family.jpg This was taken this past summer on our family vacation to the Michigan Upper Peninsula. Even though we lived in the Detroit area for years, we never made it to the U.P. ... well, except to cross the bridge at St. Ignace, go "Whoo hoo, we're in the U.P.!" and then promptly drive right back to the lower peninsula. This summer we decided to actually see the U.P., and rented a cabin on Lake Superior for a week. The photo location is the beach at the Whitefish Point Lighthouse. This area of Lake Superior is known as the "Graveyard of Ships" as there are literally hundreds of shipwrecks nearby including the famous Edmund Fitzgerald. The lighthouse, keeper's house, and several of the out-buildings have been restored and are well worth seeing. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is also located here and, while it's small, it's a definite "must see."