Leaving the U.P.
Campground: Bad River Casino. Elect and Water. Free. Parking lot type sites with a nice view out back and there‘s a paved bike path too. Free $5 play at casino.
I left the Keweenaw Peninsula with some sadness. The time flew by so quickly, I feel I only spent a few days there rather than the two weeks I was actually there. My sister Ann was a joy to be with as she has a most happy constitution. As we were driving around town one day, I looked at the large wall that faces the road leading into Hancock. I asked Ann if she remembered the time when we three kids, around 12,13 and 14, were walking over to Hancock and just as we reached the high wall, a pigeon plopped a big one, right on her head. Dorothy and I did everything we could not to laugh, as we knew how pissed off she would be. But a few good chuckles escaped and Ann, in a heated tizzy, insisted we walk all the way back home. Across the bridge, through Houghton and up the two blocks back to our house. After hearing the story, Ann said she didn’t remember it, but we finally had a really good laugh over it. She couldn’t wait to share it with all her friends.
Her partner Jim was taken to the hospital emergency room on the last day of my stay there, having felt under the weather for a number of days, but he is recovering from the chest pains and headaches. He’ll be in the hospital a few more days for tests before going back home.
Oh and before I forget, here’s a link to some Pasty recipes. If you’ve never had one, they are an entire meal inside of a pastry shell. Very popular in the U.P. They were brought down into the mines and heated over the miners lamp for a hot meal while in the mines.
Peter Toth Indian statue carved out of a large tree. Peter carved Indian statues in all 50 states as a tribute and reminder of the misdeeds done to the American Indian. You might recall the one I took pictures of in Valdez Alaska.
I didn’t mean to ramble on so about my visit to my home state of Michigan, but it’s a place that I hold dear to my heart. Until the next rambling saga, have a super day where ever the sunshine finds you
And as always, lots more photos on the Picasa Photo site.