Friday, May 30, 2014

5/27/14-5/28/14: Ludington, MI, North Breakwater Lighthouse and SS Badger

Any time we got closer to the water, it got really foggy that morning.

The SS Spartan, which was decommissioned. 

 It was cold and foggy all day.

How's that for an original name?
Curt got a new toolbox at Menards, so he spent the evening sorting through things.
 Looks like the SS Badger is getting ready to go.
 We went to watch it load up.

 I don't think Curt would want somebody else backing our RV in.

 We were surprised how many trucks there were.

I wonder what it costs him with that weight?

 She's an old ship
 looking a little dented

We figured it would cost us around $450 for our motorhome, jeep and us to go one way.

Monday, May 26, 2014

 We didn't see a Michigan state sign as we crossed into the state, just noticeable change in highways.
 We stayed on the roads closest to Lake Michigan hoping to see the water, which didn't happen very often. Most of these roads are not in good shape.

Lots of vineyards

Now this is advertising for breast cancer.

 South Haven, Michigan

South Haven Lighthouse

Firefighter memorial
 Farmers market

We weren't sure if we were going to stop, but once we got that far, there is no turning around. You pay $8 at this gate, and then drive further to go to the Windmill Island Gardens.

"This is an original piece of the old blades, used from early 1900s through March of 2000. The windmill was used as a lookout in The Netherlands during WWII. If you look closely, you will be able to see the bullet holes left in the blades from that time."

This is a little hard to read, but it's got the information about the windmill.

Happy birthday Korene.