Monday, July 13, 2015

PAUL GOES DOWN MEMORY LANE

Sunday, July 12 – We started our sightseeing day of Cedarville, MI, at Ang-Gio's Restaurant for a delicious North Country breakfast. We both felt it was very good especially the tasty fresh eggs and sausage. They have homemade bread too!

We then stopped at the cabin once owned by a close friend of Paul. When Paul fished here it was a small 4-room cabin that has recently been remodeled into a fairly sizable home. It is still in the original family, but one of the grandsons has taken control and did some significant upgrades. It appears that it probable now exceed two or three thousand square feet. The owner is an architect, and he certainly used his training in redesigning the cabin. Beautiful but just not the same old cabin!

The middle section was the original cabin. The windows have been replaced.

Bill's cabin

After that bit of nostalgia, we headed about 25 miles east to the Village of Detour. This little fishing town sits on the shore of Lake Huron and the St. Mary's River. Some readers may have heard of Drummond Island, one of the largest islands in Lake Huron. A destination for hikers, ATV enthusiasts, snowmobile riders, fishermen, and other outdoor adventurers. Paul and his fishing friends frequently filled their coolers with Salmon out of the river.

St. Mary’s River. Drummond Island on the left. st marys river

We walked around the marina to check out the boats. Fishing must not be too good yet because there weren't many fishing boats at the docks or in the river. We did notice the Mayflies are beginning to hatch. They were hanging on many of the docks. We did see a couple large ore freighters sailing up the river to Ste. Saulte Marie and onto Lake Superior.

marina

freighter

We also were able to get a shot of the St. Mary's Lighthouse. Not the typical “New England” style lighthouse, but it serves the purpose of marking the river for those large freighters.

A bit foggy today.
lighthouse

It was a little difficult to find, but we found Dennis' deer camp. Another friend of Paul's. Can't live in the U.P. and not have a deer camp or fishing camp.....LOL.

Dennis'

We stopped over to extend our stay here at the Hessel Casino Campground (total of 3-nights). There is a short trail loop here at the campground that goes up into the back country. After dinner, we put on our hiking boots and went exploring. With a little bug spray, we were just fine.

trail

Someone has a deer stand.
trail

There are lots of tall birch trees in this area.
birch tree

We meet a few friends along the trail.

horse

chipmunk

Interesting growth on many of the trees.
tree

We are going to have a campfire tonight and mainly relax tomorrow. We do have a couple spots of interest to checkout, so stop back and enjoy the North Country.

fire

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

13 comments:

  1. I love these trips down memory lane. It's always so fun to see what changes have been made. Sometimes good and others not so much.

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  2. As Jim and Sadie said going back down memory lane isn't always fun when so much has changed over time. Then again when you haven't been there before it can still leave you in awe listening to some of the old stories of times gone by.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  3. Quite a difference from the old cabin to what's there now.

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  4. How long has it been since Paul visited there?

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  5. Just love going back to my old haunts too great memories.

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  6. Memory lane gets a little longer every year as long as we keep our memory. Glad Paul's is still working.

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  7. I would love to be along with you two to hear some of Paul's tales from his fishing trips. That first "cabin" has become such a beautiful house. Great design!

    Interesting lIghthouse out there floating like a bouy:)

    Nice hike!

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  8. Trips down memory lane can be so much fun.

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  9. I love going back and seeing places we've visited. It's also fun to see how things have changed. Very few places stay the same. Enjoy your walk down Memory Lane.

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  10. We would like to make the trip trough the UP some day. So many places to see, so little time.

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  11. Trips down memory lane are the best! So glad you're able to enjoy Paul's memories!

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