Northwest Michigan Spring Time Treasures

Northwest Michigan Spring Time Treasures
May 13, 2011

While I was home last weekend Fast Eddy (my dog) and I had a chance to get out and walk in the woods of NW Michigan in the hills above my mom’s house. The steep slopes free of undergrowth were easy …Read the Rest

Growing Up with an Older Brother in Northern Michigan

Growing Up with an Older Brother in Northern Michigan
May 12, 2011

Growing up in NW rural Michigan surroundings, what could be better than having an older brother to “hang with”? Life was exciting and fun, with him taking the lead and setting the course. We built tree houses together. At one …Read the Rest

Cross da Menom.River and Through da Nord Woods

Cross da Menom.River and Through da Nord Woods
April 21, 2011

  Cross da Menom. River and through da Nord Wood To Grandma’s house we go; Da spouse knows da way To carry his laday Thru da slushy and late Spring snow, OH! Cross da Menom.River and thru da nord wood, …Read the Rest

Lawrence University Alum Produces John Muir Documentary

Lawrence University Alum Produces John Muir Documentary
April 16, 2011

 Jon and I attended a film screening of a documentary that appeared on  PBS  “American Masters”  in honor of Earth Day. The documentary is “John Muir in the New World”. The special screening was held because the filmmaker, Catherine Tatge, …Read the Rest

The Last Snowmen in Appleton-A Sign Spring Is On the Horizon

The Last Snowmen in Appleton-A Sign Spring Is On the Horizon
April 8, 2011

With the last snowfall about 10 days ago and the neighborhood children being on vacation,I notice a last ditch effort to make the last snowmen of the season. So I drove around the subdivision and snapped the results.  I decided …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

Madison Weekend Part 2

Madison Weekend Part 2
March 17, 2011

Sam Stein of Huffington Post (yes a liberal on-line news source) uses this quote in response to citizen political action in Wisconsin : “I think that the governor (Scott Walker of WI) really did wake a sleeping giant,” said Justin …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

Porchetta or Porketta

Porchetta or Porketta
March 9, 2011

One of the most unique grocery stores in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is Angeli’s located in Iron River. I get a chance, 2-3 times a year, to stop in and quickly shop. As the name implies, yes it has …Read the Rest

Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.