Rather than bore you with facts about the lighthouse, I figure I would tell you a story about my first trip there back in the mid 90’s. I know it was the mid 90’s because my wife and I had a 92 Ford Explore and an old camper, and were camping in July at Burt Lake State Park. That summer was one of the hottest on record, and while we were there it was almost 100 degrees, ( I think it was literally one of the hottest days on record in Michigan.) I told my wife we need to get away from the heat and go for a drive along with our black lab Woody. Heading north from Indian River and relaxing in the air conditioned comfort of our blue SUV, I was in no hurry to stop and get out into the heat. We ended going all the way to Whitefish Point. I remember getting out of the car and the cool breeze from Lake Superior blowing across the parking lot and actually thinking I need a sweatshirt or something. so we walked around and I am sure I took some pics with my old 35mm camera, (maybe I will find the prints someday) and then we went over to the gift shop and I will never forget what she said. ” this is the nicest day we have had here in a long time” and I remember seeing a thermometer on the outside wall of the store saying it was 70 degrees outside. Now fast forward to last winter when I got this pic, and let me tell you, the wind from Lake Superior cut thru me like razor blades from some sort of frozen hell on earth, but I still stopped and got a pic. I must say that no matter what the weather is like, any day in the U.P. is a nice day.
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