As I near the end of my contract, I must confess I fell in love with this wondrous Superior Peninsula. I learned to appreciate the Yooper’s concerns about what the future may bring to the region. Putting aside my good natured jokes about the local culture, I kindly ask my fellow visitors:
Please don’t come to the Upper Peninsula and try to alter the local way of life or set out to change the area into the area you just left (or fled). This is a special place rich in history and humor, you know ey?
Besides, they like it the way it is. Instead, approach this beloved north woods with reverence and awe. Let IT grow on YOU like it did me over the course of seven months. I’ve grown fond this summer playground. in spite of the lack of salt in their sea, I’ve grown fond of the solitude.
Now please excuse me. It’s a winter wonderland this morning and I need put on my boots and shovel a path to my car. Lovely.