Jul 06-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: July: Jul 06-04
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Photo by Scott Geiger

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 06:24 am:

Scott Geiger captured a pose that we all need to take up more often. The subject here is relaxing near the Eagle Harbor Marina, across from the Lighthouse. Sitting on the shores of Lake Superior will calm the most troubled heart and mind. Ok, so maybe it's not the best for your derrière, but you can always bring a cushion if you don't have your own built in padding! If you look real close you can spot the buoy (or 'can' for the seasoned boaters!), just off to the left. That 'can' has appeared on these very pages before, with a friend in tow!

ding ding!

By Gliderrider on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 06:30 am:

Good Morning y'all....hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.
First Post

By rll on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 06:40 am:

Some kids act up, and get sent to their room ...

This kid, had to have a boater for a dad!

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 06:41 am:

Would be great to have a nice little house where that lady is sitting... Right on the shore line!

By camwatcher on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 07:01 am:

I don't know about "little"...I would need a lot of window facing that water...Ahhhhhhhh

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 07:07 am:

Why were you acting up and getting sent to your room" L- O - L :)

By Alex on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 07:09 am:

I would go for a lot of glass... AGREED! :)

By Yooper in Westland on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 07:13 am:

Hope everyone had a great holiday! Did not brave the traffic myself. :(

By PA Yooper on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 07:28 am:

That Lake Superior sand is rather large grained. It's the only sand that doubles as sauna rocks. At least it doesn't get stuck to your feet! What I wouldn't give to trade places with the woman in the picture!

By James in SW WI on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 07:56 am:

It was the summer of 76', celibrating my 25th with good friends. It was summer school..too much brew and good food.

It took place right about where that woman is sitting...

By UP dreamer stuck in NJ on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 10:09 am:

Now that's a woman after my own heart. The first thing I noticed about the picture is that, even in the midst of all those rocks, she's BAREFOOT! For some reason, I cannot even fathom the idea of wearing shoes on the beach... regardless of rocks!

The weather here in Jersey today is cool and breezy...makes me think of the UP and wish it was me sitting on the shore of the big lake!

By David S. - CA. on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 11:44 am:

Hi all,
I remember this cam picture from a year or two ago. Still so comforting. Sitting on the shore of the big lake is always on top of my down time list. Clears the head, recharges the soul. I'll be right there in two weeks. Can't wait.

By SarahK, MI on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 12:09 pm:

Could someone find me a job up there so I can watch the sunset from Lake Superior? PS: I need to make enough to pay off my kids college bills! - that's the clincher.

By Daryl Laitila (Daryl) on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 12:29 pm:

Update on the log cabin for sale mentioned on yesterday's pasty
cam. The seller is listing an authentic log cabin at Twin Lakes
built in the 30's for sale at a Best Offer Price. The buyer must
move it off the present location. They are ready to build a new
cottage and need to move it out now.
Click this link.

Log Cabin

By Ray E. GR MI on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 12:56 pm:

Hi: Have couple of questions. Is Rambletown that section on US 41 just south of where the Sacred Heart Church is and the second one is how to get to the Bumbletown Hill.
That sure is a relaxing picture today and wish I could get to enjoy that enviorment soon. Part of the daily routine here is to check the pasty cam and must say that every day is an enjoyable adventure. Lucky people that can enjoy it year round.

By Betty, Olympia, WA on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 01:56 pm:

Greetings from Washington State! I have been trying to find pictures and pasty contest winner on mainstreetcalumet.com but cannot find it on their web site. Has it been posted there yet?
Thanks for any info anyone can provide. Am lonesome for home and want to see more pics.:(

By Paul , Webberville Troll on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 02:01 pm:

Greeting everyone! Thought for the day.

It's a wise husband who buys his wife such fine china that she won't trust him to wash the dishes.

By Tracy on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 02:07 pm:

I've been going to copperharbor.org lately and noticed that the temperature has not gotten much past the 50s. Could someone tell me if this is an unusually cold summer for you this year? Mostly when I come up in August its in at least the 70s. Thanks, and have a nice day!

By Jim/Washington on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 02:24 pm:

Greetings all!

How I long to be, again, on the shores of Gitche Gumee!!!

By Rice Lake Alison on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 02:28 pm:

Yes Tracy, I am sitting here writing this wearing layers that are usually packed away by mid June! Cool and rainy! too much rain for someone in the process of reroofing our camp!!

