park---Brimley, Michigan

    Barb up to her neck    What a life!!!      It's freezing or else he is faking; you decide
The view while crossing the International Bridge into Sault Ste. Marie,
Ontario, Canada

             The Soo Locks            A big pulp mill at the edge of the river in Ontario


The Northern Eastern Shore of Lake Superior
as seen from my window


Sights from Wawa, Ontario, Canada

The wild goose sculpture       Wawa's monument to mining     Scenic High Falls

 Trapper's Trail in the Lake Superior Provincial Park

The lake                                                                         The trail

Lunch at Katherine Cove              restaurant in Hawk Junction


Rainbow Falls Provincial Park

     finding our campsite           comfy and cozy      the campground at Rossport

Rainbow Falls  and the trail up to the

Panoramic view of Lake Superior from the top ot the trail


An afternoon at Thunder Bay's Old Fort William





Two Harbors, Minnesota (July 16-19)

Our site at the city's camground     Pier & train station,        The Oldest Sister gift shop
                                  (Burlington Bay Campground)


Duluth, Minnesota(July 19)

         Skyline        Sailboat, tour boat, Greek ship waiting to load corn.
The lift bridge (which goes to Superior, Wisconsin)

      down    going up       up with Grandmas in foreground

Anita---one of the happy servers at Grandmas

Posted July 25
I have just posted these pictures of our visit in Minnesota. I will send out another newsletter in a few days. We have lots to report on. We had a really great time with Tom and Carol Vind and I have some of Carol's special recipes to add to our recipe section too. We have just entered North Dakota (we are at Laramore Dam and it is wonderful). Because it is big, spacious and inexpensive ($12 with Good Sam discount) we like it. They even have a  phone jack for email, I will try to catch up. The Vinds had a phone line for me to use anytime too, but we were too busy playing. 
Visiting Tom and Carol Vind at their home on Woman Lake 
(between Hackensack and Longville, MN)

                                                                          big houses on the lake

Loon with chick                     loons far away
We had fun swimming and at card parties

  Carol, Tom and Ron ** Carol & Tom ** Tom (back) with Carol
Sadly all good things must come to an end. It was time to say "good bye"

 The storm we headed into as we drove west in Minnesota.

Posted July 28
The newsletter went out last night and we said we were going to leave Laramore today, but we decided that since we were through with our work, it would be a shame to not play the lovely golf course here. So that is what we did and we will spend one more night here. This is really a very nice campground.
Laramore Dam Recreational Area Campground (North Dakota)
We are all alone in the back of the campground but across from restrooms. The other campers are way far away (in the background of the picture on the right). The mangaer said that he likes to keep the big (heavy) rigs at this end of the campground because the ground is harder.
The golf course at the campground


The cost for 9 holes was only $10.00 and only $7.00 for the second 9 holed.
The charge to rent a cart is $8. We walked and loved it.

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