On the Radio with Behind the Mitten

Our friends at Behind the Mitten with Amy Sherman and John Gonzalez invited us to join them on their radio show, which you can hear on various radio stations around the state. If you missed it, you can listen to our nerdy voices on the show’s podcast. 

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Haunted Detroit Tour

Andrew Lewick or was it Johann Andreas Luick?

  Family Folklore featuring Michigan Pioneer Andrew Lewick A tale of two names, gold rush fever, bigamy and suicide  Every family has Family Folklore and with each generation it either gets embellished or lost. I have always been fascinated by my...

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Nov 2012, In a moment of weakness I agreed to run the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis with Michael Steer and Anne Winters. My original plan was to run the full marathon with Michael but my training was sidetracked by the Dances with Dirt (DWD) race in Hell, Michigan in September.

Best Vegan Recipe Blogs

I am asked routinely, "What are your favorite Vegan Recipe Blog sites?" I have my favorites mostly out of habit. There are thousands of great vegan recipe sites out there.  I'm always on the search for new ones and promise to update this post with more as...

Annual UP Fall Beer Festival 2012

It was our first UP Fall Beer Festival but it was the 4th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival hosted by the Michigan Brewers Guild.   We found all of our favorite Michigan Craft Brewers.  A bit like Christmas for Beer Enthusiasts. Short's Brewing Company Dark Horse Brewing...

Hogback Mountain Hike

Hogback Mountain trail offers a great hike – Located in Michigan’s Huron Mountain range near Marquette. An easy rock scramble, views of Lake Superior.

Kilt Arrives

Five months after purchasing the kilt in Edinburgh, it ARRIVED. Charlie the dog was mildly concerned or perhaps hopeful that it contained something for him.  They needed to weave the "Marshall" tarten before they could hand-sew this beautiful work of art! These were...

Arbor Brewing Co Oktoberfest 2012

Always a good time if you like beer, German food, and polkas. I joined my friends - Jeff, Steve, Tina, Chuck and Michael - on a beautiful, autumn evening  in Ann Arbor, Michigan for a good laugh, a few beers and some music at Arbor Brewing Co's Oktoberfest. I know,...

Dances with Dirt 2012

Dances with Dirt 2012  is an annual event sponsored by Running Fit in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The race is certainly not an event for everyone but definitely on the bucket list for a few.  I can check it off my list. On September 22, 2012, along with a few of my best...

Vegan’s Hundred

I found the Vegan's Hundred on the Bonzai Aphrodite blog while searching for a vegan haggis recipe and I thought I'd pass it along. She mentioned a ‘The Omnivores Hundred’... yeah thats what I though about the omnivore hundred too. Hannah over at Bittersweet took it...

First Taste of Scotland’s West Highland Way

If you are just joining the blog conversation, Chuck and I spent 10 days hiking in Scotland. Our first taste of Scotland's West Highland Way was in Kinlochleven, After stashing our bags  at the McDonald House and finding our rain gear, we started walking. Our...

Kinlochleven Scotland Adventure

Edinburgh was fun but we traveled from Michigan to Scotland to hike. Let the Kinlochleven Scotland Adventure begin! The basecamp for our hiking adventures in the Great Glen was the MacDonald Hotel in Kinlochleven. When Chuck called to make reservations at the...

Driving in Scotland

The websites and tour books simply say, "Great Britain drives on the left-hand side of the road." In very small print they add "you will find single track roads that are only wide enough for one vehicle." There is mention of "passing places" but it is a little unclear...

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle was on the "list" and we were leaving in the morning for Kinlochleven so it was now or never. For some reason they built castles on the highest point they could find! Cobblestone is not easy to traverse either. We scrambled to main entrance...

Scott Monument Edinburgh Scotland

The Scott Monument was not on the list but it was a good workout. We climbed the 287 steps to the top and enjoyed the splendid view of Edinburgh which included Arthur's Seat. We didn't spend a lot of time looking at the exhibition on Sir Walter Scott's life on the...

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Outdoor Enthusiast, Vegetarian, Michigan Beer Fanatic, Runner, Blogger! Oh, and I like to tell stories.

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