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September 28, 2007

U.P., USA

Filed under: Travel — Porcupyn @ 12:25 pm

Yes, it exists and yes, we’ve been there, but definitely not done that. When our trip was planned about a decade ago, I neglected to research the climate up north, and consequently, learned from experience that it takes quite a bit for the upper half of the USA to thaw out and – the real show stopper – May is definitely not the place to be up north for us southerners!

6 Comments »

  1. Fall foliage is just beautiful in the NorthEast, and it’s quite nice in the mountains here too.
    You from the south are just plain chicken😛

    Comment by rads — September 28, 2007 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

  2. Rads:

    Don’t you mistake fall foliage with the drab surroundings up North in May! Lake Michigan near Green Bay was really cold. It was a really dreary ride that we went on all around Lake Michigan, and when we got to Lake Superior, a mist swept in from the Lake, and hit the pictorial “national seashore” from us. It was a trip that set back my long car drive adventures, especially because we didn’t really have the right clothes to wear for that weather! And the sun rarely came out – it was raining most of the drive in UP!

    Comment by porcupyn — September 28, 2007 @ 6:39 pm | Reply

  3. o sb, Michigan is dry, dreary and a piece of land less visited the better. Sadly.

    Comment by rads — September 29, 2007 @ 11:15 am | Reply

  4. Rads:

    I think you are talking about a part of Michigan. This post was about the U.P. portion which, per the link, gets really pretty this time of the year – like i said, when we were up there, it was about three months too soon.

    Comment by porcupyn — September 29, 2007 @ 11:53 am | Reply

  5. oho… but generally yahoo vacation planner “warns” you of such conditions… didn’t you check that? i would be surprised if you say “no”…

    anyway better luck next time🙂

    Comment by shark — October 8, 2007 @ 2:56 am | Reply

  6. Shark:

    The trip in question was undertaken as Al Gore was still tweaking that wonderful invention of his – Ze Internet – better, when Yahoo was just born and wailing (and was yet to go on a vacation), when even an arm and a leg would’ve fetched you a just-a-bit-better-than-1200-baud internet connection … you get the point.

    Comment by porcupyn — October 9, 2007 @ 1:07 pm | Reply


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