Knights Inn Marquette
Travel Blogs from Marquette
... I talked to the locals and found out the following: A Yooper is a common term for residents of the Upper Penisula of Michigan. It is derived from the initials U.P. which is pronounced you-pee. U.P. stands for Upper Peninsula, as opposed to the lower peninsula of Michigan. Yoopers make fun of Trolls. Trolls are from 'down below', referring to lower Michigan. Yoopers come from above the bridge, referring to the Mackinac Bridge, which separates upper Michigan from lower ...
... are cliffs along the edge of Lake Superior with colourful layers of rock as well as staining from different minerals that come with the water that seeps out of the rock. It was a lovely way to spend over two hours on the lake.
For dinner we returned to the Navigator restaurant where we had eaten the night before. The food was good and plentiful and there was a good variety of beer. Another late night as we all sat in our house having a few drinks and good conversation.
... considered to be sparsely inhabited but by our standards it was not. The small towns are quite large.
We have 2 little houses near the waterfront. We can see across Lake Superior to Grand Island. We are sitting drinking wine and beer. Wes is actually drinking Fosters - a present from one of the Kriewaldt cousins who thought he might be homesick for it. It is in a huge can - 750 ml and is brewed in USA. He has donated the rest of the cans to the family with whom we stayed!!!!
... the 'must see's' on the grounds, like 'Big Gus--the World's Largest Chain Saw' and 'The World's Biggest Shotgun' . . . and a 'UP Snowblower' (three regular snowblowers welded together!!) . . . and other comical contraptions. I'm posting some photo's of some of them.
We moved inside and looked over the offering . . . lots of UP, Yooper, and other standard stock stuff . . . including a lot of '****' related gear and gadgets!! There was quite a selection of ...
... painting- true to it's name. The cliffs had sea caves carved into them along with waterfalls and beautiful beaches. The lake water was so clear and blue. Truly a great afternoon. Off to Tahquamenon State Park tomorrow and camping at the Hemlock Lower Falls for 3 days. Many things to see in this area. We are looking forward to visiting the National Shipwreck Museum located at Whitefish Point. No WiFi here so will post this tomorrow. Life is ...
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2403 US 41 W, Marquette | 2 star hotelfrom $79
2463 US 41 West, Marquette | 2 star hotelfrom $132
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