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Throughout my childhood, my family vacationed in Grand Marais on the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It's about an hour drive from Whitefish Point where the ore freighter Edmund Fitzgerald dove for the bottom of Lake Superior during a vicious storm on November 10, 1975.  In my early 20s in the mid-aughts, my family reconvened in Grand Marais to revive our tradition. My sister and I, both new to craft beer, picked up a six-pack of Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald porter at the last stop gas station before we headed for a campground at the mouth of Hurricane River. The flavors of this beer were entirely new to me as we sipped them around the campfire each evening, and served as an initiation of sorts into my life as a student of beer. I kept a bottle from that trip over a decade ago, which you can see here.  In November 2015, my wife and I met my sister and her boyfriend (now fiance) in Grand Marais to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Fitzgerald's demise. We made our way to the end of the town's long, wind- and wave-swept concrete pier and, shortly after 7 pm, said a few words in honor of the brave sailors who had died those four decades ago. We opened a bottle of Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald and each poured out a sip into the lake's frigid and turbulent waters for the sailors who have rested beneath them for so long.  I've been around the world and across the country in pursuit of great beer, and I write and teach about it as a Certified Cicerone. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, one of my very first craft beers, is still among my absolute favorites. Cheers to you, Great Lakes Brewing Company! #glbcismine
Hiking at horse race rapids #upperpeninsula
My favorite tree in the entire UP. I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves this tree. Even though it's in the water it looks like the root system will hold out for a few more years, I'm going to cross my fingers anyway. I think I'll also start making my trips out to see her a bit more frequent. #favoritetree #whitepine #pinusstrobus #upperpeninsula #uplife #yoop #lakesuperior #mothersuperior #thebiglake #marquettemi #mqt #freshcoast #freshcoasting #clouds #bluesky #beach #sandyshores #ripples #puremittigan #puremichigan
Wishing I was back hiking Dead River Falls today on this perfect Fall Saturday instead of sitting in class... . . . #puremichigan #awesomemichigan #naturalmichigan #puremittigan #michigan #thegreatlakestate #michigansun #michigrammers #mittenlove #upperpeninsula #michiganawesome #mistatemagic #mittenstatemagic #explore #michiganders #marquette #deadriverfalls #michigansun #themittenstate #mittenlakes @puremichiganders @naturalmichigan @puremichigan @michiganders @mittenstatemagic @michiganders @puremittenpride @michigan_lovers_photos @mittenlakes @puremittenpride @the_michmash
Exploring with my favorite girl! #motherdaughteradventure #roadtrip #upperpeninsula #topoftheworld 🌲🍁🌳🍂🍃
Fall hikes with my loves 🍁 . . . . . #upperpeninsula #babywearing #tula #tulababycarriers #abbyschatties #8monthsold #wearthem #keepthemclose #bwi
The start of tonight’s #sunset down at the #beach. #puremichigan #lakesuperior #calumet #michigan #upperpeninsula #keeweenaw @puremichigan
Leaves the color of the fire in her soul🔥 eyes the color of the ice in yours. 😉🤷🏼‍♀️ jk jk jk #upperpeninsula #michigan #roadtrippin
It was good while it lasted, but I'll have to wait another year to get scenery like this again. #morningride #singletrack #upperpeninsula
fishing near the mouth of the Presque Isle river-Porkies
Headed to grand Marias... #upperpeninsula #daup #teamyamaha #grizzly #loneranger #fall
Teachers' tour 🤣🤣#upperpeninsula #picturetocks #up
Reaching for fall sunshine.
Rock River Road is on fire! #upperpeninsula #puremichigan  #906life

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