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Bears, Yoopers and friends

Monday, August 20, 2012

We started out going to Oswalds Bear ranch when they opened this morning,,, 29 bears, all rescued from breeders or orphaned,, or people that actuall own them illegally.
so cute,, black bears..

we drove all over the U.P, visited with Connie in munising, had lun ch near Pictured ROks on the water,, fdrove to Marquette, Chrstmas, Ishpeming, Shingleton, MdMillan, Seney, Nagaunee... went to Da Tourist Trap iin Ishpeming.. bought some treasures..
left Paradise at 8_30am, got home at 10:15 pm.. I am whipped,, tomorrow we check out her enad drive down to Indain River for a couple days of sun and swimming and the Cross in the Woods shrine..
no wifi at those cabins, got to go to McDonalds there for breakfast and wifi..

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SHARON10002 8/28/2012 4:16PM

    Lots of great stops and shopping! How can you relax if you're always on the go? Glad you're having a good time!

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COOKIE_AT_51 8/21/2012 6:46AM

    Gotta love those Yoopers! (I am originally from WI) Ya hey ;) ... sounds like you are having a great trip. Enjoy yourself in God's Country. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/21/2012 12:49AM

    And are you getting some rest, friend? Remember you ae on vacationa fter all. that means some rest.

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FLEMIDG 8/21/2012 12:31AM

    Sounds like you're having a great time. Enjoy.

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CRAZYONE72289 8/20/2012 11:41PM

    When I first read this the first two paragraphs I read beer instead of bear. I was really confused for a minute before I realized you'd been talking about bears. LOL I guess I know what's on my brain.

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STUDLEEJOE 8/20/2012 10:46PM

    Sounds like you had a good time. Keep sparkin

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Tahquamenon Falls

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I made a nice big breakfast before we headed out to the blueberry festival on our way to Tahquamenon Falls,MI.. we played a game, won threeizes,, a toddlers T shirt, crayola markers and a stuffed animal online game thingie,, kids plaay them, I guess.. so Connie's kids get the shirt and toy, I keep teh markers..
We were at the Falls all day,, the lower falls is ten miles from our cabin, teh Upper falls are four miles further upriver,, we just got abck to our cabin,, itis 3:30p.. MIles of walking, mostly uphill, a LOT of steps uphill both ways!! LOL!
I had an asthma attack on teh way up the 102 steps at the Upper falls,,

we are chilling her, Dd eaitng a sandwich,,me with smoked Lake Superior salmon and crackers, appplesauce and fresh raspberries.

Tomorrow is the western Upper peninsula of MI.. visiting Connie and further to Ishpeming and maybe Negaunee or L'Anse..

I still have not just chilled and sat and read my book for more than ten minutes,,, going to tonight,, did sit and watch the sun rise this morning,, over Sault Ste. Marie, Canada,, beautiful..

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SHARON10002 8/28/2012 4:14PM

    Good exercise! Love waterfalls, too. Hope your body, mind, and spirit, calm down.

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WALKINGIRL5 8/20/2012 2:18AM

    Sounds beautiful - what a great day. hope your asthma's better and you get to chill.

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NORASPAT 8/19/2012 11:01PM

    Oh my gosh I am certain I can hear your joy in your blog.

Way to go LINDA!

Have a fabulous time you sure do deserve it

. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TAROTLADY 8/19/2012 10:31PM

    Glad you are having a goot time.

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PJBONARRIGO 8/19/2012 3:58PM

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful time- the stuff memories are made of. Enjoy! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/19/2012 3:58PM

    I sure hope ou're getting pictures of those beautiful sunsets. Enjoy and no broken bones from those long hi,es, huh?

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

I ended up driving the whole trip,, DD was tired,so we arrived, did the tour of the resort, unpacked, went down to the lake,, vegged out the rest of the night,, made lots of stops on the way,, we bought a new memory card and fresh batteries for the camera,,B NUT when we approached the Mackinac Bridge, DD got a response on her screen of camera"no support form system'.. WE MADE STOPS EVERYWHERE A ND FINALLY FOUND AN ELECTRONICS STORE OPENED AFTER THE OWNER MADE SERVICE call..(sorry, did not know caps were locked on) turns out that if your digital camera has lower megapixels like our 5.2, the new meory cards ahve teh letters HC at the end of the numbers on the package and it stands for high content and will not work in my old camera.. we founf ONE card that would, so D will take pics on teh return trip,, so now we go see everything on the wya bakc again11

Our cabin is over twice the size of the one bedroom I had last year,, next largest one sleeps 6 people..
we went to the Blueberry Festival, ended up doing testimonials for the owner of herbal lodge,, a NAtive American vendor who makes and sells organic, herbal ointments that DD and I use. We will receive releases next week for him to use the films online,, he gave us free product,,,,
he had me hold his laptop in front of me(DD did one too) and he asked us questions about our ailments and how the product helped us... who knew we would be stars at a vendor booth at a festival??
While we were at the festival, I stopped at the magnetic jewellery booth where I bought an anklet last year,, it is guaranteed for life, so I told them it seemed to be sort of rusty on the magnetic connector, so she completely restrung it and put new connectors in it..

