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    • Day10

      Zu besuch bei Brüdern in Marquette

      August 25, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

      Dieser Sonntag war ein Highlight unserer Rundreise! Wir waren Sonntag morgens in der Versammlung Marquette und wurden von einer lieben Familie spontan für abends zum Grillen eingeladen. Wunderschön! 🙂🥰😍Read more

    • Day279

      Marquette, MI / Tourist Park CG

      August 19, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

      Getting to enjoy more of Marquette was always something we wanted to do. It’s a fun town. Brewery stops and biking. Farmer’s Market and a little shopping too. A nice CG with a bike path to get you anywhere in town you need.Read more

    • Jul25

      Another $1000 Spent at HD 😭

      July 25, 2022 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 63 °F

      I dropped another grand at the dealership today on a new shock and the 120,000-mile service (like a 5k) 😳. Because I was at the dealership by noon, I had lots of time to chat with anyone who sat down by me 🤣. I saw several familiar faces coming in to check in for the Lake Superior HOG Touring Rally, which is always really nice.

      We had a catered pasta dinner around 17:30 (my bike still wasn't done 🤣) and a really nice evening chatting.

      I was able to get my bike afterwards, but they didn't fix the ACC fault/short that makes my USB port, cigarette lighter, and--say it ain't so!--my heated grips not work 😭. What this means is cold hands and dead phone. I have a huge battery pack that can charge everything, but it needs to recharge, too, and I don't have any electricity at this camp site. Hopefully I can get fully recharged in the hotel tomorrow.

      I'm up early to meet three guys at their hotel, so I'll cut this off.

      So long [for now], and thanks for all the fish! ✌️

      Day 136 mileage: 9.5 (total 3064.5 + 24568.7)
      HD Dealerships: 0 (total 253)
      National Parks: 0 (total 44 in 24 states)
      10 Rides for 2022: 0 (total 7 of 10)
      MCGTTX Stops: 0 (total 23 of 50)
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    • Jul29

      Lake Superior HOG Touring Rally Day 4

      July 29, 2022 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 59 °F

      Today was the last day of the rally ☹️. I decided not to sightsee ride with anyone and to come directly back to Marquette from Duluth. I left the hotel at 06:30 and, even with the time change back to Eastern, I got to the campground by noon. I set up camp, then took my laptop to the dealership to use their wifi. I got my GPS tracks downloaded and tomorrow's route uploaded and even worked on my route to Maryland after Sturgis.

      The rally folks started rolling in before 17:00, and we had another great dinner together, chatting and cutting up as we traded contact information and said see ya to all our new friends.

      This was an odd rally for me. I only rode with people the first day, I didn't do the route, and I used campgrounds instead of hotels (mostly). I almost didn't come up here, and I almost feel like I didn't. Except I'm cold 🤣. I would really like to do the actual Circle Tour some day. Maybe in the RV. It's really cold up here 😁.

      More info: https://lakesuperiorcircletour.info/

      So long [for now], and thanks for all the fish! ✌️

      Day 140 mileage: 269.0 (total 4517.0 + 24568.7)
      HD Dealerships: 0 (total 255)
      National Parks: 0 (total 46 in 26 states)
      10 Rides for 2022: 0 (total 8 of 10)
      MCGTTX Stops: 0 (total 23 of 50)
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    • Jul24

      Rippling River

      July 24, 2022 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 59 °F

      I had a nice day hanging out at the pool and enjoying the 75°F weather.

