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Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 08:01 am:

First PostMorning!

By dlp (Babyseal) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 08:02 am:

Morning! It's Monday again... Where did my weekend go?

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 08:34 am:

I was given a 1,000 Places To See Before You Die Calendar awhile ago--one of those page-a-day calendars. Today's entry is about England's Lake District. It says Wm. Wordsworth described it as "the loveliest spot that man has ever known." It's 880 square miles with 1,800 miles of footpaths. It has 15 principal lakes and dozens of lesser ones. I wonder how this compares to the UP or the Keweenaw in size and number of lakes and length of footpaths? We already know that it has England beat as the "loveliest spot man has ever known"! I know there are some "infomaniacs" out there that will take this on as their project of the day!

By KJ (Kjinfremontmi) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 10:36 am:

I receive the same page-a-day calendar on email. Sounds like a great comparison to our "world"!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 11:29 am:

Good morning everyone :) Deb, congrats on the early bird award :)

Marsha, Yep, there is no need to look to England for beauty...we have it right here in da UP, eh ;)

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 12:41 pm:

Theresa Kentala (Tessie),
I received the email that you were having problems signing in to post a message. I sent you an email on Aug. 15th and one again now today, but there seems to be a problem with many AOL email addresses receiving email from, so check your settings and "allow" email from my address. Once you have that set, let me know and I can resend the emails if you haven't received them. Thanks!

By Patti - TN (Patti) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 01:19 pm:

I have been to portion's of The Lake District of England and it is truly worth visiting, and incredibly beautiful. It is king of hard to compare something that has thatched roofs and stone fences with the UP tho I will admit to not walking any of the lake trails. It is also hard to compare, when one is partial to the UP. After the Lake District, I'd have to recommend the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland.

By Danbury (Danbury) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 03:24 pm:

I've been to neither, and ere I vote, I'll have a look myself.
Dingle area is beautiful. I'm quite sure there's no Fungi in the Keweenaw. :)

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 04:23 pm:

I think the Morels come out there. My grandmother used to gather them and coat them in flour before frying. Mary: am I wrong on that part?

By Inwis (Inwis) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 04:35 pm:

Danbury ,
Crystal Falls is "Home of the Humongous Fungus", perhaps the world's largest and oldest living organism,or so they say.
It is only 110 miles from Calumet.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 04:59 pm:

Are you asking if you're wrong in saying that Morels come out here in the Keweenaw or if it's a good idea to coat them with flour before frying? :->
Yes, we do get Morels here in the Keweenaw, usually in early May. As for the flouring of them, I'm not sure, I've just fried them like they are and I once made a delicious cream of mushroom soup with them!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 05:07 pm:

YUM! no matter how they're done. We're lucky to get white things of a questionable nature coming up out of the ground here in West TX. Not every year either. Boy those were the days when she'd get the Morels and we had them with supper.

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 05:51 pm:

well...way off topic here, but i see the bridgecam advanced since yesterday morning, but is still 24 hours behind...

Deb S...some guy by the name of Tim sent me an email today :)

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 05:52 pm:

oh...what is this Goal Post place? and where, why , and all those other w questions

By Teresa Kentala (Tessie) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 06:03 pm:

Thank you for all your help!! Yes that did it too!!
Have a great day!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 06:34 pm:

Dave the Goal Post is in Lake Linden on the Bootjack road, and it was a pizza place, is it open yet? I thought that it had closed.

You're correct Mikie, the Goal Post is presently closed.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 07:24 pm:

We have a son-in-law who was raised on the bluffs and hills along the river (that is...Mississippi)He supplies us with morels some years. So I dip them in betten egg, roll in seasoned flour and just fry in a little butter. MMMMmmmmmm

By Inwis (Inwis) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 07:46 pm:

The Goal Post was Koski's Market - seems like yesterday.

By Therese (Therese) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 07:53 pm:

I see puffballs popping up all over after the last few days' rain. Would try them sliced and fried in a little butter, except even white morels make me very sick. I tend to forget that every spring...

By k j (Kathiscc) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 08:34 pm:

We have these growing by us. Have never tried them, though- maybe because I've seen the old ones.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 10:08 pm:

Danbury: I've met many a fungi in the Keweenaw.

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 12:27 am:

Davesou -- BridgeCam seems to be teasing us. Every once in a while we get a live picture and then it justs sits there. The wake from that boat still hasn't reached the shore.

By Danbury (Danbury) on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 05:13 am:

Ok, now that is slightly embarassing. I played a little trick, a game with similar words, thought maybe some would wonder what Fungi's got to do with Dingle, and why there shouldn't be any funghi in the Keweenaw, I didn't expect anyone bothering enough to actually re-post. Thank you for that, by the way, since I have a culinary as well as a starting professional interest in funghi.

However, Fungi, as used for bait above, is a dolphin. The one that accompanies boats going to and from Dingle harbour. don't know if he's still around, but was when I was there some years ago.
Hence, no "Fungi" (as in dolphin) in the waters around the Keweenaw.

By Therese (Therese) on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 05:23 am:

Is that was people use to make funghi bats from? Kin of hard on the dolphins... --Oh, wait, that's 'fungo'. Never mind.

By 'dophin' did you mean the dolphin fish or the mamalian variety? Never heard of 'funghi'.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 12:30 pm:

Therese (Therese):
I was wondering for a bit about whatever is a "dolphin fish", as all dolphins are mammals...

Ahh, but there is indeed also a dolphinfish (one word) a.k.a. mahi-mahi, Coryphaena hippurus.

By Danbury (Danbury) on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 02:30 pm:

The mammal, therese. I don't know how old these get, so maybe he's dead now, but it sure was an attraction, with Fungi-T-Shirts and stuff sold to tourists, as far as I recall.
I have however absolutely no idea as to why they named him Fungi. Pretty sure it has nothing to do with funghi, as in mushrooms.

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