I have wanted to drive the Lake Michigan Circle Tour for some time. Well, something that approximates that route, as my wife and I have already traveled various parts along Lake Michigan from Milwaukee (WI) to Benton Harbor (MI) at many different times over the years. Those places are an easy day trip from Chicago, so we can visit them anytime. After agreeing to skip those areas, I talked my wife into going along. First and foremost, we wanted to beat the inevitable Memorial Day traffic jams; thus, we departed Chicagoland on Saturday, May 22 and returned on Thursday, May 27. We also decided to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising (MI) and nearby Marquette (MI), both located on the shores of Lake Superior. Given the time constraints, Friday Fish Fry in Wisconsin and stopping off at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Ashland (WI) and Duluth (MN)/Superior (WI) will have to wait for another day. One of the highlights for me was watching MV Kaye E. Barker, a Great Lakes bulk freighter, being loaded with taconite pellets at an ore dock in Marquette (MI). There are only a handful of locations in the country where this happens and this one probably offers the best viewing. Yes, there are a few places in the US where steel is still made (from scratch) and thus the need for taconite. I'll post a few pictures from our road trip in this thread at some point. Below is a quick summary of most of the casinos we stopped off at during the road trip. I didn't include Kewadin Casino (Christmas, MI -- no craps) or Oneida Casino Airport (Green Bay, WI -- previously reviewed). Nor did I include Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (Milwaukee, WI -- previously reviewed and didn't visit this trip; just waved as we drove by on I-94). Note that a few of these casinos don't charge a vig on a Buy 4/10 bet. Live table games at these smaller, somewhat remote casinos are definitely not available 24/7, so check in advance and plan accordingly; many of these casinos aren't 24/7, with hours and operations further affected by the pandemic. Do your homework in advance and make the appropriate inquiries if you're planning a visit. Special mention to Superior Eats at Ojibwa Casino (Marquette, MI). During our road trip we found out there aren't many restaurants open after 9pm during the week in Upper Peninsula, Michigan. By population, Marquette (21,355) is the biggest city in the UP. Next up is Sault Ste. Marie (14,144). Yikes, lol. Fortunately, this place was still open when we stopped by, so we ordered salads and burgers. Both were really, really good. The cashier who took our order was very friendly, too. Alas, live table games were temporarily suspended because of the pandemic.