On the Fourth Day of Vacation, My True Love Said to Me...


On the fourth day of vacation, my true love said to me... "Let's go to the Michigan U.P." 

On our fourth day, we woke up in the Green Bay area at a campground. After packing up our campsite, we spent a good part of the day visiting The National Railroad Museum

We watched a brief video on the history of trains in America, which focused especially on the Union Pacific's Big Boy. There were dozens of full-size trains to explore, almost all available to walk-through. 

 Of course, they offered a train ride around the outside of the facility - some of the full-size trains are outside for viewing. The train took us over bridges, which my son especially liked.

We took a brief drive through Green Bay, passing by Lambeau Field. There wasn't enough time to stop by to visit.

Then we headed to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We stayed at J.W. Wells State Park and had a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. 

Our campsite looked right over to this bench, with Lake Michigan just beyond it. There were very few bugs at this campsite, which was great.

The kids pitched in to help pitch tents. As much as possible, I tried to help with the tents and also the cooking.

We walked around each campground to discuss the playgrounds and facilities. And whenever possible, we went to the beach or lakefront to at least get our feet wet. 

The weather had been perfect on our trip, thus far. Lots of sun, highs in the 80s but comfortable in the 60s at night. Our first night in Michigan, however, had a surprise in store for us. 

Stay tuned to find out what happened on Day 5.


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