Photos and Videos from Michigan Upper Peninsula Trip, and Other Miscellaneous Photos (August 28, 2016)


(Click on any of the thumbnails below to view the full-sized photo.)


On approximately August 25-28, 2016, several of us (Janet, Dave, Trista, Bubby, Kiersten, Nevaeh, and Treyton) went on a trip to Michigan's upper peninsula.

The photos below were arranged on a web page about four months after the trip, so I may have gotten some of the timeline wrong or misidentified photos.


Before the trip, I purchased a spare wheel and tire so that Mary's van would have a full-sized spare.  This is Alice, in the improvised cat jail.  (Note to Alice:  the cat jail is in Homer now and you will never see it again.)

img_5080.jpg (1,144,147 bytes) img_5081.jpg (1,477,871 bytes)


On the road from Homer to the U.P. ...

img_5119.jpg (99,882 bytes) img_5120.jpg (110,971 bytes) img_5121.jpg (122,105 bytes) img_5122.jpg (2,258,695 bytes) img_5123.jpg (2,004,211 bytes) img_5124.jpg (2,011,878 bytes) img_5125.jpg (2,059,226 bytes) img_5126.jpg (1,865,676 bytes) img_5127.jpg (2,007,206 bytes) img_5128.jpg (2,099,984 bytes) img_5129.jpg (2,128,228 bytes) img_5130.jpg (2,049,733 bytes) img_5131.jpg (2,002,256 bytes)

Outside our first hotel in St. Ignace ...

img_5132.jpg (3,004,976 bytes) img_5134.jpg (2,746,940 bytes) img_5135.jpg (2,858,741 bytes) img_5136.jpg (2,756,002 bytes)

At the pool in our first hotel in St. Ignace ...

dscn2307.jpg (5,129,904 bytes) dscn2308.jpg (5,097,513 bytes) dscn2309.jpg (4,894,574 bytes) dscn2310.jpg (5,011,461 bytes)

At a restaurant our first evening in St. Ignace ...

img_5137.jpg (1,685,304 bytes) img_5138.jpg (1,768,737 bytes) img_5139.jpg (1,647,783 bytes) img_5140.jpg (1,646,085 bytes) img_5141.jpg (2,145,332 bytes) img_5142.jpg (2,198,370 bytes) img_5143.jpg (1,630,387 bytes) img_5144.jpg (1,703,421 bytes)

An older couple on the first floor of our hotel loved to feed the seagulls ...

dscn2303.jpg (4,993,158 bytes) dscn2304.jpg (4,961,753 bytes) dscn2305.jpg (5,212,176 bytes) dscn2306.jpg (5,152,780 bytes)

On the ferry to Mackinac Island ...

dscn2311.jpg (4,877,945 bytes) dscn2312.jpg (4,895,183 bytes) dscn2313.jpg (5,044,818 bytes) dscn2314.jpg (4,824,120 bytes) dscn2315.jpg (4,789,177 bytes) dscn2316.jpg (4,954,360 bytes) dscn2317.jpg (4,963,088 bytes) dscn2318.jpg (5,057,944 bytes) dscn2319.jpg (5,038,617 bytes) dscn2320.jpg (5,046,390 bytes) dscn2321.jpg (4,876,694 bytes) dscn2322.jpg (4,946,543 bytes) dscn2323.jpg (5,039,772 bytes) img_5145.jpg (2,360,725 bytes) img_5146.jpg (2,130,007 bytes) img_5147.jpg (2,619,476 bytes) img_5148.jpg (2,665,290 bytes) img_5149.jpg (2,536,558 bytes) img_5150.jpg (2,519,182 bytes) img_5151.jpg (2,585,820 bytes) img_5152.jpg (2,638,025 bytes)

At the park on Mackinac Island ...

