Feb 26-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: February: Feb 26-08
Winter Fun Day at the School Forest    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Judy Byykkonen
Wagon rides    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Judy Byykkonen
Roasting marshmallows    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Judy Byykkonen

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 06:57 am:

Every February for the past 6 years, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools holds a Winter Fun Day for families to enjoy at the School Forest, weather permitting of course. Some years it's had to be postponed due to storms or cold, but this year was a bright, sunny winter day. Kids of all ages came together last Saturday, in this beautiful outdoor setting to enjoy a variety of winter activities, including wagon rides and marshmallow roasting pictured here by Judy Byykkonen. Some of the other activities to enjoy are snowmobile rides, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and of course a delicious lunch served inside the log cabin, with a warming fire in the stone fireplace. Sure looks like a fun time and what better way to get our young people outside enjoying the snow, than to have the whole family come along.

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 07:44 am:

What a grand weekend it was for out door activities. A truly perfect winter weekend.
We were in Republic, MI enjoying skiing, snowshoeing, ice hockey and saunaing. Spring is on its way.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 08:00 am:

Alrighty, now that's what I call a fun day. Let's get going and have another.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 08:00 am:

Looks like a fun winter picnic. We all need outdoor winter activities, or else we'd go nuts.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 08:52 am:

Anyone else on here have a hand planting the trees in that forest? Let's have a show of hands.

By Dan Severs (Seversda) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 09:01 am:

What a fantastic idea! We didn't have anything like that when I went there in the 80's...closest thing was Super Saturday at MTU. I wonder if they still do the school picnic at McClain's at the end of the year.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 09:49 am:

Looks like it was fun, we went to a mites hockey tournament instead. That was fun too!

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 10:35 am:

What a wonderful activity! I wish something like that was held at every school. But of course only in the UP. As a kid at Holy Redeemer School in Milwaukee ( back in the "old days") the school ended the year with a day at the Wis. State Fair grounds. Rides were only 10 cents apiece. How many times I went on the roller coaster! Oh what fun. Can you imagine the problems if that was done now a days?

By stix (Stixoutwest) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 10:37 am:

Dan, are you talking about K-Day that was held at McClain's in Oct.(they no longer hold it out there....too many accidents). I was at Tech in the early 80's however I don't remember an end-of-the-year picnic. Gorgeous here in Az. but looks like the Midwest is getting hit with another storm. They HAVE to end soon (or at least slow down), it's almost March!

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 11:53 am:

It has been quite some time since I had fun in the snow, the last I can recall would have been 1965,brand new Skidoo,across the Soo up to Thesalon (sp)Canada,in a wonderfull expensive cabin, with no hook up to power.

If March would come in like a Lion,then it should go out like a Lamb.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 11:57 am:

It was 69 not 65.

By southern Michigan (Maddy) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 01:52 pm:

School Forest is a great idea. The log cabin is wonderful and makes the concept work even better. I wish I was closer so I could participate in activities held there.

By Brad Codere (Bcodere) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 08:03 pm:

Yes Dan, we still have the end of the year picnic at McClain's (though we've gone other places a couple of times). What year did you graduate. I'm class of '88 but the newspaper article about the fun day had me in some class in the '60's! I never want to get old that quickly!

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 09:31 pm:

Hey Davidcorryton! What about the early 90s at our cabin in Kalkaska county when the snow was about 5 feet deep and we worried about the roof collapsing? (it did a few years later) All the kids were there, we took you on a grand tour of the area, got stuck, feet got wet, you spent one night at the lake in Dorcy & Kims place! Good food and drink--remember? Or wasn't that fun?
Little red Chevette was it?

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 09:42 am:

Well it was a blast up in Kalkaska getting around in all the snow in that brand new used Chevette.But I must admit it was scary, she was frighten enough, but when the plow up top of the highway dumped the snow on top of us below in the chevy,it was all she wrote for Barbie,and she was stiff as a board after that,and I became aware she don't like snow!

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