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It may be pretty, but I prefer summer to be hot. And if I could swing a private jet, the UP wouldn't be on my list of places to go.
If you have any interest in outdoor life, THAN YES.
That's weird. You may want to keep that on the down-low.
It was, except for the distance. Parents had a place on Portage Lake. My sister and I sold it shortly after my mom passed in 97 because it was tough to do the upkeep and maintenance with both of us living in the Metro Detroit area.
Went up to the Keweenaw 4-6 times a year when I was a kid because my grandparents lived there. Winter is a completely different animal in the Keweenaw...the snowfall is incredible.
Haven't been up there since mom's funeral but I'm thinking of making a trip late next summer. It'll be interesting to see what has changed and what has not. Going up there always seemed like stepping back in time.
go there every year snowmobiling. really enjoy visiting the small towns and talking with the locals.
The people are not nice. We're all assholes.
I'm sad to say that I have not either. But then again, I've not been to many places anyway.
There is some truth to that.
Places you should visit if you come up here
Grand Marais check out the Lake Superior Brewing Company
Keewenaw Brewing Company
And of course Big Bon's...it's an experience.
Camped at the Porcupine Mountains State Park on the shore of Superior for a few days a long time ago. Watched a crazy storm roll in. Hiked the mountains, swam in the lakes. Breaking news: Superior is COLD.
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Big Bon's is hilarious. And if you're into microbreweries, Marquette has three great one's all within a few blocks of each other.
If I ever had to move back to MI I would move to the U.P. Then again the kids, wife and I love peace, solitude and living in the middle of nowhere. Oh, and Y2KMGrad definitely check out the pictured rocks, well worth it.
One of my buddies has a cottage up there, and I've been there at least once a year for the past few years. Basically, we get a shit load of beer and weed, and do nothing but four wheel, golf, fish, and cook out the whole weekend.
When we were up there this past summer, we decided to take a canoe trip to this small beach my buddy knew about from four wheeling. Well, we got high before the trip, then after getting out on the water a bit we realized we had to get way the fuck out into Lake Michigan so the canoe didn't hit the rocks, so far in fact that the other cabins became the size of thimble. Then it took us about an hour and a half to get to the beach in choppy waters, all without any life jackets. It was an experience. We finally made it to the beach, and it's probably 100 feet long total, and we forgot the fucking football. So we sat around the beach for about two hours just smoking weed and watching some otters fuck around just off the shore before making our hour journey back.
It was actually a pretty good time.
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Just picked up a growler from the Ore Dock a couple weeks ago.
Sadly, mine is empty at the present time.
My buddy has a cottage at Torch Lake, that sounds like a fuckin' awesome time.
That can be a scary ass feeling getting out in the lake like that
How many times have you been to Ann Arbor?
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
Yeah we will. Is summer the best time to go up there?
My buddy and I went in there after doing the Munising to Grand Marais hike. All I wanted was a beer and a plate full of whitefish and fries. We were the only ones in the place. The bartender/waiter came over after about 15 minutes, threw a couple of menus on the table and said they were out of white fish. You could tell that he'd rather be any place but there. When he came back for our order, I looked him in the eye and said "I'll have the whitefish". I thought that fucker was going to come over the table and beat me with a chair. We ended up ordering a delicious meal, drank some great beer and talked to the guy for a couple of hours. He was really a cool dude but we had caught him at a bad time. I'd like to think, after the dust had settled, that we had made a difference in his day. It really is a cool place. I know, cool story, bro.
The best time for you to go is the middle of January.
Fuck yeah. We kept warning each other every time a decent size wave was about to hit. There were three of us in a steel canoe, but there was no middle seat, so my buddy in the middle was sitting on a four leg tailgate chair that he was only able to open about half way. We kept saying that if we tip, we are fucked .
On the way back, there was the biggest swan any of us had ever seen right in our path, and for those of you that don't know, swans are fucking mean as shit. One of my buddies actually had his arm broken by a swans wing during an attack when he was on a jet ski . So here we are, three high assholes swinging our oars in the air practicing how to fight a swan while not tipping a canoe 500 yards from shore in choppy ass Lake Michigan with no life jackets .
I'm sure we looked hilarious, and thankfully the swan flew away before we got too close.
So you can see how much of the "Keweenaw Snow Gauge" is covered.
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My family's owned some property on the Lake Superior shoreline since the 1920s, so I've been going up there since before I was born. I make it up at least once a summer, even though I currently live in west Texas. The little beach we share with a few other families is utterly idyllic. Nothing better than sitting on the beach, reading or chatting (and drinking beer) with extended family and family friends, watching the freighters go by, all the while keeping an eye on the kiddles doing their thing in the shallow water. Sometimes, the weather rolls in and the water goes from a clear blue-green to a slate grey and you stay out, watching, till the wind kicks up and brings in the first few drops of rain.
Then, since it's usually late afternoon by then, it's time to head up to the cabin, fire up the grill, open up a few more beers for everyone, and prep dinner. Spectacular sunsets follow some hours later. Can't wait to go up again.
The UP>>>West Texas.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
da UP > Any part of Texas
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