great lakes tour

The highlight of Day 2 was seeing three of the Great Lakes.  In fact, we went wading in two of them. There's a good chance we'll manage to get our feet wet in the third tomorrow and we’re planning to see a forth on our way home.  I guess we need to plan a trip to see Lake Superior sometime soon to complete the set.

We started the day with a quick stop at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.  We stopped at the visitor center (I added another stamp to my National Parks Passport Book), drove through part of the park, and put our feet in Lake Michigan at one of the beaches there.

Since our goal was to make it to Niagara Falls, ON today, we couldn't stay as long as we might have liked.  We had a very pleasant drive across Michigan. The interstate was lined with trees a good part of the route, which was very pretty, but the downside was that we went right by cities without even seeing them.

The one place where we ventured off the interstate was to drive into Port Huron so we could go to a beach to see (and wade in) Lake Huron.

After crossing into Canada, we essentially drove straight to Niagara Falls, ON.  We could see Lake Ontario from the highway in a few places, but didn't get any closer.  We'll get a chance to do that tomorrow.  We were so tired when we arrived at our hotel, we just ate some sandwiches and salad we had with us.  Venturing back out to find a restaurant just seemed like too much trouble at that point. There’s an IHOP in our hotel, but it is only open for breakfast and lunch.

Tomorrow, after an IHOP breakfast, we visit the Falls!!!
  • Lake View Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Lake View Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Lake View Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Lake View Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Lake View Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Lake View Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • dipping my toes in Lake Michigan
  • Lake View Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Lake View Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • John getting his feet wet, too.
  • Lake View Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Lake View Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Lighthouse Beach and Park, Port Huron, Michigan
  • dipping my toes in Lake Huron
  • John standing in Lake Huron
  • Lighthouse Beach and Park, Port Huron, Michigan
  • Lighthouse Beach and Park, Port Huron, Michigan
  • Lighthouse Beach and Park, Port Huron, Michigan
  • Lighthouse Beach and Park, Port Huron, Michigan
  • Traveling over the St. Clair River between Port Huron, MI and Sarnia, ON, Canada
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