I recently loaded my car and hit the road through Michigan's Upper Peninsula on a week-long assignment for the Detroit Free Press. Having only been in the U.P. a handful of times, I was amazed at the diversity of the land; from the cityscape of Marquette to the serene backroads all along the way, each city offers a new adventure. Solitude is easy to find, making it ideal to embrace the beauty of the landscapes. These are a few sights captured on my downtime along the way.