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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Today was our first day of hiking, and it was awesome! We started on the south side of Marquette, and most of the day was urban trail through town, right along Lake Superior. This was our view from the Welcome Center as we left this morning. After the really hot days of the early part of the week, 75 degrees and a stiff, cool breeze off the lake felt delightfully chilly.
It was really a wonderful piece of urban trail. Marie and I enjoy the "house tour," and all the flower gardens as well. This was just a typical small garden, but multiplied house after house after house added up to lots of pretty plants.
Here is one of the park spaces to be found along the trail. The bell tower is a memorial for Sept 11. I had to discipline myself to not post a huge pile of pictures, but tried to give you a feel for the day. When we left the urban area, we hiked the rest of the day along the Dead River, which as you can see, is not dead at all!
Finally, we just thought this house expressed a nice sentiment for the day with its silly grin.