Tag Archives: Copper Country

Say it’s not so

Want to tag along on our trip to “The Copper Country” yesterday? Barry had to cover an 8th grade junior high girl’s basketball tournament in Calumet for his job at our local newspaper, so off we drove through a beautiful … Continue reading

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Hiking by the Hungarian Falls with friends

Last Saturday evening we traveled with friends to the Hungarian Falls, just north of Hancock, near Dollar Bay. We aimed to hike by the falls before eating dinner in Calumet at Carmelitas, a Mexican restaurant, where you buy chips and … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Please join us in a tour of the Hanka Homestead. Free nisu & coffee!

Friday morning rain gushed from the sky. Oh no–what a day to celebrate Finn Fest in the Copper Country.  We frowned and hoped it might clear up. Barry had to visit the Hanka Homestead, a 1920’s Finnish farm hidden back … Continue reading

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Wolf. Sideways blowing snow. Chicken enchiladas with spicy mole sauce.

Monday.  Brown-furred wolf runs south to north in front of my car.  His legs pump, his haunches strain.  Masterful, he sprints, his legs sure, not slipping and skidding like those long skinny-legged deer who sometimes fall and splay all four … Continue reading

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Time for a Heikki Lunta snow dance?

So you want some snow at your house? You desire more of the thick white sparkling beautiful snow adorning your evergreens and freshening your winter blues? We Yoopers (residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula or the “U.P.”) know how to get … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid of black bears or church jokes at breakfast!

Here are the promised black bear photos.  We were visiting the rest rooms/changing rooms during our camping trip at Bete Grise…mindin’ our own business…whistlin’ our own tune…when Sue spotted HIM!  A black bear.  Tearing apart the garbage bags outside the … Continue reading

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When the bear rolls over in his den…

Let’s still talk about the Heikinpaiva celebration up in Hancock this weekend.  Remember what “Heikinpaiva” means?  It means when the bear rolls over in his (or her) den.  What it really means is that the bear is snoozing in his den, half-asleep.  … Continue reading

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