Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums

After leaving Calumet, Tom and I headed up to Eagle Harbor.  We wanted to see the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, one of the partner sites for the Keweenaw National Heritage Park.  We had already seen a bunch of lighthouses, so we weren’t expecting much.  But the site exceeded our expectations and became one of our favorite …

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Keweenaw National Historic Park

After visiting the Grand Canyon of Michigan, Tom and I headed north to see the Keweenaw National Historic Park in the Keweenaw Peninsula.  The peninsula is all about copper mining, milling, smelting, and shipping.  Every town of any size has some connection to the copper industry.  When mining stopped in the 1970’s, the people in …

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Miners Pasty Kitchen in Munising

For our lunch break in Munising, we got pasties from Miners Pasty Kitchen in Munising.  Pasties are a beloved regional food in Michigan and Wisconsin.  British-American immigrants brought them over from mining communities in Great Britain and they were especially popular in the Upper Peninsula with its mines.  Today they are mostly a draw for …

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Ohio Gourd Show and Festival

The first Saturday in October, Tom and I went to the Ohio Gourd Show and Festival.  The Ohio Gourd Show was held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, so it wasn’t too far away.  Tom really likes gourds, and, after attending the show, I have a new appreciation of them myself. The Ohio Gourd Show is …

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Fall Foliage in Ohio

The fall foliage in Ohio has been absolutely beautiful.  The weather was perfect, with cool nights and clear, sunny days.  I always contend that Ohio’s fall foliage can rival any other state.  We have maples, oaks, sweet gums, birches, and honey locusts, all of which produce wonderful colors. We went on a fall foliage drive …

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