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High Water in Michigan

01 June, 2011 0 comments Leave a comment

Flooded Boardwalk in Lansing, Michigan.

We started our trip across the northern USA, from the Great Lakes to the West Coast, with a lovely weekend visit with our friends Murray and Marilyn in Elliot Lake. The weather was rainy so we cancelled plan A (going fishing in their pontoon boat) and enjoyed plan B (playing board games and eating well).

On Sunday we swung back down through London to our RV dealership as our new trailer needed some warranty work to fix a leak in the roof. That only took an hour, so we crossed the border into Michigan after lunch. (Without a search of our trailer by US Customs - we must have said all the right things!)

In phoning ahead to book a campsite for the night, we heard that Michigan was pretty soggy with all the spring rains and flooding so we pressed on to Lansing and found a gorgeous private campground on a private lake and stayed there two days.

The campground was just a block away from the start of the city biking trail (paved and wood boardwalk) so we managed a delightful but wearying 5 mile hike one hot afternoon through the city greenspace. Parts of the board walk were under water, so we could tell some flooding was happening in the area.

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