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Old 05-01-2016, 09:40 AM   #11
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Thank you for the warm welcome! We are in awe of the other parts of this vast and varied continent. There are so many wonderful places to visit and great people to meet. Just one of the many reasons why we want to Escape.

We’re up for a little friendly border sparring. We did after all receive statehood, a little chump change and the U.P. (sorry Wisconsin) for having our southernmost land taken by Ohio and Indiana. In the long run we got the better deal.

Warning! Michiganders have been known to periodically shout “Go Blue!” or “Go Sparty!” for no particular reason. Seems we may suffer from sports induced Tourette’s.

And yes, us trolls (we who live under the Mackinac Bridge) do consider anything this side of Clare as northern Michigan. Go Sparty! Go Blue!

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Old 05-01-2016, 10:18 AM   #12
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Hmmmmm
As a matte of full disclosure which is only fair, we need to confirm that two of our three kids did in fact graduate
from THE Ohio State University bringing us much joy and a couple of those glass footballs in the past 15 years. GO BUCKS! (Daughter # 1 University of Utah PhD.)
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:40 AM   #13
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Hmmmmm
As a matte of full disclosure which is only fair, we need to confirm that two of our three kids did in fact graduate
from THE Ohio State University bringing us much joy and a couple of those glass footballs in the past 15 years. GO BUCKS! (Daughter # 1 University of Utah PhD.)
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You don't tell that out loud in the Hawkeye/Cyclone State do you?
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:03 AM   #14
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Wisconsin? Buy anything? You must be thinking of Minnesota, you know, the one with the good economy.......

Tahquenamon Falls, only state park I've ever been too with its own on-site brew pub.

So Doug where do you get pasties in BC?
I don't know of anyplace that has them, unfortunately. There was an outfit in Hancock that offered to send them via a courier service but that was years ago. We just have to suffer

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Warning! Michiganders have been known to periodically shout “Go Blue!” or “Go Sparty!” for no particular reason. Seems we may suffer from sports induced Tourette’s.

And yes, us trolls (we who live under the Mackinac Bridge) do consider anything this side of Clare as northern Michigan. Go Sparty! Go Blue!

Jan & Bob
Those may work for football, but there's nothing like the Copper Country Anthem to get the hockey juices flowing. As an alum of Michigan Tech, the best rivalries were between Tech and both MSU and UofM. Sure do miss those days

ps I'm not going to discuss Wisconsin

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Old 05-01-2016, 11:38 AM   #15
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Tahquenamon Falls restaurant with microbrewery. I asked our waiter if they really got enough business to keep the brewery going and he smiled and replied "snowmobilers".
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:39 AM   #16
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Congrats Jan & Bob. Though you're not yoopers where Wisconsin and Michigan blood intermingle we still may run into you somewhere soon. We likely won't pick our 19 until May 2017 so maybe we'll orient around same time.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:32 PM   #17
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Having been born a yooper, I was a little disappointed when I read the fine print and learned that northern Michigan did not mean U.P.

But we also have fond memories of the Traverse City area, from visiting my brother a few decades ago when he ran the radio station at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Leaving there, we also enjoyed the adventure of the ferry boat crossing Lake Michigan to Wisconsin. We left the lounge for the outside decks after our son stood up quickly, just in time to avoid getting plastered by a kid who was sick in back of our sofa. After that it was fine.

Art and Kathy
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