Category: Michigan

Going Up and Up and Up: The UP

“Go West, young man,” is the rallying cry that drove many of our forefathers to the Western U.S. to find their fortunes. For some reason, my compass always tells me to “Go North, young lady”. Now that I live north, the only place to… Continue Reading “Going Up and Up and Up: The UP”

Summer’s Sensuous Kiss

After an early dinner, I decided to take Ashok for a walk downtown. The muggy, rainy morning had transformed into a gorgeous sunny afternoon with just a hint of a breeze. And I had time to kill. Bustling with summer vacationers and weekend visitors… Continue Reading “Summer’s Sensuous Kiss”

A Watery Loop Deep in the Woods

In planning a hike for my first day here, I got out my handy guide to hiking in the Upper Peninsula¬†and researched the popular hikes. Some were heavily traveled. Nope, I’m not looking for that. Some were not well-marked, and the guide said to… Continue Reading “A Watery Loop Deep in the Woods”

An Outdoor Playground in Michigan

If you recall, last weekend I had so much fun backpacking that I wanted to try it again over the Fourth of July holiday. I’d love to do the Manistee River Trail. However, as I researched it, that trail is very popular over the… Continue Reading “An Outdoor Playground in Michigan”

Up North Sampler

Last week I had decided to go backpacking on the Manistee River Trail, and I headed over to Wanderlust Outfitters downtown. While I was buying my dehydrated food, the gal at the counter told me they had a trip this weekend, and I should… Continue Reading “Up North Sampler”

The Mark of the Culinarily Curious

There was a time in my life I called myself an appliance genius. I was a customer service representative and later a sales trainer for the largest maker of appliances in the United States (today Whirlpool is the largest appliance manufacturer in the world,… Continue Reading “The Mark of the Culinarily Curious”

An Evening in Victorian St. Joe

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Memories of a Gorgeous Weekend

I didn’t get to post about the weekend because it was so hectic, and I’ve been busy since I got back, but I wanted to share what could have been one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time. My sister and… Continue Reading “Memories of a Gorgeous Weekend”

Artist’s Way: Paying Attention

I started The Artist’s Way course again. I had such great success with it the last time, and spring just feels like a good time to begin again. So, last week I started with Week 1. Week 1 helps me identify the reasons why… Continue Reading “Artist’s Way: Paying Attention”

Natural High

After I posted last night, my friend Ann from NOLA said she was in the process of quitting sugar, too. My former boss commented that he and his wife are doing Whole 30 right now. In that one, you only eat whole foods which… Continue Reading “Natural High”

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