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Aug 15, 2018 - Leaving the UP

Our route today was US 2 as we left the UP and enteredWisconsin. It was short drive to Top O’ the Morn Resort and Campground in Iron River, WI. We stayed here in early May of 2014 on the “Great Circle Tour”. At the time a young couple had just bought the property. They still own it and seem to be doing well. When we registered, they gave us the same site, #40, that we had 4 years ago. We decided to eat dinner in the town of Iron River on Thursday. When we drove through town on our way in, they was a place where a guy looked like he was...

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Jul 5, 2017 - Iron River WI

When we woke up on Monday we had no plans, so we opted to head about an hour west of Iron River to Duluth, Minnesota so I could get a haircut and we could grab some lunch in the big city. After I got my haircut and Michele did a little shopping, we headed toward the waterfront near downtown and had a very good lunch at Bellisio’s, then we took a walk down along the water. We watched their lift bridge open for a couple boats, then we walked out to the lighthouse to gawk at the downtown skyline. Since today’s weather was great I’m sure it...

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May 8, 2014 - When in Wisconsin You Have to Buy Cheese

Our plan today was to visit the Apostle Islands National Shoreline near Bayfield, WI. The weather forced a change. It was raining when we left and continued intermittently as we drove. The forecast predicted rain the rest of the day and this evening so we decided to forego Apostle Islands. It didn’t make sense to go and try to scramble over wet rocks, snow and ice along the shore. I’m going to add it to a later trip this year which will take us Minnesota. Sue saw a brochure for a cheese shop in Benoit which was on our route today so we...

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May 7, 2014 - Roadside America along US 2

Our route today took us across the headwaters area of the Mississippi River in northern Minnesota to the shores of Lake Superior along US 2 in Wisconsin. It was a treasure trove of Roadside America attractions. Starting in Bemidji where Paul Bunyan Park held a cluster of Indian related statues as well as the Park’s name sake Paul Bunyan with his trusty Blue Ox, Babe. Also along the route were a Muskellunge-shaped restaurant, The Big Fish, a giant Northern Pike, a huge Adirondack chair, and a big catfish in the “Catfish Capital of the World...

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Aug 2, 2011 - Moving Toward Our Next Destination

From Top O’ The Morn Resort & Campground – Iron River, WI Well we have sorta been “couch potatoes” since ending the GRR trip and doing the day in Bemidji! To be honest, that four month trip wore us out. Seemed we had so much to see and at times only a few days in an area to get it accomplished that we were constantly on the go during the days and then posting what we did and saw late into the night. We are very glad we did the trip, but if we had the chance to do it again looking in the rear view mirror, we would have allowed even more than...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Oct 4, 2009 - Iron River, WI - Top O the Morning Campground

It was another short drive to Iron River. Along the way we saw two bald eagles and an osprey. While here we: - Visited the Apostle Islands National Shoreline Visitor Centers in Bayfield and Little Sand Bay. We were able to enjoy the scenery but did not take a boat tour to Madeline Island. The weather was too cold and windy. - Visited the Norther Great Lakes Visitor Center and Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Fall color and pretty Lake Superior views. - Drove along US 13 North enjoying the fall colors and stopped at Iron River's...

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Aug 25, 2009 - Tranquility for tired travelers

K - Easy day, beautiful campsite in woods tonight. We sat on a lakeside patio and watched 2 bald eagles soaring over the completely still water. This would be a great destination campground for someone seeking peace and relaxation. The smell of home is in our nostrils now though, so we will have to move on in the morning!

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Aug 8, 2009 - Apostle Islands National Seashore, WI

Misnamed by French missionaries who thought these islands numbered twelve instead of twenty-two, the heavily forested Apostle Islands begin just a mile off the Lake Superior coastline and spread out over 600 square miles. Only one island is residential, the rest belong to the National Seashore, an area of unspoiled wilderness in spring-fed Lake Superior, the largest, deepest, coldest, and most pristine. About half of the islands have docks, most have a few camping sites, several have rangers or volunteers that spend the summer on an island....

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May 14, 2008 - Day 2

It rained most of the night last night and was pretty chilly and wet in the morning. My new ugly waterproof shoe/boots came in very handy for walking Cooper (our dog) this morning (see picture). I think they will be very useful for keeping my feet dry this trip. We left St. Ignace at 9:45 this morning. We headed west on U.S. 2 and it was very scenic with Lake Michigan on our left at first and Lake Superior on our right later. U.S. 2 is a 2 lane highway with occasional passing lanes. We stopped in Escanaba for gas and bought some frozen...

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