We picked out a few different cheeses and packed them in a small cooler we had brought along just for this purpose. Easy to replenish the ice each evening at our hotels.
There was a Maritime museum in nearly every town that we passed through, but when we were doing our trip planning, this one in Manitowoc sounded best...the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.
Here is Lonnie standing in front of the restored WWII submarine we took a tour of there...the USS Cobia.
This is the other end of it...it's long!
But it's still very close quarters on the inside...
The officer's eating area.....
Our tour guide was really good at describing what it must have been like for those young men who spent their time in the submarine during the war...and he was very knowledgeable about the technical details that some of the men on the tour asked about.
It was the best part of the museum, although it was all very educational.
This photo was supposed to look like I'm sailing a sailboat...but the steps are a dead give-away.
Back in the car we continued heading north and spent the night on the north side of Green Bay.
We were too tired to try and decide on a restaurant to eat at...so we just bought some grocery store packaged salads to eat in our room...with some slices of our newly purchased cheese.
The next day we crossed in to the upper peninsula of Michigan. Originally we had planned to circle around the top of Lake Michigan, but when we saw on the map how close we were to Lake Superior, we detoured up to Marquette, the starting point of a scenic Lake Superior shoreline drive.
Marquette was another of those attractive touristy towns. They have this historic old structure in their harbor....
It's called a "pocket dock" and was built in 1931 for the purpose of loading iron ore pellets from train cars on to boats. It's no longer in use today.
Along the road we saw more pull-outs...places to park near the beaches.
There's a path...I'm going down to put my feet in!
A nice way to remember a birthday...with my feet in Lake Superior for the first time ever!
At the other end of the scenic drive was the town of Munising. A couple of people had told us to be sure to take a boat tour there that passes along a side of the lake with colorful cliffs and rock formations.
Unfortunately, the sunset cruise was sold out when we got there...so we decided to stop for the night and take the first tour in the morning.
Meanwhile, there was plenty of daylight left and time to look around the area. There were several waterfalls that one could walk/hike to. We chose an easier one that had a nice paved path back to it.
Prettier in person of course.
A lovely trail along the way, too...following the stream below the falls.
Trying to get a photo of the mossy bank behind us....
We spent the rest of the evening watching the sun set at a waterfront park.
So pretty and peaceful. That boat on the right is the one we went out on the next morning for the tour.
The rest of the trip tomorrow!