September and October are a couple of my favorite months usually mild weather with cool nights and warm days. Havest time for the farmers that have spent the summer working hard and praying the crops will not fail, so they can do it again next year.
All summer I've been saying,"gotta go to Empire" and well I could not find anybody that wanted to go up to Sleeping Bear Dunes area then return the same day. So I says I'll go by myself. Usually works out good that way anyway. I said adios to beautiful downtown Hesperia, MI about 10 AM and took the back roads up to Scottville where US-10 and US-31 meet and took US-31 north towards Manistee. I use to drive that route twice weekly when I was driving truck. I have to admit that there has been a lot of building going on in the last 25 years. At Manistee I took M-22 North. 22 more or less follows the the Lake Mi shoreline.
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Not a real good picture but if you use your imagination you can see the SLEEPING BEAR. At least the head and body.