Sep 24-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: Sep: Sep 24-04
Signs of fall    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Rebecca Jennings
Bursts of red    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Rebecca Jennings

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:14 am:

More and more each day, when you saunter out for a stroll in the Keweenaw, you notice the subtle changes in the trees. Reminding us that we'll soon have a colder season settling upon us. Rebecca Jennings found examples of that transformation, although not so subtle, along with the beginnings of the carpet that will soon cover wherever you walk. The crunch of the leaves underfoot, the smell of autumn in the air, these are a few of my favorite things. Mother Nature gives us a beautiful spurt of color to enjoy and ease us into the chores of raking, then shoveling. Enjoy the show!

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:25 am:

We have had good feedback about our Fall sports coverage over at Pasty.NET, and I just learned yesterday that we will be adding another streaming audio series to the line-up. WMPL in Hancock presents High School basketball on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Pasty.NET will begin the live broadcasts next Tuesday as Chassell takes on Dollar Bay, beginning at 7:20.

Football fans can tune into Pasty.NET this evening for a game between L'Anse and Baraga, as K-Bear 102's Mr. Norm and Jimmy the Greek bring the play-by-play. Pre-game show begins at 6:40pm.

Fall really must be here :o)
First Post

By Dom, Germany on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:29 am:

Lookin' good! Snow expected in the Alps this weekend, at least above 1200 meters or ~3600 feet. Fall is in the air, I can smell it, cool nights and 60's for highs here in Germany. Have a good weekend Pasty Central, Waidmannsheil, Dom.

By CHRISSY LP MICHIGAN on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:34 am:

would love to see the fall colors myself!
i miss the copper country and my cousin janet.
if ya see her in copper city say hello for me!

By Paul , Webberville Troll on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:36 am:

Morning! Fall is here. Can winter be far behind?

By JJ MI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:44 am:

9 days till this L.P. travels to thee U.P.

Sarah, Don't worry about bears in the Porkies, they will be laughing at us hiking into Greenstone, or around Union Bay.

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:58 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. My favorite time of the year is Fall. Warm days, cool nights and beautiful color. Have a good day everyone.

By Debi, Laurium on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:12 am:

Fall is very beautiful up here. I just hate to think of what comes after it. That dirty 4-letter word!!

By PJF - Petoskey on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:31 am:

Little Traverse Bay checking in. Good Morning All!

By Donna on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:48 am:

Baraga here. TGIF!

By Frances , Georgia on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:48 am:

The fall color is great, we don't get very much fall color in South Georgia. We will be around 90 degrees and we have a hurricane in the forcast.

By smf in troll land on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:51 am:

How are the colors so far? Have a great weekend everyone!

By Jim R, R.O. on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:12 am:

Will be in Houghton, again, for several days on October 2. It will feel soooo good to be back with the greatest people in Michigan again!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:14 am:

Mornin'. Thanks for the color; I needed that today. Re: ships/boats. If your Dad lived in Florida, he would have said that because he had an ocean to call his body of water. Mine only had Lake Superior, hence, only having inland waters.

Hey, in Northwest (Panhandle) of TX, we haven't gotten any conglomeration of water to call anything but puddle!

By victor P, Houston on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:20 am:

Good morning from Houston...Looks like we ducked Ivan again. No rain this morning and my truck needs a washing. Do I wash it and risk jinxing the whole city? Decisions, decisions...

Nice fall color. Kind of looking foreward to our day or two of autumn. Should be somewhere in late October ;~)

By Kim near Lansing on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:30 am:

Holy cow Dad! Your up early!

By Mike, ex yooper stuck in Florida on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:40 am:

Florida is about to get hit by another hurricane.
Jeanne is headed right at Polk county. We've
already had the eyes of 2 hurricanes pass
right over us and have not recovered from all
the damage from those storms.

I really wish I could be the the UP. The
pictures of fall colors are beautiful.

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:41 am:

Good morning from San Jose, CA, where it’s so early it’s still dark outside. I've been trying to figure out how I can condense two weeks in the UP into a short post on the chat. So I'm just gonna jump right in with highlights of our trip...

