|We took a long road trip to Munising, MI. about 100 miles west of Sault Ste. Marie. We took a boat tour out to an area of the shoreline called Pictured Rocks. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has the most spectacular and colorful rock formations in the entire Great Lakes region. They are famous in legend and lore, these rocks, some towering 200 feet above the water level, extend for miles along Lake Superior's pristine shoreline. At one point along the way, the captain actually drove the boat into one of the coves. I was getting a little nervous....and then he backed out. It was overcast the day we were there, so the pictures don't do justice to the color. They were amazingly colorful and BIG! Many of them had legends associated with them. The entire boat tour took about 2 1/2 hours. After leaving the boat docks, we went to Muldoon's for a pastie. (Pronounced "pass tee"). Alan had seen pasties on the food channel and wanted to try one while we were here. The tradition for pasties began many years ago when men working in the mines needed a substantial meal. The pastie was filled with meat, potatoes, onions and other vegetables. They could be easily heated and were eaten by holding each end and starting in the middle to keep the juices in. Muldoon's pasties were voted #1 in the UP, so we had to give them a try. As you can see from the picture, it was a lot like a pot pie, but the gravy came separate. They were very tasty. We both had a beef pastie, but bought a chicken and a veggie to go. They are in the freezer for an easy dinner.