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A Day Up North: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

on September 6, 2016

In Michigan, you can go anywhere, including over 100 miles south, and as long as it involves a lake we will still call it “up north.” And there are lots of lakes here.

So when we went to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on a long day roadtrip, it was both literally and figuratively up north.  Continue reading

Yooper For a Week

on August 18, 2016

What can I say about Michigan’s upper peninsula?

It’s a place where they serve you with paper plates and toothy grins. They say “golly” and “gee” and “pop”  – and they’re not self conscious about any of that. Why should they be? They’ve never heard it any other way. Continue reading