RV Adventures: A trip to the Upper Peninsula, Michigan Day 4

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Today was a travel day from Grayling to our next campsite in Cedarville. This was a two hour drive. We didn’t want to drug Matilda so we gave her a calming chew and I snuggled her in her blanket until we arrived at our campsite; the Loons Point RV Park and Campground. The drive was filled with the beautiful fall colors!

We also went over the Mackinac Bridge which is across the Straits of Mackinac. It was a windy day and there was construction on the bridge.

It was a great site being along the water of Lake Huron!

Our campsite

Once we set up camp and unhooked the car we were a little concerned about the car because all of the warning lights came on and were blinking at us. Dave got online and looked for the closest Toyota service center. It felt like doom and gloom for being able to take off and go sightseeing in the car. Dave talked to the Toyota service center and got an appointment for Wednesday. In the meantime, I was reading online about towing a Prius and having all of the lights coming on and what that meant. One of the suggestions said to drive the car around accelerating and stopping quickly. Well, Dave tried it and the lights all disappeared! Whew! We canceled the service appointment and got in the car and headed to De Tour Village. It is located on the western shore of St. Mary’s River which connects Lake Huron to Lake Superior.

We also walked as far as the Nature Preserve would let us hoping to see the DeTour Reef Lighthouse. We were almost to the point where we would have visual of the lighthouse when the Preserve ended and it was private property. We turned around and walked back. At least it was a lovely walk!

As we were driving back through the village Dave spotted the DeTour Reef Lighthouse that we were hoping to see on our walk in the Preserve. It was built in 1931 and is located a mile offshore.

This evening we enjoyed our campfire and watched the sunset!

RV Adventures: A trip to the Upper Peninsula, Michigan Day 1

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

This morning we left early to get on the road to our first campground in Grayling, Michigan. It is located about 45 miles from Traverse City.

“Miss Daisy” is packed and ready to go!

Our dog, Matilda, went on this trip with us. She still is very scared of riding in the RV. We tried calming chews, a thunder coat, individually and together, but those solutions did not help her anxiety. We talked to our veterinarian and she now has a prescription that we give her at least 2 hours before we get on the road. So we got up at 3:00 AM to give her the prescribed dose and then tried to get a few hours of additional sleep before our departure at 6:00. We actually left our home at 6:15ish! Not bad!

Matilda in her dog seat resting!

Our drive was uneventful! We arrived at Headwaters Campground without any delays! We enjoyed walking around the area and it felt good to stretch our legs. Matilda was especially happy that the RV was stopped and we weren’t going anywhere! It was a nice campground. We noticed that most of the campgrounds in the lower and upper peninsula were closing at various times in October.

This evening was spent resting for our big day tomorrow where we will be exploring Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.