Day three of my vacation was less driving and more sightseeing! I got up early and headed to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The drive there was supposed to be the best scenic byway in Michigan, but the drive from Eagle Harbor to Copper Harbor was actually a lot more fun.
The hotel I stayed in had an underground garage and it seemed like it was going to be warm enough to put the top down. When I pulled out of the garage, I realized it was a lot colder outside! Usually I don’t put the top down if it is under 40, but it was 32 and stopping to put the top on felt like quitting so I just kept going.
Along the way I stopped at several overlooks and walked some short trails to get pictures of the lake.
Then I found the rocks and they were stunning.
My next destination was the National Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point. They are still enforcing a mask mandate, which has been hit and miss in most of the other places I’ve visited.
The museum had a lot of interesting exhibits, and a ton of stuff about the Edmund Fitzgerald.
When I left there, I headed up to Sault Saint Marie for lunch. They had a drive in that was supposed to have a view of the bridge to Canada and amazing hamburgers. Both are true, although I got there during peak time and the only spot open didn’t have a great view.
After lunch I headed south to St Ignace. The road was practically empty so I hit the fun button and hauled ass. My first stop was the car wash. Then I checked into the Bear Cove Inn. I’d booked the Wilderness Room and they weren’t lying!
I appreciate a theme, but even I thought they might have gone a little too far! Suspending a bird of prey over the bed was a bold choice!
I needed some dinner so I googled pasty shops in St Ignace. I found one down the street and while I was out I picked up some fudge for the Fudge Cam. I brought it all back to my room to eat while I got set up for the Saturday Night Dance Party.
The room is a lot to take in but at least it has a great view…