LOCATION: Brimley, MI – near Sault Ste. Marie in the eastern Upper Peninsula
CAMPGROUND: Brimley State Park. This is a large (180-site) state park that is absolutely crammed with people, tents, and RVs. Big sites but not many trees. Electricity at site. Central water and dump station. Dated and not well-maintained showers/bathrooms. We almost have a view of Lake Superior. Site is grassy. If it rains, we will be in the mud. Standard Michigan state park fire pit and picnic table. $33/night. 3 stars out of 5
WEATHER: Another winner. Sunny. High 78
DISTANCE DRIVEN: 30 minutes
We wanted to enjoy Bay View as long as we could, since we are only here one night. This shows how private our site is (and what a good job George did backing into it yesterday!)
We are lucky that George is such a good mechanic/fixer. Yesterday we noticed a warning that a trailer turn signal wasn’t working. He was able to find the issue and fix it. Yay!
He wanted to check out Lake Superior and so he jumped in for a very refreshing experience!
Then, he rinsed off at the campground’s water pump. (There aren’t showers here).
We took the Whitefish Bay Scenic Highway to Brimley with occasional glimpses of Lake Superior along the way. We checked in at the campground and set up. It is a bit scary driving around these campgrounds as children run and bike everywhere. One of us drives and one of us watches for kids in the road. This place has armies of kids everywhere.
We went in to the city of Sault Ste. Marie. Downtown, along the lake are huge cargo ships with tourists watching them leave and arrive. We were looking for a brewery with wifi, but none were open on a Sunday afternoon. However, we did find one open in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, just across the bridge. George wondered if we could cross as “essential travel” since he was desparate for a brewery. Would the immigration people buy that? Probably not, so we found a pub with wifi.
We hit up the grocery store and stocked up for another 10 days or so. Always an ordeal!
DINNER: BBQ-d rotisserie chicken, sauteed cabbage, and a baked potato with sour cream. Nothing too unusual, but a nice staple.