Also in Marquette was the blueberry festival, with the quaint downtown area closed off for the day.
The weather was perfect – in the 70’s- much better than Chicago’s 90’s. We enjoyed walking around, enjoying the weather, music, and food. Marquette has stunning historical buildings, and our favorite restaurant, Vierlings, with whitefish fresh from Lake Superior which is just steps away from their kitchen.
After a couple days of the festivals, we drove about 25 miles to Big Bay, a very small, but beautiful town on Lake Superior. If you have ever seen the movie “Anatomy of a Murder” with James Stewart, it was filmed in Big Bay and Marquette. The murder actually took place in Big Bay decades go. We arrived at our property and were joined by Bill’s cousin Benny, his wife Judy, and son Phil. Benny already had a fire pot ready to go, and brought along hamburgers and brats to cook over the fire.
It was time to say good-bye to the camp, so Benny put out the fire, and we headed back to the hotel to pack up for home.