Mar 10-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: March: Mar 10-05
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Photo by Lois Haglund

Mary Drew running out of time in the Sunshine State on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 05:51 am:

Crystal Falls is a welcoming U.P. town, with quite a number of service organizations as you can tell by the signage you see as you enter town. Lois Haglund found a witty message for the residents who choose to leave the snowy weather behind for a few months too! Guess for the time being, that would include my hubby and me also! :-> If you'd like to find out more about this UP North town, there's one more sign there in the shot that lists their webpage... Nice way to explore the town when you can't make a visit in person!

Vacation time for us is quickly coming to an end... only a couple more days to enjoy the sunshine and beaches. I've kept myself grounded to home though, by calling a local number no matter where we stayed and was able to connect with Nationwide Dial-In. Thank goodness for that, since even though I'm wireless at home with Pasty.NET in the Keweenaw, it really wasn't as available in the rest of the country as I hoped it would be in my travels.

By smf in troll land on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 05:57 am:

Good morning. Thanks for the Crystal Falls webpage, Mary! You're right, it's a nice way to explore the town.

By Howard, from New York on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 06:01 am:

Good morning! I visit everyday for the daily pictures. Nice photography. Finally I can post the first message. A personal record has been set :)

By Howard, from New York on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 06:03 am:

uh oh, I was only 4 minutes short of setting the record.

By julie b., MI on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 06:17 am:

Great sign! I love it!!! Thanks for posting this today - i enjoyed a good laugh!

By Wheatman, jr. on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 06:17 am:

wuss • n. Slang -- A person regarded as weak or timid and especially as unmanly: “Cats are for wusses, dog men say”

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 06:49 am:

Hey, that sign belongs outside Amarillo; we get so many snowbirds passing through with their RVs that sometimes we feel like just a waterin' hole.

By Mike B., Pittsburgh, Wishin I was back in the Yoop on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 06:52 am:

Thanks for posting a picture from my hometown. Although I think they could've come up with something a little less abrasive for a "Welcome" sign. Just my .02

Enjoy your remaining time down in the sun Mary. Won't be long before you're back in the snow yourself.

By Dave,Laurium on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 07:45 am:

Crystal Falls is a great town. When I go to Wisconsin or Iron Mountain, I always stop there for a bite to eat, usually at "Fob's" Restaurant. Great food! Anyways, here's a snap of the downtown area taken around T-giving time last year...

By Dave,Laurium on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 07:57 am:

Sorry, had a hard time adjusting the size for download, using a new program, here it is I hope..

By maijaMI on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 08:04 am:

Dave: Looks like Margaret's territory. Thanksgiving and green grass and no snow!?

By Kate, Ann Arbor on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 08:24 am:

Have camped in the area a few times and love the area. Don't remember the name, there's a great meat market up the street on the right. Such atmosphere. Would like to be walking up to that store now.

By FLYIN on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 08:25 am:

Never been to CF in my UP jaunts. Will certainly take a look next time north. Looks like a lovely little town.

By JAD, Oskar, MI on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 09:22 am:

Dave -- great shot of the courthouse. The UP has some fantastic old courthouse buildings. Re the sign: I have a photo of one I took of the sign at the CF Methodist church a couple of summers ago. I think it was during a fishing tournament:

By RCW on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 09:55 am:

What program are you using , may I ask Dave??

By Debra, Muskegon, MI on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 09:59 am:

Hi Margaret, Amarillo TX:

Tell me more about Amarillo. My fiance and I drove through there this past January on our way back from Huntington Beach,CA to Michigan. We went right through Amarillo on Highway 40. I was so excited because I've never been there, but I guess it didn't seem how we expected it to. And it was freezing!! We stopped for gas and I think it was 20 degrees. Guess we expected warmer weather? It was nice none-the-less, I just wish we would've have time to stay and check it out. Oh, there were a ton of cops around too!

Have a great day everyone!

By Dave,Laurium on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 10:55 am:

RCW.. I am now using Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 for my editing, I also have a program called LView Pro that I used before. PE3 is a great program and gives you almost all the functions of the bigger Adobe Photoshop but at about one fifth of the price.

By Charles in Adrian, MI on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 11:09 am:

Such a nice photo of Crystal Falls by Dave of Laurium! It
reminded me of visiting that lovely town years ago. One of the
nice things in Crystal Falls is a wonderful New Deal mural in
their post office. In looking up a pic of that using Google, I
noticed that Calumet has a terrific New Deal mural in its post
office too. Maybe a pic of that someday in Pasty.NET?
While checking out the fine Crystal Falls website, I see they
mention the Iron County Historical Museum as a good place to
visit. I would say it is a great place to visit! It is right up there
with the historical museum in Lake Linden. (Actually, in the U.P.
it is hard not to find a really good historical museum in just
about every town you visit. Makes sense, I guess, eh?)

