Great Lakes 2005 – The 9th Day

Menominee Marina

Today, I had to say good-bye to Wisconsin.

But before I was ready to do so, I had to close a gap which had glared in the list of all the adventures planned for this trip: I hadn’t yet been to an Eddie Bauer shop! JThanks to my research before the trip, I knew exactly where to find such a shop without having to make a long detour. The stop had been well worth the trouble and from that moment, it was clear that I would need another piece of luggage for my trip back home.

In the first town in Michigan, I made a stop. I didn’t see much of Menominee, but I took the time for a short walk round the marina for a tasty lunch. The name of the town comes from the Native American language and signifies something like “wild rice”.

Menominee Lighthouse

Contrary to the information on my map, I must have changed from the time zone Central to Eastern somewhere between Menominee and Escanaba. Suddenly it was one hour later than on my “reference” watch. But such paltry details belong to the category insignificant items while on holiday...

Menominee Marina

So Escanaba was my next stop and after many hours in the car, I was quite happy to finally take possession of my – icy cold – motel room.

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