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by CHUCKX53
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: Happy Holidays

May everyone travel safe and sound in 2011 and safely complete your heart's desire on I.R. this coming year.
by CHUCKX53
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Great Lakes Invaders may be causing bird deaths
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

Re: Great Lakes Invaders may be causing bird deaths

That is very sad.....Poor little guy..... :cry:
by CHUCKX53
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Hancock, MI 3rd snowiest in the US
Replies: 5
Views: 2123

Re: Hancock, MI 3rd snowiest in the US

I hate the ole snow shoveling too, so I usually just plow it....Which I've had to do 3 times so far this month, and it looks like I'll have to do it again tomorrow. But...If I lived up in the UP, I'd have to have something a lot bigger than a small plow. Often on our trips to Copper Harbor, we have ...
by CHUCKX53
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: I.R. Trip on Wheel of Fortune
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: I.R. Trip on Wheel of Fortune

$ 6300 ? A little too rich for my blood..... :shock:
by CHUCKX53
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Getting To The Lights
Replies: 19
Views: 8173

Re: Getting To The Lights

If it goes to public auction, it will probably start at a minimum 10K bid..... :mrgreen:
by CHUCKX53
Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Getting To The Lights
Replies: 19
Views: 8173

Re: Getting To The Lights

An update on that....Looks like it will be up for auction again for a 3rd time next year...Story from the News-Hearld .... Lake County’s iconic lighthouse just can’t seem to attract a permanent owner. For the second time since the federal government’s General Services Administration first put the Fa...
by CHUCKX53
Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Remember the Fitz
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Remember the Fitz

The Great Lakes are just that....Great. There are no others. My most memorable times were on the lakes. Anything else just doesn't compare.
by CHUCKX53
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Batten down the hatches. A bad storm is looming!
Replies: 14
Views: 4139

Re: Batten down the hatches. A bad storm is looming!

A video from Grand Maris, Minnesota.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzqpUEwAuqM

AP photo shot at Luddington, Michigan, I place where I have often been....

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/ ... /homepage/
by CHUCKX53
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Batten down the hatches. A bad storm is looming!
Replies: 14
Views: 4139

Re: Batten down the hatches. A bad storm is looming!

I was following this...It's wild.

Down here, 120 miles south of Lake Michigan, the whole thing blew through in about an hour (riding on that south arm).....High winds, but no damage where I live, and only about a inch of rain. Moved through quick and left, with sunshine after.
by CHUCKX53
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Weather and Bugs
Topic: Windigo right now
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Re: Windigo right now

Same here, won't get to go till next year as well.....I guess that all we can hope for is the fates (and the weather) are as kind to us as well......
by CHUCKX53
Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Getting To The Lights
Replies: 19
Views: 8173

Re: Getting To The Lights

Too Late....Bidding is over, that light has gone for $ 85,200 to a fellow in Texas.... :shock:
by CHUCKX53
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: freeze dried foods
Replies: 2
Views: 2063

Re: freeze dried foods

Here a set of instructions from Trails.com......"How To Make Freeze Dried Food".....

http://www.trails.com/how_40062_freeze-dried-food.html
by CHUCKX53
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Mammoth Caves National Park
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Mammoth Caves National Park

One of my favorite National Parks, where the action is underground, is Mammoth Caves National Park in Kentucky. Although my last visit there was 1994, when I was a much younger (and better) hiker, the images of the below-ground wonder still live on. Not much in the way of Internet in those days, but...
by CHUCKX53
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A sad realization: no trip this year for me
Replies: 11
Views: 2518

Re: A sad realization: no trip this year for me

Below is a sunrise photo I took over Lake Superior (my apartment is less than 1/2 mile from this beach) recently, hope you like :D http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6300/4x8sunrisemini.jpg Hmm.....Might that be the Presque Isle Harbor Light ? I climbed the rip-rap out there to photo that, back in ...
by CHUCKX53
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Wilderness State Park
Replies: 0
Views: 378

Wilderness State Park

Here's a neat place for hiking and camping in the lower peninsula, not far from Mackinaw City .....Our first night there in 2000, I ate an entire cherry pie we had bought at a roadside stand near Charlevoix on the way up...... http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_31154_31260-54042--,00.htm...