Dec 21-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: December: Dec 21-01
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Photo by Bill Cook

Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, December 21, 2001 - 10:03 pm:

Today my sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Linda Cook, drove up from down-state, and I asked if they snapped any shots along the way. I was curious to know if they had as little snow at Mackinaw City as we do here in the Copper Country. As you can see, just a little edging of white along the water.

The texture of this photo reminded me of another shot I received from Linda and Bill this summer when they went to Australia. This is a first for the Pasty Cam: a glimpse of the land down-under.

Way South

By ~D~ MI on Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 05:59 am:

Oh how I love to see the bridge... anytime of the year!!! Alpena is "my neck of the woods" and I can just see in my mind the drive on US23 your sister and brother-in-law had on the way to the U.P. It's very pretty! Can't believe there is still no snow!!!!

By Carolyn, AZ on Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 08:26 am:

It is hard to believe there isn't much snow up there. We are at the Grand Canyon in sunny Arizona and there is more snow here than you have there. We moved out here in March from the Copper Country and the kids were hoping to have a green Christmas and you have it more than we do.

By D. Biedenkopf on Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 09:03 am:

It's always awe inspiring at the first sight of the Mackinaw bridge. That is such a wonderful area up in northern Michigan. I can't believe there is no snow yet. Keep the beautiful pictures coming. It's my way of being there when I can't be. What happened to your logo in the lower right hand of the second picture?

By Martha K., Pinckney, MI on Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 10:45 am:

Cute, Charlie, the land "down-under." But I think you've been watching too many of those bizarre new upside-down Land Rover (I think) commercials.

By Ernie WA on Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 11:13 am:

The logo in the one picture? Well thats the way it is down under. I like the pic of Big Mac. In the summer of 1956 we took the ferry accross from the UP on our way to Detroit. At that time the bridge was under construction, and being a young kid looking at those towers was very impressive.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, December 23, 2001 - 06:47 am:

Building Mighty MacThere is an excellent article about those bridge-building days in the Rearview Mirror section of the Detroit News. This shot was taken not long after Ernie from Washington crossed on that ferry.

(photo copyright © The Detroit News)

By Ray & Marie on Friday, August 1, 2003 - 02:11 am:

Hello , Just a message to say hello to all from Gods Country. We Are Now in Vock Canyon AZ. Ray Fleck & Marie A. Darling Fleck

By troll with connections, Mi on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 09:37 am:

Anyone know what the address is for the web cam on the Big Mac?

By bobby, NVA on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 10:27 am:

re: troll w/ connections:,1607,7-151-9618_11016_11025---,00.html

Netscape search turned this UP.

By Ken from da UP on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 11:49 pm:

Hei, Charlie, Had to smile when I saw the 'down-under' watermark. Clever!

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