Several roads, I should say. Thursday morning we started out and made good time through northeast Iowa to Potosi, Wisconsin where we stopped for lunch at the local brewery. It was a beautiful day and my portobello panini was excellent. But after lunch, things started to go awry. Harriet had loaned me a mount for my phone and Ken had connected the bluetooth so we could communicate on the road. We only needed to go about 100 miles to our planned stop for the night. However, in true Murphy's Law fashion, as soon as the roads got more twisty turny, cell service disappeared and GPS went wacko. I think the Cheeseheads are safe from any invasion by the Canadians. Anyway, instead of arriving at Castle Rock County Park around 3:30 as planned, we got there about 5:00. We also drove about 60 miles farther than necessary. On the plus side, we were treated to some beautiful rolling vistas and emerging fall color in southern Wisconsin.
This was a first come, first served campground but with around 300 sites, so after circling all 300 and asking directions, we finally found water and then easily found sites. We parked and did a minimal setup while Ken went to replenish the gas in his truck. We each did our own (also minimal) suppers and went to bed. Friday morning, Harriet and I took a nice walk around this park located on the shore of Castle Rock Lake, we loaded up, and departed. After the cell phone/GPS debacle of the day before, Harriet and Ken gave me one of their walkie-talkies so that we could tell each other when we were lost.
However, other than one twenty mile detour, we managed to arrive at our present location, Wells State Park in Michigan on the north shore of Green Bay, by 3:30. Cyberspace doesn't know where we are, though, because when I pulled up the weather on my phone, it gave me Gibraltar, Michigan which is south of Detroit. Anyway, it was a good thing we had plenty of daylight left because the sites we had reserved had a couple of holes that could easily swallow Ken's truck. And it's a big truck. Ken maneuvered Agatha, using the holes to actually get her level, and then their fifth wheel to achieve the same result. By then it was 5:00 and also about 51 degrees so we got a nice fire going and relaxed for a bit. Finally we warmed up some leftovers brought from home and I joined them in their camper for supper. The news of RGB's death put a damper on the evening and we all soon retired.
This morning was a lovely sunrise, which I was unable to capture the true colors with my phone. We are looking forward to a day of no travel, except perhaps a trip to the grocery store. It's not that we are out of food; but when Butch and I were here three years ago, we soon learned that there isn't a supermarket on every corner in the Upper Peninsula. Maybe because there aren't many corners in the UP. Tomorrow we will head out to Tahquanemon Falls where we will spend five nights. It looks to be dry most of the week, but chilly. By the way, I solved my furnace problem. The reason it didn't work at Lake Darling was that I didn't have the thermostat set high enough to call for heat. Duh.
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.