Marquette Motor Lodge
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A little after an hour an the road today and we made our first stop at
Presque Isle Park in Marquette.
We took the first parking circle off to the right and walked out on the
break wall. Except for all the tiny insects, it was a nice walk. I'm
constantly amazed at ...
... we were stopping after twelve hours. The bugger failed to mention the extra hour he snuck in because of the time change...well played Todd, well played... We briefly stopped in Sudbury today so that we could pay $5 to take our picture with the giant nickel. Sudbury is a major nickel mining city, it has a couple huge smelting companies, which explains why the surrounding hills of rock have a black coating. Eastern Canada barns are built with the boards ...
... we found a couple of places to go swimming. Lake Teal and Lake Superior.
The name Ishpeming comes from the Ojibwe or Chippewa word ishpiming, meaning "above", "in the air" or "on high".
... 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" ...