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Traveling Morgans 2012 Destinations and Travel Highlights

Winter Spring & Summer

Our winter time was spent in Schertz TX near San Antonio. We got to visit the San Antonio Missions and Natural Bridge Caverns when our daughters visited and Pedernales Falls State Park later on.

To save money, we accepted a summer job in Canyon Lake TX. This did not work out well. Phyllis had some physical problems and we were asked to leave. Places to stay were not easy to locate near where Phyllis could receive appropriate medical treatment. We went to Fredericksburg TX and traveled to San Marcos weekly for her treatments. This was about 100 mile round trip. Texas was hot during the summer, but so was the rest of the country.

While in Fredericksburg, we did get to visit the Museum of the Pacific War and Old Tunnel State Park.

In August we went to visit our children in Indianapolis. There were two breakdowns.

One of few stops we made on the way to Indy was at Metropolis IL. The Superman Statue is stunning. No, it is not steel but bronze. The Superman Museum is okay.

Our Route North in August ---------------------- Fall and Circling Lake Michigan

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In keeping with our desire to make the best of a situation, and enjoy what we can do, we took a fall trip around Lake Michigan.

In all of our years living next door to Michigan, we had never seen its best sites. We thought we should change that.

Our main stops in Michigan were Traverse City, where we traveled to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Traverse Bay, Mackinaw City at the Straits of Macinac, and Munising where we toured Picture Rocks National Lakeshore.

The Mississippi Palisades in Illinois were something we had wanted to see for years. This was the time.

The fall color was outstanding this year, beginning in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and continuing all the way through Ilinois and still looked good in Indiana in early November.

Fall Pictures In Michigan


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Straits of Mackinac

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

Fort Michlimacinac Reproduction, once a stronghold of the British Empire.

Ship going up St Mary's River from Lake Huron and entering Lake Superior.

Munising Overlook of Pictured Rocks National Seashore from Grand Island Lighthouse at lower left to Miners Castle at lower right and Indian Head Point at back.

Why the area is called Pictured Rocks.

Cave of All Colors with fall color above.

Lovers Leap. Note Kayak.

Chapel Rock, note tree root reaching shore.

Grand Portal.

Spray Falls, sixty feet tall.

Color on Grand Island as seen from Munising City Tourist Campground.
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