Tag: #Michigan

  • Upper Peninsula – Part V

    Tomorrow, we load up the car and head for home. We’re going to stop at a few places along the way as we make our way down Michigan’s west coast, so instead of taking a couple of days to cover the 900 miles, we’re going to take four. Along the way, we plan to stop […]

  • Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Part IV

    I had three wishes for this trip. The first wish was to see beautiful fall colors; ideally, the peak of the fall colors in Michigan. CHECK! Nearly everywhere we’ve gone, the leaves have been ablaze in glorious Technicolor. In the few instances when they were less-than-spectacular, it’s almost been a relief. After miles of near-constant […]

  • Our UP Adventures, Part III

    So, it turns out the “Gale Warning” wasn’t much of an event for us. The wind—reportedly blowing at 23-27 mph where we are—blew the treetops around us at a pretty good clip and the waves got noticeably bigger in a startlingly short amount of time, but there wasn’t the drama we were expecting when we […]

  • Exploring the UP, Part II

    There’s a storm coming. We knew we were going to get rain tomorrow and had been planning activities accordingly, but we were surprised when we pulled up Weather.com this morning and found a “Gale Warning” banner across the top of the screen. That’s new for us. Living in the Midwest, we’re accustomed to all kinds […]

  • We’re in Yooper Country!

    Tom and I have recently escaped to the Keweenaw Peninsula, the upper-most point on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). More specifically, we are in Keweenaw County, a 5,966 square mile forest surrounded on three sides by the crystal-clear waters of Lake Superior. Happily, there are fewer than 2,200 inhabitants in this part of the peninsula to […]