I don’t know why this song popped into my head this morning. NOW IT’S IN YOURS!
While we wait for Monday Motivation:
Let me just begin by saying that Michigan is a horrible state, and everyone should simply do their best to avoid it altogether.
First up – this bridge. Are they trying to kill us?
Somehow we survived the crossing, and made it to St Ignace to camp for the night. Our serpentine belt fell apart the first morning, but we were able to fix and and grab the 9:30 ferry to the Island. Little did we know what was lurking in the lake/Ocean. Yes. The dreaded Lake Huron Pirates.
Fortunately we were able to evade them and made it safely to the island. After the most delicious breakfast I’ve ever eaten (banana bread stuffed french toast – OMG) we took the 8.2 bike ride around the joint.
We saw stuff:
As you can see, it was horrible there.
After this disaster, it was on to Tahquamenon.
We camped here the rest of our stay. Pictured above are the upper falls. The lower falls are the main attraction. I will note that there are signs EVERYWHERE that there is no swimming in the falls and that they are very dangerous.
I actually do not have any pictures of the lower falls from this trip, because I didn’t want to ruin my phone if I fell “off the trail” and into the water. The above are from 11 years ago (aren’t they CUTE????) The water was running much higher this year (probably due to the global warming) and NONE of that rock they are standing on was showing. It was all underwater.
Up next was Pictured Rocks – which is made up of the “pictured rocks” portion and a sand dune portion. Below (right) was my crossfit workout for the day. I believe at the very bottom (if it embiggens) is me and the two kids.
Of course, that body of water is the Ocean known as Lake Superior.
Sad, isn’t it? It has obviously been terribly affected by “climate change”. The falling/rising water levels/ ice coverage/ bla bla bla …
Up next, the Oswald Bear Ranch. We were nervous this was going to be one of those sucky tourist trap sort of things, but we asked our “park ranger” who informed us that it’s actually worth a visit. OH WAS IT WORTH THE VISIT. THIS HAPPENED –
Yes. I got to PET A BABY BEAR. His name was George. He would do just about anything for that spoonful of jelly. They had four baby cubs and they were so freakin cute. George would lick that jelly and then run around (free). We asked the handlers what happened if he ran out – they said he runs straight to the gift shop.
They have acres and acres and acres of area devoted to the rescued bears, who would sit like this if you threw them apples:
It was super awesome. They have 29 bears and four habitats. $20 per car, and that picture was another $10 (but they took about 20 with my camera). Active duty military are free. Dean Oswald started rescuing bears and it just grew into this awesome little refuge.
The last day we just hung out and played in the falls stayed on the path and did NOT enter the dangerous water.
I don’t want to forget to mention that Tahquamenon also had a little joint where they brew their own beer IN THE PARK. The beer and the food were surprisingly EXCELLENT. The whitefish dip was to die for, and I had my very first Pastie.
All-in-all it was an excellent trip. The only disappointment occurred when we happened upon MJ’s place.
I didn’t even know he had a place in the UP. The service sucked.
Good morning, and welcome to another edition of Hunky Hump Day. The RFH family went to see Star Trek Beyond on Sunday, and I realized there are few original ideas in Hollywood any more. I thought a remake of Ben Hur would give us HHD fodder.
A song first, though.
This is the best pic I could find of the lead, Jack Huston.
And this is the best pic I could find of one of the other lead actors, Rodrigo Santoro.
That’s it. Either I have bad google-fu or Toby Kebbell (Messala) looks like he just sharted himself in every pic. Pretty disappointing when you compare to this.
There’s a reason why Charlton was a leading man.
Ah well. Let’s throw in some cowboys and call it good.
Thank you for your attention, and y’all have a good day.
I got squash for days. Days. And about a hundred green tomatoes just about to go red on the vine. Phone screen this afternoon that I really, really don’t want to screw up. I don’t have any reason to think that I will, but after bombing the last interview my confidence is a little less than rock-solid. I’ll have to be sure to do some prep beforehand. Maybe listen to this a few times. Or possibly to this. And almost certainly to this and this (hey, I like that one, it ain’t about you).
And I should probably review some cybersecurity basics and architectural design patterns. Even if he doesn’t ask, the practice will help my confidence.
Is that Miami?
Greetings, my friends, and welcome to Big Boob Friday. Normally, this weekly feature on dis here fine blawg includes some funny gifs, some odd history sometimes. Mine’s going to try and get it right, but I’m prepared if it doesn’t. So grab a mug of your favorite morning beverage and keep on scrolling, cats, so you can have a look.
Good morning, and welcome to another edition of Hunky Hump Day. I didn’t get a chance to put this poat together last night because it was Rocketboy’s birthday. I no longer have a teenage boy in the house, but he still eats like one. But I digress.
This was the funniest moment of the All-Star Break. I laughed when David Wells stopped to take a photo.
Chris in Ghostbusters. Worth seeing?
Another appearance from Tarzan.
And today is Josh’s birthday.
Thank you for your attention, and y’all have a good day. Happy birthday to Eddiebear and Teafran!