Mar 14-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: March: Mar 14-06
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 09:05 am:

Brita Haapala's kids sure know how to have fun. They lace up their skates and get on outside for a fast and furious game of backyard ice hockey! No fancy uniforms needed, no padded goalie gear, just a couple of good buddies, a stick, a puck and the net to score that winning goal in. Take note of the rosy cheeks, snow cover pants and the grin on those faces... now that's pure joy! Bet it will take awhile today to clear the rink, after the 20+ inches of snow which hit the region in the past 24 hours.

I'm still vacationing in Florida, down on the other end of U.S. 41 (for those of you that don't know, U.S. 41 stretches from Copper Harbor all the way down to Miami, FL, approximately 1990 miles!). I can't say I'm sorry to have missed this latest blizzard back home. When I heard about the storm going on UP North, I put my ear down to the pavement on U.S. 41 down south here and I swear I could hear the snowplows back home! :->

By Harold Myers (Harrym) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 09:28 am:

Reminds me of when I was a kid in Marquette 60+ years ago... Looks like the only thing that's changed is the red plastic bottom of the hockey stick... Our's was always made of hardwood and wrapped in black friction (electricians) tape. Thanks for the memories....

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 09:36 am:

I was listening to a news feature the other day talking about how kids sports are too supervised/managed by adults now.To much stress on the kids. They said in an average city the cost for parents to have a child in little league is about five thousand dollars a year. Its good to see that common sense still prevails in some parts of the country.

By kzoocathy (Loulou) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 09:37 am:

WOW! I thought the weather here in K-zoo yesterday was crazy!!
20 inches of blowing snow would certainly be enough to make
me stay put!! We had 70 degrees yesterday at noon and this
morning it is "white" out! Michigan weather! We also had all
those high winds yesterday, knocked out power all around.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 09:50 am:

Since you missed it yesterday Mary, here are some pictures of it for you ;-)

Mary says: Wow, Bob, thanks for the link. Confirms my first thoughts, that I'm not sorry to have missed all that. Hopefully most of it will have melted by the time we get home next week! :->

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 10:08 am:

Bobq, Thanks for the pics of yesterday's blizzard. Wow, you folks got hit really hard...and really fast, with all that snow. Hope everyone made it home, safe and sound.
Mary, you still working on your suntan? ;)
Mary says: Sure am! It's starting to look more like a farmer's tan now though! :->

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 10:16 am:

Fascinating weather yesterday! We had such a mix down here. Warm, cold, rain, snow, winds! The kids went out to recess at 2:00 in OK weather, and came in soaked. They said it was a cold rain. But when I left less than an hour later, it was 70! Then the temps started dropping and the wind picked up to 47 mph. But I was fascinated by the Keweenaw weather and reading everything I could on the internet about it. Sharon's journal was good reading. She loves it!

Mary you are too funny! I can just see you with your ear to the road.

By dlp (Babyseal) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 10:33 am:

Bob, I can relate to those pictures. The highway was bare in Painesdale when I left for work. When I went home at 4PM , after I turned off M26 I was plowing snow with the bumper on the vehicle. Wish I would have thought to take some pics. But I was more interested in getting back into the house for the day! The total snow count from the NWS weather station in my back yard this AM was 32 inches! Happy St. Paddys Day! Only 9 more inches to go before we hit the 300 inch mark for the season. Piece of cake.

By dlp (Babyseal) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 10:35 am:

Oops, I take that back, only 15 more inches to hit the 300 mark.

By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 11:11 am:

Hei BRITA .. so beautifuls pictures again!

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 12:08 pm:

Afternoon All.
Brita--- Great pics. Do miss those days, a patch of Ice, Homemade nets, Skates and a Stick, GAME ON.
--Harrym-- It seems that might be RED Tape on there sticks, 1st pic shows one stick has a red area higher than the other. With Plastic it usually goes all the way to where the shaft and blade are joined, 3 to 5 inches up the stick.
--Bobg-- Your 1st pic tells the story right there. Yes I am Crazy in that I sure wish I was there to enjoy the snow after the storm was over.
Enjoy the day everyone.

