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By julie b., MI on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 06:59 am:

Good morning!
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By Jim & Pam, Calumet on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 07:01 am:

Good Morning, and its looks like a great day too.

By Deb on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 08:05 am:

The blast from the past sure looks like the Painesdale area today!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 09:41 am:

Looks a little snowy. We had an earthquake yesterday. Doesn't happen very often.

By Lee, Mi on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 12:38 pm:

The Mount St. Helens web cam looks steamy.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 01:27 pm:

I think it's so remarkable that we can just click on an 'address' in the above post, and WOW! there's a picture of what Mt. St. Helen's looks like at that moment in time!!! Hope it never erupts as much as it did May 18, 1980. Tho, they seem to be predicting another large eruption sometime in the future.
Thanks, Lee, Mi. for the info.

By lmr in Hancock on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 01:34 pm:

Enjoying these pictures while we are in Arizona.

Brita, your kids sure looked like fun to me. I'm sure we've all tried that.

Camped at Organ Pipe Nat'l Mon. for two nights. So great to see other parts of our great country.

By Yooper on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 04:44 pm:

Have a great weekend

By downstate don on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 04:47 pm:

Yooper, Yes TGIF!!! One more night in this place
is all I can handle. Thanks for the smiley!!

By sur5er on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 04:54 pm:

Why Yooper, I see that you are on the same page as the rest of us...literally. :) This rule generally works: Friday comes before Saturday :)

By danbury on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 05:04 pm:

Sometimes I'm fascinated as to how different the state of science is on both sides of the atlantic. I'm currently working on a paper about research on urban forestry in places like Sacramento, San Jose (hi Bthecute1) and Chicago, which is way further advanced than what we've got here.
On the other hand, the article linked to by Roudy on today's main page - salt MAY harm?!? It most certainly does. And that's news?

By sur5er on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 06:10 pm:


Out here in Indiana, (about 50 miles west of Chicago), they use a pure salt mix too...not sand or even a mixture of sand and salt. I still wince when I see it. And how much salt do they pour on the roads out here? If you have your window opened just a crack, you can not only smell it, but taste it in your mouth. Can only imagine the damage that does to the environment.

About urban forestry in Chicago...ROFL...they have trees in Chicago? All that salt they pour on the road killed whatever grows out that way :)

By sur5er on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 06:12 pm:

lmr in hancock,

Glad to hear you are enjoying your camping trip. Don't forget to roast a s'more for me over your campfire.

By copper country resident on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 06:21 pm:

Let's here it for Friday! HURRAY! Thanks for the cute picture, Yooper. You made our day.

By An Iowa gal on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 08:36 pm:

Sur5er: don't you mean 50 miles east of Chicago? last I knew Indiana was east of Illinois.

By sur5er on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 09:38 pm:

An Iowa Gal,

Yeah I caught that after it posted. Meant to say that we are 50 miles east of Chicago. Oooopsy.

By Susan, Fl on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 11:19 pm:

Sur5er...about that carrot cake! I have a recipe that will knock your socks off (and maybe other things too if you're not careful!) It's called Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake and I can sure understand why. But it's not an easy or quick thing....takes some time, but well worth it if you're an afficiando. Will try and remember to dig it out of my recipe file and send it maybe tomorrow night when I get in. Don't remember from whom I got it...would love to give credit, but my memory has gone too far down memory lane! :)

By Susan, Fl on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 11:36 pm:

Sur5er...and any other interested parties...:) just went into Google and keyed in "Blue ribbon carrot cake" (in quotes) and up the recipe popped! It appears to be the same one I have...and now can give credit where it's due...Southern Living magazine. Go ahead and try'll like it! :) Actually, you're gonna LOVE it!

By sur5er on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 01:59 am:


Thank you for the recipe, I will definately have to give that one a try. I haven't seen a carrot cake recipe that has pineapples in it...and I love pineapple...yum.

The recipe I have is for the Cheese Cake Factory's Carrot Cake. If anyone wants it, email me and I will send it your way.

About that carrot cake while up at the cabin in the northern woods: 1) I didn't have my kitchenaid mixer; 2) I cheated...and used a cake mix...which really didn't count as cheating, because of #1; 3) After I broke the camp's 'good' plastic spoon trying to mix the cake, I stepped up operations and switched to 4) the potato masher to mix...which worked, but made operations a little sloppy.

Anywho, it turned out pretty good...but then again, up north, anything tastes good after a long day :)

By Susan, Fl on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 02:28 am:'re right...ANYTHING & EVERYTHING tastes better UP north! And those guys at the camp got a great deal....a carrot cake for a plastic spoon...sounds like a pretty good trade to me :) Busy night tonight....seems like every juvenile in the county has stolen every vehicle in the county...and they're all running amuck and driving me crazy...or is that crazier?! Better get back to work....

By sur5er on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 03:19 am:


ROFL...can't tell because it's raining/cloudy here...but is there a full moon out tonight? I remember nights like those at the would either be so quiet, or downright in between.

And when it gets really crazy, you begin to ask yourself, "I signed up for this?" :) Aaaaaaaah, Friday nights...always makes for an interesting day in the courthouse on Monday mornings.

Have a good one, and hope the officers have a safe one out on the road tonight ;)

By Great 'n granny, MI on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 08:57 am:

Regarding the "mountain" in the mine picture --
At what elevation does a hill become a mountain? I have asked science teachers and they don't know either. So far I have only been answered, "Good question."

By Karen... on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 09:36 am:

Thanks Yooper. You're toooo cute. Hello downstate don, have a good weekend. I hope the weather is nice for you all up there. It will be in the mid 70's here for the day.

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