Tag Archives: Houghton

Winner!

Last night we dined at Joey’s Seafood Restaurant in Houghton.  As we ordered our fish tacos & jambalaya & tilapia a fella offered us a sealed envelope.  Upon paying, we must present the envelope to our waitress and see what … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 57 Comments

On the first day of Christmas…

I am perhaps moving this blog in a different direction for awhile, my dear loyal readers.  Today I wrote three blogs and tossed two of them away.  Even though they were both engaging, they felt cumbersome. I shan’t tell you … Continue reading

Posted in December 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 75 Comments

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

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

What’s ignited your inner fireworks this week?

Hello, reader, out there in Cyberspace.  I can almost see you sitting at your computer.  Some of you have a drink in hand–others a cup of tea–you are drinking coffee–you come unaccompanied to the computer. I come without a cup … Continue reading

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“If your flight doesn’t take off today, it will probably be one week until you can fly again.”

Kathy and Barry arrived at the Houghton County Airport (CMX in case you’re looking up airport codes) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula yesterday afternoon.  Their first boarding passes declared they were bound for ORD.  (As some of you might know, ORD … Continue reading

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Meet Dawn–who teaches us the difference between a Troll and a Yooper

Dear Readers,    It is time to meet another friend/blog reader/commenter!  This time it’s Dawn King from down below the Mackinac Bridge.  That makes her a troll.  (I was born a troll, but am now a Yooper. Barely.  The locals aren’t … Continue reading

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Before we discovered my “famous” relative in a store in Houghton…

Yesterday, before we discovered my “famous” relative in Houghton, we visited Charlie in L’Anse.  He’s our garbage man.  Since Waste Management deserted our community, we’ve become friends with Charlie.  You pay him $2.00 per garbage bag.  He treks the bags … Continue reading

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Enjoy these sculptures of ice as you sit in your warm house.

Welcome to Michigan Technological University’s annual Winter Carnival.  Every year the students carve incredible ice sculptures and compete for top honors.  We traveled “up the road” on Thursday to view the ice sculptures.  Barry took the day off work.  We … Continue reading

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Sorry, Charlie. I didn’t mean it!

Goodness!  I haven’t told you any personal stories in a whole week. Now that we have impersonal cloud photos, perhaps it’s time to personalize the blog. Let’s see.  What can I tell you? Today is Day 17 of the Gratitude … Continue reading

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Dogs on the roof–surely it’s “Animal House”

Let’s say you’re minding your own business, driving “up the road” (as they call it around here) to Houghton on icy snow-covered roads.  You’re talking about inconsequential matters to your husband.  You’re not really paying too much attention as you … Continue reading

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