:: Friday, October 20, 2006 ::
Vacation: 43 28 N 83 58 W elev: 162m
That's Saginaw, Michigan. The Comfort Suites here is pretty nice and located pretty close to the I 75 and near restaurants and such.
The drive down from the top end of the Lower Michigan peninsula was similar and different than the drive up the otherside. Rainy. Perhaps not as much but it was raining. It took less time as the distance was a little shorter and I was able to get in well before dark and have a poke about. New Crystal light singles flavours here. Or is that flavors?
I think that the Lake Huron side is a nicer drive than the Michigan one. It is no where like the most spectacular drive that I have done in Canada - around the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia - but it's OK. The geography isn't much different than Ontario, but with a couple of differences: more people being one. There were times that I would have liked to pull over and take a look at things but traffic was junk. Traffic in a one horse town often. The other difference is that in Roger's City (yeah another 'city') there is an massive open pit limestone mine. staggering in scale. So of course I had to go take a look. A real 'wow' moment about what we can do to change the face of the Earth.
This was, however, primarily a lighthouse drive. I saw four. The first at Mackinac City, the second at 40 Mile Point, and the one below at Presq Isle - there are a lot of French names here, but I imagine that it is pronounced Presk eye-eL. ;) This particular lighthouse is 113 feet tall and was built in 1870 replacing a smaller one built on 1840. It remained in operation with a lighthouse keeper until 1970 when it was automated by the USCG.
I thought the black n white complimented the clouds n crap weather. After all, a light house is very much at home in bad weather. :)
I will be home tomorrow evening after a brief meet up in Sarnia. And I think, after a bit of a reflection, that taking photos of models is a lot more fun than driving around rainy Michigan. Who's up?
:: Mike Wood 00:27 [+] ::