And then there was snow…

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The Upper Peninsula got slammed with snow in November. Some places got over 4 feet in 48 hours. Yes, 4 feet! It was awesome! So much snow, that I had to go buy a snowblower. My back couldn’t take anymore shovelling. The snow did stick around, but we haven’t had any huge storms since then. A couple nights of 6-8″, but nothing crazy.

We love snow up here. It means skiing, snowboarding, snow biking and not having to clean the dog poop in the yard. Luckily the temperatures have been much more mold than last year. Our pipes have not frozen yet and we only had a week or two of sub-zero temps, which is tolerable. Continue reading

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2014 Polar Plunge

The snow is still not melted and the ice on Lake Superior is still at over 60%. But I was challenged to go for a swim this last weekend. The challenge was brought to me by a friend and then I have to nominate others to do it as well.

It was quite chilly! It was hard to find a spot that was not only deep enough, but wasn’t crowded by icebergs.

 

A Fall Color Tour in the Keweenaw

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Summer has come to an abrupt end. The temps are dropping, my garden is harvested and the foliage is in full autumn mode. My friend, Megan, and I went up to the Keweenaw Peninsula to do a little sightseeing last weekend. *I apologize for the massive amount of pictures in this post! Please click on them to enlarge, and don’t forget to hit the ‘back’ button to get back to the blog. Continue reading

Biking Grand Island

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I swear I will never complain about the cold again! It has been in the 90’s up here in Marquette for the past few days and it is unbearable… We have been keeping cool by jumping in Lake Superior everyday and doing other fun water sports. We went kayaking down the AuTrain River with about 150 people on the 4th of July. It was fun but crowded. We also went sailing and paddle boarding last week.

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