Apr 17-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: April: Apr 17-04
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Toivo from Toivola on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 08:12 am:

All that sheen on those rocks there, kind of looks like they just came out of the rock tumbler! Speaking of tumbling, Peter Djiovanis says he almost took a tumble into the "drink" on this slippery slope, after snapping the shot. Been seeing less and less signs of winter remnants about in the Copper Country lately with the sunshine and warmer temps. Of course that doesn't mean we won't get a shot or two of blustery weather before we can say summer has finally arrived. Don't pack those snuggies away yet!

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 08:31 am:

I want to thank Toivo for handling the weekends so far this year. It has given me time to get the taxes done, and catch up on a few other projects. One of my favorite features on this website is our Sunday "Shoebox Memories", to which I'll be returning, now that April 15 is behind us. Toivo will still man the helm Saturday mornings here at Pasty Central, while Mary Drew continues to do the lion's share of the work during the weekday Pasty Cam.

On behalf of our staff, I want to say a special Thank You to all who support this daily feature with your regular order of pasties. As we approach the quarter million mark on the pasty-counter, we are considering how we might present a "Pasty of the Month" club, with a discount for folks with standing orders monthly, quarterly, etc. Stay tuned!


Paul, Webberville on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 08:38 am:

Good morning!!

By Rachel from Little Betsy on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 08:54 am:

Great picture this morning! I've seen ice caps along the shoreline in late May in past years. They are a neat contrast to the beautiful spring along Superior.

By from one Finn to another on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 08:56 am:

Goin to da U.P. this coming week can't wait, is there any snow left in the Copper Country?

By Leisa MI on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 09:11 am:

I'm on my way north this weekend as well..not going very far past the bridge,,,looks like i'll be in st ignace, hessel, the soo, and brimley....

By UP Snowman on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 09:52 am:

The Finn. There is snow up to the top of your swampers in the U.P. A lot more in the woods, especially in Keweenaw County, probobly knee deep and then some. No sun bathing yet.

By Snowman on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 09:56 am:

The Finn. Oh I forgot, Bring your long johns.

By Whiskey Creek on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 10:16 am:

Does it ever fully melt?? On the 4th of July 1969 my children and I had a snow ball fight with the drifted snow in a pine forest near Tamarack Location where we were living at the time.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 10:17 am:

I'm surprised I'm the first one to post this, but... THE BRIDGE IS UP! (First time I've seen it up since last year, anyway).

By Rebecca on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 10:51 am:

'Though a regular visitor at this site for many years, it's a pity that Pasty Central doesn't have options for vegetarians.

By bobby, VA on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 10:53 am:

Dear Creek,

It does melt. I remember one year in the mid-70's when the growing season didn't start till mid-late-June, then was so short they had green tomato recipes on the radio station for 3 weeks.

As I recall we didn't bother the next year. :-)

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 11:32 am:


On the order form simply indicate "Veggie Pasties" in the special instructions, and that's what you'll get.

You're right... we should list that as an option.

By Patti, TN on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 11:40 am:

Charlie, can we request "Picnic Pasties" for the summer? Anything in the production schedule?

Going to be 80 degrees in Tenn. today. This is a very refreshing picture to look at. Beautiful.

By Kate, CA on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 11:49 am:

I love this site! Just looking at the week's entree of photos on the previous page made me realize there are always quality pics here....some of higher art than others, but always interesting. Thank you so much to the contributors and pasty.net. You really brighten my day.

By Kate, CA on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 11:50 am:

P.S. Happy Birthday Mark Adams!

By Ka-ching! on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 11:53 am:

Here's a marketing opportunity for the summer Charlie. Pasty Picnic Baskets complete with tablecloth, napkins and ketchup.

By Vanessa on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 11:57 am:

Nice picture. I think ice is pretty!!

By D & D on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 12:57 pm:

We'er finally getting SUNSHINE, down state,NICE!!

Of course some T-storms,April showers bring May flowers.We are needing rain, real dry,been haveing
sand storms!!

NICE PICTURE,Wish i could take them that good.

