Saturday, August 5


"Yooper,” a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan - which us yoopers call the UP. Yup, I'm a yooper (born in Marquette) and the next few posts will be coming to you from this far off land.

My first stop was a small county park just outside Ontonagon on the shores of Lake Superior - the greatest of the Great Lakes - where I did some walking on the beach.

"In winter we shovel snow and in summer we swat mosquitoes. During the spring and fall we rest up for swatting and shoveling".
Peter Oikarinen's reply to the often-asked question of Yoopers, "What do you people do up there?"