September 22, 2022

A view from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Marquette, Michigan.

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21 comments:

Yrjooe said...

Where's Joe Pera?

rhhardin said...

Mountains are named sugarloaf all over. It needs a controversial name, like grand teton, or (in the Adirondacks) Nipple Top. I wonder if that's still there.

n.n said...

Ah, the green stuff, organic sweetener, and a cup of blue elixir in a carbon dioxide wonderland teaming with credits to Her Choice.

rrsafety said...

As there is a Presque Isle in Maine, so too is there. Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine.

Shaun said...

While you're there, you should go to:

1/ Jilbert's Dairy. Get Peanut Butter Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream.
2/ Jean Kay's Pasties or Lawry's Pasty Shop. Get a Pasty!

Marquette was a large part of my childhood...

Paul Baumbusch said...

I'm jealous! Today Facebook reminded me that one year ago today, I was in Marquette. It's one of my happy places. The view from Sugarloaf is awesome. I hope you keep posting photos from your trip. Enjoy!

Yancey Ward said...

I have been on that mountain!

heyboom said...

@Shaun

Believe it or not there is a pastie shop here in Southern California that makes very good pasties. Had my first taste of pasties while stationed at Sawyer AFB, and still have a souvenir from my four year tour...a steel plate with screws in my right arm after breaking it while skiing at Marquette Mountain.

Ann Althouse said...

We had good meals in Marquette at Cafe Bodega and Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery and enjoyed the coffee at Contrast Coffee.

Ann Althouse said...

If you want to climb a mountain using stairways, you can do that here.

Ann Althouse said...

Also I was able to sleep in the camper 2 nights in a row, which for me is an accomplishment.

Lurker21 said...

I didn't realize campers were still a thing after my parents sold the Econoline.

Great fun when we discovered it leaked when it rained.

Ford stopped making them in 2014, like they stopped making almost everything else.

Shaun said...

@heyboom

That's awesome! Who knew there'd be a Pasty shop in SoCal! I usually just mailorder them or make them myself (Live in NYC now.)

And I still remember going sledding with friends at the ski hill at K.I. when I was a kid. Good times...

Original Mike said...

"Also I was able to sleep in the camper 2 nights in a row…

I'm trying to understand what 'able' means in this context. You were at risk of going screaming out into the night?

Ann Althouse said...

“ I'm trying to understand what 'able' means in this context. You were at risk of going screaming out into the night?”

I was able to sleep and not unhappy.

Ann Althouse said...

The risk is insomnia and discomfort and screaming in my sleep is also something that can happen an there’s and obligation to adhere to quiet hours at the campground.

grog said...

rhhardin:

It's spelled "Nippletop" but otherwise easy to find. I included the first link below, but there were others (including Wikipedia).

https://www.lakeplacid.com/do/hiking/nippletop

Rusty said...

Ann Althouse said...
"The risk is insomnia and discomfort and screaming in my sleep is also something that can happen an there’s and obligation to adhere to quiet hours at the campground."
Most people don't know what a horror it is to not chronically not get enough sleep.

Ann Althouse said...

Insomnia is a big issue in travel. You have unusual sleeping conditions, so you never know how that will work, and you usually have plans and expectations about using the next day well. So you especially need your sleep, and you have different challenges.

At home, you know the conditions, and you probably also can adapt to a low energy day if needed. You can take a nap if you get groggy during the day.

Narr said...

I'm a picky sleeper myself. I also, before I retired and lost 50 lbs., had sleep apnea.

Since losing the weight (and not having to get up early for a day of work) I have shed the CPAP and just toss and turn a lot.

I can put up with strange beds and schedules in travel, but always love to get home after a few weeks.

Rusty said...

(not chronically) Strike that ponderous shit.