Day #148 – Good-bye Traverse City; Hello Lake Huron

LOCATION:  East Tawas, Michigan – on Lake Huron
CAMPGROUND:  Tawas Point State Park.  Somehow, we got one of the best sites – at the end of the row and next to the path leading to the lighthouse.  We are on Tavas Bay, leading out to Lake Huron.  Flat, grassy site with electricity.  Central water and dump station.  New-ish bathrooms.  Fairly spacious sites.  $37/night.  4 stars out of 5
WEATHER:  Hazy (from wildfires in the West).  High 82
DISTANCE DRIVEN:  3 hours

Today we crossed the state going from Traverse City to East Tawas – about 3 hours southeast.  We wanted to see this eastern side of the state, although several people told us that the west coast is better.  We were hoping for fewer crowds.

Before we left the Traverse City area, we stopped at a commercial RV park to check it out for a possible month’s stay in the future.  It used to be an Airstream-only park, but now is open to all makes.  There are still a lot of Airstreams there.  For a commercial park, there are parts that are woodsy.  It is on a lake with a private beach.  On a positive note, there is a bus service to downtown Traverse City.  We will think about it….

The drive across the state was uneventful, except for almost running out of gas (again).  We went through a lot of unpopulated areas, mostly forests and then cornfields. 

We are from Minnesota – Land of 10,000 Lakes, but Michigan gives Minnesota a run for its money……we passed by several very nice lakes on the drive.

This campground has its own beach on Lake Huron and houses the lighthouse. This is the view from our site…

After getting set up, we went in to town (to buy gas!!!) and to check out the town’s brewpub.

  It is right on the lake, with this view.  George didn’t like the vibe, though – very noisy. 

DINNER:  Tacos.  I made them with the fish sausage we bought from Lake Michigan.  I sauted it up with onions, bell pepper, and mushrooms with Mexican herbs.  Side was a spinach salad. 

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