Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Big Mac Bridge and Signature Resorts

We headed down from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan toward the Straits of Mackinac where we would take the "Mighty Mac" bridge to the mainland of Michigan. This is the third longest suspension bridge in the world and at 5 miles long overall, is one impressive sight. We paid a toll of $17.50 for our coach and tow car and consider it a good deal!

After paying the toll, we headed down to the approach of the bridge and looked at the water where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet.

Wow -- when we rounded the curve and saw the bridge, we were very impressed. Built in 1957, the main suspension length is a whopping 8,614 feet!

There is quite a hill to climb as we head toward the peak of the bridge -- some 200 feet above the water below. Naturally, the day we went over there was construction on the bridge and one lane was closed. Still, this was a great experience.

The main suspension is covered in a steel gridwork which is strong - but open to the lake below. Orinda was impressed with the bridge, but happy when we were over.

After crossing the bridge, we made our way about 30 miles to the Signature Motorcoach Resort just south of Petoskey, MI. This is a beautiful resort and is fully equipped with all the amenities of a great RV park. Rick enjoyed setting up on the full concrete pad with great hookups.

Located just a few feet from our site is the clubhouse area that offers a great pool, tennis courts, and as Orinda notes, a great pond and waterfall feature.

This is a great place to sit on the covered porch and listen to the falling water while enjoying our favorite drink.

The clubhouse inside is just as nice and features a light, complimentary breakfast each morning that we have enjoyed. The other folks here seem friendly and the weather is great -- all in all, a nice setup for the next few weeks.

1 comment:

squawmama said...

Wow that park does look like a great one... gotta love the cement slabs right ☺
Have fun & Travel safe