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4 NO's rainy day,, thankfully!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It is still at 100% humidity,, heat index up to almost 100 degreesF. We need this rain so much,, my berries are gasping for a drink!
We are looking at different options for lodging for next year. THe log cabin in Paradise is more than I can really afford without scrimping elsewhere, plus we have seen everything near there quite a few times. We are floating the possibility of a hotel with kitchenette further west, closer to my friend in Munising. I spotted it on trip advisor last night. I will save enough in three days to afford ONE night in the log cabin. We will still be near the big Falls, bear ranch and this motel has a new indoor pool, kitchenette, a couple miles from Newberry,, a mid point for our trips up there. We will probably still stay at the same place in Indian River that swapped the house for a little cabin I paid for.. that is a real bargain and is so close to the beach, maybe a quarter mile.

I am still perusing the internet to research places. the free gift cards from MyPoints really made the difference on the trip. I had two of them, which used 14,500 points, but I only paid a total of $10.13 for a 990 mile trip in a week!

I enjoy planning the trips and seeing what new things we can see. DD is content to either stay home or stay in the cabin reading a book. I love people watching, hiking, swimming( I HAVE to be near some water) animals,, museums,etc.

This is me waving from the inside of the Crisp Point lighthouse between Grand Marais and Paradise,Michigan

DD took this pic of the Crisp Point lighthouse,, not sure why she chopped the top off.

This is at the top of the lighthouse, it is the lens that shines and guides the ships around Crisp Point.

View of lake Superior from the top of the lighthouse! The water was so clear, we could see to the bottom!

Another pic of the surrounding beach and water from top of lighthouse. The view was actually breathtaking!

What appears to be a shipwreck at first, is actually the old pier and docks from the early 19th century that schooners moored to, to unload their wares. It is naturally preserved under the fresh water .

More of the panoramic view from the lighthouse. This is another pier made to stave off ice floes and mountains of sand from gouging the shore and unearthing the lighthouse. Note the shallow water, then the aqua water further on.. A photographer's dream! It was worth the very step climb through a teensy hole to get to the top! DD is afraid of heights, but what a trooper she is!! She went to the top and took the pics.
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GABY1948 8/28/2013 10:27AM

    Yes, we needed the rain also! Love the pictures!

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PATRICIAAK 8/27/2013 10:59PM

    nice

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/27/2013 10:56PM

    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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CJJANISS 8/27/2013 3:09PM

    Love the YOOP! :)

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NORASPAT 8/27/2013 2:35PM

    WELL Done I know very well the stairs of our lighthouses, I might even see some since our son will be moving to WISCONSIN very soon.
Thanks for the excellent photos, well done. Way to go Kristy, I used to be like that but after so many trips to light houses I can take it just to get m y eyes on the view. What are these magic points you are talking about HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon S

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