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A Golden U.P. Treasure This West Ishpeming Sunrise

Ishpeming - June 14, 2011 -  I was in awe watching these two beautiful sunrise moments on June 14 in West Ishpeming.  I was hoping to wash the dust off my Buick. So while sipping my second cup of Holiday Pantry coffee I passed the West Ishpeming car wash realizing it was a bit early.  [...]

Record Heat Index in Michigan And People are Still Going and...

Sagola  -  July 16, 2011  -  Warm, warm, sticky, temps and low winds prevail and tourist still wander the roads North of Iron Mountain. I myself am tooling down M-95 with my ac on. I’m smilin’ and jamin’ to a Vineyard cd, with a cool 69 degrees, sipping a diet Sierra Mist, and munching on [...]

Mackinac City Bustles with People from around the World

Mackinac island – Saturday July 9, 2011 – Since 1634, Millions of people have visited the historic city of Mackinac. Today hundreds are in town and they’re hopping the boat and riding the ferry to the Island. The city is packed with people from every state imaginable. I noticed license plates from numerous states and [...]

Festival of Treasures invites Black River Blades to exhibit whom uses...

Ishpeming  -  July 1, 2011  -  Record crowds attended this year and numerous families went downtown Ishpeming earlier in the day.  Dan and Debra Choszczyk of Champion had a booth on main street. They use reclaimed steel to make blades, knives, survival knives, axes, and letter openers. Nothing is manufactured with new materials just recycled [...]

Dead River Storage Basin Fire Works danced in the sky sponsored...

Negaunee Township – July 2, 2011 – The DeadRiverCampersInc.com board sponsored the first ever sanctioned fireworks display just south of Pride Rock near Turtle Island on Dead River Basin. $5,000 was put up by the board for a serious class of fireworks. Shouts of glee, boat horns, has, and peanut gallery yeahs filled the basin. [...]

Pot Holes at U.P. Business are Getting Gigantic

Marquette – June 24, 2011 – I am floored by how large the three pot holes are at the entrance of the Office Max store in Marquette. They have grown to the size of a pickup truck hood. Does Office Max Corporate realize it would take more than the “Easy Button” to fish someone out [...]