Winter at the Straits of Mackinac

Winter at the Straits of Mackinac and in Michigan's Upper is truly a wonderland of adventures....too many to list.   If you are a winter enthusiast and ready to get out and explore, the rewards are big. Even if you stay in your car and drive around, you'll find plenty of … [Read more...]

Dumbwaiter or Dumb Waiter-

A dumbwaiter this was the topic of a morning stay over at my kids this week. We hunkered down in my son's "man cave" to watch the olympics, drink coffee, work on our individual business's/activities and share some stories,  our version of family time.  I was asking for an opinion for … [Read more...]

The Garage

" The Garage " I’m not sure how it happened but somewhere during our marriage (and it's been a long time) , the garage became his garage.  Why would a man just think that a garage is not part of the sharing of a relationship.  Oh sure, he gave me a couple of hooks to hang my tennis and pickleball … [Read more...]

Center of the Freshwater World

Summer Lake Breezes at the Straits of Mackinac-If you haven't been to the Straits because you are afraid to cross the Mackinac Bridge, all I can say is "I'm so sorry for you".  So next time you want to head over to Mackinac Island, consider taking a beautiful 5 mile stroll across one of the … [Read more...]

The Turkey and the Porcupine

Ok, nothing about this pertains to real estate,  mostly about turkey soup and things, just a morning in the kitchen prepping for some meals for the week.  Yup, sometimes I cook..... and I also haven't written on this blog for a while and am feeling a little guilty about that so it is what it is and … [Read more...]

Spring traffic at the Straits of Mackinac

The past few days, I've been really curious as to the ships that pass through the Straits and my front window.  Recently a 100 year + old ship , the SS Keewatin came through, towed by another ship and in transit to Canada..... it really got me thinking about the purpose that ship served prior to … [Read more...]

The Mid-Winter Road South in Search of Warmth and Pickleball…Pickleball?

Sometimes you just have to get away....that's my story and I'm sticking to it.   I love the U.P. (Michigan's Upper Peninsula), I brag about it, promote it and work pretty hard throughout the year getting people to find us........... but when I know March is coming, I just want to be somewhere … [Read more...]

Pond Hockey, WISSA and the winter of 2012

February Special Events Well, February has passed and all the craziness of gearing up for the winters main events is over.......despite the fact that winter was not on our side, we survived and a whole bunch of people came to the U.P. and many for the first time, 159 hockey teams and WISSA … [Read more...]

World Class Events come to St. Ignace, Michigan

Yesterday, I walked out on to Lake Michigan with the event organizer Mark Sposito and one of our special event volunteers,  Mike Kamyszek, it was 23 degrees and a stiff wind was biting at our nose....the ice between Green Island and the Lake Michigan shore on Boulevard Drive appeared thick and … [Read more...]

Amtrak, The Ride

December 1 2011- A recent real estate convention in Anaheim brought me to California.  Visiting my kids, now both on the west coast, pro-longed my stay and so when the Southern Cal kids flew out of LA to the Detroit/Saints game in New Orleans, (the annual Schlehuber Bowl) on December 1st, I decided … [Read more...]