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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" ...
... Wes got a good coffee - he has to ask for a double shot Americano. I had a milk shake made with caramel explosion icecream - more like a thick shake and had little cups of caramel filled chocolates. Thank goodness it was made with 2% milk !!!!
Went for a drive to Christmas which is just a little spot on the highway with a few shops that did not look at all appealing.
Found the ruins of the Bay Furnace where they used to smelt iron.
Back to ...
... 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 ...
Other places to stay in Marquette
1951 US 41 West, Marquette | 3 star hotelfrom $137
412 West Washington St., Marquette | 3 star hotelfrom $119
2403 US 41 W, Marquette | 2 star hotelfrom $79
2463 US 41 West, Marquette | 2 star hotelfrom $132
1010 M-28 East, Marquette | 2 star hotelfrom $66
230 North Front Street, Marquette | Hotelfrom $138
2472 US Highway 41 West, Marquette | 2 star hotelfrom $102