We had a lot of seat time today as we went from Munising, MI to Ely, MN. 9 hours to be exact. We stopped when we needed to stretch, one break was Agate Falls in the upper peninsula. It was a nice little hike and got us out of the car for a few minutes.
As we were driving through Ashland, Wisconsin we got to experience reddish lake water, Kota called it Gatorade water. Anyhow, last week there was a giant rain storm that flood the areas around Superior. It brought a lot of clay into the lake and turned it a reddish color.
In Duluth, MN it actually washed out some of the roads and gave us our first detour on the way up to Ely.
About a 1/2 hour from Ely we bump into our second detour of the day. So much for the road they completely took it out and had us drive on this for miles, and miles, and miles....Wouldn't you know we only had a 1/4 tank of gas in the middle of no where too.
I'm not sure why we had to take this dirt road, when we could have driven on the other dirt road, but we made it. Tomorrow we visit the college that Dakota would like to attend. The town of Ely is great. I'll take more pics tomorrow when we actually act like tourists. I'm afraid it is so nice up here, I might not get my son to leave the state. So the question of the night? Do you pay for room and board at the college or buy a small home (folks were talking $40,000s for a decent little place) and gain equity and use it as a business venture? Hmm...lots to think about in the next few months.