Moving On

It's been a wet and restful three days here in Munising. We'll be moving on this morning. Our plans include stopping first at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then continuing on to spend a night at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Paradise, Michigan. And with a name like "Paradise," it's gotta be good, right? I'm not sure what that means for internet/cell service, but different people have different ideas of "paradise."

I don't have much to tell you this morning...just a few leftover pictures. I made good on my threat to make two more of the Chocolate-chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans and Dried Cherries for One (or Two). With all the ingredients, and nothing much else to do, how could I resist?

If you missed my experiment in cutting a cookie recipe down to make it for two, you can find it right here. Those tasted really good with our afternoon cup of espresso. 

We found another, larger grocery store, and were able to finish up with our grocery shopping. On the way back to the RV, we stopped off for some more fudge. Mmm, mmm, mmm. Vanilla this time, but it didn't measure up to that vanilla with the ribbon of caramel and pecans from our last fudge fest.

I'm told on good authority that there's more good fudge down the road. 

With pretty much a whole free day, I was able to get quite a bit done on my slow-stitching. Sorry for this terrible iPhone photo.

Later, when we'd thoroughly bored ourselves to death, we went out for a short walk. It rained most of the day, and so we took advantage of this rain break. Walking down to the lake, we could look across to see three islands. (The one on the left might actually be a part of the main land mass.) Ahead is a very small island. To the right is Grand Island.

Off to the right there were some pleasure boats.

The water was pretty choppy, and so I'm thinking these must be hard core fisher people. Certainly that seagull in the foreground would qualify as hard core.

If the weather had cleared, we might have taken another boat tour. As I've mentioned, we've done the Pictured Rocks tour before, but we were hoping to see the colors in the setting sun. No dice this trip, and so that's probably not going to happen in these lives of ours. Maybe next time around. 

Coincidentally, my friend from Oregon, Sue, has been traveling around Lake Superior as we've been on our trip. She happened to hit Munising at the same time we did. We tried to arrange a meet-up, but we weren't able to make it happen. Oh well. So much about this trip to Munising has been of the "oh well" variety, but we've still enjoyed our time here. It was good to take a vacation from our vacation in such pretty surroundings.

So next on the agenda is to see the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Someone with sharp eyes recognized that we were in the neighborhood, and clued me in to it. I'm afraid I can't remember who mentioned this, but if it was you, then thank you. It looks as if there is RV parking there, and so we'll head there first before heading to Tahquamenon Falls. There, we'll have just enough time to see the waterfall before moving on to Traverse City the next day. There is still lots more to come on this trip. It's been good taking a little breather. We have our second wind now. Time to move along.


Barbara said...

Fishing is quite a good metaphor for life. You do your prep, you do your thinking, you put your bait out, and you wait, confident that you've done your groundwork. But a lot of life is luck. ~ Jeremy Wade

gpc said...

It has been dreary the past few days. Hopefullly things will perk up for you soon. Meanwhile, cookies were a brilliant fix.

Bridget said...

Grocery shopping in Michigan? look for a Meijer...just saying...I am sorry the clouds are hanging on...because the UP is spectacular!!

Sara said...

The shipwreck museum should be fascinating to visit. So many shipwrecks on the Great Lakes over the years.

Darlene S said...

How cool that you get to visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Definitely a must see and on my bucket list. I love that sort of history. I hope you have boat loads of fun today.

Katie said...

Wear your comfy shoes for the falls! Lots of steps to get to either the upper or lower. And there was a small but nice quilt shop in Paradise, but I'm not sure if it's still there.

piecefulwendy said...

One person I follow on IG mentioned she and her sister had rented an RV and were doing the circle tour. Wonder if that was Sue? Likely not, but interesting anyway. I'm glad you are enjoying the pace of your journeys, and glad you were able to get out for a walk during a break in the rain.

Susan said...

We have been to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum a couple of times. It is quite interesting.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I imagine the shipwreck museum would be fascinating, particularly given how many wrecks have occurred on Superior.