This past weekend, Eric and I headed to the upper peninsula to see the Pictured Rocks National Shoreline. It's one of my favorite places on earth. I know I sound crazy when I say Michigan is my favorite place to travel, but it truly is. I've been all over the country, and would still rather head up north and explore lighthouses, waterfalls and small towns. As soon as we crossed the Mackinac Bridge, my heart felt lighter. I'm so excited for a full week of posts from our trip! We explored five different lighthouses, two waterfalls, and the entire rocky shoreline.
We made the trek from Grand Rapids to Munising in about 6 hours. We checked into our hotel, got ready and headed out for the night. Our first stop was the Munising Front and Rear Range Lights. I had never seen them before, but I realized after we found them that I've driven past these at least 4 times before! The Front Rear Range light is right on M-28, in the middle of town. As you can see in the picture below, you really can't miss it. I was trying to find directions, and it was super easy. Just take M-28 to Hemlock Street, and you're there!
I had read online that the Rear Range Light was a couple of blocks away from the Front Range Light. When I spotted it, I gasped... I was like, "Eric! Look at that lighthouse! It's so weird!" Hahah. But I wanted to show the next picture, just to show you guys how strange that lighthouse is! They were both built in 1908, and this was placed to work in combination with the front range light. This one continuously shines a red light. Even during the day! Eric and I were laughing as we explored it... because it totally looked like something out of a Lost episode!
I'll be back with more posts from Pictured Rocks this week, and three other lighthouses! You can also check out my Instagram for our entire recap of the weekend. I'm already dreaming up the next time I can head to the upper peninsula. There are so many more trips I want to take up there. Someday when I retire, I really hope I can live there in the summer somehow. Maybe I should start looking into cheap cottages for sale now... ;)
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