Departed Duluth at 11:30am. Arrived at the Best Western in Paradise, Michigan (which was neither the best nor in paradise) at 9:15pm. Driving along the upper peninsula of Michigan is like driving through ghost towns to get nowhere. I offered Liam a dollar if he could refrain from saying "are we there yet?" for the entire day. He lasted less than 30 minutes.......we were more than 350 miles from our destination.
By the time we got to Pizza Hut for dinner (sign at hostess stand read "Whoa! We'll seat ya!"), our very friendly yuper waitress assessed the situation and got Liam set up at his own table. It seemed to be in everyone's best interest.
When we finally pulled up to our hotel, Liam said "is this where we stayed last night?" Like maybe we WOULD just drive around in circles with nothing to look at and nothing to do and nowhere to stop for 10 hours straight. Cause it's fun.