Frog

Frog

Let’s start this blog with the fact that I just spent the last hour writing the first draft of the blog from the motel here in Marquette, happily finished it, pressed “Publish” and…guess what?…the whole darn blog disappeared.  One hour worth of rambling completely flew out in cyberspace, never to be found.  In retribution I packed up Miss Ellie (the new name of this laptop whose battery is now getting perilously low) and headed for Starbucks to sip a frappuccino.  Double chocolate chip.  But decaff, in order to allow sleep.

Because I have to be at the airport tomorrow morning between 4:30 and 5.  Yes, in the blessed a.m.  The plane is winging up above the clouds headed for Detroit at 6 a.m.  Then I find a second plane (hopefully not after running through the airport) and should arrive in fair Atlanta, Georgia, before noon.

But excuse me. You’re probably wondering about the frog.  Here’s the shortened version:  after driving through three construction zones on the way to Marquette, I veered the car off onto a side road and catapulted into a nearby forest.  And discovered the Frog.  It leaped a few times before settling down for his photo shoot.  He stared his beady eye at me and I pointed my beady camera eye at him.  We bonded. 

On to Marquette, for a stroll around city blocks.  After enjoying dinner at Sweetwater Cafe (no time now to tell you all the dinner details) walked by Snowbound Books (favorite book store) to the Marquette Co-op (to buy snacks for tomorrow since it’s questionable if there will be time to purchase airport food) to the Peter White Library (impulsively checking out a book).

The camera was fascinated with up high shots:

Tree and window up high

Tree and window up high

And more up high shots:

Ditto

Ditto

This is the fiftieth anniversary of the film “Anatomy of a Murder” which was written by John Voelker and based in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s a big deal around these parts.  A Yooper is what people fondly call residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Voila!  Behold the following sign (also up high): 

Anatomy of a Yooper?

Anatomy of a Yooper?

Battery gets lower by the minute and no available outlet in sight!  Fast typing.  Boy, you are getting the short version tonight.  Versus the long version, which is lost in cyberspace.  Below is the Marquette County Courthouse which inspired the infamous movie.

Marquette County Courthouse

Marquette County Courthouse

Please read the sign for more details.

Explaining it all...

Explaining it all...

As soon as this paragraph is finished (and if I have time will respond to comments from yesterday) I am going to settle down with the book from the library.  Which is NOT Anatomy of a Murder.  Leisurely sip the frappuccino.  Sigh…  relax…  I was going to tell you all the name of the book and a synopsis of the plot, but sorry.  Gotta run!

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