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    In September, 2005, Felicia, Kendra and I went up to see the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  We
    flew into and out of Green Bay, Wisconsin and stayed at a central point in the eastern UP.  Felicia
    had found some wonderful cabins near Hulbert that were centrally located in the areas we wanted
    to go and see.  

    We saw a lot of lighthouses, shipwrecks, trees and miles of coast.  We saw Lake Superior, Lake
    Michigan and Lake Huron.  Superior had the coldest water - Kendra tried them all out.  The Great
    Lakes are so large we often thought we were near the ocean.  Hulbert is located between Whitefish  
    Point, Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island and Munising.

    We spent over a week there and drove about 1000 miles and were only able to see the eastern
    half of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  We will half to go back another time to see the rest, but the
    parts we saw were very nice and we had a wonderful time.
Kendra and Felicia beside Lake
Michigan on the first day of our
vacation.  We were surprised at
how big and cold the lake was
and stopped to get our feet wet.
    After flying into Green Bay, we drove north to Escanaba
    and spent the night in a bed and breakfast.  Next day we
    drove north again to Munising and took the Glass Bottom
    Shipwreck Tour.  We saw four large shipwrecks that were
    very close to the surface, all were wooden hulled ships.  
    The cold water of Lake Superior helped to preserve the wood.
    Our first excursion was to visit Mackinac Island on Lake Huron.  We drove down to St. Ignace
    and across the long Mackinac Bridge across the Straits of Mackinac to Mackinac City.  We
    took Shepler's Ferry to Mackinac Island where no cars are allowed.  The island has been a
    tourist resort for the wealthy for many years, before that it was a fort that controlled the
    passageway between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

    We walked all over the island, toured the fort and took a carriage ride around the island when
    we got tired of hiking.  When we go back again, Kendra had better know how to ride a bike
    as that seems to be the best way to get around the island.
Fort Mackinac was founded by
the British in 1780 and is now
a National Park.  It also has one
of the best views from the island
Arch Rock on
Mackinac Island
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