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Old 04-21-2011, 06:08 AM   #11
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Here is a cheery thought for you.

The first time my DW and I camped in the "UPPER" it was 1974. We had our first son and I worked at Cat, so we only had two weeks off in late July. So we head up to the "UPPER" to go off roading and camping in a 12'X12' tent.
The first night we were there my DW woke me up and said I think it is a little cold tonight. Do you think we should put "ERIC" between us in the sleeping bags to keep him warm. I said yes that would be alright. When I woke up that morning we had frost in the tent. Turns out that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan had a hard freeze that night. I had to scrap frost off of the windows on the Jeep, nighttime temps were in the high 20's to low 30's that year.
Winter is never far away in the "UPPER"
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We were in the UP at that time, living in Gwinn, just SE of Marquette. I "vaugely) (because I choose not to) remember the July 4th picnic I hosted at Little Lake Campground for my troops. We started ribs and chops on the grill about 11, the snow started about 12, we wound up in our basement with about 75 people, grilling outside and eating/visiting inside. No 3 legged sack races that year, but a couple of "alcohol fortified fools" did go out to play horseshoes. And, no, they didn't have to paint them orange to find them..... Snow golf, now that's a story for another time. Picnics in 30 degree weather aren't fun, at least not while in bathing suits at the beach....

All told, there's places in the UP where one can find ice or snow almost every day of the year..... Mother Nature's "wonderland" LOL Hmmmmmm Wonder why anyone would spend a winter there?????? the summers are cool enough <wink>
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:36 AM   #12
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Well other than Saturday it looks like rain now every day for the next week. I'm not going to get much done outside at this rate
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:14 PM   #13
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Same in the northern LP. It looks like the tip of the UP around the Sault may get a whisp of snow tomorrow ??? We're still melting, everything is wet and still cold. Rain tomorrow, clear (?) on Sunday, then rain most days next week. We're supposed to go to a conference in Mount Pleasant May 5/6/7. Planned to drag the trailer down, but if I can't get tanks cleaned and the lines purged, who knows. I hate to work in the rain and most of what's left to do is outside work, so wait and see.

I'm ready for winter to END and spring to GET HERE !!!!!!!

Walleye season is right around the corner, I have too much snow in front of the pole barn to even try to dig it out. Hmmmmm Now that is a "REAL DILEMMA" LOL
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