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Friday, August 28, 2015      6 comments

Beautiful weather on hte lake,, 76 degrees, more to come when I get home..... Read more

Thursday morning

Thursday, August 27, 2015      10 comments

I woke up two hours early, unable to sleep.. have everything packed except the cooler... I will be back Monday morning,, time to do laundry and unpack, get back to the real world.. I hope we get some fish! I will try to remember to get some p... Read more

Busy Wednesday

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      6 comments

I am so relieved to be out of the workplace and home to pack for Oscoda! DD and I went to fill up my gas tank and our gas cans. I got my gas for $1.62/gal. Picked up my Rx's, had pharmacist enter me in computer for auto-refills .. No mo... Read more


Tuesday, August 25, 2015      3 comments

SAULT STE.MARIE,MI The two longest locks in the world are part of this National Historic Site. The new Poe Lock is the largest lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway and the only lock that can handle the super freighters which are 1,000 feet lon... Read more

Monday morning

Monday, August 24, 2015      7 comments

Off to work in the dark,, nice cool morning, slept with the windows open but used a blanket for the first time since May. Two more days after today, to work.. almost finished packing!... Read more


Sunday, August 23, 2015      5 comments

The Pine Mountain Ski Jump is the largest artificial ski jumping hill in the WORLD! It is also home to the largest running competitive ski jumping tournaments in North America. Top jumpers from all over the world travel to Giant Pine Mountain ... Read more

Mackinac Bridge History and Factoids

Saturday, August 22, 2015      4 comments

Opened to traffic in November,1957, the "Mighty Mac" is five miles (26,372 feet) long, withe suspension spanning 8,614 feet, making it the third longest suspension bridge in the world! Read more

Friday Factoids

Friday, August 21, 2015      6 comments

Tahquamenon Falls The word may be tricky to pronounce, ... Read more

Fishin' in Da U.P.!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015      5 comments

St.Ignace area SPRING IF there's a river in the region, expect to find a good steelhead run from April through early June, with a 14 pounder within reason and reach. The Carp River, Black River, and Brevort River are some of the more eas... Read more

Spaghetti Salad and St. Ignace, Michigan

Wednesday, August 19, 2015      10 comments

For the person that does not know about the salad: Boil spaghetti or any pasta you like until al dente`. Drain and add diced onion, celery, green bell pepper, tomato, green olives. Toss with Italian dressing and/or Caesar dressing. Just be... Read more


Tuesday, August 18, 2015      9 comments

Good day at work except the unbearable heat! I have a doctor appointment in a couple hours so getting paperwork together for that..IT is mandatory for the insurance for my cpap machine that he document my usage and chart things and send them t... Read more

Vacation Pictures

Monday, August 17, 2015      16 comments

Starting with Mackinac Bridge going north to Upper Peninsula. Still going north on the bridge..longer than the San Francisco bridge.. Read more

Back to being a Troll!

Sunday, August 16, 2015      8 comments

I am across the Bridge now, so I am no longer a Yooper for the weekend.. Back to being a Troll.. I will never ,ever drive back on a Sunday in summertime!! IT was bumper-to-bumper all the way back. I have never seen so many vehicles parked ... Read more

Off to Pictured Rocks!

Saturday, August 15, 2015      10 comments

I had a wonderful day yesterday! I slept a couple more hours after watching the night sky.. had a leisurely breakfast, sat on the swing and read more of my book,which, ironically, takes place on the beach.. came back to cabin, read the pa... Read more

Paradise IN Paradise

Friday, August 14, 2015      10 comments

I stayed up late and woke up early.. to watch the meteor shower. I walked to the swing on the bluff overlooking the beach,, my footsteps sounded like a shotgun firing!! Pitch dark at 4 a.m., everybody asleep, just the sound of gentle little wav... Read more

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