Escanaba

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The land of the red buck or the flat rock depending on who’s translating

Leaving the land of the raindrops, we traversed the Upper Peninsula or U-P and ended up in Escanaba. It sounds Spanish but it means either the land of the red buck or flat rock in the language of the Ojibwa depending on who is translating. In his poem “The Song of Hiawatha”, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow described how Hiawatha “crossed the rushing Esconaba” referring to the river.

There was this promotion to receive 10,000 United FF miles if one stayed in three Wyndham or related properties this summer. I thought that meant you could stay in, say, three Hawthorne Suites. But no, you have to stay in three different label properties. And so this is why we are staying unhappily in the very downscale Super 8 in Escanaba tonight. šŸ™

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