Mar 22-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: March: Mar 22-04
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Photo by Rick Anderson

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:03 am:

Anyone traveling to Houghton, MI, will arrive first on the Michigan Technological University campus. Taking us up in the clouds for today's shot is our Pasty Cam Guest Gallery pilot/photographer, Rick Anderson. Rick gives us a good perspective of the layout of MTU's campus, in relation to the student housing and dorms. He also scanned part of the Portage Canal and Ripley too. Makes me wonder, how many college students across the country can boast a view like the "TOOTS", from Tech's dorm windows?!

Editor's note: Rick Anderson has a gallery display of photos at the National City Bank. Stop by and take in the view!

By jody, MI on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:44 am:

Good morning! A spectacular view from the sky of the area! I love the "Sky Pixs" photos--thanks for sharing this one.

By Renee in AL on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:21 am:

I too love the sky pix! How about one from the Black River Harbor area some time?
Best wishes to all,
Renee in AL

By Taka on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:42 am:

One of the houses on the bottom left is where I used to live :-)

By dave s wisc on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:14 am:

great pic..I used to live 8 miles south of there :)

By Peter , Vic , Australia on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:23 am:

I too admire the aerial shots which give a wider perspective of the subject matter. I am looking forward to a personal visit to your beautiful area again , but in checking archive shots/ postings from August/September 2003 to check out the possible weather conditions, I chanced across the travelling notes of a contributor by the name of Toivo who travelled to New Zealand /Australia at that time.To correct a typographical / jetlag induced error that may have given the followers of this fantastic forum the idea that Australians predominantly live in the Outback and ride around on Kangaroos , Melbourne's population is 3.5 million plus, not 50,000 plus as stated ; 2nd only to Sydney at 4.1 million plus .The majority of Australians live on or within an hour of the East Coast ( Pacific Ocean side ).Just to push Melbourne's credentials even further, it is where the best full-size Ford cars in the world are designed and built .

By sandstone princess on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 09:20 am:

To Peter, the Aussie. Hubby and I spent 6 glorious days and nights in Sydney. Couldn't believe the "British" accent on the locals there. Was told that just the Outback peoples sound like what Americans assume is the Austrailian accent. Loved the food, love the short-hand language ( mash for mashed potatoes). Would love to see the whole country, but I think tht would take a couple of years:) Also, that next plane ride will be in business class!! Say, how did you come upon this web site?
Good morning to dah sistahs, they know who they least most of the time LOL
also good morning Ern K and Jim

By The Dam Guy;Tech freshman, Northern graduate on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:10 am:

Ah, good ol' Wadsworth Hall, home to hundreds of
tortured Tech freshmen. I'd say that I miss Doc
Berry, the lovable old coot, but I don't...

By t,wa on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:19 am:

We always entered Houghton from the west hills. There
was a street that my dad used to take at a good clip and
it made our stomachs absolutely flip. Of course, we kids
loved it. I believe the street is now closed due to the
steep grade- does anyone also remember it?

By tom on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:22 am:

Baraga Street Bumps.

By MRL in Germany on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 11:37 am:

Howdy and Happy Autumn to Peter in the Land Down Under, the country that's a continent - Many years ago I managed a 2 week visit to a high school pen pal - was able to see only Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, with some countryside round about. It was June - so, early winter! My memories are of the San Francisco-like atmosphere of Sydney, vineyards in New South Wales, koalas, wallabies with muddy feet (paws?)and out my train window, miles and miles of green pastures dotted with sheep. I too am curious about how you got interested in this site. The world is certainly full of wonders, and isn't it great to appreciate the ones far away and those close at hand as well! For me, there's nothing quite like Great Lakes country.

By ric, WI on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 12:11 pm:

If you want a TRUE roller coaster road ride, try the shoreline from Eagle Harbor going towards Copper harbor....Yikes, your stomach will flip!

By blue highways fan on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 12:50 pm:

ric, that drive has got to be one of America's most
beautiful, yet the last time I felt queasy from Copper
Harbor all the way to Bruce Crossing. Next time,

By Herb, Ferrysburg, MI on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:28 pm:

Yes Mary, Rm 240 DHH 1973. A room with a view of the Portage. I don't think there is such a thing as a bad view in the Copper Country.

By Dave - Colorado on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 04:39 pm:

Hey Paul in Illinois!!
Last Monday you said that Michigan got the U.P because we lost the battle over the Toledo strip... Actually Michigan won and Ohio had to take that strip and Michigan got to claim the U.P.... Ohio is still ticked off after all these years... but hey, they still have Cleveland (aka "the mistake on the lake).

By me again... on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 04:40 pm:

and all you people in Michigan remember to flush twice... it is a long way to Ohio...

