Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tahquamenon Falls, Paradise Michigan.

It was the weekend and not just any weekend Labor Day Weekend! Guess who forgot all about that?  So in a flurry I got online on Thursday night and found a site open at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and it was quite a little jaunt up I-75 north and over the Mackinac Bridge to the Upper Peninsula of MI, where I was headed anyway but had hoped for a slower pace!

7 mile long Mackinac Bridge

The park was full! But we just crammed our way in there with them...howdy there!  The highlight was the river and falls!  


The lower falls was within walking distance of the campground...so we did that.  


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Oops I alwaya forget video does not rotate ...haha...so the river is just awesome and they give you a ton of access to it as  you can see here...



here is the lower falls its really a series of small falls with lots of sound...and movement!

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The water was no match for this spotted sandpiper who was busy finding a meal..


                                       
And then there is the upper falls...amazing width on this falls, and not a bad drop of 65 ft.



                                     



there was one little problem for Casey   so guess who had to carry the little rascal down and back UP!



Whew he is all of his 20 lbs!  This little guy was giving us hell too!


                                                                        red squirrel

And this red start had a look at us...he sure was bright this is not a good photo but its the best I got.


I got a cal from my cousin who lives in Kalamazoo MI, my Uncle Franks daughter...they had made plans to spend Labor Fay weekend in St Ignace, MI right by the bridge...they do this every yr its kind of a tradition for them and they celebrate her husbands birthday...they had 2 cabins at the KOA and I could park my van right there Free!! Saturday and Sunday so I wanted to visit the Shipwreck Museum up at Whitefish Point then I def would head that way!! What a great break for me!




                                                               
PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

8 comments:

  1. I have just posted once before but for some reason the comments got lost. I'll try and remember what I said. ?? You must have done about 1000 miles by now but at least its cooler there. Do you read Kimbopolo's blog? as she is also on the shores of Lake Superior. I like the shots of the falls and the video clips, I must remember to use it on my camera, as I tend to forget it's there. Casey looks to be having a good time too. All the best.

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    1. I didn't know Kimbo was in Michigan, I must try to see where she is...she is more of an urban traveler, so Im sure we did not cross paths.

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  2. I'm loving all these beautiful falls and green trees everhwhere. The bridge is huge and the walking bridge is wonderful. Your next part of this trip sounds great meeting up with your cousins and free too.

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    1. It is Green and in every shade of green! AND some days it was down right cold!! Like 2 blankets on top of my sleeping bag cold!

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  3. Beautiful -- you know I share your love of waterfalls, so I would love this park. Glad you found room; Labor Day is always a hectic time in campgrounds -- last hurrah for so many with school obligations -- and hooray for your family and lodging there with them.

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    1. I was so happy when she called me, I didn't want to but in, so when she invited me I was thrilled!!

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  4. I never saw the lower falls, how did I miss that? Gorgeous picture.

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  5. I never saw the lower falls, how did I miss that? Gorgeous picture.

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