Life after Work

Sault Ste. Marie to Frankfort

We got up early to catch the sunrise on the east side of the Soo Locks, then watched two ships pass through the Soo Locks. After breakfast at the Lockview Restaurant, where we’d had our dinner the night before (you get a discount if you’re staying at the Long Ships Motel and the food is decent) we […]

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Marquette to Sault Sainte Marie

After breakfast at Jeffrey’s we left Marquette. Our first major destination was Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising. In Summer, tourists can take all kinds of boat rides to see the beautiful rocks, but today, with low clouds, fog, and drizzly rain that didn’t sound too enticing or worthwhile. We stopped to look at Scott […]

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Copper Harbor to Marquette

We took a short drive at sunrise to find a nice view of the Copper Harber Lighthouse which is only accessible by boat on a tour, which sounds interesting and would be something to come back for. After breakfast at the Tamarack Inn (where I enjoyed the Hangover Hash) we stopped at one of two gas […]

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Ironwood to Copper Harbor

We had breakfast in Hurley, which is adjacent to Ironwood but lies in Wisconsin. Hurley is home to a number of bars, mostly situated on one long street. We avoided the pub serving breakfast (although in retrospect that would have probably been an interesting experience) and instead ate at the Bonshell Cafe,in the company of a […]

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Fond du Lac to Ironwood

I wanted to take a look at the town of Fond du Lac before we left for the road north since I was curious what the town center near the lake looked like. The downtown area looked nice, but I really loved the lake at sunrise, almost perfectly still, while the cold, crisp air rang with the sounds of […]

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Vacation!!! Phoenix to Chicago to Fond du Lac

We made it! After flying to Chicago in the wee hours of the morning, picking up the rental car and throwing ourselves into local traffic with a northerly aim we hit the shores of Lake Michigan. I can’t get over how tropical this lake looks in the sun. Of course I pretty much immediately doffed my shoes and […]

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