Days Inn of Marquette
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We continue to make our way east, next stop the Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan to the city of Marquette. The population was 21,355 at the 2010 census, making it the most populated city of the UP. Note: the entire UP only has a little over 311,000 residence. Marquette is a major port on Lake Superior, primarily for shipping iron ore (see picture below of train dock), and is the home of Northern Michigan University. In town we saw T- shirts and signs with "Yooper" ...
... us to gooseberry jam and delish oatmeal cookies! (Note: flour from Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie is used!!!). A road sign near Houghton, MI, referenced a 390" snowfall 35 years ago, and this last winter, they were below this record by just 3"!!! Hot and muggy days were rough with no AC, so appreciated Marquette's Ford dealer who fixed us ...
... for Cole, our soon-to-b3 6-year old grandson.
Marquette is a 'university town' (Northern Michigan University) so I suspect that many of the young folks working the counters and cash registers are students. And, the young lade who rung up my purchases was no exception. I asked her where here home was . . . and she said: Alma!! I told her that I knew where Alma was . . . and she looked at me . . . I continued . . . north of Ithaca . . . west of St. Louis ...
During lunch, the clouds got lighter and the sun got brighter. There are several pull outs and scenic viewing opportunities on the drive between Munising and Marquette . . . and we stopped at most of them! Lake Superior is crystal clear!
We also spotted two sandhill cranes. I turned around so Carol could take some pictures of them. When I turned around to head west again, there was a third crane. I photographed them again from ...
... had a couple beautiful bridges across Lake Superior, but a very depressed area. Very boring drive as not a lot to see, so we wanted to get some kilometers behind us, so we drove 1,000 kms on Saturday, traveling till darkness fell at approx 9:45 pm when I saw a sign that said " watch for Moose next 35 miles", that did it and we started to look for a place, but all we saw were trees and lakes, as I began to image us sleeping at a rest stop! Wisconsin is a state of 10,000 ...