Week 8! (July 5-11) Eastward on the Upper Peninsula

Leaving Minnesota and headed through Wisconsin and Michigan!

July 5th:  69km to Iron River, WI.  Linda Lindahl saw us outside the church and offered her place to camp and warm shower!  Thank you, Linda!

Breakfast with Linda

Breakfast with Linda

July 6th: 134km to Ironwood, MI.  Linda led us to the famous Delta Diner in the middle of nowhere.  35 minutes to wait but oh boy their French Toast!  We also bumped into Will, another cyclist going coast to coast but the other way.  Made it late to Terry’s other home in Ironwood, MI.  He keeps a water jug on his lawn so campers can use his lawn even if he isn’t home.  What a host! :)

the famed Delta Diner

the famed Delta Diner

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the even more famous French Toast!

 

running into Will just west of Ashland.

running into Will just west of Ashland.

With Terry after our waffle breakfast

With Terry after our waffle breakfast

 

July 7th: 132km to Ewen, MI.  Terry came out and made us waffles breakfast!  He wasn’t home when we arrived the evening before. We ended up in the rain outside Sacred Heart Church in Ewen, MI.  A quick phone call from Father Anthony and his friends Theresa and Harold came on by to help us out.  Thank you! :)

Teresa and Harold in Ewen, MI

Teresa and Harold in Ewen, MI

 

July 8th: 136km to Negaunee, MI.  We had some lovely weather followed by some terrible weather to keep us honest.  Made it to Marybeth’s Midtown Bakery.  Oh my, what delicious delicious foods she makes!

RAIN!

RAIN!

parking outside Midtown Bakery

parking outside Midtown Bakery

July 9th: 64km to beach side Lake Superior campsite.  We woke up and got stuck in Negaunee for the day since a street parade was happening!  A nice forced break before a decent half day of cycling.

with Marybeth of Midtown Bakery!

with Marybeth of Midtown Bakery!

a great view of the parade from our window

a great view of the parade from our window

July 10th: 108km to Old Flowing Well Roadside Park.

our little roadside park home for the night

our little roadside park home for the night

July 11th: 115km to Sault Ste Marie, ON.  Had an early sunrise breakfast at McD’s.  We sure needed it cause we were in the rain and mud all day.  We did eventually make it across the bridge from Sault Ste Marie, MI to Sault Ste Marie, ON.  BACK IN CANADA!  Spent the evening hanging out with Jeff and Juanita (and Bianca, their white cat) Thanks America, for your lovely hospitality and lovely views :)

the International Bridge that connects the two Sault Ste Marie's

the International Bridge that connects the two Sault Ste Marie’s

Jeff and Juanita

Jeff and Juanita

Weekly Total: 758km
Grand Total: 4478km

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