Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pictured Rocks

The last leg of our Michigan trip was to drive to Munising on the Upper Peninsula to see the fabled Pictured Rocks. We stayed at a hotel (just a Holiday Inn this time) for one night after seeing the Rocks via a Pictured Rock Cruise. The only way to  really see the rocks was from the water, although we saw several hikers way above the rocks, part of the National Park System.  The colors in the sandstone cliffs were created by large amounts of mineral in the rocks that showed up as the rocks were eroded by water.  As you rode by you could see various "pictures" in the rocks such as skyscrapers, village, battleships, etc.  It depended on your good imagination.

This formation had some Indian name since it looked like an Indian chief complete with headdress.

The next day we drove back to the airport stopping for lunch at yet another charming little restaurant on the water. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would recommend it to anyone.  It's a beautiful part of our country.

Come back for something totally different, my review of a great new book by Kathleen Loomis.


Regina B Dunn said...

Thanks for all the photos of the UP. They brought back wonderful memories. I grew up in the lower peninsula and visited the UP in 1993 and had a great time there. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip, too. Michigan has some beautiful spots.

quiltedfabricart said...

Ooooh! I love rocks! They are so inspirational and beautiful. Great photos :-)