We are really in the last week or so of our trip, heading east. My father grew up in Detroit and I use to hear stories of my relatives going up to Mackinaw Island and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Coming out of Fargo we realize we could just keep heading east and we could go visit. For the 12th we drove across Minnesota and then down to Ashland, Wisconsin on the bottom of Lake Superior. Ashland was a center for iron ore and lumber in its hay days. It has a famous 1,800' dock now demolished. Now kind of a nice resort and lake front town. We actually stayed in a nice hotel right on the lake. We also saw this really big fish by the road.
Leaving Ashland we headed across the UP as they call it and crossed the Mackinac Bridge down into the lower part of Michigan. It is a really big bridge. Most of these two days we were just driving. Stopping here and there to look at either Lake Superior or Michigan. There are a lot trees up in this area. There wasn't much to see but it was still cool to go through it.
|Standing along the shore of Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula|
|Bruce and Louise along Lake Superior|
|Standing under the giant fish in Ashland, Wisconsin|