      So long [for now], and thanks for all the fish! ✌️

      Day 135 mileage: 24.8 (total 3055.0 + 24568.7)
      HD Dealerships: 0 (total 253)
      National Parks: 0 (total 44 in 24 states)
      10 Rides for 2022: 0 (total 7 of 10)
      MCGTTX Stops: 0 (total 23 of 50)
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    • Day24

      Presque Isle

      June 14, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

      It's nice spending the night at Walmart because you can wakeup and head for breakfast in the store. So McMuffins it was. No muss, no fuss.
      Headed into downtown Marquette, but as is often the case, it was pretty quiet on a Monday morning. Shopped a bit and then visited the lighthouse (closed on Monday), walked the city trail along the lake and then drove out to Presque Isle park. This is pretty much a small peninsula of land that has a nice 3 mile one way drive (or walk) along the edge that has lots of nice view points and stops. Got to the Black Rocks area, which can be busy with kids jumping off the rocks into the lake. None today, it is Monday and fairly cool with cloudy overcast. But it looked very doable and fun. Hope to come back this summer with the Cobbs and try it out...we are about 250 miles from Traverse.Read more

      Traveler

      You’d better not jump!! But if you do make sure that someone is taking your picture!!! 😁

      6/14/21Reply
      Traveler

      This is another very pretty area. I’m glad that you’re enjoying the cool weather…

      6/14/21Reply
      Traveler

      That’s the spot! So fun, we will all go this summer!

      6/14/21Reply
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    • Day47

      Michigan: Marquette

      July 18, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

      Monday was the day that Nate planned out during our stint in Munising. During his climbing research he found a place up the road in Marquette that looked to be a promising spot where we could also take a nice hike for a good view of Lake Superior.

      We drove about an hour to Sugar Loaf Mountain just west of Marquette. We didn't get there until about lunch time, so grabbed a quick picnic lunch before hitting the trail. It was nice to be back to the land of shaded trails. Holden was not thrilled with the uphill portions -- which was the entire first half of the trail, but with enough bribery & good spirited challenges ("Holden, there's no way you can scramble up those rocks faster than I can climb up those stairs!") and encouragement from hikers on their way down who promised the view was worth it, he begrudgingly soldiered on. The hike was maybe 3 miles roundtrip.

      And even our reluctant hiker acknowledged that the view at the top was worth the effort to get there. The view to the north at the top was Lake Superior and several beaches. The blue waters of the lake blended to blue-green and eventually bright green pockets against the limestone bluffs. If I didn't know better, I would've assumed this shoreline belonged to a place in the tropics. To the other direction were forested hills for miles.

      Once we got back to the parking lot, we loaded up with climbing gear and headed to the climbing spot Nate had researched. It was a nice little spot that gave us all a lot of Tennessee vibes, minus the prolific poison ivy. Everett led a couple of climbs and even Holden got into the spirit, making his way up a 5.4 and a 5.7 route. Nate also really enjoyed the routes he got on and led.

      Before heading back, Nate suggested one more stop so we could cool off. While it wasn't hot by Tennessee standards, we all worked up a pretty good sweat hiking. So off we headed to Black Rocks. As we walked along the black rocks along the waterside, I had flashes back to my trip to the black sand beaches and the coastline of Big Island in Hawaii. I never thought a trip to Michigan would remind me of Hawaii, but if anything, this trip has reminded me that surprises will always await if you venture out far enough.

      Our final destination wasn't a beach, but a gorgeous green-blue cove with amazing cliffs to jump from. The boys were game to jump and intellectually we all knew the water would be cold, but holy smokes, the absolute full-body shock that hit me when I landed in the 58° Lake Superior is unlike anything I've ever experienced. I could barely breathe even after surfacing. Even writing this now, my breathing stops just thinking about it. To be honest I can't believe the boys didn't sink when they jumped in -- although Holden might have if Nate hadn't already been in the water waiting for him.

      Despite that FRIGID shock, we all went back for more. None of the subsequent jumps were as arresting as the first, but it certainly never got warm. Although, this was one of those rare times when it felt warmer to be out of the water than within it.

      We each ended the day with a handful of jumps in our back pocket and the memory of the absolute thrill of those jumps. Once they were done jumping, the boys played on the rocks and found tiny tide pools to warm their feet in.

      We ended the day with a prolonged hunt for dinner -- who knew Marquette's restaurants would be so packed? But eventually found a spot where Nate and I got delicious battered whitefish - the local catch - and the boys were happy with nachos.

      It was a very, very good day for our last full day in the area.

      Next stop: Tahquahoma Falls State Park.
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