May 2018 Cats & rjl UP/lp camping trip

2018.06.10 rjl - el cheapo autogenerated variant, now with lat/lon from gps-cam.
(captions not autogenerated but apparently I could 'ask my Smart Speaker' to do it if I had one)

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2018.05.24, 17:59
Stop at coffee shop & bakery assland.
Note exxxtra dramatic clouds in b/g moving E at high speed.
Like gigantic 500' tall waves!
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2018.05.24, 18:26
Super-duper rainstorm e on 2!
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2018.05.24, 18:41
rainstorm US2 e near Assland/Iron Co. line
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2018.05.25, 13:12
Camp next AM at Whitefish Bay! (the Cats very excited!).
This spot camped at since ~1995.
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2018.05.25, 17:53
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Mackinac Bridge.
(camera shot hand out window eyes on road)
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2018.05.25, 17:53
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Mackinac Bridge
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2018.05.25, 17:53
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Mackinac Bridge
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2018.05.26, 07:55
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Hot buggy camp NWLP (Antrim Co.) 2nd AM; note percolator.
Cats around somewhere.
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2018.05.26, 16:39
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Traverse City at Fogarelli's deli: first visit since 90s
(had, as in old days, #23; 'gangster': 'that's a hell of a sandwich' the counter guy said ca. 1998 when I bought one).
I guess this picture is of the 'Can do' Squirrel action there & not the deli or #23 mobster.
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2018.05.27, 13:01
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Fran w/ cute meowk beard, after escape back to EUP;
Whitefish Bay camp #3 (pines).
We spent many pleasant nights here after 'discovering' it in 2017.
Note pine tips gently laid down in snowmelt.
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2018.05.27, 15:22
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Later that same afternoon.
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2018.05.27, 16:40
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Q in his (usual) travel spot enroute...
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2018.05.27, 17:43
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... Heading to the land!!
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2018.05.27, 17:48
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Especially squishy sand this time!!
Damned ORVs & penis truck speeders!
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2018.05.27, 18:48
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Drinking the ceremonial can of beer left last year...
(can's on knee whilst leaning back in chair).
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2018.05.27, 18:48
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... this is the very last can of Hamm's bought May 2012 in Superior WI (when I didn't know that they sold Hamms in the UP now).
Tasted the same of course after 5 years in IVGBMCF & one on Land.
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2018.05.27, 19:04
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Making the booze stump rounds; this is "Spey Catch', a good blended scotch; replaced MPC's rye finished 2017.
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2018.05.27, 20:12
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Cats
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2018.05.27, 20:23
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Cats (cf Mr. W. photo 2010 in same spot same photo-gimmick different camera.)
Note copy of Future Shock on dashboard.
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2018.05.27, 20:45
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Fire!
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2018.05.27, 22:16
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Fire! (drunker too after 2 hours!).
5 cudighi sausages roasted.
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2018.05.28, 10:40
Cats hunting on front yard, w. side of car.
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2018.05.28, 10:50
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Same.
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2018.05.28, 16:52
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Note to self: stop buying untested beers at Assland super-1. Every time you do they're awful
(recall that 'packers' whatever that fizzed like a fire extinguisher every can opened no matter how cold or carefully handled; tasted like it too).

I drank a total of one can of this salty piss and that was too much.
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2018.05.28, 16:53
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This $16 mistake continues an alarming trend toward especially shitty and (unintentionally?) salty "IPAs' made in the Midwest (cf. the equally awful anything from 'founders', esp. that horrid 'all day ipa'!).
Decided to 'landfill' it; maybe will try one a year just in case/experiment. Not expected to improve.
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2018.05.28, 16:54
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Gravestone bottle from much more drinkable Point amber consumed 2017 ('cheap' for country store nowadays cost of $6.95 in Paradise even though in 2009 it was $4.50)
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2018.05.28, 17:30
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Land looking good.
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2018.05.28, 18:42
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Noted a nice diversity of tree sizes & good mix of all 3 pines.
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2018.05.28, 19:36
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Though the drive out very bumpy, Fran wanted to ride on the dashboard & look out.
He'd be good at surfing & rodeo too.
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2018.05.28, 19:37
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2018.05.28, 19:39
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2018.05.28, 20:17
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Fog at Tahquamenon River mouth.
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2018.05.28, 20:17
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2018.05.28, 21:35
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Big City Fran in the Soo.
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2018.05.28, 21:37
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Big City Fran at the Soo Brewery.
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2018.05.29, 09:37
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Next AM, last camp, Raco Plains (since ~1995).
This camp clear cut 2007, LftMPC visited 2014.
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2018.05.29, 09:53
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Bought a box of The Goods in Ishpeming (and two to bring to WI on way back)
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2018.05.29, 10:21
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Various things to analyze (incl. pins some of recovered from Safarivan fall 2017).
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2018.05.29, 13:05
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The famous Holiday House on 123.
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2018.05.29, 13:36
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Stop at bakery on 123.
That's Soo stout in the tin cup.

edition: 2018.06.12 | © robert liebermann
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