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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 08:02 am:

I look forward to this decade in review each day. A "Thank-You" to Mary Drew for helping to prepare it with research on the titles and photographers.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 08:03 am:

Good Morning! 39 degrees and cloudy here in Houghton.
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By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 08:37 am:

Good Morning! 40 and sunny in central Minny this morning.

By Doug (Greenhermit) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 08:45 am:

Just curious, do any of you What'sUPers out there happen to know how Coburntown got that name?

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 09:13 am:

Maybe after James Coburn?

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 09:24 am:

Named for Henry W. Coburn a iron furnace operator.
(michigan place names)

By Jeff Hammond (Westsidetroll) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 09:35 am:

It is a pleasant 50 degrees here in Grand Rapids this morning (even the sun was out...for about 10 minutes)

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 09:51 am:

Going out under the blooming apple tree to read the Sunday paper. Was 87 yesterday. Have a great Sunday and week!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 10:22 am:

Good morning everybody! Letting all my e-mail buddies that we aren't able to receive any e-mail again. Something's wrong with our server. Thank goodness we were at least able to get on here to get our daily fix of UP pictures.

The slideshow was good as usual. Loved the flowers from Joyce. Went into Dan Urbanski's gallery yesterday and was totally impressed, as I always am with his pictures.

Have a great day everybody!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 01:40 pm:

Hi. I ran across this just now in today's Detroit Free Press online, so I wanted to share it with you: "The most expensive station in Michigan is in the Upper Peninsula, at the Paradise Recreational Sports station on M-123. A gallon of regular there was listed on the site Friday at $4.17."

I guess it's not terribly surprising after some of the stuff that I've seen the last couple of weeks.

By robert (Robze) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 02:12 pm:

86 degrees in Long Beach California. Please send some of that brisk weather this way.

By Roger Somero (Rsomero) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 02:22 pm:

75 in San Jose, headed to 90 again probably. It's a DRY HEAT tho!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 03:29 pm:

I guess the Detroit Free Press doesn't get out on Beaver Island much.......

Island Energies, the lone gas station on Beaver Island that sells gas to automobiles, raised its self-serve regular unleaded gas to $5.19 a gallon Sunday morning according to

They have been paying $4.99 a gallon for quite some time now, and just raised their prices over the weekend. Also, the marina on Beaver Island is the same price; $5.19. Ours actually dropped to $3.59 today.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 04:27 pm:

Hey Robze! Tomorrow morning there is a freeze warning for the western part of the UP and the same forcast for the western half of the LP. The radar shows purple and white precipitation at the Whitefish Point area and in the lower Ontario area! Would that be the kind of brisk weather you are looking for??????????

By robert (Robze) on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 07:26 pm:

I'll take it Paul, I'll take it. Better yet, maybe I'll head out to the U.P. Ontonagon area and make sure the freeze shows up. We're at 88 right now.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, May 19, 2008 - 07:11 am:

Holy Moly, Capt Paul! I didn't even know that Beaver Island had a gas station, to be honest. (Part of your Beaver Island marine gas game, I suppose, is having to transport the gas from the main land to the island.)

You always, always pay a premium for marine gas, which I am pretty sure is technically the same composition as gas for cars. And, it should be a lot cheaper than gas for cars, because some of those taxes that are on gas for cars and other road vehicles, and that make gas in Michigan so expensive, are road taxes that are not applicable for marine purposes. It is somewhat crazy, I know. We nearly always fill the gas tank for our little boat at a regular gas station for cars, to avoid the ridiculous marine premium, for what I believe is the marine gas monopoly game.

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