Super 8 Houghton
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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We have spent the last 4 days in Houghton, Michigan. This area is known for copper mines and there are several that you can tour. We had to cross the Mackinaw Bridge to get here. When you are in a car going over a bridge, the railing is at eye level. When you are in a motorhome, you never see the railing! As we were approaching the bridge the warning sign was flashing for trucks and motorhomes. We could only go 20 ...
... ever as the campground did not have showers. It worked surprisingly well.
On Friday, we took a day trip up the peninsula to Copper Harbor, the easternmost city on this section of the peninsula, and drove along a long section of the Lake Superior shoreline. Felt like we were driving along the Oregon coast. Lots of beautiful wooded areas, nice waterfalls, interesting wildlife.
On Saturday, we traveled west to the Porcupine ...
... a great place for tents.
While packing up in Baraga we struck up a conversation with a family who was out for a walk with their kids. Turns out they were from Alberta Canada and owned a golf course. They had traveled a fair amount in a camper previously on family vacations. However, when we met them they were just a few weeks into a 6 month adventure, traveling the U.S. and homeschooling along the way. So while ...
... beaqring rocks in the refuse heap of an abandoned copper mine. A pretty unique experience and we can't wait to see what they find when they cut the rocks open in their studio. The sunset and the final rays of golden sunshine made some of the pine branches glow like burnished copper - truly magical.
The Keweenaw peninsula juts out from Upper Michigan into Lake Superior. On the way we passed through Hancock-Houghton which looked really interesting, worthy of much more than a pass through. There was a Finnish College there and a big river/canal going from one side of the peninsula (island?) to the other. It seemed to be old, with some history to it. Tonight ...