The ferry to Michigan and home. 9-12-2016

I was up and showered by 6:00. I found a local breakfast restaurant called Brunch and went there to finish yesterday’s blog post and have breakfast.  The Scallops Benedict was good, as was the coffee.

Crossing the river on the way to breakfast. .
Crossing the river on the way to breakfast.
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The lift bridge pilot house.
The lift bridge pilot house.

Using the Wi-Fi there I finished my post then went for a walk past the Pabst Theater where in 1976, the company I worked for, had me running the installation of renovated seating from the late 1800’s. That job was a long time ago.

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There was a pub across the street from the Pabst job, you entered it from the alley it was called the Safehouse, this was the 70’s and the time of 007. I took a picture for old time sake.  When you walked through the door you went through a series of challenges to enter the Safehouse.  Very 007.

The entrance to the safehouse.
The entrance to the safehouse.

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I walked back to the hotel at about 10:00 and found Bill having breakfast after he had used the workout room.  He commented on the fact that it was going to take some work to get in shape after this ride.

We packed up, loaded the bikes and headed to the ferry, a short 3 minute ride from downtown.  We got in line and were soon staged for loading when the ferry got there.  After Labor day the Motorcycles travel free. All we had to do was pay for our passage, about $98.00 each. It was another beautiful day and we thought it would be a nice trip.

Milwaukee from the Lake Express.
Milwaukee from the Lake Express.

We loaded, strapped our bikes down and went up top to find a place to plant ourselves and await our departure.  When under way we discovered 4 to 6 foot waves coming out of the South.  A few people had and odd pale look to them during the trip.  Once we were into Muskegon we were almost first ones off the boat.

Coming into Muskegon.
Coming into Muskegon.

We headed straight home and Bill followed me to the house to drop off some things before heading home.  Pauline was waiting and took pictures of our arrival.  We were home.

Now the unloading, unpacking, cleaning and maintenance begin.  We traveled over 11,400 miles with few troubles and we only encountered rain on 2 days.  One day it rained for an hour and another day it rained lightly on and off for the better part of the day.  We were lucky.  A fantastic trip.

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