We spent five days in the Keweenaw, driving thru every town we could... The Covered Drive road, lunch in Freda, Quincy Lookout, Gratiot Lake, Lac La Belle, bike riding in Copper Harbor to Manganese Falls, Copper Harbor Lighthouse tour, hiking the Hunters Point trail to the very tip - twice!, Big Traverse Bay, Bootjack Road, White City, Jacobsville. L'Anse - Power House Falls. Big Bay - lighthouse grounds, did laundry (boy is that ever fun on vacation!), Marquette - Presque Isle Park. Paradise - Whitefish Point – so thrilling to be on the very tip of land there - standing on the tip, gazing out on the Big Lake, looking to my left and seeing the north shore, looking to my right and seeing the east shore. Very exciting!! Crisp Point Lighthouse - getting there, on those dirt/gravel remote roads was almost as much fun as being at the lighthouse and the beach once we got there! Went to the very top lookout of the lighthouse - beautiful view! Down to Manistique – Kitch-iti-kipi, Fayette State Park and the garden peninsula. Northwest up to Ontonagon - stopped at Silver City, spent time at Dan Urbanski's studio - bought four prints to mat and frame. Sunset at the beach at Ontonagon; Lake of the Clouds, back to L'Anse to go to Point Abbaye which we missed on the way out. Fun road, and wonderful to hang out at the point there too. All in all, a WONDERFUL trip, and we're both looking forward to a return visit. We called it our UP sampler trip, as we saw a lot of places, but wished we had more time to spend in most of them.

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:46 am:

Some random thoughts...

Pastys - after spending six months reading the chat, I couldn't wait to finally try these pastys! We had a total of five - Toni's, Suomi, Tamarack (for the Stillwaters pasty), a Pasty Oven truck in Iron Mountain, and Syl's in Ontonagon. I think our favorite is a tie between Toni's and Stillwaters. All were good, it seemed like the biggest difference (to us novices) was in the crust. Tried it with ketchup, butter, and only one time did anyone offer the sauce. Liked it best plain, or with butter. I'm certainly not an expert on pastys, but we did enjoy them, and now I'm noticing that I'm craving them! I'm sure I'll be ordering some from as we get closer to wintertime. chat finds - Many of the places that we went to I don't think I would've known about if it weren't for the chat. Crisp Point, Point Abbaye, Covered Drive road, Big Traverse Bay, Mink Farm Road, the Jacobsville Lighthouse, sweet rolls at the Hilltop Restaurant, the Dreamland Restaurant, Dan Urbanski and his awesome photographs, are just a few that come to mind.

People Connections - Meeting Mary Drew, Tracey at the L'Anse Visitors Center (and bringing her a sweet roll from the Hilltop Restaurant), and Mary Hunt (co-author of the Hunt’s Guide to the UP, a non-Yooper’s bible), were experiences that took our trip to another wonderful level.

Practicing our UP - As we would be driving around, we would be practicing our UP. (as if we were learning a new language and practicing the pronunciation of words in that new language) The hardest for us was Ontonagon and Tahquamenon. I think we finally mastered those names!

Just a few more things… we took 7 rolls of film!!, saw beautiful sunrises over Copper Harbor and Whitefish Bay, an amazing full moon rise over Torch Lake in Lake Linden, and stars galore in the sky! Spent a lot of time picking beautiful rocks, my favorite of souvenirs… as I now have a piece of the UP with me at home.

And the tug of the UP continues for me, only now it’s more intense then before…

By SarahK, MI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:49 am:

Hi Audrey: this is Sarah from MI, who was in San Jose in August...we never met but I will take your notes with me, I'm going up in just over a week and look forward to the trip. Some of the places you went, I will be and will share my trip with you upon my return. Thanks for sharing.

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:56 am:

SarahK... thanks for your comments! Have a great trip!! (and I remember you!)

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:23 am:

Beautiful fall photo! How I would love to be there to see it happen before my eyes. I've been busy all week, but managed to check out the daily pictures. It's been another interesting and enjoyable week at I also enjoyed Audrey's trip report. It brings back many memories of our trip in August. Have a great weekend, everyone.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:27 am:

Friday: Arlo Guthrie at the histori theater.
Saturday: Gordie Howe at the Alum. Hokey game.
Sumday: Sumset trip om the Star.
See you there!

