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Pictures of Marquette, Michigan

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Waves rolling into Marquette Bay on Friday

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The lights of Marquette, MI, with Saturday’s sunset in the background and shove ice on the shore.

The past week the temperatures have been in the 70’s and 80’s, which for Elisabeth and I, is much too warm! We prefer cold temperatures 🙂 I was looking through our blog post drafts, and I was rather shocked to find this post from our vacation in Marquette in February! But I am glad we didn’t post it then, because it seems fitting to post it now, when the temperatures are so horrid and all I want is cold and snow.

These photos are from our weekend in Marquette, MI. It was windy all the way up to Marquette with whiteouts in some areas.  The waves in Marquette Bay were rolling in and crashing against the icy shore. On Saturday, when the wind had calmed down, there were huge icicles hanging from the branches of trees and bushes that grew near the shore. Saturday evening we drove south out of town and around the lake and saw some shove ice. It was a beautiful evening, as you can see.

 

Thank you for visiting A Homespun Country Life!

Gabrielle

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UP200 Finish

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Denis Tremblay, Bib 7, heading down for a 3rd place finish

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Ed Stielstra, Bib #3, placing 4th!

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Ed’s dogs

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Ward Wallin, Bib #8, placing 5th.

 

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One dog was in the bag when the team came in

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Bruce Langmaid and his team (bib 2) crossing the finish line in 6th place

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(Bib 12) Shawn McCarty’s dogs heading down to the truck with a 7th place finish

On Sunday the dog teams returned to Marquette’s Lower Harbor and the finish line. We got down there in time to see Denis Tremblay, Ed Stielstra,Ward Wallin, and Bruce Langmaid finish. We also walked around the parking lot where the mushers were taking care of their dogs and we talked a bit to Ed Stielstra. He introduced us to his dogs and told us a little about each one. Elisabeth and I both think it would be so fun to work for Ed and Jen’s kennel (Nature’s Kennel) when we are older 🙂

Because we had to head home, we missed seeing Sally Manikian finish. She came in about an hour and a half after we left.

 

Thank you for visiting A Homespun Country Life!

Gabrielle