Friday Oct 6 thru Tuesday Oct 17, 2017
Fall Midwest Trip with Texas and Michigan

My Fall 2017 Midwest trip will include an "along the way" jump to Lubbock Texas to meet family for a weekend as well as an "around Lake Michigan" jump. Family was getting together in Lubbock and it matched the timing for my trip so - why not - it'd be good to get together (no photos here - but it was time well enjoyed). 

The 70MPH two lane state highways in northern Texas were a joy. Land was for grazing or farming of cotton or pumpkins.

Nothing much for photos until St. Louis with one shot of the Arch.

Out from Illinois I made a clockwise trek around Lake Michigan. My goal was to visit some good folks in Traverse City and while I was heading up there I figured I'd also check off some ToDo items - Sheboygan & Manitowoc Wisconsin (cities that had long ago family ties), Door County Wisconsin (a destination area for fall colors - I was there on a family vacation but I was too little to have any recall.), "over the top" of Lake Michigan, a trek over the Macinack Bridge. A visit to the island is still on the list - something for a warm summer day.

The Gateway Arch - St. Louis MO

Lake Michigan looking eastward. Somewhere about Sheyboygan WI

At City Park in Kewaunee WI

Algoma, WI

A 1/2 mile of giggles.
The End Of The Road for hwy 42 before it ends at the ferry at Northport WI.

A nice sunset.
Possibly Ellison Bay or Sister Bay or Ephraim WI

Next day
From Door County I jumped down to Green Bay and started following the coast - in the dark. I missed a fair bit of scenery. Escanaba MI was the overnight. Photos today will be of the scenic trek over the top of Lake Michigan - it was an enjoyable ride. This first was a wayside stop just north of Thompson MI

Just a tad up the road at Lakeview Park at Manistique MI

A nice rest area east of Naubinway MI

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East of Brevort the road hugs the coast.

St. Helena Island

A UP specialty!

I went in search of a spot for a photo of the bridge - the eastern side with good lighting. A cemetery proved a nice photo stop.

St. Ignace

Getting ready to cross the bridge - a stop at the formal bridge view location at the north end.

Down in Traverse City I met up with some good folks and we made a few stops about the area...

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