Our destination in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan today was only 140 miles away but it took us 7½ to do it. And people say we aren't good travelers! Anyway, we were transferring ourselves from St. Ignace, Michigan to Escanaba, Michigan and found a few things to distract us along the way. Our day started with a splendid sunrise we were able to view from our room. We hit the road and continued to be awed by the autumn colors we saw as we drove along the shore of Lake Michigan. We stopped at every roadside park or anything else that looked interesting. One stop was at Cut River Bridge. Because we are idiots, we took the trail down to the beach. We were idiots because down means up on the return trip - 231 stair steps. Then we found this tiny little place called Cap'n Carls for lunch. Since the area is famous for it, Jim had whitefish. Sandi had a pasty - also a local item. A pasty is a meat pie thought to have originated in Cornwall, England in the 1800s. We also discovered Seney Wildlife National Refuge. We found a dirt road and looked for wildlife. Our finds included deer, Trumpeter swans, Canada geese, and a beaver. It was a good day.