I went to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan last week for 4 days of the coldest weather in the U.S. It was great, even the Pictured Rocks Boat Tour's sunset cruise. This is a photo of a Pirate's profile seen from the cruise. The UP is as rustic as a I expected and often (daily, hourly) wished for an off-road vehicle equipped with 4 wheel drive and huge ground clearance!
More as time permits and I catch up on my household duties.