Monday, September 10, 2012

Tawas Point State park

Note, This post was before the Canada fishing trip! This happend on July 5-6 on our return trip from Michigan.

     Well we traveled from Macinaw city to Tawas Point State park (Link)just above Saginaw Bay. Our journey was on Hwy 23 and this is a beauitful drive. You see lots of Lake Huron as you drive along. It was in the mid 90's temperature wise and several people were in the water enjoying the cooling effect.

Tawas point is a great place to stay. There is a Lighthouse about a quarter mile from our camp site. We visited this several times. We took the tour from the old Oil shed to the  top of the light.

You can look for a long way from up there. It was very busy here with lots of people, maybe because of the holiday week. It was extremely dry and hot so we did'nt have a camp fire but several campers around us did and we enjoyed the view. We rode our bikes all over the park on all the paved drives. We even took our bikes to the fog horn point about a half a mile south of the Lighthouse. There was a sign not to use bikes beyond the beginning of the trail and we walked a couple of hundred yards along this trail and saw lots of bike tire tracks in the soil. So we returned to our bikes and rode them up the trail. We passed several kids on bikes coming towards us about half way to the fog horn. When we returned we saw a photographer taking pictures of the Lighthouse with the sun setting in the background. He sells his work and gave us a card to contact him. Sherry and I walked down to the swimming beach a few times but neither of us wanted to get into the water. The last day at Mackinaw City I was going to load the bicycles and tripped over the picnic table leg. I am getting clumsy in this time of my life. Anyway I injured my left shin with an open wound and did'nt want to get it infected. There were lots of swimmers in the water and we enjoyed watching them.
     We got new lawn chairs for this trip from Menards in Fort Wayne and they are proving great. These are zero gravity chairs, meaning they move to several different positions from setting up to laying prone by just shifting your body around. The only thing they need is a place to set your drink.

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