It's Friday, and despite the beautiful weather in Minneapolis, I'm lamenting the departure of summer. In looking through my pics, I came accross some from last month when I took a mini-tour in the northwest corner of Lower Michigan. I won' t bore you with the gear choices, mileage, number of beers consumed or uncomfortable bathroom experiences (there's a magazine for that). I will, however, share some photos. If any of you have the chance to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, I highly recommend it.

Arrival in Ludington, MI via the SS Badger Carferry

My arrival in Ludington, MI via the SS Badger Carferry 

 

The sole camper at a 30-site campground near Mesick, MI

 

Sara Lee's Guiness World Record Cherry Pie "tin"

 

Black Eyes Pale Ale at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City, MI

 

Sleeping Bear Dunes

 

D.H. Day Campground (one of the best I've ever been to)

 

Betsie Lighthouse

 

Frankfort, MI

 

Planning in Manistee...

 

Lakeshore Drive (south of Okanemah)

 

Last day.