Sep 02-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: September: Sep 02-11
Lake Michigan shores    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Sleeping mermaid    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Loving Superior's waves    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Addie and Snickers    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 08:08 am:

Brenda Leigh had the pleasure of hosting her "grand" niece Addie for a week, showing her the simpler ways of having fun, like getting buried in the sands of Lake Michigan's shores, complete with a ship heading into the river system, off in the distance. There was a little more burying in the sand that took place on Lake Superior's shores, too, where she turned into a lovely sleeping mermaid, complete with stone jewels adorning her wrists and waist. Addie also had fun playing in the big waves Superior had to offer, splashing and jumping as they swirled around her legs. But the time with Auntie Brenda wasn't all water and sand play, as she made a new friend in Snickers, Brenda's cat, too. I love that last photo, I think mostly because it's not an easy shot to get, with a 4 year old and a cat both sitting still long enough to freeze them in time like that. It sure looks like both Brenda and Addie were kept quite busy...good old fashioned fun outdoors, it's hard to beat that!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 08:23 am:

Bob and my brothers were all in agreement one of the prettiest drives on their motorcycle adventure was cruising the U.P. HWY. 2 along Lake Michigan.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 08:24 am:

Those are great pictures, Brenda!! How much fun you must have had with her. My favorite is the last picture too. Reminds me of my grandchildren with our cats. Our youngest will lie next to our cats for as long as they'll let her. And you're right, Mary, it doesn't last long, lol!! And of course you can't go wrong with Superior pictures :)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 08:25 am:

I love that drive too, Janie!! On our way to St. Ignace from here, it's just the best part of the drive :)

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 08:51 am:

What you wanna bet that Addie's not really asleep in that 2nd pic? ;> Precious photos, Brenda!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 08:56 am:

Yes, but you know Snickers is thinking "Now, just what kind of mischief can I get into??" Pretty cat though; reminds me of one I had when I was about that age.

I haven't been on that stretch of 2 in quite some time. The past two times we've either come from Canada and across on 28, or this last time up 123 to Whitefish Point then across to Munising "the back way". That was a great drive as well, but not one I would recommend on a motorcycle (or a sports sedan, for that matter...).

By Donna (Donna) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 09:45 am:

Great pics! Fun times! Love the last pic too....

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:34 am:

Awesome pictures, Brenda, thank you! Happy Safe Labor Day to All.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 11:26 am:

Capt. Paul,
Maggie once told me she waited long enough on 123 in Trout Lake for a train switching cars on a siding that the folks in the car ahead of her went back into the bar there to pick up their pizza order that they'd put in while waiting for the same train. I don't think she was offered a slice.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 02:19 pm:

The nerve of some people, eh Richard!! ;-)

I honestly have never seen a train in Trout Lake in all my travels through there. I always make much better time taking 123 to 28 then following 2 and 117, even though it is 5 miles further.

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 03:18 pm:

Capt, what did you think of Whitefish Point? Pretty beautiful & peaceful wasn't it? How about the Museum?
I ride US2 quite alot lately. It is pretty by the lake but the ride from Lansing to Gwinn is long!!! I dddrive alone for 6.5 hours. Sometimes I'll go through Munising just for other scenery. It's pretty taking that road too.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 03:50 pm:

Time to listen to Dick Purtans' Podcast.

By Hollidays (Hollybranches) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 03:59 pm:

Brenda, great job. That's how kids should have fun. Love the mermaid picture.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 04:56 pm:

Whitefish Point is a great place to visit, Cheryl. Unfortunitely, it wasn't as peaceful as you might think; it was very crowded, so much so we didn't go through the museum, but I did catch a glimpse of "The Bell" and immediately thought of you. I was in the museum several years ago and it is very interesting; someplace everyone should visit!!

By Hollidays (Hollybranches) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 05:01 pm:

Can't believe you didn't like WhiteFish Point Captain. Is Texas better?

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 06:00 pm:

It was very busy when Bob and I went through the museum too Capt. It is a very poplar place to tour. And you are right it is a great place to visit!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 06:10 pm:


Whitefish made me think about Cheryl and the Fitz. One of my profile pictures was taken on the lakeshore there. You just get a vibe when you're standing there, for some reason. It's probably only because you know what happened. We didn't go in the museum. We were in too big a hurry that day. We do plan to go back, though.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 06:13 pm:

OOPS!! Some of my post didn't get on there.

I commented on how I loved Whitefish Point and that, since the Capt said it was a great place to visit, I'm sure he didn't think Texas is better. Who would, lol???? Been there. Can't compare to anything in the UP.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:06 pm:

By Hollidays (Hollybranches) on Friday, July 8, 2011 - 05:13 pm:
... Just to let you all know, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all".

By Dr. Nat (Drnat) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:12 pm:

I found Whitefish Point an amazing place. Unfortunately it was very busy while we were there and we did not have as much time as we would have liked as we were expected in the Keweenaw to visit a dear friend who had recently returned after being badly wounded in Afghanistan while earning his government pay. I apologise if it offends anyone that visiting him took precedence over waiting in line at a museum.

Coming from a seafaring family (perhaps not of the Great Lakes, but of the North Atlantic), not an Autumn passes that I dont think of the brave souls who have sailed, and still sail the waters, wherever they might be.

To all the friendly Pastycammers out there, Id like to leave you with a toast my noble grandfather was fond of: May your departures equal your landfalls."

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:56 pm:

Hear, hear Capt!!

Nat, you are one class act. You are able to be nice while putting people in their rightful places :)

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 01:11 am:

I am proud to say that Capt Paul and the good doctor are friends of mine. I have never had the time to visit the museum either. Maybe this October when we visit my sister in Hubbell. I should since my godfather/cousin was on the Fitz. My dear sainted mom used to say the same thing as Capt. Paul has said. I think that the Keewenaw is beautiful but have seen some beautiful places in Texas also. Along the coast is a wonderful drive. I seem to find beauty where ever I go. My favorite place in the world though is behind Hubbell at the falls. Second is on US 2 west of St. Ignace. Love the beach there.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 05:19 am:

Good for you, Dr. Nat.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 06:16 am:

Capt & Dr. Nat...Priorities, I believe in them as well.

By Jim (Jhattica) on Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 08:00 am:

Good Morning

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 08:25 am:

There are museums closing all over Michigan for lack of patrons/sponsorship so GLHSRS should be happy with increased attandence.

By Sheri (Sheri) on Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 09:06 am:

I hope to someday make it to the museum also. Maybe when I retire I can do some additional traveling. My husband spent 18 months in the El Paso area when he was stationed in the Army, but he's not a fan of the heat. I guess we've lived in the UP so long that temperatures above 75 are unbearable!

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