Sunday, August 2, 2009

Michigan to Wisconsin, Saturday Aug 1

Bryn: A rainy morning had us all dragging as we packed up and left Dave and Niki's house. We got to Pat's in time for lunch. By then the rain subsided, and the boys had a great time bobbing on the waves in their life jackets. The weather was too bad for boating. We said our good-byes in the late afternoon and headed to Ludington and the ferry across Lake Michigan, Great Lake #3 on this trip.
The photo shows the Sportsmobile being driven on board. This is a big ship. Their motto: Big Ship, More Fun!

We had a stateroom, a tiny cell with 2 beds, a sink, and tiny bathroom. Luckily we also had a fine window which opened and provided a nice breeze. We all took some Dramamine, so even though we had constant pitching we were all fine. It put me to sleep, but the boys were able to go watch the Star Trek movie in the movie lounge. There was also an arcade, bingo in the dining hall, and a museum filled with ferry information and artifacts. An all-inclusive ship! It is the U.S.S. Badger, built in 1953, the last coal-burning steamship in the U.S.

Reed: The ferry was very long, and I didn't sleep at all. The crossing was 4 hours and 4 minutes.

We're now in Wisconsin and are back on Central Time.

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