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.
We gathered at PJ’s Lager House in Detroit to live life loud with Red Stone Souls, Bonehawk, Slumlord Radio, and Kommander.
We set out on Record Store Day to explore some of the independent vendors across Michigan who help us find those joyous vinyl treasures.
Get ready to watch some hill running insanity as the Red Bull 400 debuts at the Copper Peak Ski Flying hill in Ironwood on May 12, 2018
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 2018 Winter Beer Festival was the same wonderful festival, just postponed for a week. There were new faces in the crowd and just a few less breweries because of the date change.
Our gamble on Take A Chance Tuesday at the Ark in Ann Arbor paid off big with a fantastic night of music from Jason Hawk Harris.
The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce’s Curling Fest 2018 (February 16-18, 2018) featured a tournament for both experienced and novice competitors on Saturday and Sunday and learn to curl sessions on Friday.
The Whiskey Charmers celebrate the release of ‘The Valley’ on vinyl at the spectacular Ghost Light in Hamtramck with Duende and Nina and the Buffalo Riders.
Dagon set sail on another epic nautical adventure at the Avenue Café in Lansing to celebrate the release of ‘Back to the Sea’.
Michigan’s west shore is a playground for awesome beers and you’ll find some gems at North Pier Brewing Company in Benton Harbor.
Captain Ivory returns to the fabulous Ark in Ann Arbor for a feast of rock music with special guests Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils.
Stiggs Brewery celebrates the heritage of Michigan’s north woods with delicious beer and food in a historic railway office in Boyne City.
Eating large cinnamon buns, snowshoeing in Narnia and drinking beer in an honest to goodness saloon are just a few highlights from our 2017 UP Winter Vacation. Plus we drove 1,300 miles, experienced a white-out on M-41 outside of Marquette and explored an ice cave.