Around 9:45 am we drove north on M25 to the town of Lexington, MI. This is a small colorful village with many old buildings. We found the local Library and were successful getting on the Internet. The window on the Library said since 1903. This is a small friendly library. They had a book sale going on and Joan found some books. The book sale was to restore the stain glass window in the library. We drove around town checking out the town park located on the water front with a boat marina. Main Street had a dozen or so shops we decided to eat at the local restaurant called “Wimpys” delicious hamburgers and hot dogs were the menu of the day. After lunch we toured through the shops. The local Dairy Queen was not open. We traveled back to the Lakeport State Park and just past the entrance is an Ice-Cream Parlor called the Pepperoni Cow they advertise 100 flavors of shakes, custard and hand dipped. We enjoyed the treat and then returned to the Airstream. I relaxed under the awning in my lounge chair listening to the XM radio and reading. Joan took her beach chair to the beach for the next 3 ½ hours. I got out the folding bikes and pumped up the tires and attached the baskets. When Joan returned we went for a 2.8 mile ride around the campground. This place is larger than I originally though. According to the brochure there are 565 acres. We visited the camp store and notice that many campers had arrived for the weekend. All sites are paved with a picnic table and a fire ring. All sites have electricity. On both campground areas there is access to Lake Huron. Joan said she saw 5 people while she was on the beach today.
TRIVIA: The Blue Water Bridges: The only international border crossing that is owned jointly by the State of Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario. The original Blue Water Bridge, described as a steel cantilever truss bridge, cost about $3,250,000.00 to build and opened to traffic in 1938. In 1997 they renovated the original span at a cost of $25 million dollars. The same day the second span opened to traffic. The original bridge is 1.25 miles long and 152 feet high. It contains some five tons of rivets and weighs slightly over 87 thousand tons. The bridge is paid for by Federal and State revenues plus tolls from the users. Construction of the second span cost. $79 million dollars completed in 1997.