Sep 06-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: September: Sep 06-03
Bridgewalk 2003 Re-cap    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by unamed National Guardsman
J.G. on Mackinac Island    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mary Drew

Charlie H. in Eagle River on Saturday, September 6, 2003 - 08:38 am:

We conclude a week of U.P. variety on the Pasty Cam with a report from Mary Drew on Monday's Bridgewalk. As you may know, Mary is our Guest Gallery moderator, managing the addition of new member albums, and monitoring the growth of this visual resource. Mary has published quite a few pictures herself, including a great slide show of the bridgewalk and their time on Mackinac Island.

What a wonderful time of year to be in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Perfect weather, practically no bugs, so much to do, and natural beauty everywhere. We consider it a real blessing to live here. Plan to come on UP whenever you can!

By MARK , KALEVA AND CALUMET on Saturday, September 6, 2003 - 08:59 am:


By Mary Drew on Saturday, September 6, 2003 - 09:03 am:

Good morning viewers! The Bridgewalk was awesome, with beautiful weather. The picture of Jim and I was actually taken by a National Guardswoman, but I'm sure that's not the politically correct term...I'm sure someone out in pastyland must know the correct term for a National Guard woman or man! They were posted all along the bridge, so a BIG THANKS to any of them that happen to read this!

We started our walk across the bridge about an hour after Gov. Granhom, but "captured" the photo of her a couple days before on Mackinac Island! She was quite personable.

Have a great weekend!

By Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Saturday, September 6, 2003 - 11:19 am:

I've never stood on "the bridge" but appreciate the size of it from this shot. To get a candid, unposed shot of "the governor" was a special opportunity also.

By DMac on Saturday, September 6, 2003 - 12:19 pm:

Phenomenal Mary. Thanks for sharing!

By Troll in Eagle Harbor on Saturday, September 6, 2003 - 01:57 pm:

Hey,Mary...I believe the correct term for a NationalGuards"person" on duty is "soldier." My wife and I have walked the bridge.She's a yooper and I'm a Troll In Eagle Harbor..........

By ShawnR, GR MI on Saturday, September 6, 2003 - 04:52 pm:

Cool shots! We began our week on the bridge too! We didn't walk it on Monday, we bicycled it on Sunday with the DALMAC (Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinac) bicycling group! Lots of fun and that ride across the bridge is the neatest way to celebrate a 350 mile bike ride! We Michiganders certainly blessed with a beautiful land to call home.

By Marsha, Genesee and Aura on Saturday, September 6, 2003 - 07:15 pm:

It was nice to "put a face" on a person I've corresponded with!

By Fran,Ga on Saturday, September 6, 2003 - 09:01 pm:

The bridge scene is really pretty tonight. The water is so still and the red reflections give it that extra touch.

By Bob Whitlatch, Lima, Ohio on Sunday, September 7, 2003 - 07:03 am:

Mary: My wife and I did the bridge walk last labor day, what an experience. It is something everyone must do at least once. We saw an elderly lady being pushed along in a wheelchair by her grandchildren and holding a sign that said this was her 40th (or 45th?) bridge walk. My certificate is proudly displayed in my office, a real conversation starter. Great pics.

By Dan Urbanski on Sunday, September 7, 2003 - 09:50 am:

Lake of the Clouds is nicer yet on a foggy day.

By Kathy, Fowler, MI on Sunday, September 7, 2003 - 01:46 pm:

My husband and I also rode the DALMAC last week. What a wonderful experience! Met so many wonderful people. They had 1,750 riders in all. And riding our tandem across the bridge on a picture perfect day and then walking it the next day, just capped off the whole week.

By Mary Drew on Sunday, September 7, 2003 - 04:23 pm:

Bob Whitlatch, Lima, Ohio~~

I totally agree...walking the Mackinac Bridge is something you should do at least once! We talked with one lady who had walked the bridge every year since it began. Also saw quite a few people with sweatshirts that had patches sewed on from quite a few years they had walked. I think one of the most fun signs I read on our walk, was on the front and back of a young girl wearing a tiara crown. It said "I'm 10 yrs. old today!" We all sang Happy Birthday to her. I bet she won't forget that birthday!

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN on Sunday, September 7, 2003 - 10:15 pm:

Mary, Thanks for sharing the bridgewalk. I hope to do it one Labor Day. The day was beautiful, much nicer than what we had in southwestern MI. Rain all day, as 25 members of my husband's family said good-bye to their cottage on Gravel Lake, Lawton, MI. We spent 38 great years there. A little sun would have been nice but would have made it harder to leave at the end of the day.
Thanks again for the great shots.

By VL on Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 03:59 pm:

I just found your site. It is wonderful to see the comments of people who enjoy the walk as much as I do. 2003 was the 17th time I walked the bridge. I have a request of those who visit this site. I just started scrapbooking the photos and certificates of those wonderful walks. To my dismay I cannot find my certificates from 1986 and 1996. If anyone would be willing to share a photo copy of those two dates I would be most appreciative. Thank you.

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