I just got back from vacation after visiting the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for the very first time. My verdict? It was interesting and awesome.
Here’s my breakdown in a matter of points :
I didn’t wear or attempt to wear a mask the entire time. No one ever tried to ask or shame me into wearing one, either.
The water was clean and the air was fresh. I went to both Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and I felt like a million dollars. I even stood on a BILLION-year old rock!
The people seemed to be very genuine. Their accent was prevalent, but they were helpful and prideful.
They are aggressively proud to fly their own flags and show off the “ bird / airplane “ pattern of the UP instead of the “ Mitten “ of the lower peninsula. They love to call themselves “ YOOPERS “.
Lots of Trump signs, bumper stickers, and American flags around…very refreshing.
The local homemade pasties were absolutely DELICIOUS. Especially with beef gravy.
The weather can change on a Dime…when in Munising, it literally changed every 15 minutes.
If you didn’t have the Internet or TV, you would never know there was such a thing as Covid. Except for a few mask signs on businesses, it didn’t exist up there.
No BLM, LGBTQ, or rainbow flags or signs anywhere, constantly screaming their agenda at you.
In Marquette, it felt a bit on the progressive liberal side, but without the agenda of a Ferndale. We met a younger guy who ran a spice shop who was a total free thinker and had an amazing conversation with him about how this Coof hysteria is just a trojan horse that the rich elite and Biden administration are using to take away all of our civil rights, medical privacy, and freedom of movement & speech. I bought some great habanero sauce, too.
This solidified my previous podcast about a national divorce in this country, where the liberals take the coasts and the free thinkers keep the Midwest. I really think this should happen and the U.P. would be an amazing sanctuary from all of the insane bullshit happening to what was once “ America “.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable road trip to the northern part of Michigan that the lower part doesn’t seem to think about too much. They love their food, fishing, hunting, hiking, beer, and above all, FREEDOM up there. If it wasn’t for their brutal winter season, I’d probably move to the U.P. and become a YOOPER forever.
BRING ON THE NATIONAL DIVORCE!!
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