By joanne White Lk on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 11:26 am:

Heilo Japei
Colin is out of town for the weekend but I read your replyto him and I'm sure he will answer you when he gets back.
Joanne ( mother-law)

By RCW on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 11:29 am:

Thanks for the info Dave. I ll have to look into that one.

By Rex, Hancock on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 12:49 pm:

This from the Banana Belt? Come to the Keweenaw.

By Mr. Bill on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 12:57 pm:

Charles, in Adrian

Right you are. There's also a surprising museum in Ontonagon, right on the main drag about 3/4 mile before Syls.

By R. Ollila Westland, MI on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 01:17 pm:

Afternoon everyone. Lots of good posts today. Hello to Rex in Hancock, are you actually in the Boston Location? If so I know you received our card.

By ed/mi on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 02:05 pm:

Charles, > contact me if you are interested in P.O. mural info..

By Bob on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 02:33 pm:

Speaking of courthouses.

I recently was working with the historian of LaPorte County Indiana where I grew up.

In my research on my family I discovered that the LaPorte county courthouse was built out of Jacobsville redstone!

Kind of an interesting twist to my research, I found a tie back to where I moved TO while searching for where I was FROM!

By Beverly, San Jose on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 03:11 pm:

Hei jAPEI, Nyt kuluva aamu on erittäin epämääräinen , ainoastaan luona nyt kuluva iltapäivä se pitäisi ehtiä jokseenkin 80ºF. San Joosef on sijaita jssak jokseenkin 50 kilometripylväs etelä- -lta San Frans. I-KIRJAIN hankkia iloita sinun valokuva albumi -lta sinun heimo , ja aivan websites te hankkia pitää ajan tasalla model after Piirakka Epäkesko. Hankkia hyvä aamu , arka aika ja asettua ilta , Vilpittömästi sinun , juoma

By j A P E i on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 03:35 pm:

WOW .. BEVERLY!!! Sinä olet ylihyvä oppilas!!!

WOW .. BEVERLY!!! You are overgood student!!!

Onneksi olkoon.. täällähän pian kaikki puhuvat
suomen kieltä!

Congratulations.. here soon all speks finnish language!

By j A P E i on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 03:36 pm:

speaks - (not speks!)

By j A P E i on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 03:40 pm:

joanne White Lk

Thank You! Life is continues!
Kiitos Sinulle! Elämä jatkuu!

By Tina Hyrkas on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 04:09 pm:

Snowbirds are wusses...........maybe, but I still wish I could be one!

By Yooper Willie on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 04:36 pm:

Tina Hyrkas

A snowbird, or a wuss?

By Gordy on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 04:43 pm:

I'm going to refer to them as wusses until I can afford to become a snowbird myself.

By Mary MI on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 04:58 pm:

The interesting Museum in Ontonagon is called Stubbs Bar! It sure is an interesting place to visit!! I live just outside of Ontonagon. Everyone should visit it at one time!! There are very unique things in there

By SarahK, MI troll in FL on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 05:31 pm:

Yeah..yeah...yeah...and if we all moved to the UP you'd tell us you were crowded....FL is winter, UP in summer...suits me just fine. Even though I have to stay and work in this heat this year. If only you had some jobs available in the UP.

By Yooper Willie on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 06:09 pm:

Mary, Mi.

Thanks for the lead - We'll check it out!

By gw-houghton on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 07:49 pm:

Speaking of Fob's in Crystal falls, ate some great breakfasts in there on the way to the Shawano County Fair with the folks for a few years there. Also have good Turkey dinners there
too. The drive to Crystal Falls in boring thou.
Stretch of road between Covington Junction & Crystal Falls gets a little anoying.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 08:58 pm:

Have eaten at Fob's for many years. I like their 'meat pie', tastes just like a pasty. And their pies are scrumtious. The meat shop down the hill is Sommer's Meat Store. Or is it Sommer's Sausage Store? Can't remember, but they do make some good stuff, Maynard!

By M on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 09:49 pm:

Wheatman JR ----Anyone else catch that?

By downstate don on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 10:06 pm:

Thank goodness for the Snowbirds...that much less
you have to worry about running into. The more
Snowbirds that travel south..the more room on the

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 10:34 pm:

Dave: Thanks so much for the shot!
Maija: You have no idea how true you are. That could be any little TX town out our way. In the middle is always the courthouse and ours were built some time ago. But a lot were built by the CCC.
Debra, Muskegon: Girlfriend, 20 in January is something you do get. Many mistake us for the desert, but we're "high desert." Still gets cold. Will write you.

The rest, when y'all pass through, slow to 60, and take a look around. We're 10 miles long and about 6-7 miles wide. We do have a downtown--full of banks and lawyers. The really mall-ish part of town is on the west side and if you take Soncy street exit, you'll find everything thing you need. Great food too.

By danbury on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 03:04 am:

Slow down to 60, hm? What I liked best on our cross-country drive through the US was the speedlimits - less people rushing by at 100+ mph, pushing you around and all. Although near the greater cities, people seemed to believe they had to haste as much as here.

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