Saturday, August 4, 2012

On the move again - to Houghton Michigan

Houghton MI (Rainy then Mostly Sunny High 81 Low 60)

Subtitled: A bad day traveling is better than a good day flying (with apologies to the fishing saying).

We left Two Harbors Minnesota yesterday, August 3rd, and headed to Houghton Michigan which is also near Lake Superior. We were in Houghton last year and fell in love with the town and the City of Houghton RV Park. Here is a photo out our back window, we are backed up to the Portage River.

Since it is about 250 miles and we had the time this summer we decided to visit it. Here is the route we took.

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We certainly tested the saying about a bad day traveling being better than a good day flying yesterday. With all the small towns and road construction and stretching breaks it took us 5 and 1/2 hours. But the worst part was when we started setting up. Remember when we mentioned how the water spigot was in a different location, well that is all it took for us to leave our pressure regulator and water softener there. We have called the campground but they forward all calls to voicemail and we are waiting on a call back. We hope we can get them back with just a little postage and handling but if not it is not so bad in the grand scheme of things. The truck and RV were not damaged, we were not hurt, and no animals were hurt in the filming of this adventure, it is only money that will solve this situation. Another valuable lesson learned on this great adventure.

While in Houghton we plan to eat at some of our favorite places from last year and find some new ones, explore the Keweenaw Peninsula, walk along the Portage River to hopefully the Lift Bridge here in action, and just relax. Here is a photo of the Lift Bridge from our last visit.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. Fingers crossed that you will be able to retrieve your filter and pressure regulator. It is "just money" but it also is a big pain in the patootie. Love your campsite.

  2. Oh dear, I certainly hope they return your call and someone hasn't snatched those two items. Keep us posted.

  3. Looks like you still have some pleasant temperatures. I can't remember the last time I did 250 miles in under six hours. Guess I'm a much slower traveler. :)