Unlike the back roads coming in, we stuck to US 31, Airport Road, Three Mile Road and 31 again around Traverse City before turning east on M72. It was a pleasant drive without too much traffic. We turned northeast on US 131 in Kalkaska and stopped at the McDonald's just north of Mancelona, where they have a large truck parking lot. I wish we could get the steak, egg and cheese bagel on the breakfast menu here in Canada.
I had trouble remembering the name of the place where we turn off 131 to head for Gaylord. Alma went through my mind but I know that is further south. Alba. Like Jessica. That should stick in my head now. We arrived in Gaylord and turned north on I-75, following it until we crossed the Big Mac and paid another $20.00 toll. I stopped to call a lady named Judy who lived north of the Soo and had expressed an interest in the motorhome. Unfortunately, the interest seemed to have waned over the weekend.
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