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Another Roadside Attraction… or 5

I fled soggy KC to head a bit north to Iowa and test out the upcoming travel app “Best Road Trip Ever!” Traveling the back roads, you can’t help but find something to make you stop the car and go “Huh?” Giant Princess Pocahontas Pocahontas,…

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All in the name of “research”

With a new project in the near future, I decided to hop in the car and test out the GPS and iPhone. OK – I wasn’t too busy this weekend and decided to take a roadtrip, trying to avoid the storms, revisit old sites, see…

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Heading home…the longest bridge in the western hemisphere & miniature golf diner

Did you know that the Mackinac Bridge is the longest bridge  (with a bunch of asterisks) in the western hemisphere?  Almost 5 miles long, and the dividing point between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron… and the point in which I bid the Rare Visions guys a…

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Legs Inn, Polish restaraunt & folk art environment to behold

OK, I am not known for grace and agility, and sometimes I get distracted when I am going too fast…and today proved to be a perfect storm of clutziness meets distraction.  As I was loading the rover with my gear, I sat my car key…

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Tom Moran’s Northern Michigan Masterpieces

There is that moment on a roadtrip that you realize that you have completely shed any semblance of order and home routine…in my case, makeup (who has time in the morning?), dietary considerations (jalapeno potato chips and coffee are NOT good mid-morning snacks, no matter who says…

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The Art of Dewey Blocksma

There is something about Michigan that I love…maybe it’s because it can’t be a “drive-thru” state, (those pesky great lakes flanking it makes it hard), but there is an authentic aura that is everywhere.  Gentrification hasn’t taken over the resort areas, people are genuinely friendly,…

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Kaleva Bottle House and Joe McCuaig’s art

Another art-filled day!  Once the sun broke through, we were treated with a wonderful view of the Kaleva Bottle House and visit with self-taught artist, Joe McCuaig.  Kaleva Bottle House—John Jacob Makinen, Sr. 1871-1942 14551 Wuoski Avenue Kaleva, Michigan Completed: 1941 (he died before he…

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Kaleva Bottle House and Joe McCuaig's art

Another art-filled day!  Once the sun broke through, we were treated with a wonderful view of the Kaleva Bottle House and visit with self-taught artist, Joe McCuaig.  Kaleva Bottle House—John Jacob Makinen, Sr. 1871-1942 14551 Wuoski Avenue Kaleva, Michigan Completed: 1941 (he died before he…

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Tom and Melissa D’s grand art in Grand Rapids, MI

It started out sunny and nice, then turned to a cold rain, then back to sunny and nice.  Ahhh, springtime in the midwest.  After a rainy start at a small lakeside church for a soggy photo op, we headed to Grand Rapids, MI to meet…

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Finding the “lost” murals of Clarence “Charlie” Hewes

Today started a bit rough, as a migraine sidelined me while the guys headed on to see the trabajo rustico bridges of McCourtie Park.  Reports are that the 17 bridges are among the best that they have ever seen.  Be sure to read Randy’s blog…

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