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Thread: Summer trips - FANTASTIC

  1. #1
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    Apr 2005
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula

    Summer trips - FANTASTIC

    This is the summer when we stay home very little. First trip was to Mt. Rushmore and area, second trip was to Pennsylvania for the national and we just returned from a circle tour of Lake Superior.
    We started off in Escanaba and pulled over at Wawa , Ontario. Only 311 miles the first day. We settled in at the Northern Lights Motel just past the turn-off to Wawa. Great little motel owned and ran by a couple that thought of everything a traveler could possibly think of. Great motel.
    The trip across the INTERNATIONAL Bridge was a white knuckler and I have crossed the Mighty Mackinaw Bridge hundreds of times. We went across with a 40 mile-an-hour cross wind. We stopped at the currency exchange just on the other side of the bridge only to find out that my $150.00 american is now only worth $138.00 Canadian. On with the trip. The next day we went to Thunder Bay, Ontario which was only284 miles away. Next day we ended up in Duluth, Minnesota. On the fourth day we traveled only to Ashland where we settled in for the evening after taking in the sights. The fifth day we taveled a short distance to Bayfield for a trip by boat around the Apostle Islands. After the cruise we jumped on the bikes to go home to Escanaba.
    It was a fantastic trip with scenery that is just breath taking. This would diffently be a trip for all to take. The overlooks, waterfalls, gorges, Canadian Mountains and Lake Superior are all things that can not even be captured justly on film. We will diffently do this trip again but in the fall as in the third week of September. SOMETHING TO REMEMBER - DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND BOOK YOUR MOTELS BEFORE THE TRIP. GASOLINE IS NO PROBLEM. The Canadians are great people who go out of their way to make you feel at home. Don't forget PASSPORTS OR ENHANCED DRIVER LICENSES.

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    Feb 2010


    How about some pics of that beautiful scenery? I'd love to visit our friends to the north on my bike sometime!!! Especially Nova Scotia (love the music), and the Canadian Rockies!! And, heck, anywhere in-between!!!

    Pictures please!!
    '95 R1100RS "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian!" Henry Ford

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