Jan 28-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: January: Jan 28-09
Winter dip    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Z-Man
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Photos by Z-Man

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 07:56 am:

Cowabunga, dude! Ever try to walk on water? In the middle of winter? These are a couple of the scenes Z-Man provided in his slideshow of the Heikinpäivä 2009 festivites over the weekend in Hancock. At times the windchill drove temps to about 30 below, but the show went on. Polar bear dives, wife carrying contest, boot throwing competition... more entertaining than the Super Bowl (Oh, I guess that's NEXT weekend).

Mary Drew is in transit today somewhere out West, where it's warmer, I'll wager. It's like old times doing the daily picture. I forgot how much work it is to pull all of this together, and I appreciate Mary's contributions over the last few years editing the daily pictures and comments. Next month we will pass the milestone of 4,000 consecutive days of the Pasty Cam, and I'm sure we wouldn't have come this far without the help of Mary and Z-Man and all of the contributors to these pages, both words and pictures... and the sponsors who make it possible. Thanks to all :o)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 08:04 am:

Absolutely crazy, I tell ya!!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 08:05 am:

Burrr! I would rather be some where warm like Mary is! :)

By June A. Peterson (Jap) on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 08:44 am:

You don't HAVE to be crazy to live here, but it definitely helps for things like that!

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 09:54 am:

I'd have enjoyed watching--note, NOT plunging--the festivities.

I don't know if anyone caught it, but Paradise, MI was featured on NPR this morning. It was a part of a series they are doing on how communities were coping with the economy. The gist of it is that snowmobile tourism is down this year.

By David S. (Yooperdfs) on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 11:02 am:

Holy Waaa!!!!

By Hilarie Alwine (Halwine) on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 11:11 am:

I love pasty.com!!!

Mary says (from San Diego): And we're glad you do!!! :->

By Annie (Cabinfive) on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 07:42 pm:

Kathryn, I caught that story on NPR on my drive into work this
morning. Interesting but a sad state of affairs for sure.

The two guys standing in the background in the first pic are kind
of scary!

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