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 02:49 pm:

The weather service says June, July, and August will be below normal temperatures.
What happened to Global Warming?

By Liz, MI on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 02:49 pm:

Yes, Ray, Rambletown is south of Sacred Heart on 41. I'm behind the Holiday gas station and that is considered Rambletown. How did you hear about Rambletown?

By Missin the UP from NJ on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 03:50 pm:

Another beautiful picture!

UP Dreamer stuck in NJ-

I too feel like today's weather here feels like the UP! So many times when we've had weather like this (not that common in July) I've said to my husband, "It feels like a Michigan morning" And even tho he grew up here, he always answers wistfully, "Yeah"

R-E-A-L-L-Y Missin' the UP!

By Paul in the CC on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 03:55 pm:

Does anyone know of any good motels near Brimley State Park in the Eastern UP? Thanks!

By David S. - CA. on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 04:18 pm:

Hey Ray,
Bumbletown is located north of Calumet. Take 41 north, past Kearsarge, to the BP gas station, where you'll make a sharp left (about 120 degree turn), go about 1/4 mile, bear right and the road winds up to Bumbletown Hill. Great spot on the hill near the towers to view both sides of the peninsula.

By smn/Clearwater, FL on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 04:52 pm:

Susan, thanks for letting me know where to purchase those beautiful watches. I thought maybe I would find one while visiting the UP in August. I hope those folks (Yoopers) know how much we envy them. It sure has been hot and humid here the last several days.

By Ray E GR. Mi on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 05:19 pm:

Thanks Liz for the reply. A reltive down here asked me where Rambletown was and the best I could remember was that area you describe. When going to school (SHHS) I knew couple students that lived in Rambletown. Thanks again

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 05:28 pm:

sm Please don't forget there is a White House benefit tonite, July 6th, at the Calumet Armory from 6 to 12. Music and refreshments, good friends and supporters of one of the landmark establishments in the Keweenaw area. Hope the turnout is great to help Jim get back on his feet again and rebuild.

By Therese from just below the bridge on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 05:42 pm:

Came home from work and turned the furnace back on. It's 54 degrees outside and not much warmer inside. Have to get the chimney cleaned so I can build a fire....

By pf on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 05:51 pm:

Dave in Laurium, is there a Calumet bank that is setting
up a fund for the White House rebuilding? For out-of-
towners like me?

By Patt - Mid - Michigan on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 06:06 pm:

Man oh man I am SOOOOOO bummed. Here I was in Yopper land driving around Calumet and could not find the park. (No computer access where I stayed and forgot to download the info before I left..) After about an hour of circling around town while drooling for a pasty we gave up and headed up to Copper Harbor. Had some whitefish and the Harbor Haus instead but what a poor substitute when you've been dreaming of pasties for weeks. Did not want to leave yesterday as it was so gorgeous. In fact didn't leave until after 2:30 and arrived home after midnight. Paying the price today but the trip was worth it.

By ed mi on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 06:33 pm:

90* here in Monroe, Mi today...Has summer finally arrived.

By Dave S. - FL on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 06:35 pm:

Next time, stop and ask; Yoopers are very friendly folks.

By HH -MN on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 06:36 pm:

Yo! Great site on the lake!!

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 06:43 pm:

pf and everyone....this is the site set up for the White House...I believe it is all set up to take donations and whatever else. I just left the armory benefit, and from early appearances it looks like they are going to have a very successful evening and a lot of fun. Looks like the community is really coming together to help out a friend....that's what 'community' is all about.

By Tim, from the on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 07:02 pm:

Patt from Mid-Michigan: Your story reminds me of an urban legend tale I have heard more than once: Some poor sap from the lower peninsula is intending to go to Houghton Lake, but is fussing with the radio as he passes the exit sign and doesn't get around to asking for directions until Mackinaw City. The helpful local in Mackinaw City assumes he heard it right and directs the lower peninsula person all the way to the Houghton we all know and love that is in Copper Country. Has anyone heard this or know of a similar tale?

By flyin troll on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 07:41 pm:

I actually witnessed two people arrive at CMX Houghton/Hancock Airport by N.W. Airlink thinking they were in Hancock, N.Y. The nice folks at the ticket counter took them home for the night, and they vowed to come back because it was so beautiful and friendly. The ticket lady says it happens more than you think.....

