Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Springfield, Illinois

We really enjoyed our visit to this library and museum. Highly recommended.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

This is located near Munising, Michigan. The photos don’t do this this justice.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore hugs the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s known for the dramatic multicolored Pictured Rocks cliffs. Unusual sandstone formations like Miners Castle and Chapel Rock define the park’s headlands. Twelvemile Beach has a trail through a nearby white birch forest. Remnants of shipwrecks dot the shoreline around Au Sable Point’s 19th-century lighthouse.

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A day in and around Munising, Michigan – Upper Peninsula of Michigan

A bit of a misty, foggy day but we had some great hikes off the beaten path to see a number of waterfalls in this area. The view of Lake Superior is stunning. The fall colors are simply incredible, I’ve never seen anything like this,

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Arrived the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Wow! The leaves in the Upper Peninsula are amazing.

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Mackinac Island … all day

Today we spent about 9 hours on the island exploring everything. It is very cool. Love the fact that there are no cars on the island. I apologize for so many photos but it was a target rich environment and I thought you would love seeing some of the houses, hotels, and bed and breakfasts.

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Day two …. Michigan

Today, September 30, we started our day in Traverse City. What a busy, bustling place this is. First thing we drove up north on the peninsula directly north of Traverse City to the Old Mission lighthouse that looks out over Grand Traverse Bay. From there on to the beautiful city of Charlevoix where Melissa decided she wanted to move. On to Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Cross Village, and finally to Mckinaw City. A beautiful route all the way with lots of views of Lake Michigan. These little Michigan towns are all very charming.

We have arrived Michigan .. here are some pictures from our first day …

We began our trip in Grand Haven, Michigan meeting friends for dinner that we had met on a recent cruise. Larry & Stephanie did a GREAT job helping us plan our trip. They sent us Michigan maps with a suggested routes and everything we should not miss. What a huge help that was in planning our trip.

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Westman Islands – Heimaey – Day 7 – July, 19, 2021

Heimaey, literally Home Island, is an Icelandic island. At 13.4 square kilometres, it is the largest island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, and the largest and most populated island off the Icelandic coast. Heimaey is 4 nautical miles off the south coast of Iceland.

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Djupivogur – Day 6 – July 18, 2021

Djúpivogur is a small town and municipality located on a peninsula in the Austurland in eastern Iceland, near the island of Papey and on the fjord Berufjörður. This small town, situated at the mouth of Berufjörður fjord, on the south coast, dates back to the 16th century when the Danes established a trading post there.

In fact, a store from the olden days, Langabúð, can still be found in the town and many of the oldest houses (1788-1818) have been restored to their original glory. The scenic beauty of the surrounding area makes Djúpivogur a popular tourist spot and boat trips to the island of Papey are one of its highlights.

Djúpivogur is also home to one of Iceland’s more offbeat attractions: the Eggs of Merry Bay (Eggin í Gleðivík), 34 granite eggs representing various local bird species. Each oversized egg, created by local artist Sigurður Guðmundsson, is atop its own pedestal along in the town’s harbour.

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Seydisfjordur – Day 5 – July 17, 2021

Seyðisfjörður is a town and municipality in the Eastern Region of Iceland at the innermost point of the fjord of the same name. A road over Fjarðarheiði mountain pass connects Seyðisfjörður to the rest of Iceland.

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Day 4 – Akureyri – July 16, 2021

Didn’t get off the ship today so only a few pics.

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