Americas Best Value Inn
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... 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 ...
... Many older homes were narrow, long and high. Copper Harbor, Michigan's most northerly point on the lake, shows off a beautiful lighthouse, but not accessible. However, Eagle River Lighthouse made for a delightful stop. One reason, tho....Gustof, a golden retriever allowed me to have a "Harley fix"!! A quick stop at a monk's ...
... that didn't seem to matter! We had a wonderful dinner with a variety of traditional Mexican dishes. Nick and I ate this type of food . . . when we were kids . . . and had Mexican braceros from the northern states of Mexico on the farm to pick pickles (cucumbers) (bracero = manual laborer in Spanish or "one who works using his arms"). All three of the boys (Nick, Pat, and Mike) have enjoyed Mexican or Tex-Mex food every since!
We had a great view of ...
... side of the road and little zoom on them. They are fascinating to watch, but we had to get moving!!
Some 17 miles out and across the bay there is a pullout where you can see the two power plants in Marquette, the loading docks for the freighters, and the Superior Dome on NMU's campus, the largest wooden dome structure in the world!!
We got to our motel, The Brentwood, a Budget Host property. We don't stay in these very often, but brother ...
OK we're back in the 21st century and have wifi again. Who knew there were places in northern Wisconsin that don't have Wi-fi! We are in St. Ignace Michigan, " yooper" country as the locals are called, meaning those rednecks that live in the northern peninsula and those who live in the southern peninsula of Michigan are called trolls. I guess you have to visit these areas to know these facts. The Mackinac Bridge connects south to north and is the longest suspension bridge in ...