Saturday, August 10, 2013


Houghton MI  (Low 47 Sunny High 68)

We recently went on a driving tour of the Keweenaw Peninsula where Houghton is located with our friends that are here from the Kansas City area. Our day began with a great breakfast of raspberry french toast at the Kaleva Cafe in Hancock.

Of course we had to make sure our route was along the water. There are neat roadside parks all along Lake Superior so we stopped at one and enjoyed the views.

We next journeyed to Bete Grise Bay which is also very scenic.

Here is a lighthouse that is now a private residence.

There is a great scenic overlook near Copper Harbor at the top tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Next was the scenic West Bluff lookout. A storm was coming in and it was neat to see clouds at or below eye level.

Of course no trip up here would be complete without stopping at the snow gauge showing just how much snow they get up here in a winter. The most ever was over 390 inches. Now this is not all at the same time, just in 1 to 2 foot increments :-)

Another great day on the Upper Peninsula.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. Looks like a gorgeous day for a drive.

    We really enjoy visiting lighthouses. The Oregon coast has some amazing ones.

  2. Oh my goodness! I'm visiting you after being at Judy's Travels with Emma...was your title...I used to LIVE in Hancock! :) And my brother was a freshman at Michigan Tech that winter they had the record snow. It was his first winter up there (I didn't move up there till a couple of years later)...and he thought EVERY winter would have that much snow! LOL....Thanks for all the memories. Can not believe Kaleva Cafe is still open! :)

    Dawn King