Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday July 25, 2011-Moving day-Mackinaw Mill Creek campground to North Country Campground and Cabins

Today we moved from Mackinaw City to Newberry Michigan. It was cool again and we slept in again since we only have about 75 miles to go to our new destination. We ate a leisurely breakfast and drank our coffee and pulled out a little before 11AM. We got here before 1PM and were all set up and relaxing by 2, with a very uneventful drive. We drove the scenic route along the lake and it was a very pretty drive. I'll bet this is a pretty area in the winter, but I don't want to come up here in January or February. We are north of Green Bay Wisconsin and we have all watched the Packers play in the cold and ice.Mackinaw City is near the Canadian border but Newberry is more centrally located between the attractions that we want to see.

The park has 30 amp electrical service, good water and cable television. We were told that our carryout antenna might work (didn't) and that they have Internet service provided by Tengo Net-same as Rayford Crossing. When I tried to connect with the Internet, I found that I could not because of a low signal to the antenna. Rats! Then I tried our Verizon card and found that it wouldn't connect either. I didn't know why, so I went to the office to talk to the owner about the problem. She said that she has issues with Tengo Net and there are hit and miss problems. She said site #38 has service but #36 does not. She did not offer an explanation for the Verizon card not working. I came back home and after more investigation, I found out that there is NO cell service where we are. Hmmmm, didn't know that one!

At least the cable works well, so we just stayed inside and watched television. Stella was supposed to work for one of her clients and I have work I need to do on the computer, so it is important that we are connected to the Internet. Tomorrow we will check out some other parks in this area. I'll let you know how this works out.

So long.

1 comment:

Ted and Donna said...

No phone service is prevalent in that area. While we were at Lake Linden, we had no phone or internet service for a week. At first we remarked about seeing phone booths and then finally realized it was because people had to use them! It's part of the wilderness experience.