Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Have a happy holiday and a good New Year 2012. Back in 1961 toys were a bit different but the excitement was the same. This picture is me the blogger of course.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ski Holiday in Yupperland

Took a big ski holiday with relatives in the U.P of Michigan. A bonus of a unplanned trip. I thought the last trips of the year had been taken and I'd not get to Michigan this fall. But last minute plans came up and you can't pass up on skiing in Michigan! The lodge was nice with many game mounts. Skis on the walls and ceilings. Not the largest in the U.P but certainly nice. I really enjoyed the place. Can anybody guess where this was? I'd be impressed if you did.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bentleyville Duluth Minnesota

A few shots of Bentleyville in Duluth Minnesota. Each year they add more and more lights. It’s quite the attraction. Would be nice if it snowed before Christmas this year.The last shot is the daily fly over Satellite shot of Lake Superior Region. I love it when the lakes freeze in the Boundary Waters and you can see them clearly on the shot. The sheer volume of lakes is astounding to me. How did the Explorers of old find their way?Imagine the wilderness back then as right now it’s pretty incredible present day.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Meteorological winter begins

According to the weatherman winter has begun this week. Of course the official winter for most begins with the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year. Either way it's here and evidence can be seen in Lutsen Minnesota. The Mountaintop Restaurant has quite a view at the top of Moose Mountain. They make snow of course and they opened Thanksgiving weekend.
Lutsen Ski resort is really wonderful with many activities. Even just dining and sightseeing can be very enjoyable. The view from the Mountaintop Restaurant can be all the way to Michigan on a clear day. Skiing is the best in the Midwest with over 90 runs when fully open. Or you can simply ride to the top in the Tram and have a lunch with a fireplace. What a view! The daily satellite shot shows the snow and the frozen lakes on the Northshore.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time is running out for the old Ore Dock.

Removal of the old Ore Dock in Ashland has begun this fall. It will be very odd to see it gone after all these years. It will take time to remove as it's a massive job. But it has started now and there is no turning back. It is the last Ore Dock from the days of Iron Ore. Once there were four massive docks and soon there will be none. It will be odd to see nothing sticking out into the Chequamegon Bay.