As far as anyone is concerned, the U.P. is a barren wasteland and has nothing interesting to see..... (as long as people think that, we'll be ok up here ) That way everyone else stays away..... We like our own little piece of heavan around here untainted by outsiders....hahahaha
However, after I moved to a more "city" area in the lower penisula it makes you realize how nice it is to be so close to doing great things like catching a hockey game, hitting a casino, amazing bars and any type of restaurant you can imagine.
You can do all those things in the UP! Hockey games may not be NHL, the casino may be an hour drive, the bars may be smaller, and the restaurants spread out a bit, but they are up here!
We had this know-it-all in college that once blurted out, on a UP conversation in class, that he just loved Pasties. This brought out a lot of laughter until I brought down the house and said that "They're good eating too ... But don't you mean Pastys" !!!