Now that Steve is a major TV star, I suppose we'll be rubbing shoulders with many celebrities. We just never expected that to happen quite so soon. Monday was Memorial Day and the weather was beautiful, so we decided to take a drive to Copper Harbor and back. I'll focus on the Eagle River portion of our day in this blog post.
We made our first stop at Eagle River Falls and noticed that the water had slowed down considerably since our last visit. You can see rocks again.
I turned to my left and snapped the next photo from the bridge. The white 2-story building with the cupola is the museum/community building. The long white building you can see in the background on the right is the Keweenaw County Courthouse.
Can you see Lake Superior to the left of the garage in that last photo? I turned a little more to the left and zoomed in to snap the next one where you can clearly see Lake Superior.
We jumped in the Traverse and headed down the hill to the big lake. That's when we had our celebrity sighting, but I'll save that for the end of this post. We rounded the corner at the bottom of the hill. . .
drove past the Eagle River Inn. . .
(Insert Corvette owner wave!) and continued to the beach area.
Of course, we had to stop and take a few deep breaths.
We were struck with the change in the depth of the beach.
Lake Superior is definitely higher than it was last year (and way higher than it was 2 years ago).
Now, the moment you've been waiting for - our celebrity sighting! As we drove down the hill toward the beach, we noticed something.
There was a white truck parked on the left side of the road at the curve.
We recognized the truck, as we've seen it before.
It belongs to a celebrity. . . and there he was!
Again, here's the truck. . .
and here's the celebrity (lower left corner of the photo).
Do you recognize him?
Right! That's professional fisherman, Mark Martin. He has a place up here outside of Eagle River. We never imagined when we left Calumet that morning that we would be hobnobbing with a celebrity at Noon!
I know what you're wondering. Did we stop and talk to him? No, we didn't want to bother the guy on Memorial Day. Steve was just happy that we stumbled upon him. It was like a little tip from a pro on a good fishing spot!
All is well in the Keweenaw.
P.S. As time permits, I'm working on assigning topic labels to all my previous blog posts. That will enable you to search for posts by topic. You'll notice the new list "Blog Post Topics" in the left column. Clicking on a topic will take you to the posts that correspond to that particular topic. This may take me a while to complete. I'll also try to update the Construction page in the next couple of weeks. Wish me luck!