Gas Stations of History:
For Thursday’s stuff (sent Wed nite):
When we began traveling we chose back roads in our travels. That was great until we learned tire problems on a big RV, such as blowouts, are no fun on a two lane road, so we migrated to Interstates with the coach and back roads
This is a non-travel day here in Eastern Michigan. I always thought it would hard to go east of Michigan, but there is ‘some’ Michigan out here. I am sure that is what is meant by the term ‘Pure Michigan’, most of the people I know think of DETROIT when Michigan is mentioned.
This was the view 10 miles from the Bridge to Canada. Not much traffic.
Below was listed as a public beach, it was about 100 feet wide with two couples and a dog.
It does look like an ocean!
WE characterize many states by important cities, i.e. New York City IDs NY to most folk. I was pleasantly pleased to learn that MOST of NY is farms or small town. I met a super nice guy while in Florida, older than I, who was a farmer all his life in Northern NY. His sons now run the GIANT farm.
All that aside we have learned MI is the home of some wonderful people, not just the ones who migrated here from the south at the peak of the Auto Industry. Our son learned they served grits up here. He was surprised, much of the ‘southern tastes’ are found here because of the thousands of southerners who came here to work. Sherry knows many families from Belmont that moved here for work.
Finally, for folks like me, Myra hit it out of the park about the size of the lakes.. When I hear the word lake, the great lakes do not fit what I see. They DO appear to be an ocean to the neophyte. It is hard to picture a body of fresh water THIS BIG!