Mar 18-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: March: Mar 18-07
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 09:20 pm:

Only 8 short years ago, gas in the U.P. could still be had for a buck a gallon. In fact, I remember that year going on a trip down south, and filling up for about 65 cents a gallon around Florence, Kentucky. Just yesterday it felt like a bargain filling up in Baraga for 2.39.

A slight departure from the regular Shoebox Memory today. In case you missed it earlier, we had links to a poll about favorite recipes in Michigan. When the day started, the website showed "Calumet - Pasties" with only a 3% share of the vote. At last check it had risen to more than 40%. Be sure to add your vote.

The recipe on the Foodways website is actually one from Connie Hella, who makes a fine local pasty here in Calumet. It is very similar to Pasty Central's delicious U.P. style pasties, which you can order online anytime for shipment anywhere in the U.S.

Don't let gas prices keep you away from Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula this summer. Make plans now to join us in Calumet June 29 - July 1st for PASTYFEST. It's only 102 days away!

Have a good week :o)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 09:27 pm:

I voted! We're up to 43% now, Charlie!

By Mike (Upboundeh) on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 09:50 pm:

My votes in the too, holding strong at 43%...The good old days, when road triping was a sorta a hobby. Moreover, gas prices can go up to 3 bucks a gal. We'll still be heading to the UP!! :)

By Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 11:26 pm:

Up to 45% now, after my vote

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 04:44 am:

So that U.P. went from 3% to 45% in the favorite food poll in one day? That's a 1500% improvement!

Pasty Power

By Happy to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 06:29 am:

Notice gas was only 99 cents a gallon too!! They are suppose to go up to $3.00 by summer ......actually not too far from there. It was $2.59 as of yesterday here in Ontonagon!

By Mike B. Wishin I was back in the Yoop (Mikeb) on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 06:38 am:

46% now.

I'm going to miss this year's Pasty Fest. Not coming up until the 3rd week of July this year. No fear though, I will be sure to get a few of Nylund's Pasties while I'm UP.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 11:43 am:

Hey, my alma mater! I thought that was Ontonagon when I saw the Holiday sign. We used to "buzz the gut" on that street back in the day. Can't do that now with the price of gas.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 01:51 pm:

I was wondering if we had a cam shot from yesterday, I gave up dinnertime. I will have to go vote for pasties now. Charlie, I'm with you and get gas in Baraga whenever I am through there.

By Budone (Budone) on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 02:02 pm:

51 % when I voted today.... Not a bad increase in one day.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 04:40 pm:

Voted for the Pasties, I had to remember where my loyalties lie cause I really like fresh Pretzels. At 53%.

By Danielle Adams (Badkid) on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 06:41 pm:

i voted for pasties too cuz well im a true yooper and they sure are good!

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