Jan 04-14

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2014: January: Jan 04-14
Snowy Lake Linden    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
Low visibility    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
Blowing and snowing    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
Headlights in the snow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
U.P. wintry driving    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
A break in the visibility    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
Beautiful when you can see again    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 10:14 pm:

Deb and Ron Simons made an after Christmas trip to Lake Linden to visit her Mom, June. They were looking forward to all the snow we've been getting, along with warmer temperatures than what they've been experiencing back in Minnesota. Warmer temperatures like 4° and 8°, doesn't really sound warmer, does it? ;-)

The first photo was snapped looking down the hill that Deb's Mom lives on, showing the snowbanks and accumulations of snow on the trees and roofs. Yes, we have plenty of the white stuff here in town.

Deb snapped the remaining photos to show the conditions they left town under, when they headed back home this past Tuesday. Leaving Lake Linden wasn't too bad, snowy, but really no problem seeing where you are and where you're going. Not so much for the next three photos…all I can say is, 'thank goodness for lights on the cars coming towards them'. Not only does it help to see them coming, but they also help you to keep on your own side of the road when the snow gets thick and you're having trouble seeing where you are.

The last two photos were when the blowing snow was letting up so they could see there really was a road there and that last shot shows just how beautiful all the snow we've been getting here in the U.P. can be. The treacherous winter driving pretty much came to an end as they were driving out of Michigan, but then the temperature started dropping lower and lower as they were getting closer to home, finally hitting -11° by the time they arrived there. I'm not sure what's worse the non-stop snow here or the frigid temperatures there. Sure glad they made it home safe and sound!

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 10:39 pm:

We got 2 or 3 inches of snow here in Cornell during the night. The Cub Cadet handled it very nicely. :o)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 10:44 pm:

Thanks for sharing our adventure, Mary. And I
don't know what's worse either, the large amounts
of snowfall, or the frigid arctic temps. But that
snowfall gets to you after a while. My poor
husband was forever outside either clearing off
the deck, or chopping ice off of the roof, only to
have it be just as bad the next day, lol.

The ride through Michigan was so scary, but it's
something I got used to while living there. And
to see the beauty of the trees weighted down by
snow is a sight to behold. It's so
gorgeous....the roads, not so much. But I have to
admit to enjoying all that snow. It brought back
so many wonderful memories. We have about a foot
of the white stuff out here, but our temps are
supposed to dip to -30 for lows and -18 for highs
in the next few days. The only thing good about
that is that when it DOES get all the way up to
10, or even 0, it almost feels warm. Funny how
that works.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 11:07 pm:

Nice photos Deb and Ron! I hope to be U.P. In February sometime myself.

By Just me (Jaby) on Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 11:23 pm:

Great pics--a good way of showing others what we live with up here. It does not stop locals from getting out and about. We just deal with it.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 11:27 pm:

It didn't stop us either, Judy. You just have to
know how to drive in it. If you remember, we ran
into you at Wal-Mart on the worst day, lol!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 11:31 pm:

Wintry photos. BTW, Happy Birthday to my wife, Kathy.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 09:32 am:

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY to your wife, Thomas!
Hope he had a big cake for you, Kathy!;)
Deb, glad I wasn't with you on that trip!:<

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 09:44 am:

Doing some dashing through the snow there, Deb & Ron! :)

By George L. (Yooperinct) on Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 09:55 am:

Thanks for the snowy pics Deb and Mr Deb! That first pic reminded me of my winters UP there when the gas station attendants (who actually pumped our gas back then) put those fluorescent orange styrofoam balls on our car antennas, so that when we were approaching and driving through an intersection, your car would be visible to others. Glad you had a safe trip!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 10:50 am:

A late happy birthday to Tom's wife, Kathy!!

By Thomas Tippett (Bmcnault40) on Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 01:05 pm:

Thanks Mary for the nice photo which includes the
Tippett House on the corner of Hecla and 8th street.
Quite a lot snow up there for this time of the year.

By Dr. Nat (Drnat) on Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 06:50 pm:

I love today's photos. I have lived all over the world, making it difficult to call any place home. But when I look at photos of the Keweenaw, when I think of the happy years I spent living in Red Jacket Location... I know the beauty of the place and good people of the Keweenaw made it home for me.

Thank you for the photos and the memories.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 07:09 pm:

You're more than welcome, Nat. I'm sure you saw a
whole different kind of weather where you were, lol.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 08:12 pm:

As my beloved Hungarian mother-in-law would have said, "Vat a
vether! " Amazing photos, Deb and Ron. Nice write up, Mary.
Beautiful sentiment, Dr. Nat. On our way to the U.P. on Christmas
Day, we had zero visibility from St. Ignace to Epoufette on U.S. 2.
Truly scary, even though my husband and I are used to it. In such
cases, you have to forge onward even at 5mph because people
behind you can't see you. And of course you have no idea who is
coming the other way. You made it, Deb and Ron and so did we.
The Christmas season is coming to a close (Epiphany being
tomorrow). We're happy we had some time UP North, but are sad
about taking down our tree and decorations tomorrow.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 08:17 pm:

Nicely said, Kosk. Yes, we all made it!

We are taking our stuff down this coming weekend. I
didn't get to enjoy it enough because I got it put
up late and we were away for 5 days. I'm enjoying
it now. It's beautiful!

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