We left Escanaba for lunch in Green Bay, WI. Since we are not football fans, we didn't have much to do, so we pushed on to Milwaukee. We stopped for a delicious snack at the Public Market, then spent a few hours dealing with Airbnb. Once we figured all of that out, we found a brewery with amazing beer. They only distribute to Wisconsin, so when you're in the area check it out!
More trails, this time along a beautiful river in Gwinn.
And of course JJ12 was begging for a ride through the trails.
Then up to Marquette, a charming little city that exports iron ore, loading it onto ships using this giant dock. The chutes fold down and dump the ore from the train into the ship. (The first picture is a dock that is not in use. Generally, there is a train track up on trussing that carries trains from the city, behind the camera, to the top of the dock, as you can see in the second picture. Obviously we had a very hard time figuring out what this thing was without the train tracks.)
They also have some nice breweries, and more of the fantastic Lake Superior White Fish that we've had so much of this trip.
We've lost count.
In Munising, MI, we found another little waterfall on the side of the road.
There was still some ice build-up at the base.
We tried to rent a boat to get out on Lake Superior, but no one in town was open yet. So instead we drove south to Escanaba, MI, and stayed in a cottage on Lake Michigan.
Benjamin cooked an incredible meal for Mother's Day.
The next morning, we went to downtown Escanaba to explore. We found these public bikes and rode around the park on the water. There were too many bugs and I lost the bike lock key, but we had a great time.
We drove to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore!
Settling in at our first campsite, in Tahquamenon Michigan...
...with out two very fine friends, HTU 1 and JJ12
And then off to the waterfalls, astride JJ12.
And back to the campsite. It was a pretty cold ride home.