Saturday, September 17, 2016

UP Vacation and a Revisit to the Porkies

It's been two years since I have made it back up to the Upper Peninsula, or taken a week of vacation for that matter.  this was the trip I've been needing.  It's a bit of a trek to do alone and I feel very fortunate to have been invited up to the UP Beerfest in Marquette with Isaac.

We visted the brewing site of Blackrocks Brewery 
(any beer they put lavender into is my favoite!)



Isaac and his dad.


I agree with this statement, I feel this way about my artwork.


The Cabin, handbuilt, lots of stories here.

I finally understand Saunas....I wonder if the city would notice if I built one...

Ore dock behind us walking into Beerfest.

Lansing represents! Found Lisa amongst the rain and 5,000 people

Rainbow over Marquette

Then more rain.

This is me being sad that my favorite bead store in Marquette has closed (building behind me)

Blackrocks


Isaac cliff-jumping...maybe next year for me.




He's a bit drier by this photo.


It was an extra trek, but I really wanted to get back to the Pocupine Mountains (and Isaac had never been).  I found out that you can't book the rustic camping sites over by Dan's cabin online or over the phone, so I booked it over there to get our camping site.

The waterfall outside Dan's Cabin (the cabin I lived in for the Porkies Residency in 2014) 

Dan's Cabin



I also had to book it over to the Porkies to see my weaving hanging in the Porkies Visitor's Center

This guy is great.

Lake of the Clouds, it's the first I've seen it grey.


Ahhh, the amazing bark up here

Lake Superior Beach 


On the way home we visited Kitch-iti-kipi Spring, the boat allows you to see straight to the bottom and allll the huge fish. 



Cut River Bridge and the hike down is absolutly worth the stop.


And the sunset at Cut River


It was really hard to leave this time, Eventually I'll stay.

1 comment:

Doug Wyman said...

Beautiful pictures looks like a great trip

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