Do I have suggestions for a 5-day trip to Michigan’s UP? Yes, I do! I love Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and pounced on every opportunity to promote it.
A trail marker tree, touring the former Northern Michigan Asylum, and enjoying tasty beers at Earthen Ales made for a super summer day in Traverse City.
Camp Sober is a fading memory of American farm-life but thanks to a sawed-off shotgun and a deer hunting story too good to be true it won’t be forgotten.
The Hackley and Hume Historic homes in Muskegon capture a moment in time when timber was king in Michigan.
The Iron Fish Distillery Tours are a bargain at $10 a person. Not only do you get a history lesson, a demonstration of their soil-to-spirit process, and a guided tasting of their fine spirits but also a motivational experience.
The Michigan WWI Commission pays tribute to Eugene I. Van Antwerp at the Michigan Military Heritage Museum for his work to establish Armistice Day to honor veterans
A birthday celebration at Dark Horse for our pal Wiseguy included an unexpected review of super ninja pumpkin carving skills while enjoying a tasty beverage.
The Michigan World War I Centennial Commission and Michigan Military Heritage Museum commemorated the final year of “the war to end all wars” wth Over Here! Michigan World War I Centennial event.
Betty’s Flatware Jewelry Project is the story of my mother’s wish to make keepsakes from the silverware set she received when she was married in 1947 and Max Ruggirrello, the artist who made her wish come true.
We visited Scotland’s Orkney Mainland in search of Neolithic tombs, prehistoric monuments, Viking graffiti, Highland coos, Holy Relics, Scotch and maybe a sheep or two. We were not disappointed.
Standing tall on Lake Michigan’s shore is Little Sable Point Lighthouse and it is a beauty. We caught the lighthouse bug last summer during our romp about Michigan. It is highly contagious. After you tour one, you’ll find yourself scanning the beach for the familiar beacon.
Just north of Hancock, Michigan in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula is the Quincy Mine. It’s been closed over 70 years, but tours are available. During our 2017 Michigan Tour, Chuck convinced me it was time to slay my fears and journey nearly one mile into the side of a hill and explore a bit of history.
The Michigan WWI Centennial Commission and Michigan Military Heritage Museum honored the metal band Sabaton for bringing the history of World War One alive for their fans.
The time traveling machine in Whitehall, Michigan is a smoking deal at only $10 a person. You can experience 10,000 years in just a few hours at the Michigan Heritage Park. The interpreters are hands down the best.
For 50 years, the Waterloo Area Historical Society has celebrated “Michigan Farm Life” on Pioneer Day at the Waterloo Farm Museum. It is a slice of 19th century farm Americana. Think an intimate Henry Ford Museum, but way better.
In early October we were lucky enough to snag tickets for Bailey’s Haunted Detroit Tour. I promised her I wouldn’t give away the tour route, but I had to share a few highlights from the tour. Not the haunted stories, you’ll need to sign-up for a tour. Read on for the highlights of Bailey’s history lesson.