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... waterfalls so we were underwhelmed by the several that we saw here.
Today we had reservations for the 10 AM Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Tour. We were very fortunate that we had a small group so it allow us to spend more time drifting at each of the the 3 shipwrecks that we were going to see. The first was a schooner from the 1700’s that sank carrying Iron Ore. It was in fairly deep water and ...
... new stand with newspaper and three different kinds of gun magazines and lots of Jesus tshirts. There are also well-marked snowmobile trails, complete with their own red octagonal mini-stop signs. Little to no cell phone service up here, but should be crossing into Wisconsin soon. Couldn't ask for better traveling companions! Girls are doing great. We are watching/listening to season 1 of Muppet show. Off we go again! Hope to be in Baudette ...
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" ...
... get ready right away, and we did!
As we were ready 'early,' I called nick and he got us about 15 minutes early and we headed to the Big Boy, just down the road about 1/4 mile. By this time it was raining some. We dashed through the rain drops and were quickly seated. The buffet was well stocked, especially the bacon, and we had an enjoyable breakfast . . . and the coffee cups were kept full by our pleasant server.
Then it was off to see ...
... to their license plate. We happened upon a motel at 10:30 and sign on door said "Night Owls pls ring bell" of which Ray did, low and behold this "republican" chap liked to talk, he even came to our room to show us how to turn on the heat and TV. Thought he would never leave, kind'of unsettling. Little did we realize we had crossed a time change and it was really 11:30 pm. We were up, he had coffee made for us at 7:30 and we were off to St. Ignace Michigan which was 4 hours ...
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