Recreation

Wallaker Creek Fun

May 7, 2014

What did kids do during their free time in the 1950’s? There were no video games, or hundreds of channels on TV if you had one, nor computers. Kids had to create their own entertainment with the blessing of parents who weren’t worried that someone would snatch them up if they were out of sight. For my brother and me,the destination was Wallaker Creek which was  just a half mile …Read the Rest

Historical Connections with Trail’s End-Guest Blogger

Historical Connections with Trail’s End-Guest Blogger
August 28, 2011

Guest Blogger –My cousin Warren Ebbinghaus of Traverse City, MI. We, as the Ebbinghaus family, were introduced to Trail’s End by our Grandfather, Willard R. Ebbinghaus, around 1947 to 1948. We all came north into Michigan from Dayton, Ohio. Grandpa was moved by General Motors to …Read the Rest

A Day of Amateur Radio and Fishing

A Day of Amateur Radio and Fishing
August 22, 2011

Just as the sun was coming up, AB9NN, Jon, was off to an early morning  amateur radio community service effort for the “Race the Lake” . “Lake Winnebago, which is one of the largest inland lakes in the United States …Read the Rest

A RIDE THAT ENDS WITH A BIG BANG!

A RIDE THAT ENDS WITH A BIG BANG!
August 19, 2011

NW Michigan is a destination for all sorts of recreation including walking, running, or biking on the beautiful Betsie Valley Trail. This trail connects Thompsonville (near Crystal Mt. Resort) with two communities on Lake Michigan.  In its previous life it was a …Read the Rest

Michigan’s Most Secluded State Park

Michigan’s Most Secluded State Park
April 3, 2011

  Since the late 1800’s, the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula has drawn wealthy industrial families to the woods and quiet lakes of the North as summer retreats and camps. The Proctors, Gambles, Eli Lillys, and Armours favored the Les …Read the Rest

Packing Your Kayak for the Ultimate Preparedness

Packing Your Kayak for the Ultimate Preparedness
March 18, 2011

  Jon and I decided to check out the seminar on “The Art of Packing a Kayak” with J. Browning while at Canoecopia 2011 in Madison last weekend. Wow! Personally speaking, I left the session thinking I have totally missed …Read the Rest

Canoecopia 2011 in Madison, WI

Canoecopia 2011 in Madison, WI
March 16, 2011

Canoecopia 2011. You may be wondering what is THAT? Is it a Thanksgiving decoration? No, that would be a cornucopia. Would it be a canoe party? You would be slightly correct, but much more. This is an annual event sponsored by …Read the Rest

Midwest Winter Nights

Midwest Winter Nights
December 15, 2010

I must say there are few similarities to walking here in town in Wisconsin and walking out in the country in Michigan. Each has their own unique aspects. Fast Eddy, my furry four legged friend  loves snow and forces me out every night into the cold …Read the Rest

The Good Ol’ Summertime

The Good Ol’ Summertime
August 29, 2010

It is Sunday afternoon as I write this and it is VERY HOT! I am in northwestern Michigan, without air-conditioning, and trying to remember what I did before I was fortunate enough to have a home with air. I remember, many …Read the Rest

Kayaking in the U.P. in the Wonders of God’s Creation

Kayaking in the U.P. in the Wonders of God’s Creation
August 9, 2010

Kayaking in Hiawatha National Forest on the Au Train River This summer has been jam-packed with vacation time.  The most recent was the week Jon and I spent in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This region offers pristine beauty with hundreds of waterfalls all …Read the Rest

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