By Raven, downstate MI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:33 am:

What's a hokey game? Is it something like the hokey-pokey?

By Ken, Kalamazoo, MI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:41 am:

Good morning from Kalamazoo.

It would be great to get back to the U.P. for the colors but not this year. Won't be back till February for the Winter Carnival.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:45 am:

My "sea" key & the key to the left of "m" do mot work. That is why hokey game.

By Raven, downstate MI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:53 am:

While you're at it, is sumday checkbook-balancing day? And is a sumset something to do with making sure the numbers match more than once before you call it good? And om . . . is it the meditation sound of someone attempting to balance said checkbook?

Inquiring minds want to know . . .

By Roudy Mi on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:53 am:

Joe,You drink a lot of offee whilst rummimg the omputer?

By Karl from Cadillac on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:08 am:

I love the UP, my dad was born in Handcock, still have cousin's there. My wife and I will be comming up there the first week of Ocotober, how are the colors? Hopefully they are only on the way up to peak, not on the way down to the ground! Can anyone give me a "Local Look" at the colors? I like to go from Munising to Copper Harbor to Ontonagon.

By it is not in my guide on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:10 am:

Where is the Histori theater?

By Up North on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:15 am:

Audrey remind us please.Did you have a connection to this area before your trip or are you just a person who got the bug thru this happpens!I am so glad it was a good experience for you.

By ert, GA on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:17 am:

One of the best concerts I ever attended was Arlo Guthrie. Somehow there were transportation problems -- the band didn't make connections or something -- and he accompanied himself on a grand piano. Oh, it was wonderful..........!

Hope lots of you make it to his concert tonight

By Louise, Hancock on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:29 am:

The colored leaves are just beginning in the maples and birches. We were on Lake Superior at Bete Grise yesterday and had another good fishing day. That isn't to say it was a catching day!! Just one trout and a salmon. Husband grilled the trout and some new potatoes from our daughter and son-in-laws garden. Yum!!!!!!!! Took some pictures of the shore line but not much in the way of colors. It was 84 degrees when we came through Lake Linden at 2:30. I think that is the end of the hot temps.

By maijaMI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:36 am:

Danbury: You survived summer and according to Dom you will now be having the good weather!

By maijaMI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:37 am:

I'M NOT KIDDING! There IS a gerbil in the top picture.

By maijaMI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:38 am:

Joe: makes for interesting reading!

By Louise, Hancock on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:46 am:

I think that gerbil is put there on purpose.

By John Jacob Jingle Heimer Schmidt, Hoton County on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:49 am:

There has been Gerbils in every photo this week.

Maija- I see it too..

By John Jacob Jingler on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:52 am:

I also see a porcupine hiding behind the grass....

By pungvait mi on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:02 am:

The 4th annual Delaware Mine Railroad and Engine Show is Saturday--Noon to 5pm free admission--come see the pung-vaits in action.

By Bob G. Houghton Lake, MI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:04 am:

one week till I head up to da UP again. YAY! Going on a weekend trip to Tahquamenon Falls area. With any luck, I'll have more photos for my guest gallery I wanna do another western UP trip before the snow flies, (heck, one after it does too.:) ) but I'll have to wait to see how things work out.

By maijaMI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:14 am:

to JJJH: if you want to get really crazy, look at the second picture quickly and you'll see the three bears standing in the back.

By Laure near Mpls on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:15 am:

Hiya Donna in Baraga
TGIF here too !!!

By Johnny Jacob on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:23 am:


Look even closer...I see the tail of a bobcat up in the tree..

I see the 3 bears!

By Chris, IL on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:25 am:

You guys are nuts! Seeing all sorts of things in the photos! (I do see them and have seen the gerbil all week, too. . . .)

We should all begin to study photos of hanuted places for the ghost images that supposedly are there.

Hey, yeah! How about a photo of a haunted place (with ghost image on it) from the UP? Laurium Inn perhaps? We stayed there a couple of times and I always felt a creepy feeling on the back staircase . . . .

A lot of us have visited for years to the UP, then discovered this site, and now crave pasties.

By mtu alum & hockey fan on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:31 am:

Information for hockey fans!

