After we crossed the bridge we headed south to Grayling on I-75. Our destination was Hartwick Pines State Park. What a great place with paved sites and large grassy area but once again spoiled by a few oafs. Seems as if we got placed between two big expensive Zephyr motorhomes that were towing big expensive cargo trailers. Inside each trailer they carried about four to six Harleys that they were out riding until about 10 PM. Then they came home – roar roar and parked for the night, then at 6 AM they were up and – roar roar gone again. Sorry this good place was messed over but we were up and rolling ourselves to get out of Michigan. Another real surprise was all the rest areas north of Flint about every 25-30 miles. They were so clean and nice and well laid out.
One of them was actually landscaped by a Master Gardener. This is part of the garden area of the one near Bay City, MI.
We stopped near Flint at a Cracker Barrel for our favorite stew and cornbread lunch and lo and behold here was the featured dessert – Blue Bell ice cream on Marionberry cobbler! Who would have expected Blue Bell this far north? After lunch we caught up on email and some computer work in their parking lot then resumed our journey. We drove on I-75 staying west of Detroit and Ann Arbor and south into Toledo, OH area where we headed to the Maumee Bay State Park for the night.