By It Happpens on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 08:23 pm:

Flying troll
yup I remember that.I think the story was in the Gazette. My dad told me about a moving van that left chicago on its way to Alabama via U.S. 41..seems the new driver left at night and went.. North on 41.He knew something was wrong when at daybreak ..the road ended just past Copper Harbor.Years latter the driver worked for Clairmont Transfer in Escanaba . I find it hard to believe BUT I so.. want to believe it.

By deb orl florida on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 08:49 pm:

We moved back home and lived in calumet for 2 years and saw the inside of the white house quite often mother days were great. Good luck with the building.

By bobby, VA on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 09:08 pm:

When we moved to the UP some years ago from the east coast, the moving van driver ended up looking around Houghton Lake for our address.

He was a little upset, as I recall, that he had to drive on to Houghton and then go back empty.

By B+E on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 09:27 pm:

Tim and Pat -

Not an urban legend -

Winter 2002, the Moscow Chamber orchestra scheduled for Rosa Center at MTU in Houghton, BARELY made the concert, as their bus driver took them to Houghton Lake in downstate Michigan.

We were at the Super 8 when they arrived. It was their last presentation in the USA, for this tour.

By Stew on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 09:31 pm:

I was hitchhiking back home to Dollar Bay from MSU and I had a sign that said "U.P." just outside of Lansing. The fine gentleman that picked me up asked how far up I had to go? I knew it was going to be a long trip when he said that. This was back in the 60's when hitchhiking wasn't so dangerous or maybe I've just grown older!

By Patt - Mid - Michigan on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 10:01 pm:

Dave S you are right I should have stopped and asked. Instead I took the ribbing from my son (who by the way is about to start his 4th yr as Techie and should have known where it was don't ya' think)instead while he AGAIN reminded me of the trip to Disney World about 9 years ago where I somehow missed the parking lot for one of the parks (MGM Studios I think) and instead we spent over an hour driving the outer perimeter and enjoying the sights not normally seen while visiting Disney World. Those sights were the service trucks, dumpsters etc. Geez the kid NEVER forgets..

By Yooper-To-Be in 2005, Saginaw, MI on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 10:59 pm:

I have a photo of myself in this same pose, except that I'm sitting on the shore of the Tennessee River at Shiloh where 3 of my director ancestors fought for the Union. As much as I love Shiloh, I love the Keweenaw more. We were in Traverse City for the Cherry Festival over the weekend. They had a large craft show and we recognized some items made with Lake Superior stones. When we told the gentleman that we will be building a home in Keweenaw County next year, he said, "Oh my, you don't know how lucky you are." We replied, "Oh yes we do!" What we should have said is, "We know how blessed we are!" Missed our opportunity. I'll be experiencing the beauty firsthand on the 24th. I'm so excited!

By Bthecute1 on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 11:08 pm:

Really hot here in San Jose today. I hope the fog from the Pacific comes over the mountain to cool us off tonight.

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 11:51 pm:

A few years ago a semi-truck with parts for an auto maker in Detroit came up here to Flatrock (not far from Escanaba). He was sort of irate when he found out where he was. Also, quite a few years ago, a truck was supposed to go to Mason in the LP and ended up in Mason ('tween $ Bay and Tamarack Mills). He stopped at the Nelson Bros. Used Car lot to ask directions while I happened to be there looking at a '52 Ford Victoria hardtop. They turned him around and sent him back downstate. I guess he wasn't too happy either. :>)

By Audocat in IL on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 - 12:00 am:

Michigan is the best place in the world...it's my dream-place. I plan to see all the lighthouses in Michigan, and ride the ferries. It's untouched beaches beckon me...I'm in love in Illinois...Goodnight, all lucky ones who either live there or travel there...absorb some for me...

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 - 07:27 am:

Paul, here are a couple of motels in Brimley. We tried to stay at the Casino hotel one time but they were full, so they sent us down to Willabee's and it was fine. Hope this helps.

Bay Mills Resort & Casino, 11386 W Lakeshore Dr, Brimley, MI 49715, (906-248-3715)

Willabee's Motel, 9903 W 6 Mile Rd, Brimley, MI 49715, (906-248-3090)

By I hate flies on Friday, July 9, 2004 - 10:44 am:

No flies to spoil the beach??? Amazing!

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