Cut and pasted FYI from

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Top News of the Week

100TH YEAR HOCKEY CELEBRATION GAME IS SATURDAY NIGHT -- A hockey game between Michigan Tech alumni and Detroit Red Wings alumni is set for 7 p.m. in the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The game is part of the weekend-long 100th year celebration of Houghton as the birthplace of professional hockey. The Michigan Tech Pep Band will perform during the game and Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe will be dropping the ceremonial first puck. In addition, former Tech star Paul Coppo will be honored for his upcoming induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Special intermission activities include a Mite game between Houghton Fire and the Red Wing Alumni and also a performance by members of the Copper Country Skating Academy and the Northern Ice Synchronized Skating Team to March Amphridrome. Tickets are available at the SDC Ticket Office. In addition, Gordie Howe will be personalizing his new book, Mr. and Mrs. Hockey, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in the MTU Sports Hall of Fame area of the Student Development Complex. Those books are available at University Images in the SDC as well as other area outlets.

By RJ stpaul on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:33 am:

To Debi - Laurium.
Snow need not be a dirty word it's beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
The beauty of snow shant be stained,
It doth twice bless.
It covereth the dull with white.
It replenishes our lakes and streams.
Surley benifit and beauty will follow through the seasons of the year.

By Jon - Ypsilanti on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:52 am:

I am getting close to the end of my contract with my current ISP.

To any of you out there that use as an ISP, I would like to get your opinion of as an ISP (Charley and Mary - sorry you are disqualified - I think your opinion would be a bit biased :-) )

Please feel free to email me or post here - if you email me, I ask that you put in the subject line...Don't want to delete the email by mistake...

By Marilynn, Michigan on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:53 am:

Hi from Detroit! We'll be in Copper Harbor in two weeks. Save some color for us, please!
Dennis & Marilynn

By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:13 am:

Looks like the Yoop is getting some rain. Sharon's web cam is wet and the airport looks overcast....

Nice, warm and sunny down here in troll land today. Having a garage sale tomorrow....hoping to sell most of my stuff,,,to make way for new stuff!

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:29 am:

Since I haven't tried the Pasty Sauce yet, (therefore having NO idea what it tastes like), will I get hung if I say we tried a Pasty with A-1 Steak Sauce and REALLY enjoyed it? I never hear anyone talking about steak sauce, but for all I know, the Pasty Sauce may taste a bit like A-1.

By Her on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:32 am:

I see a pink elaphant in the tree in the first photo. Look close its hard to find.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:40 am:

We'll be UP in two weeks like some of you!

Audrey: The only thing you missed was the Silver River Falls on your way from L'anse to Pte. Abbaye (one of my favorite spots).

Roudy: It sounded yesterday like you live in SE Michigan. I assumed you lived year-around in the Keweenaw.

By F'cubed Wishigan/Michconsin on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:54 am:

Mitä kuuluu (How are you?)

Just back to the kivi talo (stone house) after ajaa (ride) in to get some kaasu (gas) in the kuorma (truck).

Picked up some viini & juusto (wine & Cheese) for a light jauhot (meal), now to the bank for more raha (money).

Gonna have to make some more puu (wood) before the lumi (snow) flies, or the kitchen uuni (stove) will be cold.

Judikkuna, Näkemiin (see you later) in October.

Nauttia (enjoy) the pastycam web-sivu (web-page).

Hope all have a kaunis syksy päivä (beautiful autumn day).

By MO in Florida on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 12:04 pm:

Friday: Prepare for hurricane, winds 15-25, Saturday, prepare faster for hurricane, winds 25-50 with gusts, Sunday, HURRICANE, winds 85-120, Monday, little less hurricane, winds 75 and lower, Tuesday, plug in generator and clean up from hurricane, winds 15-25. Will it ever end! Wish I was in the UP.

By Mary Lou on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 12:15 pm: The White House.....When you folks have a new building will you have a real "Yooper Party" for all of us Pasty.commers who supported you through the trying days after the fire??..... we could have a "bring your own, Stillwater-pasty party"..with a bring your own bottle of Vernor's ginger ale, .....anyhow,... Congratulations!!..

