Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Vacation Day 2-Part 1 Bond Falls

On the second day we left St. Ignace and headed west in the upper peninsula.  We definitely were not in a hurry and knew that once we got to the small town of Ironwood there would not be much to do.

There is a lot of wilderness up there and we drove sometimes for miles and miles without seeing so much as a single house! We got off-course in Escanaba and ended up taking some back roads to get back to where we needed to be. We saw a doe and her fawn cross the road in front of us. That's pretty much it as far as wildlife goes!

Stopped for lunch at Fumee Falls Roadside Park. We've been here before and it's a nice place to have lunch!

There is another falls behind this one that you can barely see in this picture.

After we drove a few more hours we veered north to our first destination:

I've been wanting to come here for years and was very excited to see this.

It's just a short walk on a paved trail to the falls, and you can hear that rushing water as soon as you get out of the car. Music to my ears!

This is what you see as you are walking up.

They were as beautiful and majestic as I knew they would be!

You can take stairs all the way to the top of the falls and the river leading up to them is just as beautiful with mini-falls along the way! It goes way farther back than we could go, too!

I literally could have stayed there all day!

See that happy smiling face! Ug,.. never mind...don't look at me..look at the beautiful waterfall behind me!

We also went to Agate Falls, which is another waterfall that is supposed to be very scenic.

I'm sure it's very beautiful but this was the best we could see of it because it was kind of a steep slide down to the river and we didn't want to risk of life and limb! I've seen pictures of it and it is beautiful. Looks a lot like Bond Falls.

Unfortunately we still had some driving to do so we got back on the road after a hour or so.

Next stop: Ironwood


Judy said...

Love Bond Falls. I was there in the days when I could scamper around and walk for miles and hours. Glad I went then, because, I'd never make it now. Love seeing the photos.

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Sally said...

Oh goodness my buddy - those are awesome pics - I'm SO glad you were able to see all that beauty.

And, just so you know, I think you look beautiful too. :)


Grandma K said...

So beautiful and peaceful!

Donna said...

Wow, those are beautiful spots! How wonderful that you got to finally visit that one waterfall on your "must see" list!

Dee D said...

Wow! Nature at its finest. I loved seeing every one of those beautiful pics. I'm glad you and hubby are enjoying your vacation... :)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Wow! Beautiful falls. We're going through a severe drought right now, so I've enjoyed seeing the green and water in your area.

The View from the Top of the Ladder