May 05-02

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Snow bathing beauties    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Patti Vickers a sea of green    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Patti Vickers

By Patti Vickers, Tennessee on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 04:25 am:

Some January PastyCam shots reminded me of my own 'shoebox' memory, although these photos only date back to the first week of June, 1996. The kids (Kaylee, Kelsey & Kaitlyn) thought it would be funny to 'snowbathe'. After this, a snowball fight broke loose. Just proves, it doesn't have to be 'the middle of winter' in the UP to find snow, and people in swimsuits in the snow!

That winter must have been rough, because when it is.....this snow is always the last to melt. These pictures were taken along M-26, outside Laurium, next to my parents', Moyle's Farm. We played in that snow for a week. I remember also th bad winter of '78, and after that winter, Bob Olsen of WMPL cross-country skiied along this same path.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 04:39 am:

Patti sent these shots to us back in January when we featured similar subjects, and I had been saving them for June... but yesterday we drove down to Lake Linden and saw these same lingering snow banks out by Moyle's. They will be gone by next month.

Another one to add to the Pasty Cam swimsuit edition :o)

Blast from the past
Yooper girls having fun
That's gotta hurt

By Grandma & Grandpa on the farm on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 07:49 am:

What a pleasant memory to wake up to this morning Thanks Patti & Charlie

By David S. - FL on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 09:32 am:

Proof positive that the hearty Yoopers can have a fun time anytime. When I was growing up in Laurium in the 50's, I remember the big snow bank just outside of Calumet on the way to Calumet Waterworks made by the snow removal dump trucks; it would remain sometimes into June. I'm looking forward to my usual July vacation in the U.P. Can't wait.

By John Dee - Lake Linden, MI on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 09:34 am:

I have nicknamed this area of snow the "Laurium Glacier". Of course it is not a true glacier, as it melts every summer, but is one of the last patches of snow to remain every year. I even have a contest every spring for all to try and predict when it will melt. The contest is now closed to new guesses, but if you want to follow along to see when it finally melts, you can by going to the journal on my site.


PS - Looks like another 10 days or so and it will be all gone.

By T.L., Greenville, South Carolina on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 11:53 am:

Now that's what I call guts! LOL I'm so "adapted" to the weather in my adopted home state (South Carolina) now that I run for my sweater when the temp drops below 70! But I do remember swimming in Lake Superior when the water was just about cold enough to flash-freeze us!

By Patti on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 01:15 pm:

Charlie --

I'm laughing hysterically over the concept of The Pasty Cam Swimsuit Edition....only two requirements...swimsuits & snow. Anyone else have submissions? :)

By ShawnR, GR MI on Monday, May 6, 2002 - 08:38 am:

I love the swimsuit edition! What great shots - all of them. Thanks!

By patron, Vancouver WA on Monday, May 6, 2002 - 11:49 am:

I, too, love the idea of a swimsuit/snow edition of Pasty Cam calender. It would be a great novel idea. Think about it Charlie.

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