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 12:20 pm:

Up North… I have no connection to this area (other than the internal one that I feel). Was there for the first time in Sept 2000… driving cross country, saw Copper Harbor on the map as being about as remote a place I could go, was mildly intrigued w/the UP then. Just loved it there, wanted to come back with my husband and see more. We decided early this year to go to the UP in late summer, and started checking sites on the internet for our trip planning. Stumbled on this site in February, instantly became hooked. The bug was reawakened and came back stronger then ever!

Marsha… We also missed Bond Falls on our way up to Ontonagon, which we didn’t know it was something to miss until we saw Dan Urbanski’s photos, and we practically drove right by them!! Darn!

By Frank,,,,,,Milw....... on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:00 pm:

Gerbils,bears,pink elephants, the men in the white coats are not far behind... One more week untill Calumet time..........

By Jay Johnson, Virginia on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:01 pm:

Hello from Northern Virginia...about 20 miles outside of Washington DC.
Love reading all the UP stories, and somehow getting hungry for pasties...yum yum!
It's 'officially' Fall here also..but no signs of color...we're actually in the South..below the Mason-Dixon line ( but both natives of Bessemer in the western UP).
Thanks for the great pix and memories...hope to visit again soon.

By joe on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:17 pm:

Good Day from Brighton!! Nice picture im waiting on the color to be full before returning to CH it's hard too wait . Got to finish my pasty for lunch now .


By Alice, Ventura on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:30 pm:

We started the week with "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" and end with gerbils, bears, pink elephants...and men in the white coats. This site is such a kick!

By joe on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:34 pm:

I must be drinking the wrong kind of beverage I
have never seen any of the above animals , I only see aliens klingons and vulcans in these pic . Live long and prosper!!! what who said that.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:35 pm:

I see you figured it out. I am a Fimm. There is mo sush thimg as too mush offee.

By rwa, Keller TX on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:43 pm:

One week and we'll be in the CC! Can't wait. A week at the cabin in Freda with sons, daughter-in-laws and grandson!

Jon in Ypsilanti - we use in TX, and love it - another connection to our UP Home!

Mary D - we had a great visit with Mike and Mary, and sent them on to Houston!

Mary D says - Ok, rwa, you've got me scratchin' the old noggin'. Whom are you and what were you doing with my brother? :-) Was his back behaving? Email me:

By Fran,Ga on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:43 pm:

Aleeex!!! You put A1 on your pasty!!!! You are a traitor!

By Freethinkin Finn on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:48 pm:

No accordians? No hot tubs? Check out this list of Old Apostolic
Lutheran Church "no-no's" at http://,}

By ed/mi on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:51 pm:

Hockey info for this weekend can be found at..

By Jon, Ypsilanti on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:56 pm:

Thanks RWA!!!!

By Candy, visiting Mom and Dad in AZ on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 02:00 pm:

OK, here's the gerbil. I finally found him hiding behind the rock, and I really think he's laughing at us.

The Gerbil

By jn on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 02:06 pm:

My brother, his wife and their friends are on their way to Copper Harbor. I'm stuck in Lansing with an army of politicians.
Life is not fair.

By joe on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 02:11 pm:

NOW I see the Gerbil thank's Candy


By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 02:30 pm:

OH NO! My Mama, of all people, calling me names for putting A-1 on my Pasty!

Did I commit a U.P. sin?

By cheryl mi on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 02:36 pm:

D,M and kids-hope your job search proves to be successful so you can get back to the beautiful UP. Just sent off emails to the girls.

By not your Mom on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 02:51 pm:

Alex - A sin? not my department; But you probably wasted a perfectly good pasty.

Could have been worse, like mayonaze .....

By confession is good on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 03:03 pm:

Quickly face the U P and yell "please forgive me"!

By Kay, MI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 03:03 pm:

Just got hooked on this site. what fun! Audrey's vacation report made me homesick for the UP. 10 months before we get to come back.

By Need sauce on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 03:09 pm:

Does any one know if I can find Pasty Sauce..or Baroni's in Green Bay?

By Norm, Richmond MI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 03:18 pm:

Heading up to Paradise in a week.

By pungvait mi on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 03:34 pm:

to NEED SAUCE - if i was in g bay i'd be at Chili John's, working up a good sweat.

By Trish, WA on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 03:47 pm:

Mike in SD, have a great time in the Copper Country
next week! Eat a pasty for me ...and say 'hey' to all our
favorite haunts, including the Keweenaw Lodge,Esrey
Park and if you climb"The Bluff" , let me know...

