We’re going fishing we just can’t wait
We love the smell of stinky bait
Leaky boats, waders too, a cooler full of ice cold brew
Reel ‘em in, watch ‘em flop, i love to fish i just can’t stop
When this fishing trip is through
I’ll bet i have more fish than you
I’ll bet i have more fish than you. -- "Da Fishing Trip," Da Yoopers
I'm going on vacation next week. A real vacation. The first one in a long, long time.
I'm going to the Upper Peninsula, to the shores of Lake Superior, up by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the Seney Wildlife Refuge.
The itinerary is pretty fluid -- a side excursion to the Soo Locks, some salmon fishing, some basic tourist rubbernecking. My previous exposure to the Upper Peninsula has been limited to St. Ignace -- sometimes known as "Swingin' Iggy" by the ironic residents of those parts -- and the regionally famous Mystery Spot (no jokes, please). So I'm entertaining suggestions for places to go/things to do from those of you who've traveled more extensively above the Big Mac. Quirky, off-the-beaten-path (but not too far off) places of interest are especially appreciated.
So whadda we wanna see up dere, eh?
The pasty -- the ultimate Upper Peninsulan soul food. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia .