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... up at 6:00 a.m. this morning, sleep came easily! We knew it would be a shock to the system, but I think I could get used to having a warm break from the frigid temperatures. Lorrie and Dave are stuck in Orlando until Tuesday due to weather issues in New York I believe and I can't say I feel sorry for them!! Another wonderful adventure with treasured memories and some souvenirs we just couldn't say no to :) Well that's enough rambling for now. Be well, live long and ...
We continue on east and then just a little north to the city that shares it name with its sister city over the Canadian border, Sault Sainte Marie. Our plan was to see the Soo Locks and then take a quick day trip in the truck over the border.
The Soo Locks have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and are still the largest & one of the busiest waterway traffic systems on earth! Watching huge vessels pass through the Locks ...
... to get off that road as soon as we could. I drove it straight through to Sault Saint Marie.
We cleared Customs and Immigration expeditiously . . . paid the bridge toll, and were officially back in the USA!!!
Our motel was a bit on the south side of the main part of SSM, MI . . . but easy to locate (with the car's navigator system!!)! We got checked in and set about to find a place to eat. We wanted ...
The Soo is Cool! Great folks who love their own little part of the world. We were told that they don't mind a bit being called "Uppers." They lovingly refer to the people in the rest of the state below the Mackinac Bridge as "Trolls."
Anyway, we spent the day aboard Le Voyageur traversing the Soo Locks which carry boat traffic between the St. Mary's River and Lake Superior. It was cold and ...
... of Mackinac. Luckily, it is early afternoon because in the evening all "gentlemen" are required to wear jackets and ladies evening attire. Our shorts and hawaiian shirts are okay for now. We take plenty of pictures and return down the hill to wander the tourist shops prior to catching our jet boat back to the mainland. Mackinac Island is famous for its fudge shops, just smelling all of it makes you gain wait.