Michigan Vacation – The End
Since August 13th I have been sharing photographs and details of our Michigan vacation earlier this month. The purpose of our Michigan vacation was to attend a Vulcan Riders and Owners Club (VROC) motorcycle rally that was held at Cycle-Moore Campground in Interlochen, which is located in the northwestern portion of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Day 1 of our vacation was a travel day. We drove approximately 211 miles from Warren, Pennsylvania, to Norwalk, Ohio. On Day 2 we drove from Norwalk, Ohio, to Interlochen, Michigan where we met up with our VROC friends. We spent Day 3 with our VROC friends: hanging around at the campground, on a sightseeing motorcycle ride, and around the campfire. On Day 4 Bob and I rode to Leland and explored historic Fishtown.
Our last two vacation days were travel days. We departed our cabin in Honor, Michigan, on August 11th at 8:00 AM. We stopped for breakfast at Da Dawg House Restaurant in Cadillac, Michigan.
As we pulled into the parking lot we saw our VROC friends Tim R. and Mike K.. The four of us ate breakfast together.
I had to laugh when we ran into Mike one more time during our travels. We were at a rest stop on Route 127 near Lansing, Michigan. Bob and I were sitting at a table drinking water. I look up and here comes Mike walking towards us.
We had a mishap while traveling today. My muffler fell off, while traveling on I-96. Bob said “it was a lot of fun pulling the muffler the rest of the way off on I-96 with all the high speed traffic whizzing by toward Detroit.” Fortunately Bob was able to get the muffler off with little effort and throw it in the trunk. Bob says he doesn’t “have a problem riding the bike down the interstate at 70 or 80 mph with other traffic, but stopped on the roadside yanking a muffler off a car with that same 70 or 80 mph traffic passing by makes me feel like trouble waiting to happen”. Thankfully trouble didn’t find us!
We made it to Best Western Norwalk in Ohio, where we had spent the first night of our vacation, around 4:00 PM. We ate dinner at a nearby Bob Evans Restaurant and spent rest of the evening relaxing in our room.
We departed Norwalk, Ohio, after breakfast at our hotel, at 8:00 AM the next day. We ended up going on I-90 around Cleveland, rather than going south of the city as intended. It was my mistake. I made a wrong turn. Thankfully the traffic wasn’t bad and it wasn’t raining. It did start to rain in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. We stopped for lunch at Perkins Restaurant. When we left Perkins it was raining. Bob put on his rain gear.
We had a wonderful time at the VROC Interlochen motorcycle rally. We made new friends and became reacquainted with friends whom we made at past rallies. We need to seriously think about purchasing a toy hauler, though. I drove 1,228 miles during this trip. Bob put even more miles on the motorcycle, as we rode the bike primarily once we arrived at the rally headquarters. I can’t ride long distances and 1,228 miles of driving by myself isn’t fun!