By Hei on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 04:04 pm:

Walter went to the Olympic Games that were recently held in Greece. He was very interested in the pole vaulting and was pushing his way through the crowd so he could get a better view of what was going on when he was approached by an official who asked him. Are you a pole vaulter? Walter replied, No I'm a Finn but how did you know my name vas valter. Hei Hei.

By Shame on you on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 04:19 pm:

Alex, a good pasty and a good steak are two different things. Why would you do such a thing to a perfectly good pasty?

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 04:19 pm:

Mayonaze! Eeeeewwwww!

Facing the U.P.: I CONFESS AND I AM SORRY! Charlie, will my future orders be honored?

Hitting self in hand... BAD ALEX! BAD ALEX!

By Joanne White lk on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 04:21 pm:

Alex at least it wasnt gravey. Need sauce if you have a Meijers around they carry pasty sauce. Pasty sauce is a glorified ketschup , more tangy

By danbury on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:09 pm:

Hi maija, you're absolutely right! I've celebrated by driving 'bout 2000 miles to the North Sea/Denmark and back to get some really fresh sea air and wind, and haven't gotten out a word for a couple of days - my throat said too much wind, and my back said too much motorcycle!
Read: great trip!
Enjoy your fall like I'm gonna do!

By mike, champion on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:16 pm:

Thanks for the gerbil pic! Perhaps we can move on to other important UP snipe.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:36 pm:

People are getting off from a plane at the airport. Looks a little gloomy UP there.

By RCW on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:37 pm:

FYI , Mesaba flew in a pure Jet today. Take a peek at the Airport Cam at present


By downstate don on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:44 pm:

Alex, Georgia; Your future orders for dem Copper
Country pasties will be honered..but with warning.
Your not eating a steak...your eating a pasty!

By need sauce on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:58 pm:

pungvait mi

CHILI JOHN'S is great..ask my ulcer.and I can get it a block away in da store.Sometimes I just need "range food"...

By really need sauce on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:08 pm:

The closest Meijer's that I know of is across Lake Michigan ..a good swim..Actually Maybe in Milwaukee.. I will check.I may have to drive to the
UP border.

By downstate don on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:51 pm:

really need sauce; You can order your Toivo and
Eino's pasty sauce: No need for
wanting too long.

Why don't you just splurge and order Toivo and Eino's Sauce AND Fudgie pasties right from along with your
U.P. Pasties!

By DH, Temecula, CA on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:58 pm:

Is the Mesaba Jet a one-time thing? I would LOVE to hear that they have converted these routes from the SF-340 turboprops!!

By Dr. Nat in Nevada on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:22 pm:

Have a great weekend, everyone!

By Gary Singer on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:56 pm:

I'll be coming to Calumet in a week. Anybody have any old Copper ingots for sale?

By PJ IL on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:05 pm:

The only way I can get my kid to eat a rutabaga
is in a pasty, with A-1.

By A couple of employees on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:08 pm:

Hey Boss,
Congrats on the loan. We can't wait to get back to work.

Heather, Sarah, Hannah, and


By still need sauce on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:26 pm:

downstate don and great moderator
I swear I will order .I was hoping to find some down here for this week end for a gift. ...thanks

hmm...'great moderator'...I like the sound of that! ;->

By Theresa Colorado on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:32 pm:

I have been reading all about these Pasty toppings so I just had to write.. All my Yooper friends are really grossed out as I eat mine with mustard... I LOVE it... Had a party out in Bootjack this summer , pasties were served and the whole place just could not believe the mustard thing... Any one else use it???

By Michelle on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:01 pm:

Welcome to the family


Born: Friday Sepember 24, 2004
Time: 3:37 P.M.
Weight: 8 lbs.
Length: 19 & 1/2 inches
Place: Portage Health Systems


We love you! Uncle Jimmy & Auntie Michelle

By Fran,Ga on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:09 pm:

eeeeewwwww,Mustard is worse than Alex's A1!

By Lori, commerce twp on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:17 pm:

Yes, Theresa Colorado, I love ketchup, mustard or chowchow on my pasties.

