May 17-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: May: May 17-04
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Photo by Carl Kiilunen

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 06:24 am:

Camping season is almost upon us here in the Keweenaw. Carl Kiilunen gives us an idea of what you'd see looking out your tent door, from the rustic camping spots in the Lake Linden RV park. The building you see to the right is the shower/bathrooms for the campers. Just beyond that is the playground equipment and the beach area. A little further out and to the right, is the Marina, which now has several power hookups for boaters. Quite a nice area for camping, swimming, boating, walking or just relaxing on a park bench, watching the world go by.

By ywb/yooperwannabe/richmond on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 06:25 am:

Good Morning
Have a wonderful week to all!
First Post

By Jeff, Maryland on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 06:36 am:

Good morning and soon the campgrounds will start coming alive with the sounds of new life as mother nature awakens the earth. New life for us here in Maryland means the awaking of the 17 year locust.

By Dave, Laurium on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 07:22 am:

What about our favorite camping visitors, soon they will be searching for fresh supplies of their nectar of choice....
mosquito raider

By Judi Cuba City WI on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 07:39 am:

Safe travel to the Chet Maki Family on your way to Mass City this week for the May 22nd Memorial Service. Chet a life-long Mass City resident loved the beauty of the U.P. His photos of the simple beauty of the U.P. would have made a great guest gallery. He knew all the best spots and the roads to get there. LOVE YOU DAD.

By Steve the flying troll on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 08:26 am:

Today is my partents 59th wedding anniversary. They were married in Alpena as they were short of money and couldn't make it all the way to the U.P. They have made it back since....many times.
Congratulations Bob and Betty.

By Pete Wi on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 08:41 am:

Hey Judy do uou know any of the Wilberding clan there. Is their place accross from St. Rose cemetary still there.

By Sue, Rendon, Tx on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 09:08 am:

Good Morning, This is my first time to post a note. originally from Hurley, Ironwood, and also lived in Houghton. Got this email today and thought you'd enjoy.
Application For Uppership Personal Information

Name ___________________Maki
Sex: ___ Toivo ___ Toivo's other half
Home Address ________________

Camp Address ________________
Religion: _____ Lutheran ______ Catholic
Income: ____We do OK ____We're Blessed ____ None of your beeswax

Qualifications: (check all that apply)

___ I own a gas powered ice auger
___ I've been trick or treating in two feet of snow.
___ My grandmother made me eat lutefisk. ___ I liked it!
___ I've been to a block party.
___ My first beer was an Old Milwaukee.
___ My snowmobile has more miles on it than my car.
___ I have a back up set of jumper cables in my trunk.
___ My second beer was an Old Milwaukee.
___ Despite what everyone else says I DON'T HAVE AN ACCENT!
(For sure, you betcha I don't, eh!)

True/ False:

___ I actually listen to telemarketers.
___ "Have a Nice Day" is an ORDER!
___ TV news anchors are celebrities.
___ Part of my tongue is on a flagpole somewhere.
___ It's not a rubber binder! It's a rubber band.
___ They mistake pop for "soda" or "coke" in most other states.
___ Hot Dish is neither a beautiful woman nor an overheated plate.
___ Paw is both a hand and the male parent.

Multiple Choice

It's time to wear a hat when:
A) The temperature is below 10 degrees.
B) Your mother tells you to!
C) The temperature is -10 and the wind chill is in double digits.

Essay Question

1. What "oopsy daisy" means to me:

You know you're from da UP when ...

1. Your idea of a traffic jam is 10 cars waiting to pass a tractor.
2. "Vacation" means going to Green Bay for the weekend.
3. You measure distance in hours.
4. You know several people who have hit deer more than once.
5. You often switch from "heat" to "a/c" in the same day.
6. You use a down comforter in the summer.
7. Your grandparents drive 65 mph through 13 feet of snow during a
blizzard, without flinching.
8. You see people wearing hunting clothes to social events.
9. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both
doors unlocked.
10. You think of the major food groups as venison, lake trout and
11. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how
to use them.
12. There are seven empty cars running in the parking lot at the
grocery store at any given time.
13. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snow suit.
14. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled
with snow.
15. You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and flannel pj's.
16. You know all four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and
hotter than ••••!
17. It takes you three hours to go to the store for one item even when
you're in a rush because you have to stop to talk to everyone
in town.
18. You actually understand these jokes and forward them to all your
friends from the UP.

