Sep 27-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: September: Sep 27-03
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Charlie at Pasty Central on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 08:04 am:

A little rainy this morning across the U.P., but we're hopeful the sun will peek out later today. Good day for a drive in search of color. We would welcome reports of your experience this weekend, and the spots you find with the best sights.

By MARK spanaway wa. on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 08:40 am:

country roads take me home! SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!

By Michigan-U.P. Copper Harbor on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 10:34 am:

This is my home and we love each and every season -We thank God every day for such a place to call home.We are year round res.

By Mike-Transplanted Yooper-Redford, MI on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 11:03 am:

I traveled over this stretch of US-41 many, many times as a kid. We kids used to call this area the "Tickle Belly Bumps" If you went fast enough over some of the hills and dips, your stomach would end up in your throat.
It remains(one of many)one of my favorite areas of the Copper Country. Haven't been over this stretch for many years now. Makes me very homesick, especially with the fall colors.

By DJB-MI. on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 01:19 pm:

how many heard of these ethnic movie stars; Elizebeth Taylovich---Mickey Mantila---Fibber Magaski & Moliski--Bob Hopenschneider---only in the USA.

By Trish in WA on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 01:26 pm:

Re. Pasties in the Seattle area-
A while back someone in the Seattle area asked if
there was a place where one can buy a pasty. Other
than the frozen Angus pasties in the grocery stores, I
didn't think there were any... until today. I just called the
British Pantry in Redmond and they make them! I asked
if they carried Cornish ones, and the clerk said, no,
theirs were the Lancastershire ones. When I asked her
what the difference was, she said the Cornish ones had
beets and the Lancastershire ones had carrots! Will
someone explain.. in the UP, we always ate the ones
with beef, potatoes, and rutabaga and called them
Cornish. By the way, when I had a pasty in Scotland, it
came with gravy on it.... and a side of peas.

By Connie - Colorado on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 01:53 pm:

Mike- We called them "Belly Tickles". That's remarkably close! One day here in Colorado I tried to duplicate that effect with my sister on this road called the "Roller Coaster" Road north of Colorado Springs. Just when we started to feel it, I was promptly stopped by Motorcycle Police who only gave me a warning because I could answer the two requirements to avoiding speeding. 1. Knowing the Speed Limit and 2. Doing the Speed Limit! We were doing 54 in a 35 zone! But it felt good! There's really nothing like the drive to Copper Harbor. I've done it twice on a 12-Speed Schwinn (in my youth). It was the "Copper Country 125" '78 and '79.

By Betty- Michigan on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 02:51 pm:

To Connie in Colorado--- Some English people call rutabagas "beets". I have a friend that does that. It took me several conversations about using "beets" in recipes before i realized she was talking about rutabagas. I asked her to describe "beets" & sure enough, she was talking about rutabagas! I had Cornish pasties at a North Michigan celebration & had the option of having gravy on it. I prefer my pasties that way, too.

By Betty- Michigan on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 02:56 pm:

My message about" beets versus rutabaga " was for Trish in Wash.not Connie in Colorado. Excuse my mistake, please.

By Troll in E.H. on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 03:41 pm:

WOO-HOO!!! Won't be long and we'll be up to our knees in snow.Got the blower all set,the scoop waxed,the shovel relocated and the plow ready to put on.The wood is stacked but I still need to clean the chimneys.I'm almost ready...

By WALTER P TAMPA on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 04:55 pm:


By JoAnne, Port Orchard, WA on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 05:42 pm:

For Trish in WA. They also sell pasties in a litte English tea shop/restaurant in Poulsbo, WA. Not a bad pasty but not very big. But, for those of you on this side of the Sound, it's one to try!

By Liz Benson, Idaho on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 05:52 pm:

A yooper scooper came to live at my house. How do I wax it and with what? Am looking forward to shaking up the neighborhood when the storm hits.
All advise appreciated!

By another UP Gal on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 06:44 pm:

Liz: You lucky gal...You will be the envy of the neighborhood when a big snow hits! I use car wax on my scoop and painted the handles a nice bright red to protect them from moisture. keep an eye on it or the neighbors will come a' borrowin'!

By BEN ft collins on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 09:06 pm:

9 27 03
Great Stuff
I was born in the U.P.

We always called it

Ben Shurmack

By Liz Benson, Pocatello ID on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 06:33 pm:

Another UP Gal,
Thanks for cluing me in on the car wax. I actually suspected that is what I am supposed to do. I inherited an all metal scoop but was trained on the wood handle ones as one of my Father's 5 automatic snow remover machines.

By Martha L., Mishawaka, Indiana on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 08:42 am:

Growing up in Copper Harbor in Keweenaw County, my dad always had a small block of white wax that he used on our snow scoop. If that ran out, he used old white candles and rubbed them on. It seemed to work just fine.

I remember when I first got my snow scoop here where I live in Northern Indiana. My dad made it for me. The first time we had enough snow that I needed to clean the driveway, I was out there using the snow scoop and all the neighbors saw me and had to come over to find out what I had. They had never seen such a "contraption"!

By Les H, OR on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 10:33 am:

Liz B in Pocatello,
I used a yoooper scooper in IF for a quite a few years. It does arouse the interest of the neighbors. Always finished my walk and driveway before they did with their snowblowers, and I didn't look like a snowman when I got done.. Haven't needed the scoop since we moved out west to OR.

By Yooper in Indiana on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 11:20 am:

dey do dink we are looney when we show em a snow scoop in Northern Indiana,,,,,

By mary Ann, Indiana on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 12:02 pm:

I love this drive on the way to Copper Harbor. We were there this summer, and I would love to be there now as the leaves are changing. Definitely one of the most beautiful and tranquil spots on earth.

By Libra Girl-Former Yooper on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 12:43 pm:

9-27-03 was my birthday and I didn't get to "tune in" on Saturday.....

Love the drive to Copper Harbor..wish I were there and to have celebrated my birthday.

By Stan, stuck in the mitten on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 03:34 pm:

We used to call those dips and rises in the road near Copper Harbor "tickle belly hills." We would stand on the floor in front of the back seat and bend our knees as if we were skiing over jumps.

By Missing the leaves falling, CA on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 06:08 pm:

We used to kneel backwards on the back seat
floor, with our tummies on the back seat. We
called it the roller coaster ride, and it was
always great until my little sister threw up!

By Martha L. on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 10:00 am:

To "Missing the Leaves"

I can relate. Growing up in Copper Harbor, there's not too many options of how to get to Calumet and beyond. My younger sister got sick almost every time. My mom had to keep a supply of plastic bags in the glove compartment for her. Thank goodness she outgrew that problem! She still has to take it easy on that road or she starts to not feel too well. Me -- I love the "belly tickle hills"! Now my kids say, "go fast over the bumps, Mom!"

By C Nashville on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 10:35 pm:

What can I add, it was such an enjoyment growing up in the UP during the fall- miss it especially this time of year thanks for the pic.

Nashville TN

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