By walter p tampa on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:17 pm:

no one would mistake the aussie accent for a english one as englands former penal colony there are many kelts it is not likely they regard their accent as english fyi princess nor would anyone else

By rt,MI on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:11 pm:

301 & 309 late 50's, great view; still have several photo's.

By Inglenook Hampendinck, Fraser, MI on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:15 pm:

Rick, when you take your aerial photos, do you have a spotter pilot take over when you are on your "photo run" or do you prefer to fly it momentarily with your knees? However you do it, your photos are first class.

By James- Los Gatos, Ca on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:57 pm:

I try not to look at Rick's photo's to often.
I always end up looking at my old house in Eagle River and wonder why I ever moved away. I am moving a little closer to home though. In a month I'll be living in the Chicago area so I'm going to be taking a drive to the U.P. as soon as I get settled. I hope to be able to see old friends I haven't seen in 23 years and meet some of the folks I've gotten to know through this great web site.

By Peter , Vic , Australia on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:34 pm:

In answer to the questions that have arisen from my posting today ( yesterday for me now ). I found this site by accident when looking for a long - lost friend ( now found )and I enjoy it immensley . I have been to Marquette and Mackinaw Island about 16 years ago ; a very beautiful part of the world. To 'Sandstone Princess '; glad you enjoyed your time here and yes the plane flight is tedious ( 14 hours Melbourne/LA direct )then add 14 to get to your part of the USA. MRL from Germany has a good memory as we are a continent as well as a country and it is Autumn ( Fall to you ) with nice sunny days in the 70's after a lot of 90-100F days in the summer. Walter P from Tampa is also correct. We have a vastly different accent to the English ( we call them Poms ), although the people who live in Adelaide can sound like Poms to us at times ! I hope you get some warm weather in the near future and I look forward to getting there again sometime this year .

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:35 pm:

James, LG, CA... it's so weird to see someone on this site that's so close to home! How long have you lived here? Did you grow up in Eagle River?

By Steve the flying troll on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 08:19 pm:

I too lived on floor two of DHH first year 1964 and never ever forgot it. Very classy place..
Wads was second year for one term, then Chassell, Dollar Bay, downtown Houghton, and the dumpy little place I liked the best just West of Houghton at the top of the hill....Can/t even remember the name.......HURONTOWN.......
See you on the 4th of July....

By walter p tampa on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 08:54 pm:

thanks peter,vic i hope for you one day you may return to the grand yooperland i remain

By up,mi on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 01:14 am:

to ric,WI, My Mom,Dad and brother own property on the shoreline between Copper Harbor and Eagle Earbor and that is a very fun road to drive on and to ride on. My kids when they were younger called that road the "wee haw" road. It is such a beautiful drive!!
To, Peter, Vic, Australia..I think that is so cool that you found this sight and you like it! Australia really fascinates me and I would love to visit there sometime. When you come back to the Upper Peninsula, you should come up farther and go to the Keewenaw Peninsula, that is truly Gods wouldn't be disappointed!!

By Sam on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 07:45 am:

Renee in Al,
Where in Al ?
I'm from Al, now living in the U.P.
What a Difference! :)

By James-CA on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 10:22 am:

Audrey, I have lived in Ca for 23 years now. No I did not grow up in Eagle River but I lived there for about 8 years and was the best Audrey,
the best.

By Rose - Channahon, IL on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 01:24 pm:

Do you have any sky pics of Northern Michigan University? My grandson is attending there!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 01:48 pm:

Rose - Channahon, IL,

Try this link to Rick's, Pasty Central hosted website: Skypixs
He has a few summertime shots of NMU, where my son attends also! :-)

By Connie - Colorado on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:31 pm:

Nice to see the roads I used to walk on. Yes, folks, Houghton residents routinely walk directly upon the road!! I did that. Walked a lot. It was worth it, too.

By Renee in AL on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 01:59 am:

To Sam:
I am in the NE part of AL. Not too far from Gadsden in a little town called Fort Payne. What area were you from Sam? Beautiful area here! But the UP is very special! I hope to get back there to either visit or live some time.
Best wishes,

By Frank P. CA. on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 09:48 am:

Audrey, and James, another Copper Country transplant Frank P. Was from Lake Linden, now in Arbuckle. Miss the Copper Country but not the shoveling. Going back this summer for vacation.Good to know I'm not the only yoppeer out here.

By Sam on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 11:31 pm:

Renee,,,,,,,, I know Fort Payne well, "The Sock Capital" of the world ! I lived in Blount Springs, about 25 miles north of Birmingham... and your right the whole NE section of Alabama is very pretty, and let's not forget Gulf Shores !

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