RVery Best Nest

Come join Joe, Mallery & I, as we travel around the USA in our RVery Best Nest. God's Favor has been chasing us down, and we are enjoying all of His blessing's, that He has created for all to enjoy!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Magnus RV Park, Petoskey, MI.

                     Tuesday 9/3/2013

After spending a little over 3 weeks in the UP of Michigan, it was time to leave the Yoopers (what upper Michigan people are called), and go hang with the trolls in Lower Michigan. (What the Yoopers call the Lower Michigan residence, because they live below the bridge). We left St. Ignace, which is the town on the north side of the bridge and headed toward Mackinaw City, the town on the south end of the bridge.
To get to Lower Michigan we had to cross the Straits of Mackinac on the Mackinac Bridge. It cost us $14 to cross over which is really reasonable.

The Mighty Mac or Big Mac is 5 miles long. Lake Michigan is on our right and Lake Huron is off to the left of the bridge.
There are 42,000 miles of cable suspending the bridge.
The Mighty Mac is the third longest in total suspension in the US, and longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western hemisphere. All I can say is neither I or Joe enjoyed the drive across it. We were very glad to be on the Mackinaw City side when we finally got to the other side. I am sure it is much easier crossing over in a car, but when you sit so high up in the motor home, the railing seems so insignificant, especially at the center when we were 200 feet above the water.

  The outside lane, which Joe drove on is 12 feet wide. We are 9 feet wide, so Joe had 1 1/2 feet on both sides of the RV to stay within.

Our drive from St. Ignace, MI. to Petoskey, MI. was very short, at 36 miles. This is how we like to travel, slow as a snail!

As we entered into Petoskey we saw the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan.

Petoskey has a population of 5,670 people. The name "Petoskey" means , "where the light shines through the clouds" in the language of the Odawa Indians who where the original inhabitants.

After going through some of the town area, we turned down a big hill and then turned into a neighborhood.
At the end of the neighborhood we came to Magnus Park, which is a city RV park.

After checking in, we were told if we wanted to wait until 3PM, we could have a front row site. Our answer to that was "You bet"! We pulled over to the side and had lunch, while waiting for the RV that was in our site to be, to leave. Check out is not until 3PM.

Site #8 was worth the wait for the waterfront views.

This was our view out our front window. We paid $25 a day for this full hook up  park. This has to be one of the best deals we have ever had for the location and views.

The park is also on the walking/bike path, and if you need a hospital it is located one block away behind the park.
The beach is rocky, but you can swim there, as we saw some children swim one evening.

After setting up, we took a walk along the walk/bike path. Mallery let us know, she was very happy with our new setting, as she did her usual romp and roll, in some really nice grass in one of our neighborhood's yard.

This was the house where Mallery chose to roll in. She is a bit of a princess, as she rolls only in the nicest and well kept yards.

This was another one of the very upper crust homes in our new neighborhood along the bay.

A block away from the park, the walk/bike path takes you past this little church,

which is the St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission Church. This church is the oldest building in Emmet County, built is 1859.

Every night we enjoyed wonderful sunsets.

We are now in Traverse City, MI., but will blog our adventures in Petoskey, MI, while we have new adventures.

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