Monday, June 20, 2011

Traveling around Lake Michigan: Day 11, June 20, 2011

On the Road Again Monday June 20, but first we went hiked the Island Trail and the Lost Lake Trail in Ludington State Park.

 What a cute raccoon peeked around from a tree after we had passed.

But the rare treat was to first hear sounds like blocks of wood clacking.  Then we saw two sandhill cranes.  Considering how noisy they were we thought there have to be some little ones around.  Sure enough we saw two little ones.  One crane seemed frustrated that the little one wasn't getting on the way down the hill to the pond.  The adult crane kept picking up leaves seemingly to say to the kid, "come on, get going."  Eventually they were down the hill and we could take the trail where they had been.
                                                    Is this photo upside down or right side up?
Little Sandpoint Lighthouse is called the cinnamon stick because of the red brick.
 It was foggy when we were atop the Lighthouse and got more foggy before we left.
USS LST 393 Veterans Museum in Muskegon, MI.  This Landing Ship Tank is an ocean going ship capable of shore to shore delivery of tanks, amphibious assault vehicles, and troops. I you recall the movie Saving Private Ryan, this ship was on Omaha Beach and trucks and soldiers departed from it.


                                             Sleeping quarters on board.
                                                  Capt. Phil

                                              World War II Jeep with 50 Cal. Machine Gun.
                                                                 Chain for the anchor
                                 This flag was flown on board on D-Day 1944 at Omaha Beach.
            Many exhibits and historic facts are on display.  This is the touching Missing Man Table.

We camped at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park.  After supper we took a leisure walk along the beach of Lake Michigan.

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