May 29-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: May: May 29-11
Trail Riders    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Charlie Hopper
Open air concert    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Charlie Hopper
Crowds start arriving    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Charlie Hopper
Supporting Keweenaw ATV Club    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Charlie Hopper

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 08:36 am:

Yesterday the Keweenaw ATV Club set up tents and tables at a spot the Pasty Cam visited 10 years ago, the Vansville Bar. Edie and I dropped by at about lunch time to enjoy some brats and the mellow sounds of Singing Sheriff Ron and his musical posse. ATV riders poured in - and so did a little rain - but it didn't dampen the spirits of this weekend crowd, as the club raised money for its work to help extend and enhance the trails from Keweenaw Point to the Houghton County line.

A memory from the early months of the Pasty Cam, way back in 1998, shows the future "Pasty Girl" (our daughter Becky) covered in mud from a ride with Sheriff Ron's daughter Nancy (looking away from the camera). Becky and I had some fun times on a "Blaster" when she was about 10 years old, exploring behind the Cliffs - which you can see across the highway in today's top photo.

How time flies when you're having fun! That was half a lifetime ago for these girls, and now they have families of their own. But we'll always remember those times cruising through the woods, off the beaten path, and the excitement of exploring Michigan's beautiful upper-Upper Peninsula.

Wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day. Have a good week :o)
Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 09:10 am:

ATVing! Now we're talking *good times*!!! Love it!!!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 10:02 am:

Looks like a great time. Speaking of the Sheriff, there was a Houghton County Sheriff who was getting treatment for cancer last year and I believe his name is Roy. Does anyone know how he is progressing?

By Paul Roberts (Grizzlyadams) on Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 10:08 am:

Wow! Time flies! Those were good times! Sometimes I think it'd be nice to go back. Only sometimes though...

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 05:15 pm:

I'm not even a big ATV'er person, but that looks like a lot of fun. Sure beats the 104° heat index we have here right now; can't really even go outside and do much, except roast.....

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 07:40 pm:

Great to hear, (read) that John Dee is home and on the mend.. YAHOOOOO!!!!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 07:46 pm:

John has been home for almost a week.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 08:14 pm:

No matter how long he has been home-----He is home. ;O)

By Jim (Keweenawpress) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 01:58 pm:

Seeing them there in pic #1 with all their gear reminds me of mini me versions of jeeps. Similar capabilities and the same attraction - go out in the boonies and have fun. Cool.

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