Chicago Area!! – September 10-16

We made it to Chicago and were so excited to see the kids and Grandbaby, Estella Ana! Erin, Noe and Stella spent the night on the boat with us the first night. We walked around Navy Point and had a Giordano’s the REAL Chicago Pizza Pie – YUM! The next morning, Julio (Noe’s brother) andContinue reading “Chicago Area!! – September 10-16”

Waukegan, Illinois – September 9th

The Waukegan Harbor and Marina were very nice. There was another Silverton (like ours except 2003) that had an $18K Davit system that was so nice. They had courtesy bikes which we borrowed to go downtown. We stopped for an early dinner at La Casa de Samuel mexican restaurant, where we had margaritas and quesoContinue reading “Waukegan, Illinois – September 9th”

Milwaukee, WI – September 6-7th

Walking around Milwaukee, we saw some interesting sites. We stayed at the McKinley Marina and walked downtown. We saw a statue of Father Marquette who was one of the first white men to visit Milwaukee in 1674. The first day was sunny and we saw some swan paddleboats along with Art downtown. Next day wasContinue reading “Milwaukee, WI – September 6-7th”

Sheboygan, WI – September 4-5th

Seboygan, Wisconsin was an interesting town. We rented a couple little scooters that took us around town. We went to church and had a nice dinner for our 34th anniversary! We found this cute outdoor park called Bookworms Gardens — it was fun to walk around and remember all the childhood stories that were displayedContinue reading “Sheboygan, WI – September 4-5th”

Manitowoc, Wisconsin – September 3rd

The trip down Lake Michigan to Manitowoc was a little rough. We waited until after lunch which allowed the lake to calm down a little before getting underway. In Manitowoc it was rainy, so we got our umbrellas out and walked around. There was a 28 Boat memorial walk outside the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, withContinue reading “Manitowoc, Wisconsin – September 3rd”

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin – September 2nd

We waited for a good weather day to cut across Lake Michigan from Michigan to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. It was a 55 mile trip across the lake — this was the narrowest distance across the lake. The Harbor Club Marina in Sturgeon Bay was very nice and like most places recently they had a helpContinue reading “Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin – September 2nd”

Frankfort, Michigan – September 1st

On our way to Frankfort we passed Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore — these were huge sand piles on the shoreline. Then we saw the lighthouse at the entrance of Frankfort harbor and canal to Betsie Bay where we were stopping for the night. Frankfort was our Lay-up to crossing Lake Michigan to Sturgeon BayContinue reading “Frankfort, Michigan – September 1st”

Leland Township, Michigan – August 31st

Leland Harbor was an easy day from Charlevoix. We had a very casual day on Lake Michigan — and looking forward to the crossing coming after our next stop in Frankfort. Larry saw this red Car-Boat drive out of the water — it was cool — look closely and you can see propellers under theContinue reading “Leland Township, Michigan – August 31st”

Charlevoix City, Michigan – August 30th

The trip from Mackinaw City to Charlevoix was much rougher on upper Lake Michigan than we expected. After cleaning up a bit, we headed to land to get rid of our “sea legs”. The marina was very nice, it had a play fountain and a nice sitting area, made as a tribute to the ArmedContinue reading “Charlevoix City, Michigan – August 30th”