We’re in North Higgins Lake State Park, campsite 160. It rained from the minute we got here until now, and Weather Underground says it’s going to rain until 2 p.m. this afternoon.
Our tent leaked. Brand new Coleman Instant Cabin, $150, and it leaked the first time it rained on the second night we used it. On the bright side, I have a 12′ x 20′ tarp that we put over the top of the tent. Do your worst. We’re dry and warm.
The other bright side is that this is all Kevin’s fault. My buddy Kevin K. told me, “You have to see Michigan on your trip.” “It’s beautiful and if you’ve never seen the Great Lakes, you owe it to yourself to see them,” he said. ” “You’re gonna love Michigan,” he said. “You can visit Seault Ste. Marie,” he said. “I promise you perfect weather in June,” he said.
OK, maybe he didn’t promise the weather part. Bastid.
West Virginia is mostly mountains, but has some farms. Ohio is mostly farms, but has some mountains. Michigan doesn’t have farms or mountains. It’s got birch trees, though. You know you’re up north when you start seeing birch trees.
We’ve gone 1,013 miles in 2 days. It’s not going to be like that when we get out West, but I told the boys, “Sometimes you just gotta break off a piece.” Today we’re only driving 4 hours or so, and will sleep in the Upper Peninsula. Weather Underground says it will be sunny and 68 by 2 p.m. So the plan is, William and I are going to wake Alex up, put him in the car and go get a nice hot breakfast somewhere, then come back, buck up, and pack the car wet. When we get to the next campsite we’ll take everything out, dry it all off, and resume.