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Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI (Cindy) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 06:46 am:

Good morning and belated holiday wishes to all of those who love the U.P. Now that the hustle and bustle is at a calmer level, I'm happy to be starting my morning in a quiet way just enjoying this website along with a good cup of coffee. Have a great day, everyone.
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By Shelley Trowbridge (Shelleyt36) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 08:01 am:

morning everyone!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 08:24 am:

Good morning everyone :) Cindy, I share your sentiments about enjoying the after Christmas lull...and am sitting down enjoying a piping hot cup of Hazlenut coffee. I got up this morning...realizing for the first time in weeks, that I wasn't in a rush to get something done for Christmas...how nice, eh. I love this slower pace ...just wish I was headed for the UP, then this Christmas break would be complete ;)

Charlotte, hope your hubby is feeling better. Did he give birth to his kidney stone yet?

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 10:33 am:

Mornin', a little windy here today. Love the pictures of the falls.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 03:12 pm:

Good afternoon from Mishawaka, IN. The sun is shinning brightly. Good to see it.

Sur5er, my hubby gave birth to his kidney stone about 11:00 pm last night. He is feeling much better today. Thanks for asking.

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 04:26 pm:

We were up north for Xmas. On Xmas night a promo for WLUC
in Marquette said Buck LaVasseur (sp?) would be talking on
Monday night about the famous "Copper Harbor stare." We
came home on Monday so we missed that news item. So what is
the famous Copper Harbor stare?
(By the way, we were so pleased to find the temp. in Esky
over Xmas was much warmer than anything we had experienced
in Adrian since Thanksgiving. The amount of snow was about
the same, but it was delightfully mild. I have heard that when
Copper Country people go south for the winter, they head for
Esky. I can see why.)

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 05:28 pm:


I watched Buck LeVasseur last night and can answer your question...
The "Copper Harbor Stare" is from back when there wasn't the snowmobile traffic there is now in the Copper Harbor area. There wasn't much traffic at all, so a car driving by was a rarity. Whenever a car WOULD drive by, folks would stare out the window to see who it might be, thus the "Copper Harbor Stare"! I think Jim Shea said that Mac Frimodig "coined" that phrase.
You can watch a "real player" video of Buck's show each week by going to the WLUC/Discovering page. It may take a day or two to get the most recent "Discovering" episode up there after it airs though. As I type this, the video clip isn't last night's show, it's from the week before.
Update at 12:00 a.m. - I just checked the Discovering link and you now can watch yesterday's episode. Well worth watching if you want to see Copper Harbor from the Mountain Drive in the winter!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 11:24 pm:

Charlotte, Congrats to your hubby on the birth of his kidney stone. Glad to hear that he is on the mend :)

Mary, Thanks for the definition of the Copper Harbor Stare. Ok, I can relate to that...from living out in the middle of nowhere in Michigan :) We used to live on a street that was so backwoods, that it was only one lane wide...and the only traffic we had that went by our house, was the neighbor across the street, and the neighbor that lived at the end of the street. And occassionally, we got traffic from the state park...people who were looking for firewood for their campfires.
We'd sit in the living room at night, and we would look out the window, every time a car went down the road. Now you know, you are really out in the middle of nowhere, when you don't have to look out the window when you hear a car go down the road, and wonder, "who's that...it doesn't sound like so and so's car."..so you of course have to take a look see ;)
Sigh. I miss Michigan.

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