Saturday 14 July, 2012

Day 31 – What State is This Again?


I have fond memories of my grandparents cabin in Upper Michigan and decide to try and find it. Unfortunately, they sold it 30 years ago and I’ve lost touch with my distant relatives. I do remember the lake it was on – Sundog. I find it and set a course. I leave Minnesota through Duluth. [...]


I have fond memories of my grandparents cabin in Upper Michigan and decide to try and find it. Unfortunately, they sold it 30 years ago and I’ve lost touch with my distant relatives. I do remember the lake it was on – Sundog. I find it and set a course. I leave Minnesota through Duluth. Planning to stop for lunch, I get an exit wrong and find myself over a bridge and in Wisconsin. Thinking Superior is just as good as Duluth, I look for a restaurant. Since my mother told me that if you haven’t got something nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all, I will make no mention of Superior ever again.
The town of Ashland WI is rather nice. They are known for their many murals which are numerous.
After a bit of the home state, I cross into the upper peninsula of Michigan. Why this wasn’t just added to Wisconsin is a matter of regional politics, something to do with a dispute with Ohio.
I have dinner in Iron River and it takes me back. The buffet actually includes smelt!

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2 Comments

  • Jack VanHesteren says:

    Terrific !! How I wish I were there with you, Scott !! Lots of great memories of Upper Peninsular Michigan, including the smelt, beautiful lakes and trees, Indian statues & sculptures, friendly people, etc…! Know that Larry Brownell is wishing he was there with you also. (Have often invited him to visit us in Texas, but he swears that his truck only knows how to turn North……!) Jack VanHesteren

  • Jack VanHesteren says:

    P.S. Just looked back at that plate of food. Was that it…9 or 10 fried smelt, two carrot sticks and a radish ???? Don’t worry, Scott, our Michigan & Ohio relatives won’t let you suffer from any malnutrition…!!! Those pics of a small town main street remind me a lot of the small towns near Big Rapids–(Mecosta, Chippewa Lake, Barrington, etc…) Great memories of Good Times !!! Jack VanHesteren


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