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Jun 28, 2016 - Marquette, Michigan

We left Copper Harbor on the Keweenaw Peninsula in the rain. As a front passed the rain let up. We made our way along a twisting road that hugs the Lake Superior shoreline. I decided on that route because it would be brighter. The road that we came on goes through heavy woods that on a dreary day would make it a dull ride. Our top speed was 30 mph. After about an hour we left the peninsula, passed by the twin cities of Hancock and Houghton, and then drove the next two hours to Marquette, the largest city in the Upper Peninsula. This city of...

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Jun 22, 2016 - Didn't get too far

We had the very best day ever yesterday at Mackinac Island. What a beautiful area. The old heritage homes are kept immaculate and many of them are 200 or more years old and have been restored to nearly the original appearance. the gardens and flower boxes along the fences and the porches are so nice that I had to take lots of pics so I will have some ideas for next summer.The ferry ride over was great. We sat outside and it was a bit cold but it went under the mackinaw bridge so that was exciting for me. We walked up to the Grand Hotel. It...

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Frank and Joyce 2016

Aug 27, 2015 - Marquette, Michigan

Well, we have had enough of poor to no WiFi and we are back in the good ole USA, so, we are going to temporarily discontinue this travel blog. We will be in Dorchester, Wisconsin for about a month so we can attend a wedding in Pattie's family. After that, we will make a few side trips on our way back to Texas. We should be there by early November. Thanks for following along with us on our adventure through the Canadian Atlantic Provinces. We wish we could have sent as many photos as we wanted to, but as mentioned, WiFi in Canada leaves a...

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Aug 9, 2015 - Marquette, MI

Sun, 09 Aug: East of Marquette Michigan Today's drive was an easy 84 miles from a casino east of Manistique to a casino east of Marquette. The difference is that the first casino was near the Lake Michigan shore while our present location is near the Lake Superior shore. In short, we moved from the southern shore of the Upper Peninsula to the northern shore. We got things ready and rolled our wheels a bit after 0830. Sandi was at the helm and headed west on US 2 to Manistique where we took Michigan 94 north thru town and then north. It was...

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Aug 8, 2014 - Marquette, MI - Lakenenland & Superior Dome

(Ron Writing) Yesterday we stayed home all day to relax, work on the blog and do some other work around home. The other reason to spend a day here was to await the arrival of our mail at the Munising post office. We also found time for a couple games of Skip-Bo, which we both enjoy. This morning we picked up our mail and then headed west on M-28. A little east of Marquette, MI we stopped to tour Lakenenland Sculpture Park. This is a private, no-fee park created by a welder who uses scrap metal to create all sorts of sculptures. We expected...

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Sep 10, 2013 - Day 1 - Gladwin, MI to Van Riper State Park)

After a wonderful weekend celebrating friendship and music at the Wheatland Music Festival, followed on Monday by a great meal of Frogmore Stew served by Jeff and Judy Baczynski, we finally began our trip. By the way, our "stew" consisted of lobster tails, shrimp, sausage and potatoes. Oh yummy.... We left Gladwin at about 11:30 am on Tuesday. It was hot and humid when we left but just kept getting cooler as we headed north. We stopped in Munising to get pasties for dinner at Muldoons--voted #1 in the UP for their pasties. I have to admit...

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Jul 12, 2013 - Superior Beach Day

Well, we decided to stay one more day at Gitche Gumee campground and spend a day on the beach which is across the road from our site. We had a nice morning enjoying the sun and cool weather. We ventured out to see Presque Isle Point State Park. We remembered last year there was a wonderful state park on Lake Erie by the same name and we were curious if it would be similar. It was nice with some great views of the lake, but not nearly as nice as the one on Lake Erie. We spent the afternoon at the beach, but Lake Superior was a little too...

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Jul 11, 2013 - Pictured Rocks

We decided to explore Lake Superior by taking a cruise to see some natural rock formations along the south east coast of the lake. They are known as the Pictured Rocks. It was the right weather to be on the lake today. I guess yesterday the winds were so high that the cruises were all cancelled. The cruise was 3 hours long and we saw some amazing cliffs and rock formations. The minerals in Lake Superior are high, which are reflected in the coloring of the rocks, plus the coloring of the water. At times it felt like we were in the Caribbean...

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Jul 10, 2013 - Lake Superior

We're on the road heading towards Lake Superior. As we entered into the Upper Peninsula (UP, it took us some time to figure out what UP means. It's a common phrase in this part of Michigan), the roads became less crowded and the towns further apart. We drove 3 hours north then west. We caught our first glimpse of Lake Superior in Munising, MI. Wow what a sight! Beautiful sandy beaches, clear blue water and because of the high winds, lots of white caps. We found our way to Gitche Gumee RV Park & Campground, George picked this one. Hmmm, one...

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Jun 23, 2013 - Marquette, Michigan

This was what I call nostalgia week for Mike. His family lived in Marquette for several years, and it is one of his favorite places. The first stop was at the pasty restaurant to eat pasties. We would come here several more times during the week as well as buy a dozen to take with us and share with his mom and sister! We drove by their old house which the new owners had painted black, which Mike and his mom thought was terrible. We drove up Mt Marquette and hiked up Sugarloaf Mountain, both sites of many of Mike's favorite boyhood...

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Jun 18, 2013 - Marquette, Michigan

After having a rough day getting into the USA yesterday, today starts with a beautiful sunrise and a great day. Some breakfast then a drive across the Mackinac bridge, a bridge that is 5 miles in length spanning the Straits of Mackinac as I am getting to the other side I see what looks like a fort so off I go to explore it. It is a rebuilt fort like what was here in the Colonial days a wooden stockade type fort had a great time exploring it, with one on the high lites, the firing of a 6 pound canon, Then it was off exploring the old...

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May 23, 2013 - Fayette to Marquette, MI

Is a sunny morning although it rained all night. Off to Marquette via Munising. The distance is only 100 miles so decided to back track a bit to see some of the south Lake Superior shore. Went west on Hwy 2 to Hwy 41 north and cut over on Hwy 67 and Hwy 94 to Hwy 28. The winds were really gusting and the temperature dropped to 38 degrees! When we stopped in Marquette it was snowing. Yikes! Marquette is the home of Northern Michigan University and iron ore smelting. On the NMU campus is the Superior Dome that opened in 1991 and is the...

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