Category Archives: History

DIA Day

Enjoyed a day trip to the Detroit Institute Of Arts in beautiful midtown Detroit. Always bring a bug-out bag.

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Before the fall

A Throw-Back-Thursday gallery of photos from a car camping trip around Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that I took in August 2001. I started at the Cabin with my Valley Canoe Products Skerray kayak strapped to the top of the Ford Taurus … Continue reading

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Haven Hill, revisited.

I remember hiking out here sometime in the 1990’s when the Lodge was still standing. I went crazy over the log construction, stone patios and fireplaces, and shake roof. It seemed a shame that it had fallen into such a … Continue reading

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Major TOM

Attended the 2016 Thunder Over Michigan Air Show in August. A great variety and number of aircraft along with some outstanding flying made this a memorable show. Gave Rosie the Riveter volunteer a donation for rehabbing the historic Ford B-24 … Continue reading

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UnDIsclosed Location

Took one of the nephews on a 3 day exploratory trip to Michigan’s easternmost point, Drummond Island. Some sun, some rain, some wind, some heat, some cold, some fossils, some hiking, some swimming, some bushwhacking, some 2WD in a minivan, … Continue reading

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