Down Stater

By Rachel, Illinois on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 01:40 pm:

Last June we went up to Copper Harbor. The flies were already so bad we couldn't be outside for more than a few minutes on the beach. I thought they only came out in August. Is there any kind of repellent that works? We're planning another trip in June. We love to walk outside.The flies are the only bad thing I've found about the UP. The rest is ALL BEAUTY.

Let me know.....

By North End on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 02:13 pm:


Try this next time you come UP

By North End on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 02:16 pm:

Trying once again....


Try this next time you come UP

By North End Again on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 02:18 pm:

I am no good at uploading photos here. I will e-mail you some ideas that will help you rid the friendly black flies.

By Ernie WA on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 02:50 pm:

To Rachel from Illinois,
If your looking for a repelant, try some good stuff that has 25%-30% deet in it. Or you can get Deet 100 in a little pump bottle, a couple oz for $5-$8. Most sporting good stores will have it. Thats what we use. directions say for deet 100, do NOT put in on your skin or watch crystals and the like and only on cotton clothing. Use it spearingly, like a couple pumps at each opening like sleves and pant legs and etc.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 03:17 pm:

Rachel, Illinois
I find anything with Deets in it works pretty good. But, be careful with concentration. I once tried 100% Deets and it disolved my Jeep's plastic steering wheel where I put my hands. My wife wouldn't let me touch her for six months.

By tom on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 03:19 pm:

Here is a great book on lake freighters that you may all enjoy...http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29488&item=2238972084

By Troll in Eagle Harbor on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 03:19 pm:

HI RACHEL...I always tell my family members to avoid coming up here in June.That is THE black fly month.If you must be up here at that time,I can only suggest liberal doses of bug repellant with 100% deet...It works for me...

By Bettsa, San Jose on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 03:21 pm:

To Leisa MI, did you say you were going to
hassle the soo?

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 03:26 pm:

Ernie, WA
Thanks for the tip, Ernie. I guess I should have read the directions.

By Dave, Laurium on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 03:45 pm:

The only ice of concern today is the ice the Red Wings are playing on right now....Red Wings-2, Nashville-0, end of first period...

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 04:09 pm:

To Dave, Laurium --- The Sharks Rule !!!

By WALTER P TAMPA on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 04:11 pm:


By Dave, Laurium on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 04:50 pm:

Bthecute1, San Jose.. Sorry, the 'CUP' is returning to Detroit this year...How is San Jose these days? I was stationed at Moffett Field many years ago with the Navy..made many a trip to Santa Cruz and a reservoir called Stevens Creek..:)

By ert, GA on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 05:27 pm:

Glad to see the post about the bridge being up! I've been wondering if it was still used for ships but kept forgetting to post that question. Down here all the old lift/draw bridges have been replaced w/ huge, very high spans that don't have to be moved hence no 'bridge-keeper' to pay. They are beautiful to look at, but I hate, hate, HATE going over them.

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 07:26 pm:

Sorry, Dave of Laurium, just because the Red Wings win a few games, doesn't mean the "CUP" is going to your "ICE" (Wishful thinking) The "CUP" will be in San Jose. COUNT ON IT !!! San Jose is great (the best) I grew up in Calumet so I should know. Moffett is still flying out planes and other things, Santa Cruz is awesome - Steven's Creek ?

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 08:28 pm:

To Bettsa, San Jose and Bthecute 1, San Jose... Are you two different people or the same person? Interesting that there would be 2 or 3 of us from SJ on the Pasty Cam at the same time!

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 08:39 pm:

To Audrey of San Jose --- the same, and we are multiplying. It must be this fine moderate weather and the "SHARKS"

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 08:40 pm:

TO ERT IN GA: I've posted before that I would do anything short of murder to be that bridge keeper. If people here knew how much I look at that bridge everyday, they'd have me institutionalized! LOL!

By Audrey, SJ, CA on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 08:51 pm:

To Bthecute1...Must be!! Those rain showers today were awesome... especially when it was raining with the sun out (at least in my part of town it was)

By JAD, Oskar, MI on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 10:19 pm:

Veggie pasties are delicious when the innards include, among other things, chopt broccoli and sunflower seeds! Hint!

