Aug 15-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: August: Aug 15-05
Reflecting falls    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jeff Kalember
Cascading waters    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jeff Kalember

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 07:16 am:

If you're traveling US-45 in the U.P., right about at the halfway point between Bruce Crossing and Watersmeet, you'll find the small town of Paulding. From there, head east on Bond Falls Road and you can treat yourself to this very scene, which Jeff Kalember captured in double-vision! Impressive just viewing it without the reflection, but add in those calm waters below and it seems like Bond Falls are going down and then up again! Check out the up-close shot, you get the illusion that the water is gently flowing over those rocks, where in reality its rushing on the way to the peaceful looking basin below. Certainly one of the natural gems of the Upper Peninsula!

By Timothy Paull Colborn (Timmer280) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 07:32 am:


Beautiful pictures as always!

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 08:08 am:

In the spring when the run off is strong, you can feel the power of the falls just standing near them. What an awesome feeling.

Wake up everybody!!! It is a beautiful day in the Copper Country!!!

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 08:32 am:

Morning All.

Spectacular shot of the falls. Great way to begin the week. Enjoy the day!

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 09:25 am:

Saw someone in a Watersmeet Nimrod shirt down here.What is a nimrod?

By Theresa Marsik (Tmarsik) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 09:33 am:

I'm not sure if David is joking, but here goes....

Since they were featured on an ESPN commercial ("if it weren't for sports, who'd root for the Nimrods?"), the Nimrods have gotten a bit of attention. If I remember correctly, the term nimrod meant a great hunter. Obviously, the name implies something else now....

By Theresa Marsik (Tmarsik) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 09:36 am:

Oops! I forgot to mention the photos for today. Thanks for posting them! Bond Falls is one of my favorite places. My dad and I would go walleye fishing in the flowage area, then get ice cream cones across the road from the trail to the falls.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 10:01 am:

Thank's NO i wasn't joking, just so out of touch of some things from back home ways.I haven't been to this area since my parents had to take me with them to visit.These Falls gave me goosebumps back then.Now i get the chills to want to see them.

Mary says: You can check out the origin of the naming of the Watersmeet Nimrods here: Watersmeet Schools.

By maija (Maijami) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 10:05 am:

glad to see the Michigan House featured today. We always try to make at least one stop there. My mom and dad went there regularly in 1942, a year before they were married. So many nostalgic memories!

Like the Ambassador, it's a very neat place for new visitors to visit because of its authentic historic decor. My neice loves to talk about the rumor that it is haunted. Wait staff are happy to tell the tale.

By Karen Hebberger (Karenh) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 10:20 am:

Bond Falls is my earliest memory of the UP. My grandmother took me there on my very first trip there when I was young, and the falls is still my best memory.

My dad told me when he played basketball on the Trout Creek high school team in the 1940's, they used to play against one of the nearby schools whose team was called the Nimrods. Maybe that was Watersmeet?

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 11:41 am:

INimrod is a Biblical person, I believe. He is regarded, I guess,
as the first person to try to form an empire, and he was also
considered as a mighty hunter. With all the woods in the
Watersmeet area, you can see how and why that school district
would select a mighty hunter as its namesake. (Esky would
probably have to be take the name of some woeful hunter then?
What was the name of that poor soul at the heart of "Escanaba
In The Moonlight?")

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 11:52 am:

I should have given the Biblical reference. You can find Nimrod
in Genesis 10 where the generations of Noah are listed. In
verse 8 we read that "Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was
the first on earth to be a mighty man. He was a mighty hunter...
" Then all his territories are mentioned.

By swatters (Stixoutwest) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 12:03 pm:

Maija, I ate at the Michigan House this summer. I hadn't been there in years, either they were closed or the timing didn't work out etc. Let me tell's a must do!!!! Their food was excellent and the ambiance is hard to beat. What character. I had the fish fry and let me tell you, the batter was perfect, the fries were homemade and yummy and the service was very friendly. It really was a very nice change from the typical fish fry up there. Other meals coming out looked really good too. Try their homemade Green Goddess salad dressing too. I'd recommend the Michigan House to anyone! And NO, I am not being paid by them for this plug!!! We were just so pleasantly surprised that I wanted to share it!! While you are up there, stop in the Vertin Gallery, just across the street from the Michigan House. It is the classiest gallery I have seen in the UP. Very well done with some fabulous and creative art. Top Notch and very well worth the stop. Well, that's it for the Phantom Review!!!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 12:37 pm:

Beautiful pics of the Bond Falls. Makes you feel so much like you are there, that you can almost feel the cool breeze coming off the water. I must admit that this is one of the few waterfalls that I have never had the chance to visit. They will definately be on my 'must see' list, the next time I head to da UP. :)

Swatters, now I am hungry...even though I don't like fish. But my, that homemade Green Goddess salad dressing on a bed of organic salad mix sounds deeeeeeelish.
So any good finds with the drift wood when you were up in the UP?

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 04:55 pm:

I have never seen them but they sure are beautiful!! Maybe one day I'll get there.

As for the Michigan House, I agree great food in a most pleasant place.

Hey everyone,RCW's Aunt Ellen died this past Fri a.m. in Fla. She was a nice lady.

By stix (Stixoutwest) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 07:41 pm:

Sur5er......I found some wonderful driftwood. How we actually got it home was the best part!! We used our Jet-Ski, hooked a dingy up to the back and loaded it up. While we were collecting along the beach, the 'ole Lake Superior wind picked up and started pounding our sea vessels, and our shins!!! Almost dumped my sister out of the dingy on the way back, and we both had bloody and bruised shins afterwards but it was a most fun, memorable and fruitful afternoon!!!!! Now the creative process starts!!! And YES....we all had life jackets on!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 10:22 pm:

RCW,Sorry to hear about your loss. Hope you are doing okay. (((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))

Stix, We had a dingy that we used to pull behind our jet ski. We'd load up all picnic supplies into the dingy at the dock and jet ski over to a picnic area. This worked well for awhile...until we were caught in some high waves one day. Dingy wanted to go one way...jet ski the other way.
All I remember of the incident is that both hubby and I ended up in the water, and when we turned around, there was the jet ski...on the crest of the wave, headed at us...standing on it's end and ready to flip over on top of us with the next wave. I tell you , hubby and I never swam so fast in our lives. :)...and yes, like you and your sister, we were a little banged up.
Glad to hear that your drift wood hunt was successful. Can't wait to see whatcha create. ;)

By Anita Hansen (Flicka) on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 11:25 pm:

Hullo all You Yoopers,

Just got a Link to this Site. Great Pix of Bond Falls. Been there many times. Got some great shots myself 20 years ago. A stop at the Paulding gas station for their huge ice cream dips was always a must.

A Florida resident now but still make da best pasties.

By lz (Llamamama) on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 - 04:30 am:

On the night shift and the pictures of Bond Falls are beautiful and bring back great memories. Hey, to all the Nimrods from a former Flivver. (We had such great team names in the UP!). Thanks to Flicka I have got pasty on the brain for breakfast. Only 500 miles to a good one! :)

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