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Day 38 – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

We continued south, past Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and saw the spot where the energetic tourists climb to the top of the dunes (see photo). Curiously, we found few tourists in Empire but we bought food and checked out the Visitor Center. We got back on the bike for 5 hard miles to the campground. We got a large, shady tent site in open forest. It was another wonderful day!
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Day 21 – Hundreds of Water Birds

The highlight of the last part of our day featured hundreds of water birds on McKenna Lake: a shallow, 4-square mile reservoir. We saw white pelicans, geese, several species of ducks, yellow-headed and red-winged blackbirds, and an egret.
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Day 19 – Smooth Highways

As soon as we propped our bikes against Trapper’s Restaurant, the storm arrived. While eating breakfast and drinking coffee, we watched the rain and felt grateful to be inside. After the rain, we traveled eastward, on I-94, past wheat fields on gentle topography. We rode into Dickinson-the largest town thus far- to pump up our tires, mail stuff home, and buy food.
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