Category Archive: bridges

A Visit with Nick and An Aside on Taking Photos of Porta-Potties

I would like to start this post with an aside. It’s kind of related to our visit with Tom’s son Nick. I am not good at taking pictures of people. Not so much… Continue reading

Waterfall Madness and Possible Trespassing

A I mentioned in my last post, we were back in the western Upper Peninsula which meant we had another opportunity to visit with our friends Teri and Grey. Just like our previous… Continue reading

Keweenaw Peninsula Love: Eagle River Falls, Tempestuous Coast, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, and More

The Keweenaw Peninsula is gorgeous. Like, if they didn’t get an average of 300 inches of snow a year (yes, you’re reading that correctly), I would consider living there someday. The peninsula has… Continue reading

Keweenaw National Historical Park: Coppertown Mining Museum and Touring Quincy Mine and Hoist

The Keweenaw National Historical Park celebrates the history and the stories of the copper mining industry on the Keweenaw Peninsula through the preservation of almost two dozen heritage sites and museums. The copper… Continue reading

Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill and Black River Falls, Ottawa National Forest

Crossing back into the upper peninsula of Michigan we made our first stop to visit our friends Teri and Grey whom we met hiking Sleeping Giant. They had had many excellent suggestions for… Continue reading

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, the Briefest Possible Stop at Gooseberry Falls State Park, Two Harbors, and Canal Park in Duluth

The picturesque, octagonal-towered Split Rock Lighthouse, was built after the disastrous November 1905 storm that claimed eleven lives and nine ships on the relatively small Lake Superior coastline of Minnesota, one of which… Continue reading

Temperance River State Park, Minnesota

It was cloudy and drizzly again when we arrived at Temperance River State Park but the rain cleared out pretty quickly as we started our hike up the Gorge Trail. We began from… Continue reading

Casque Isles Trail, Aguasabon Falls, and Schreiber Beach

Leaving Neys we continued west, making brief stops along the way to check out rivers, bridges, and a large gorge with a phenomenal waterfall – Aguasabon Falls. We stopped at Schreiber to hike… Continue reading

Greenfield Village, Michigan

Greenfield Village is a collection of over a hundred relocated buildings and thousands of pieces of historical machinery that are meant to recreate the ways in which Americans have lived and worked since… Continue reading

Fort De Soto Park and The Sunshine Skyway Bridge

I actually went to Fort De Soto Park two days in a row. The large park has plenty of space, more than one beach, walking trails, places to refill gallon water containers, and… Continue reading