We packed up our camp and headed out for a second day exploring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The water from these views of Lake Superior was simply gorgeous.
|We stopped for a fun litltle nature walk. Joseph cawed at the crows and loved hearing the bullfrogs.|
|Before heading out of the "U.P.", we had to try some famous pasties (meat and veggie pies) made by locals (called Yoopers).|
On the road again....
We started on the trip home... After four nights of camping, we were excited for showers and air conditioning. When we got to the hotel, Joseph was so excited and said, "look, the bathroom even has its own little soap" (ha! I guess he had gotten used to those pit toilets!!) We stayed the night in Milwaukee and then the next morning explored the city, which we really liked. Milwuakee has a great waterfront area along Lake Michigan and a beautiful historic homes district (gorgeous mansions for the price of a tiny rambler in Arlington). We then drove through Chicago en route to St. Louis, where we arrived at my parents' house just in time for a Sunday night feast. The invited dinner guests didn't even complain that we invaded the party (we had arrived two days earlier than expected!)
July 7, 2012