It's off to the Keweenaw of the U.P of Michigan for a great holiday. You will never run out of things to do in the U.P. There are mines to explore, lighthouses and historic lodges. The list goes on and on. The top picture is the famous Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, the second picture is Brockway Mountain Drive and the last picture is Houghton Michigan home of Michigan Tech. I'll be snapping alot of digital pictures in the next 10 days.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
On the other side of Thunder Bay Ont. is the Sibley Peninsula and the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. The profile of the peninsula looks like a sleeping giant. The legend of Nanabijou tells the tale.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
That is a old postcard of the entrance of the Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais Minnesota. The road has changed in recent times, now blacktopped and a lessor grade to the East of town. A truck a few years ago came down the hill and hit a building on the harbor owned by the Folk School. So changes on the trail will prevent that from happening again. It's still a very interesting drive about 60 miles to Gunflint Lake.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The warm humid air this evening is hitting that cool cool lake resulting in fog and a nice setting at Bear Tree park on the harbor. Thankfully to date they haven't added more slips and docks in the harbor as once discussed by the DNR. I have no idea what the status of that is currently. Hopefully it was put aside or defeated. I like the waterfront just as it is and they have updated the park nicely in recent years.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Here is what the beach looks like in a real picture.......
Tomorrow in Duluth the forecast is to be 83 degrees and 70% humidity. Pretty toasty for Duluth Minnesota even in August. Enjoy it while you can, fall is around the corner. This old postcard was advertising the nice cool breezes of Park Point beach. I don't recall seeing that many people on the beach as shown in the postcard but it would be entertaining if that many folks showed up tomorrow on the hot day.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Since we are on the subject of Grand Marais this week I found this postcard of the hill right before you drive into town. Back when Grandpa and Grandma took their big North Shore trip in 1939 this is how it looked. Yes that is a dirt and gravel road. Imagine pounding up the North shore in a Model A car for 150 miles to Canada? No air conditioning, leather seats and Satellite Radio back then. We now have luxury they never imagined and don't give it a thought. It would have been very exciting on such a adventure as it still is today. We just do it on smooth roads
in complete comfort.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Today at the store I met a fellow who had served at the Grand Marais Coast Guard Station in the past. It was a random meeting at the Grocery store. How does that happen? I was wearing a Grand Marais hat. That started the conversation going which went for about 15 minutes in the produce isle. The station has been on the harbor a long time as the following postcards show. The last picture was just taken two weeks ago. The fellow recalled very fondly of serving at the station and living at Grand Marais. He also had spent some time at the Bayfield Coast Guard station. All of this because I needed some 2% milk....isn't life grand!
Friday, August 6, 2010
This would be the place to be this weekend. Cooler by the lake and just a wonderful scene with things to do and eat. How about a Herring Burger?? Sadly I'm not there but I grabbed this shot from the Grand Marais Cam. I like the fact that somebody is flying a kite at the harbor. A nice breeze and wonderful spot to do so. Many events this weekend at the picnic. Click on the link below: