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S: 2010 Bike Trip - Around Lake Superior

BC: Night Danger | Thank God for Good friends, A safe journey, Wonderful memories, and a place to come home to.

FC: 2010 Bike Trip Around Lake Superior

1: Day One Sunday, August 1st Left Maquoketa @ 8:20am. Ate breakfast/gassed up @ Belmont, WI. Gassed @ Johnson Creek, WI. Linda lost 1st pair of sunglasses. Gassed @ Bear Creek, WI. 6:30pm: Days Inn @ Eagle River, WI. After a hard day riding, 2 pitchers of beer & waiting 1 1/2 hours for the Sunday special of Broasted Chicken @ The Sweetwater, the guys got ticked off and walked out. The cops never found us. | 425 miles

2: Day Two Monday, August 2nd Continental Breakfast @ hotel. 8:00am: Left/gassed @ Eagle River, WI. Crossed into Eastern Time Zone. Gassed & had snacks @ Calumet, MI. Record Snowfall Ruler @ Mohawk, MI. Jacob's Falls, Eagle River, MI. Brockway Mt; Ice Cream @ Copper Harbor, MI. Gassed @ Calument, MI. 7:00pm: Budget Host @ Marquette, MI. Ate @ Hudson's-VERY GOOD. (especially Cindy's 1/2 margarita!) Talked to Canadian biker. | 325 miles

3: Day Three Tuesday, August 3rd Continental Breakfast @ hotel. 8:00am: Left/gassed @ Marquette, MI. Gassed @ Strong's Corners/swingset ride. Lunch @ Burger King, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Soo Locks/Ice Cream @ Fudge Du Locke. Entered Canada. Exchanged money @ AOG Casino. Man @ C-Store in Sault Ste. Marie, ONT. arranged rooms for us @ McCauley's Village Trading Post. Josephine was the gracious & interesting owner. Supper @ Lou's. Watched beautiful sunset on Lake Superior Beach. | 204 Miles

4: Day Four Wednesday, August 4th 8:30am: Left McCauley's. Gassed/shopped @ Agawa Crafts. Lunch @ Wawa truckstop. Visited Scenic High Falls of Magpie River. Gassed @ Young's General Store @ Wawa. Gassed & had A & W root beer floats @ White River, ONT, famous for -72*. 6:00pm: Arrived @ Red Dog Inn @ Terrace Bay, ONT. as rain started to pour. Pizza, chicken wings, beer @ hotel for supper. Discovered "Loonies" & "Twoonies". (Canadian Loonies = $1.00) (USA Loonies = Al, Brian & Les) | 290 Miles

5: Day Five Thursday, August 5th 8:00am: Gassed/left Terrace Bay. Ate breakfast @ Gus's in Nipigon, ONT. Passed on an $80/person Zip Line Ride. Gassed and went to HD in Thunder Bay, ONT. Headed for International Fall, ONT. but turned around and headed south to USA instead. Stopped @ Chicago Bay Market Place, Hovland, MN for pie & ice cream - Brian bought homemade bread for picnic supper to go along with cheese/meat/chips/dip/beer/wine coolers. Gassed @ Grand Marais, MN. 5:00pm: Checked into Aspen Lodge/Grand Marais. Fisherman Picnic Festival in town. Cindy did laundry. Walked the beautiful Lake Superior beach at sunset. | 274 miles

6: Day Six Friday, August 6th Linda, Al, Brian watched the sun rise on the beach. Continental breakfast @ hotel. 9:15am: Left Grand Marais. Stopped @ donut shop that sells only quilts. (Thanks Cindy - we needed a break) Gassed @ Finland, MN. Good lunch @ Stony River Cafe @ Isabella, MN. Visited International Wolf and North American Bear Centers in Ely, MN. Gassed @ Virginia, MN. 7:30pm: Checked into Super 8 in Hibbing, MN after finding no rooms in Ely or Virginia. Ate a very good fish fry @ Brickyard Bar/Rest. Cindy REALLY enjoyed another 1/2 daiquiri. | 200 miles

7: Day Seven Saturday, August 7th 7:45am: Continental breakfast @ hotel. Gassed @ Pike Lake (15 miles north of Duluth). Lunch @ Dry Dock - good ham/roast beef sand. Rest stop along lake @ Siren, WI. Gassed @ St. Croix Falls, WI. Dairy Queen @ Prescott, WI. Gassed @ Pepin, WI. No rooms. 7:45pm: Checked into Quality Inn, Winona, MI. Got some more free beer!! Supper @ Perkins - HUGE bread bowl salads. | Brian/Cindy chasing cop in Duluth | 356 miles

8: Day Eight Sunday, August 8th 9:15am: Left hotel; free rolls/muffins @ Perkins. Gassed @ Lansing, IA. Stopped @ overlook north of Balltown. Lunch @ Breitbach's in Balltown. Ran into Dorothy, Dwain, Dawn, & Albert. Gassed in Maquoketa. Arrived home safe and sound @ 3:30pm. | 2277 Total Miles | 203 Miles

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