I have been saying that people should not complain about the high cost of gas here in Michigan or around the country because it has been high on Beaver Island for a long time! Last summer it was high and it is over $5 a gallon right now on the island. Neil Rubin of the Detroit News has published an article about the same subject. See here at LINK.
So, as the Chamber of Commerce on the island says: Come to Beaver Island for a week and rent a house with 3 bedrooms for around $1300 a week. That is a good deal! Lots of things to do on Beaver Island and you don't have to go far to do it. The Beaver Island Boat Company ferry ride (about 2 hours) is lots of fun and kids love it. You can camp on the island, rent a cabin or stay in the hotels. See the Chamber of Commerce web site for LINK to places to stay.
As you can see from the above photos I am going to try to use LESS gas on the island by bringing my new Schwinn moped! It gets around 125 mpg; doesn't go fast but I can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way!
And see the blog post earlier about the Electric Car Show on Beaver Island June 27 and 28, 2008.
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