By Roudy Mi on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 09:26 am:

I thought 3 cars behind the tractor was to many. Maybe it's road dependant. You know US41 is different than Co Rd 641.

By ert, GA on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 09:37 am:

I think we just missed seeing a boat go under the bridge. There's the remains of a wake! Darn!

By Judi Cuba City WI on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 10:18 am:

Pete WI, How about Bob 'Hollywood'. My husband knows Annabelle & Marty. I'm not sure about their place.

By JoAnne Stefanac, Washington State on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 10:50 am:

This makes me SO homesick! Dave and I LOVE this campground. When we travel back "home", we come with our RV and stay in this campground. Such a nice place to stay, close to everything, and we hate to leave when our time's up. Just wish we were coming this year. Sigh...

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 11:10 am:

Morning! Had a great weekend in Texas. Hit the beach in Galveston on Saturday. Took the ferry over to Crystal Beach and managed to see some dolphins.
Won't be long before we're swimming in Lake Michigan!! Thanks to all who gave me such great information last week about Calumet, and Copper Harbor. Its really sparked an interest in my kids to go, and now Dad and Aunt, and cousins who will be up for the 4th all want to tag along. Lots of history there for our family.

Have a great day!

By Mike-Transplanted Yooper-Redford, Mi on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 03:09 pm:

Sue, Rendon, Tx;
Truly spoken like only a yooper could!! I enjoyed all of the "application", but it was No. 17 that nailed it for me.
Us yoopers stick together. I drive around in "troll land" with a "Say yah to da UP, eh!" sticker on my vehicle, and it's only other, fellow, transplanted yoopers that toot the horn and wave.
The older I'm getting, the more I want to go back "home"
PS - You forgot the correct usage of the word "pank"

By Mary Ellen on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 03:44 pm:

Mike in Redford, where in the U.P. are you from? I grew up in Redford (graduated from Redford Union H.S. in 1973) and have cousins who attended Thurston H.S. in South Redford. My mom and my uncle were from Mass City.

By walter p tampa on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 04:58 pm:

thanks sue tx nice to read humerous antidotes also i was in the military at fort sam a while back

By Theresa Colorado on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 08:22 pm:

mary drew hey cuz great pic. I really want to camp there somtime when we come home. Hi to Aunt Ce Ce.

By PJ,MI on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 08:52 pm:

Where is the page with gas prices?

clicking here

By Steve the flying troll on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 11:38 pm:

You folks won't have to raise the bridge to keep the trolls south of Houghton Lake this year. The gas prices will do most of that. If you think it is bad now, wait till after the elections and you won't be able to fill your snowmobiles......The rest of the energy market is going to head the same direction. It could be a long cold year.
(Cut that wood Eino......sauna fodder)

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 12:23 am:

Sure looks nice to see blue water up there instead of the copper color it used to be.
We had our last Finn class for the season at the Negaunee HS tonight. When we came outside, it was SNOWING!! Just a few flakes, but it was snow. We had our summer last week one day. :>)

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 12:26 am:

If we stayed up for just a few more hours, we could have the 'early bird' badge. ;>) Nah!

By Troll, Lower MI on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 12:24 pm:

Just got back from Houghton Lake weekend and it cost us $70 round trip to fill a Silverado pick-up truck hauling nothing..... soooo, no U.P. for us trolls.....sad to say.

By dave s wisc on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 06:20 pm: a Honda

By Troll, Lower MI on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 09:00 am:

dave s wisc:
I'd rather walk than buy a Honda! Enuf said !

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