Had no problems making it out of Duluth on a Sunday morning. Hardly any traffic at all.
Our route took us through some areas where we would have liked to stop and do some more exploring, but unfortunately we are on a bit of a schedule with this trip. We'll have to return with the motorhome someday and take our time.
Taken through the car windshield, there are some trees starting to show their fall colors.
265 miles (427 kms) from Duluth to Marquette.
Only one problem with our plan.
We forgot about a time zone we were driving through! A few miles after we crossed the Michigan border, we entered Eastern Time and lost an hour. So instead of being 15 minutes ahead of schedule, we were all of a sudden 45 minutes behind schedule! We stopped at a little gas station and the nice lady let us use her phone to call Joy and let her know we screwed up on our anticipated arrival time.
No problem though. As soon as we arrived at her place, we took off and picked up a friend of hers and drove to a hiking spot called the Hogback Mountain Trail.
Ruth, at the top of Hogback Mountain.
Joys daughter has a dog and we had taken Ayza with us. She's a one year old Australian Shepherd and a really nice dog with boundless energy.
Ayza the dog.
Joy goes to a tiny little local brew pub on Sunday nights. They have a small band playing and it's a popular spot. So we went with her for an evening out. It was lots of fun and something we haven't done for a long time. Good beer too!
Today, we're on our own as Joy is off to work. So we'll go explore downtown, plus she's given us directions to another hiking area nearby. So great to finally be out exploring again!!!