Big Manitou Falls at Pattison State Park

Back to Superior and our campground.  The next morning we took a walk over the see Big Manitou Falls which is 165 ft high and is the same height as Niagara Falls only skinnier and is the 3th largest waterfall east of the Rockies.  It is hard to see all of this 1500 acre park in one morning!   Then we made a quick run into Walmart to pick up a few things then went back and hooked up to leave.  Our destination for this night was Ashland and Mellen, WI.  We located a neat campground called Wildwood Haven about 24 miles down Hwy 13 which sits on the edge of Long Lake.  With luck we were able to get 4 nights in one spot.  Good thing as the Leader was feeling poorly and needed a break.  Once settled in we did go back into Ashland on Friday and visited the walk-in clinic at Memorial Medical Center where the nurse practitioner confirmed a second round of prescription was needed.  Then we filled it at Walmart, ate lunch and headed back to camp.  Ashland is the largest business center between Duluth and the Michigan border.  They have several historic hotels here, shopping and restaurants and is a clean city of about 8500 people. The weather here is delightful and makes the Leader’s recovery easier.  About 55° at 7AM then up to 75 or 80 by 4PM.  Not bad!  We are in a remote campground surrounded by woods and there are loons on the lake. Reminds you of the movie “On Golden Pond”.  Would be a fantastic camp if they had sewer connections but not, so we will have to dump before we head out. Took advantage of the break to do some cooking and get meals prepared for the next week as we plan to push eastward and get into Maine by the middle of August and we have miles to roll. Ashland sits right on the southern edge of Lake Superior and is a clean town.  Several neat things we did see were the murals that are on the sides of many buildings.

This mural covers the entire side of this building!

There are many here that were painted by local artists and depict different parts of the history of Ashland.  Check out this link to see the ones we missed with our photos. http://www.roadtripamerica.com/murals/Wisconsin-Ashland.htm

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