We left there, drove into the forest where I picked huckleberries last year,, showed Dd where I heard a moose last year,, sad news is, the huckleberries were so sparse, it was not worth our effort to try to pick them,, the drought conditions and the wildfire that they had here for the past four months that destroyed 22,000 acres, definitely stopped the growth,, the good news is, our ingenious idea of using a dustpan and an afro comb, worked like a charm to rake through the leaves of the plants!! We are prepared for next year, GOd willing. to haul them in by the tub full!!

We decided to chill in the cabin this afternoon and maybe go into the lake later,, grill out later for dinner,, campfire,,, DD is relaxing reading a book,, I am headed that way,, need some down time,,
We left there and went to Whitefish Point to let DD see the sights and I went in Lake Superior with my surf socks to collect some unique stones,,

tomorrow is a day trip to Munising, and beyhond to Da Tourist Trap in Ishpeming,MI... visit friends and retrurn back to this cabin for the reat of teh day and night, .. no rest yet!!LOL!

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JOHAL52 8/19/2012 12:32PM

    Happy vacation Lin!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/19/2012 1:29AM

    I wish I were along with you!!! Sounds like you are having a great time!!! Much more fun than my brain surgery this week. lol
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TLP1958 8/18/2012 10:22PM

    Wave on your way through Ishpeming! That's where I live!!! Glad you're having fun in the Yoop!


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NORASPAT 8/18/2012 6:57PM

    Soundslike you are having fun and really bust, maybe tomorrow night you will be able to slow down. Take cared and enjoy having your DD along wit6h you this hyear. It sounds like you afre getting along very well HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ADKISTLER 8/18/2012 4:39PM

    Glad you're having a great time! My grandfather was born & raised in Escanaba, MI.
We went for a visit when I was about 13. All I remember was that it rained the entire time we were there.

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SHARON10002 8/18/2012 4:04PM

    Sounds like your schedule is jam packed! Don't forget some down time!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/18/2012 3:10PM

    You're taking me on your next vacation!

Glad you're enjoying it.

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Paradise, here we come!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Couldn't sleep, it is 3 am.. everything packed except laptop, cold foods and us! DD sleeping, so I am up and ready ,, hours before it is time..
I smell a nap on the road,,glad DD is driving most of the way!! More Later..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/19/2012 1:26AM

    What a great way to enjoy a vacation and special time with your DD. Hugs and ENJOY!!! Be SAFE!!!

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NORASPAT 8/17/2012 9:03PM

    LINDA, I sure hope DD is driving so you don't nap at the wheel. Stay safe and have fun. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TAROTLADY 8/17/2012 3:33PM

    Hope you are having a wonderful time.

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    Have fun!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/17/2012 12:34PM

    well then I think she will be ins tore for a nap.
You are jsut so very excited. I can see why.

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TLP1958 8/17/2012 11:03AM

    There's no place like Paradise! Have a great time!

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PAMNANGEL 8/17/2012 9:46AM

    Have a great time!

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RUNNER12COM 8/17/2012 9:29AM

    Enjoy every minute!

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RRBSKI 8/17/2012 7:35AM

    Have a great time!!!

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Off to Paradise tomorrow!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I finally did get two Rx meds in the mail,, both the ones I did not need right now, so last evening I called Kroger to refill my BP med,, Dd and I are checking things off our list.. went there after work to pick up Rx, some milk and eggs for trip..
got the laundry in the dryer now, next is bill-paying and packing all but last minute things, then food and towels,etc,, DD will gas up car before bedtime and tomorrow we will head out before dawn..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/19/2012 1:10AM

    Have a fantastic and safe trip. You deserve it!!!

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BAKER1009 8/17/2012 7:53AM

    Have a safe & fun trip!

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NORASPAT 8/16/2012 7:15PM

    LINDA have great vacation, enjoy and have some fun, HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHARON10002 8/16/2012 5:59PM

    Linda, I hope you have a safe trip there and back, and that you get to do everything you've got on your list that brings you joy! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/16/2012 5:17PM

    Have a safe fun trip. Wear your life jacket when in the river.

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ADKISTLER 8/16/2012 4:22PM

    I hope you have a great time. You deserve it! emoticon

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MISSB8604 8/16/2012 3:41PM

    Have a wonderful time!

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THINAGIN2 8/16/2012 3:33PM

    I hope that you have a great time on your vacation!

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MWHITE0527 8/16/2012 3:29PM

    Have a blast for the rest of us!

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