Lake Superior and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
I woke up in Mackinaw City, at the very tip of the Michigan mitten. I crossed the big bridge (paid $4)
and headed for Clyde's Drive-In, which was purported to make the best burgers in town. Well, they just happened to be closed for reparations today of all days. So I left dejected, but still excited to explore new territories.
Then I got on County Road 58 and headed toward the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The drive itself was gorgeous.
I loved this sign. It is cleverly disguised to look like an official park rules sign, but on closer inspection, it's poetry.
As we broke away from the upper peninsula, Michigan returned to looking disheveled and unkempt.
I stopped for a burger in a place called Jozwiak's in Menominee, MI. It seemed like Menominee, MI and Marinette, WI are twin cities. Which is cool because it's so much fun to say Menominee-Marinette. But if they're twin cities, it's obvious which one mom liked best. Marinette was fresh and clean, new paint and clean, crisp corners. Menominee was run-down, rustic and weathered.
Now I'm in Green Bay and I'm thinking I might cancel my trip tomorrow. I had intended to visit Duluth and some of the National Forests up there, but I'm getting really tired of long drives, so I might stay put in Green Bay. I'll see how I feel in the morning.