On Saturday, we caught an early ferry back to the mainland. Farewell, Mackinac: We had a leisurely drive south toward Bay City, MI. As we drove further south, our fall colors began to change. We had almost no reds, fewer yellows and more greens. We accidentally found 40 Mile Lighthouse which had a wonderful museum … Continue reading Farewell, Mackinac
Let’s review for a moment… Our Great Lakes Model A Tour started on Tuesday, Sept. 24th, in Milwaukee, which is on the western shore of Lake Michigan (LAKE #1). After a couple of days, we drove basically northward to Ashland, WI, which is on the southern shore of Lake Superior (LAKE #2). Then we drove … Continue reading A Step Back in Time
Today we drove the remainder of the southern coast of Lake Superior. It was mostly overcast this morning, but as you can see below, when the sun came out, the trees really lit up! The morning drive was over 100 miles, but we managed to make time to visit Tahquamenon Falls: We arrived at the … Continue reading We Visit Ghosts of the Shipwreck Coast
Day 8 (October 1, 2019) found us with an “easy” drive along the south shore of Lake Superior to our evening at Munising, MI. Here are a few shots from the day: We were scheduled for a sunset cruise to see the colorful sandstone cliffs called Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate … Continue reading We Miss Another Cruise…
Day 7 of the Model A Tour of the Great Lakes started early as we left our hotel and prepared to drive to Bayfield, WI, for a 3-hour narrated boat cruise of Lake Superior. However, we stopped for breakfast half way there and learned that the cruise had been cancelled. We were disappointed, but in … Continue reading Rained Out in the UP (Upper Peninsula)
Today’s drive northward took us along scenic highways and we saw more color and we drove toward Ashland, WI. It was drizzly today, but we stopped at Copper Falls for a pleasant hike through this Wisconsin State Park. No, there are no copper mines here. The Bad River leading to Copper Falls gets its copper … Continue reading We Reach Lake Superior
On the fifth day of the Great Lakes Tour (Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019), our Model A Fords found their way to Warrens, WI, to the Cranberry Capital of the World! This weekend is the Cranberry Fest, the largest craft show and flea market (1,400 booths) in the U.S. Everything cranberry - plus all kinds of … Continue reading The Berries Have It!
On our 4th day of the Model A Great Lakes Tour, we took an early country drive to visit the Carr Valley Cheese factory. Afterwards, we took a leisurely drive through beautiful country. Lots of animals and crops – Two crops we could easily recognize were corn and soybeans, sometimes in the same field. This … Continue reading We’re Running Away to the Circus
The Model A Touring Club left our hotel in West Allis, Wisconsin, this morning to take a ‘Steel Toe Tour” of the Harley-Davidson Factory in Menomonee Falls, WI. Our MATC tour group got split into 4 smaller groups for an up-close view of the assembly lines, powder coating, and machining. And, Harley-Davidson was serious about … Continue reading CAN YOU HEAR THE HARLEYS?
Day 2 of the Great Lakes Tour started with a morning tour of the Miller Brewing Company Headquarters and Brewery. Here in the “Miller Valley” they define hospitality in a whole new way. Our personal tour guide (with the assistance of Frederick Miller’s ghost) explained over 160 years of brewing history with a modern-day twist: … Continue reading Fred Miller’s Ghost?