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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" ...
... from. We enquired at one but their rates appeared to be quite high - paying for being on the lake front and having access to a spa and Jacuzzi. The hotel we chose was much cheap and the room is huge as is the bed - king size.
We had a lovely fresh white fish dinner at a little cafe at a fish factory. the fish had been caught this morning and cleaned and prepared out the back. Was a very popular place and some of the diners were known by name.
... ankles - too cold for me, although Wes went in deeper..
Had lunch in a quaint little cafe which was a secondhand bookshop. There were rows of coffee cups hanging on hooks each with a person's name above the hook. People go there and have their own cup to use - the cups are all the same - bought from the cafe. I had a sandwich made out of rye swirl bread - looked like a chocolate swirl cake. The habit of giving crisps with a meal is still alive and well (crisps on ...
Packed our bags and loaded cars to head to the Upper Peninsular. Took 4 cars to Tom's house in Menominee. He lives on the Menominee River with a fabulous view across the water. A quick tour around his property and lunch before we took 3 cars further north to Munising.
We stopped at Wagner Falls for a quick walk to the rather pretty waterfall. Some of the trees are starting to turn colour. Mostly they are just one tree that is different coloured.
We drove through ...
... 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 ...
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