By Brita Haapala (Britach) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 12:20 pm:

Thanks for viewing the pics! Yeah, it's red tape on the sticks. That's all part of it, wrapping the sticks up good in hockey tape. :)

By Ken, Kalamazoo, MI (Kenkazoo) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 12:23 pm:

Loulou --- Yes, indeed, the wind was strong in Kalamazoo yesterday. I thought our house was going to end up in Detroit. And today, a little windy and partial sunshine. Yeah, Michigan weather.

By Theresa, Colorado. (Theresa) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 12:59 pm:

This for you Mary.. Hey Cuz where are you? We leave for Florida on Thursday.. Can hardly wait to be on the beach....

Mary says: Check your email Cuz, I sent you my reply there! :->

By Pete Wilberding (Peshtigopete) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 01:32 pm:

According to the Gazette you got 32". Wish I'd been there.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 04:19 pm:

What a snow storm! Bobg,your pictures are great. My husband is sending them to a ham friend of his in Sweden.

By Glad to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 05:11 pm:

Quite a few of us are still digging out from under the blizzard!! Boy what a gorgeous weekend and wouldn't you know it. Winter's not over in anyway shape or form. Another system is suppose to be on its way .............So Winter continues in the Blustery outback of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 05:20 pm:

Brita, it is always a pleasure to see your children. They are so wholesome looking and always look so happy! I especially like to see kids dressed in normal clothes_ no butt cheeks sticking out. Guess they would freeze them up there!:)

There is a nice picture on Sharon's cam.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 05:21 pm:

Brita, it is always a pleasure to see your children. They are so wholesome looking and always look so happy! I especially like to see kids dressed in normal clothes_ no butt cheeks sticking out. Guess they would freeze them up there!:)

By dave sou (Davesou) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 05:57 pm:

I heard you guys got a couple of inches. LOL
I was up there Saturday and Sunday...heard the weather report and left Sunday evening ...
but the stuff didn't get rolling until Monday morning, I guess.

Had to buy pasties at Dobbers in Iron Mountain...they didn't taste as good as I remember.
Need to get the CC ones next trip.

By dave sou (Davesou) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 05:58 pm:

Did get Trenary toast though ...
at Walmart in Houghton, believe it or not

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 06:42 pm:

Your blizzard was on the 13th anniversary of OUR blizzard. Yes, whoever would have thought that we would have a blizzard here in GA, but it was a bona fide blizzard as defined by the weather bureau. It was really astounding, and certainly even more shocking to be the middle of March.

Mary, wave when you pass back thru GA on US 41; I remember being at each end and thinking about how long it is.
Mary says: We'll actually be heading back North again on I75, but I'll give you a wave anyway! :->

Hope everyone has dug out and all are safe and warm UP there.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 07:02 pm:

Geez, I thought our blizzard was bad. Some places got up to a foot though we only got 4 inches here. I went on the bridge cam last night and you couldn't even see the bridge. WOW!!!

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 09:19 pm:

Sorry about the duplicate post folks!! A senior moment I guess:)

After all the dire warnings about extremely high winds, tornado watches etc.We didn't get anything except a little rain.

Have a nice vacation,Mary.
Mary says: Thanks, it's been great so far!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 09:58 pm:

Wow, I never realized this, but US 41 cuts through Indiana. So I guess I do have a bit of home, here. Would be neat if we all took a picture of where US 41 is, by where we live...and see how many pictures of different counties, along US 41, we ended up with.

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 10:15 pm:

That is a wonderful idea. They could all be posted to an album in the gallery, in order, North to South if somebody had a mind to.

By dave and shellie scott (Daveandshellie) on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 08:39 am:

awe,20" nothing to ole` hikki lunta huh?..or should I say "aye" lived in kearsarge for a # of years remember jumping out the second floor window to shovel out the rest of us...great memorys.

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