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Aug 7, 2010 5:50 PM CST
|My hubby and I spent a week in Michigan's upper peninsula visiting the Porcupine Mountains State Park and the Keweenaw Peninsula.|
We stayed in a cottage on Lake Superior and had a private beach
(along with the other guests).
Saw lots of pretty scenery and TREES!
The U.P. is literally one big forest.
Lower Michigan where we live has alot of trees as well but up north...wow!
Aside from climbing a million steps to get to scenic views we toured an old 1800's copper mine, sat on the beach, watched the sunset, viewed the northern lights,
went rock hunting and I found a rock store with a gazillion rocks, minerals and gemstones....one of my things to collect.
Its good to be sleeping on my deluxe pillow top mattress again but oh how
I wish I could spent the whole summer exploring the shores of the magnificent Lake Superior!
Here's a few pics and a link to more:
Me & hubby Lee
Watching the sun set on Lake Superior
Lake of The Clouds in the Porcupine Mtns.
Polished agates, thomsonite, prehnite, quartz etc.
Aug 7, 2010 5:53 PM CST
|P.S. Got back from vaca to find BS taking over most of my roses|
and my new HT roses...stalks!
Aug 7, 2010 9:35 PM CST
I'm glad you had such a good time in the UP. I've spent a lot of time in Michigan on business trips, but have only gone as far north as Traverse City -- on a number of occasions -- and enjoyed the views of Thunder Bay. Your photography is really good - great landscapes!
Aug 7, 2010 9:46 PM CST
|I've only visited the Keweenaw peninsula once. I had the pleasure of watching the sun set twice on the same day, once in a harbor, and once from a ridge high above Lake Superior. It's beautiful country when it's well thawed out! |
I could not have left my roses for even three days in early summer; they'd have died of drought. But now that the monsoons are here, they seem to be okay without additional water. Rained all day today. No BS yet.
Aug 7, 2010 10:08 PM CST
|Northern lights? How thrilling! That's something I'd love to see.|
The photo album in the link is stunning. I watched the slide show twice. And you, you adorable Michigan girl, aren't you cute! Was your family part of the original Scandinavian wave of settlers in Min-Wis-Mich? You look so Danish... or possibly Swedish or Norwegian, I guess.
Aug 8, 2010 12:45 AM CST
|Loved the pictures and I learned something new, that Lake Superior is the largest expanse of fresh water in the world. Thanks for taking us on your trip!|
Zuzu, I thought the same thing about Vicky, that she looks very European.
Aug 8, 2010 8:24 AM CST
|Glad you liked the pics and thanks for your comments.|
I lucked out on most the pics since my camera died and
I was using hubby's aim and shoot cheapie.
No nordic blood...Dutch/English x Irish/German.
Typical melting pot baby.
Aug 8, 2010 12:02 PM CST
as you know, at the height of summer at high latitudes, the sun circles slowly to the horizon. So if you watch the sun set from a west-facing harbor and can quickly drive up a tall enough hill that looks westward over the same large body of water, you can watch the sun set a second time that day. I guess you could do the same with sunrises/hills/eastward bodies of water. Probably most of the fun is in being able to say you've done it...
Aug 8, 2010 1:45 PM CST
|Yes, Steve, it sounds so bizarre that I wish I could say it.|
Aug 8, 2010 7:06 PM CST
|I doooon't waaaaant to go back to work tomoooorrow...Waaaa!!!|