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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Upper Peninsula of Michigan Vacation

    Here are some pics of my recent short but fun trip to the magnificent Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Say 'ya to da U.P., eh?

    Bear



    EDIT: Sorry, I am just learning how to post pics. Bear with me, please.

    From the top, pics of the Mackinac Bridge, the world's greatest. I have walked across this bridge 15 times.....Picture of St. Ignace, the small town we stayed in.....I was picking blueberries and this big bird kept yelling at me.....Anybody know what kind of bird?.....The small lake is a nice example of your typical Upper Peninsula lake (Brevort Lake).....Every trip up north includes a stay (and swim) at the wonderful Lake Michigan beaches.....Check out the International Bridge, going between Sault Ste. Marie and Sault Ste. Marie (USA and Canada).....Notice the big crowd cheering this Bear at the entrance to Lake Superior State University.....If you pay attention you know that this Bear made the national news on January 1st.....Google Unicorn Hunters.....The Valley Camp is an old lake freighter now a tourist stop.....The Tower of History is a strange building in the American Soo.....The big old building is the hydroplant in the Soo.....very effective use of water power for generating electricity.....Couple pics of the hotel we stayed at in St. Ignace.....and a pic of the old train station in the Lower Peninsula town of Cadillac.

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    Last edited by Bear Up North; 20 Jul 2006 at 6:29 PM.
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    Cyburbian Wannaplan?'s avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North
    .....I was picking blueberries and this big bird kept yelling at me.....Anybody know what kind of bird?.....
    That's a sandhill crane! They're wonderful birds. Nice shot!

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    I love the U.P. We used to visit there every couple of years when I was growing up. Both my parents were born there (Winona and Republic), and I still have a ton of family scattered around. Haven't been back in a couple of decades, but I will return sometime.
    "If you love something, let it go."
    What kind of crap is that?

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    Holy Whah! Dat Dare some great photos bear. Da Youupee is a great place yah know. Yeh Eh! Did ya go to a deer camp up dare?
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    Wonderful pics, Bear. Is that a St. Ignace side beach shot I see?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    Wonderful pics, Bear. Is that a St. Ignace side beach shot I see?
    Ya, Maister, dat be da beach out dere on da Root Too outa west of dat dere St. Ignazzz. Yuz drive past the mystery spot dere and da nice beach be on yur old lady's side of da Buick. Da fish camp up the I-way a bit, yuze know, over toward the Gould City bar.

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    Great pics! I'm heading up there in August for the first time in 20 years. I can't wait!

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    Quote Originally posted by Chet
    Great pics! I'm heading up there in August for the first time in 20 years. I can't wait!
    Whereabouts in the U.P. you going?

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    Quote Originally posted by Wanigas?
    That's a sandhill crane! They're wonderful birds. Nice shot!
    Or, as we refer to them in Florida- roadkill.

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