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Forum topic by 8iowa posted 04-23-2009 03:30 PM 1287 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2009 03:30 PM

We are packing the truck today and plan to start our 1420 mile trip up I 75 at daybreak on Friday morning. We should arrive in the Upper Peninsula about Tuesday of next week. We will spend two days in Atlanta where my son and I are taking a class at Highland Woodworking.

I won’t be on the computer as much this summer. U.P. there, in the middle of the Hiawatha National Forest, we only have a 26.4 K dial up baud rate and a single phone line – just like the good old old days. We will go into town about once a week where one of the restaurants has Wi-Fi, so I will occasionally be able to send pictures.

I have a lot of projects on the Summer list so the “Workshop in the Woods” will really be busy.

Best wishes to everyone.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#1 posted 04-23-2009 03:49 PM

sounds awesome… have fun U.P. there for the rest of us.

which class are you taking at highland ww?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 04-23-2009 03:51 PM

Have a safe trip and wave as you pass Alma on the way up. Don’t forget to stop at Uncle John’s Cider mill.

-- Hope Never fails

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#3 posted 04-23-2009 05:03 PM

Brings back memories. I lived in the Marquette area for almost 4 years in the early 80s. Sounds like it will be a great time.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 04-23-2009 05:33 PM

If you are interested, stop by for a visit. I am in Engadine just off of M-117.
Email me for the phone number if interested.

-- Garry, Engadine, Michigan (Upper Peninsula)

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#5 posted 04-23-2009 05:55 PM

Thanks for the nice comments:

PurpLev: We are taking a two day (Sat & Sun) class in woodturning.

Mario: I always stop at Uncle Johns to pick up one of those great home baked pies.

Wayne: It’s a simple fact – all Yoopers eventually return.

Garry: Thanks for the great invitation, and I will take you up on it sometime this Summer. We will need to get in as early as possible on Tuesday as “de-winterizing” the house takes several hours, and there’s always a surprise or two.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#6 posted 04-23-2009 06:07 PM

Enjoy, as much as you can on 1400 miles on an innerstate. enjoy Highland, and most of all, Have a safe trip !!!

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#7 posted 04-23-2009 06:59 PM

If you are interested, we will be having a wood turning meeting and demonstration on Saturday May 9th at 9:30AM. We welcome all interested to visit and Bill Wiard will be coming down from Calumet to do a captive ring demo. It should be a good meeting.

-- Garry, Engadine, Michigan (Upper Peninsula)

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#8 posted 04-23-2009 07:07 PM

I used to camp in the Hiawatha National Forest as a youngster … beautiful country up there. Have a safe drive and enjoy your summer.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#9 posted 04-24-2009 01:09 AM

Have a safe trip, maybe i’ll visit if I make it to our cottage up there this year.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#10 posted 04-24-2009 04:49 AM

Have a great trip. You can always take a detour into Wausau WI to play with a bunch of old Shopsmiths. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#11 posted 04-27-2009 04:34 AM


Just got back from the UP (Bessemer). Got 2 or 3 inches of snow one day (4/20) and then it followed up with another foot the next day (4/21). Of course we had packed snow gear (except I forgot my boots) so we were ready. I ended up using a #2 spade to dig the van out it was too heavy for my back and a regular show shovel.

Drove father north to the Lake and there was no snow at all…


-- Knight of the Shopsmith

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