By Bobt, Michigan on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:39 pm:

Gary Singer, you might ask if anyone has any snakeoil for sale. These yoopers are are a crafty bunch. My cousin Paul told me about a friend who picked up native copper from the poor rock piles, painted it with silver model paint and sold it on the street as "Native Silver". You don't have any silver yet, do you?

By the way, I tried the Toivo and Eino's Super Secret Sauce this week (on a Barbs Copper Country Kitchen pasty). There's no more ketchup for me!

By downstate don on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 10:14 pm:

You can always use hot sauce on your pasty. If it
gets too hot for you just yell out: OLE! OLE! Or
Voi Kouwia!

By bubba in the lower on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:10 pm:

I love ketchup on my pasty. And lots of it.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:32 pm:

The gerbil is looking at us from above the red leaf, right? Saw the 'kolme karhua', too. (three bears) :>) TGIF = Thank God I'm Finnish!

By Yooper-To-Be in 2005, Saginaw, MI on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:37 pm:

To Audrey in San Jose:
Please tell me you also made it to Eagle River, the Jampot and Eagle Harbor! My honey is in Eagle Harbor right now. I'm so jealous!

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:39 pm:

WELL... I'll tell ya! I will NEVER put A-1 on a Pasty again! I think I learned my lesson!

I think y'all should have picked on the mustard person more than me though! I mean at least there's MEAT in a Pasty to put steak sauce on... but MUSTARD? Eeeeeewwww!


By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 12:16 am:

My aunt used to tell me she liked her pasty with mustard. I guess I made a face 'cause she said, "Don't knock it 'til you try it!" But I haven't tried it, yet. I like mine with butter, OK, oleo and a little bit of ketchup, or catsup, whatever. Haven't tried mayonaisse, either. Eeeewwww. My mom and my aunts and uncles liked buttermilk with their pasties. I like chocolate milk with mine. Or Ovaltine (malted) in the 1%. Mimi takes hers with 0%. (skim) Eewwww. Dat skim moo juice looks like dishwater.

By Catherine--Holland MI on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 12:30 am:

F cubed--I like the language lessons. Especially as my Grandma would say "tovi" instead of uuni as she grew up in Superior and doesn't always remember the real word!

By John-Canton on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 12:35 am:

Love this place. South Range in 8 days.

By Candy, still visiting Mom and Dad in AZ on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 01:29 am:

Special pasty sauce I can deal with. Ketchup is normal, ditto butter. Gravy is just wrong, but done enough to make it simply uneducated. Unfortunately, there is Cornish precedence for chow chow and mustard (which chow chow is made with), but I'm sorry...mayo? A1? I say we send out the gerbil to handle the intervention!

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 01:41 am:

I grew up having mine with mustard, and a big glass of cold milk.

By felling a little sick on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 04:02 am:

Mustard and milk - now this would be gross if it wasn't for the pasty in between ...

By Still feeling a little sick on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 04:03 am:

O-oh, I goofed.

By Jim of Ann Arbor on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 04:32 am:

Thank goodness somebody finally mentioned chow chow,
especially if it's Cross & Blackwellls, the original. sorry, but our
family for the last half century plus considers chow chow the
only additional after catsup. all this other stuff is just disguise.
Charlie and sandstoneprincess I need to post to you? OK?

By darrell oinas/Saint Johns Michigan on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 05:54 am:

I wonder how many of you remember having to find colorful leaves and having to bring them into grade school as a class assignment, and soon the rainy season will hit followed by that first small hail storm and then the snow begins, I remember a lot of snowy Halloweens or rain when I was a kid so long ago, I really miss the weather in calumet, you could always tell when fall, winter, spring and summer was there just by the smell of the air, not like down here or else my since of smell is gone, How lucky you all are to have the privilege of living there.

By Lori... Commerce Twp on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 09:21 am:

as I said, it is chow chow for me (cross and blackwells is the best, but it is so hard to find) ... but, my Mother has always loved buttermilk with her pasties and hers are the best!

By Lisa A. Faller on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 01:04 pm:

I am arriving up north to Iron Mtn then Houghton Michigan on Oct 8-9th. Will there be appropriate Fall foliage colors and any fall festivals going on? (Lisa Faller-Palatine, ILLINOIS)

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