Mt. Bohemia Mardi Gras

Last weekend was Mardi Gras at Mt. Bohemia in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Want to know why that is awesome? Girls ski/ride for free that day!

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It was a beautiful bluebird day. The wind was low and the temps were finally above zero! We drove up from Marquette for the day and met a bunch of friends. The Keweenaw is definitely not lacking snow this winter. They were already up to a total of 275″!!!! Continue reading

Grand Island Backcountry Ski

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February and the beginning of March have been full of some great adventures. I have had almost every weekend off from the restaurant that I work at because it has been so slow. And I am not one to sit at home on my days off. So my friend Megan and I decided to go on an adventure to the ice caves of Grand Island. Continue reading

Claudia in the U.P.

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When I was in my senior year of high school (2004), we had an exchange student from Peru stay with us for 6 weeks. It was a program run through my Spanish class. Her name was Claudia and she was an only child from the busy city of Lima. I think coming to small Boyne City in Northern Michigan was a bit of a shock to her. She loved the snow and we really enjoyed having her around. The following summer, after my Freshman year of college, I went to Peru to visit her for 2 months. It is still one of my fondest memories. Continue reading

The Last of the Fall Colors

My parents came up to Marquette last weekend to help me finish my basement. We put drywall up to make a basement bedroom. It will be very small, but enough room to fit a twin bed. Nic is also making one of the walls into a climbing wall. It was a lot of work but it feels good to have it done.

We took a break from the construction on Sunday to drive up to Big Bay. The dogs got to run free in the woods and we had a good couple hikes. The drive back along County Road 510 was beautiful.

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