By JRH,MI on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 10:32 pm:

I don't think I believe that last post.

Try some of our veggie pasties and let us know.

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 10:40 pm:

Veggie pasties? No, thanks. But to each his/her own.
If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring?
Pilgrims. :>) The last of the snow in the yard here left last night in the rain. 67* this pm.

By dps on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 10:50 pm:

Winters last icy grip is slipping by the looks of this shot. Glad to see spring coming now. I put put up the skiis this afternoon, won't be needing them again until ol man winter returns once more.

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 10:51 pm:

Hei, Alex, did you see Peter Djiovanis' album and slideshow tonight? Good stuff, Maynard! It'll make you more homesick. Sorry.

By Bill Denning, Texas on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 11:37 pm:

This is kind of off topic, but I'll claim two excuses: people are talking about the weather in April, and flying pests in the summer. So . . .

Here in Houston it's way too hot & humid about 90% of the time, but today the weather was really wonderful, a bit cloudy in the morning, mostly sunny in the afternoon, just enough clouds to keep it from being seriously hot. Probably about 80 or so degrees in the afternoon.

We took our 6 year old son to the baseball game between Rice University & San Jose State. Rice won a pitcher's duel 1-0, scoring in the bottom of the 9th. Rice went with a 90 mph power pitcher, while San Jose State countered with a guy with sneaky curve balls & sliders that the Rice batters couldn't hit, but couldn't lay off of, either.

But the best part was that it was "Kids Take Over Reckling Park" day, which they do once a year. I don't know of any other major college athletic program that makes such an effort to involve children. At every game kids are invited onto the field to sing the national anthem, and also the "Take me Out to the Ballgame" song during the 7th inning stretch.

For the annual "Kids Take Over" day, they let them sign up to do all sorts of things during the game -- our little boy got to control the scoreboard during the top half of the 3rd inning, and when another child didn't show up later on, they let him do the radio broadcast in the bottom of the 5th. Kids were out there raking the field before the game, and making PA announcements too: "now batting for Rice, #7, the center fielder, Chris Kolkorst".

You never saw so many kids with such smiles on their faces! And they all got a cool tee-shirt, too.

Invoking my second excuse for being off-topic, has anyone used a Coleman product called "Mosquito Deleto"? There's a discount store near where we live that has a discontinued model for a little over half price ($100 vs. $185), but we're undecided whether or not we should buy it.

Has anyone used one? Do they work as well as Coleman says they do?

By R Somero CA on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 04:59 am:

San Joseans: talk about weird weather! We went riding dirt bikes in Hollister today and got hailed on. Rained on too. Should have seen us when we got back to San Jose-us, the bikes and the truck covered with mud. Lots of fun though.

By JRH,MI on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 08:34 am:

I will try one and let you know. Can your product be purchased at any of the retail grocers in Houghton County?

By bt on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 05:05 pm:

was there something wrong with saying I had the first post today? hmmmm!

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 09:25 pm:

JRH - You can pick up pasties at Still Waters in Calumet, just call ahead if you want some veggie pasties. 337-5979

By JRH,MI on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 09:48 am:

Charlie at Pasty Cam:

I just ordered those Veggie Pasties, I'll be picking them up early next week.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 10:34 pm:

Could we ask some help from our South Range Pasty Cam visitors? As you can see in the dialog above, our conversation with "JRH" about veggie pasties resulted in an order Tuesday (yesterday) morning. I looked in the freezer at Still Waters last night and noticed some veggie pasties marked for pickup by "John Houle", which I figured must be JRH. Then in tonight's Mining Gazette I noticed an obituary for John Houle of South Range, which mentioned that he passed away unexpectedly yesterday afternoon. Does anyone know if JRH was the late Mr. Houle?

By Another Soumis, Wisconsin on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 11:49 am:

Please would somebody have pictures of the Jacobsville Lighthouse? I would love to have a variety of them to save just to look at when i am homesick!!! Please

By Kaitlyn, TN on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 12:41 pm:

today is my birthday, i know its kinda late, but april 17, 1991 is my birthday, i thought that was a pretty neat picture too!

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