But on the downside...we woke up to a dusting of snow!!!
The little blue car was NOT looking happy. In fact, he was looking a little...blue...
Hey, get this white crap off of me!!
Jeff, Sue, Ruth, and Kevin
We didn't have any firm plans on where we would be staying last night. Only that we were headed across the top of Michigan and towards Duluth, Minnesota. There's lots of cheap motels across that area, but most of them are actually closed for the winter.
Filled up with gas at $3.729 per gallon, which works out to about $1.08 Canadian per litre. Gasoline is still about 25% cheaper in the U.S. than it is in Canada. Checking out www.gasbuddy.com it looks like we should be able to buy gas today on the other side of Duluth for $3.499 per gallon (about $1.02 CAN per litre). You can save a lot of money on a road trip if you plan your gasoline stops!
Hardly anybody on the road.
Coming into Marquette, MI. Still lots of ice on Lake Superior!
This is Lake Ruth!
Driving along, we saw the sign at the side of the highway pointing to Lake Ruth! They must have had a cold winter, and apparently it's not over yet up here in northern Michigan. The high yesterday was only about 40F (3C) and Lake Ruth is still totally frozen over.
As we came into the town of Ironwood, Michigan we started looking for somewhere to stay. The first place we stopped at looked nice enough, and they wanted $58 plus tax. We decided to keep looking. The next place wanted $110, and when I balked, he quickly came down to $75! Sorry, not low enough. The third place was the Indianhead Motel. This guy wanted $48.
Turns out it's a nice little room, and spotlessly clean. And with superfast internet!
The little blue car. We were in room #10.
Old style roadside motel. But totally clean, and with a nice countertop computer desk for two.
We had bought a roasted chicken and salad at Walmart's deli. That was going to be dinner for the two of us, and it was actually really good. The whole roast chicken, and a huge deli salad cost $10. Not bad!
Yesterday's drive, 310 miles (500 kms).
Today, we're headed for Grand Forks, North Dakota. A little bit of a longer drive, at around 370 miles (600 kms).