dscn2324.jpg (4,929,203 bytes) dscn2325.jpg (5,039,072 bytes) dscn2326.jpg (4,601,938 bytes) dscn2327.jpg (4,994,716 bytes) dscn2328.jpg (5,060,120 bytes) dscn2329.jpg (5,168,788 bytes) dscn2330.jpg (5,163,196 bytes) dscn2331.jpg (4,335,969 bytes) dscn2332.jpg (5,125,761 bytes) dscn2333.jpg (5,052,622 bytes) dscn2334.jpg (5,030,061 bytes) dscn2335.jpg (5,050,042 bytes) dscn2336.jpg (5,022,402 bytes) dscn2337.jpg (4,893,543 bytes) dscn2338.jpg (5,034,061 bytes) dscn2339.jpg (5,236,019 bytes) dscn2340.jpg (5,226,427 bytes) dscn2341.jpg (5,103,006 bytes) dscn2342.jpg (5,057,795 bytes) dscn2343.jpg (4,929,477 bytes) dscn2344.jpg (4,939,013 bytes) dscn2345.jpg (5,103,876 bytes) dscn2346.jpg (4,920,731 bytes) dscn2347.jpg (4,949,842 bytes) dscn2348.jpg (5,032,206 bytes) dscn2349.jpg (5,033,367 bytes) dscn2350.jpg (4,998,739 bytes) dscn2351.jpg (5,029,640 bytes) dscn2352.jpg (4,868,952 bytes) dscn2353.jpg (4,855,199 bytes) dscn2354.jpg (5,070,026 bytes) dscn2355.jpg (4,880,532 bytes) dscn2356.jpg (4,776,706 bytes) dscn2357.jpg (4,632,855 bytes) dscn2358.jpg (5,257,962 bytes)

Mackinac Island's main street ...

dscn2360.jpg (4,959,408 bytes) img_5154.jpg (2,048,225 bytes) img_5155.jpg (2,585,168 bytes)

On the horse-drawn carriage tour ...

dscn2361.jpg (4,891,036 bytes) dscn2362.jpg (5,017,176 bytes) dscn2363.jpg (4,942,920 bytes) dscn2364.jpg (4,906,273 bytes) dscn2365.jpg (5,112,836 bytes) dscn2366.jpg (5,003,106 bytes) dscn2367.jpg (4,916,074 bytes) dscn2368.jpg (4,957,174 bytes) dscn2369.jpg (4,534,400 bytes) dscn2370.jpg (4,898,829 bytes) dscn2371.jpg (4,975,089 bytes) dscn2372.jpg (5,140,055 bytes) dscn2373.jpg (5,068,645 bytes) dscn2374.jpg (5,267,462 bytes) dscn2375.jpg (5,033,859 bytes) dscn2376.jpg (5,068,426 bytes) dscn2377.jpg (4,953,571 bytes) dscn2378.jpg (4,804,803 bytes) dscn2379.jpg (4,537,341 bytes) dscn2380.jpg (4,884,252 bytes) dscn2381.jpg (4,871,606 bytes) dscn2382.jpg (5,048,261 bytes)

On the ferry on the way back to St. Ignace ...

dscn2383.jpg (4,566,399 bytes) dscn2384.jpg (5,122,124 bytes) dscn2385.jpg (4,713,909 bytes)

At a restaurant in Mackinaw City ...

img_5156.jpg (1,871,590 bytes) img_5157.jpg (2,196,154 bytes) img_5158.jpg (2,100,102 bytes) img_5159.jpg (2,177,502 bytes)

Breakfast at the hotel in St. Ignace ...

img_5160.jpg (2,543,438 bytes) img_5161.jpg (2,147,606 bytes) img_5162.jpg (2,075,100 bytes)

Our second hotel, in Sault Ste. Marie ...

dscn2386.jpg (4,982,289 bytes) dscn2387.jpg (5,025,418 bytes) dscn2388.jpg (4,977,752 bytes) dscn2389.jpg (4,888,885 bytes) dscn2390.jpg (4,840,664 bytes) dscn2391.jpg (5,252,377 bytes) dscn2392.jpg (4,775,309 bytes) dscn2393.jpg (4,945,588 bytes)

We visited Oswald's Bear Ranch ...

img_5163.jpg (2,043,026 bytes) dscn2394.jpg (5,122,748 bytes) dscn2395.jpg (5,105,648 bytes) dscn2396.jpg (5,202,062 bytes) dscn2397.jpg (5,122,119 bytes) dscn2398.jpg (5,118,295 bytes) img_5164.jpg (2,250,918 bytes) img_5165.jpg (2,092,005 bytes) img_5166.jpg (3,002,405 bytes) img_5167.jpg (2,266,019 bytes) img_5168.jpg (2,247,348 bytes) img_5169.jpg (2,250,006 bytes) img_5170.jpg (2,294,377 bytes) img_5171.jpg (2,820,741 bytes) img_5172.jpg (2,903,504 bytes) img_5173.jpg (2,558,609 bytes) img_5174.jpg (2,664,742 bytes) img_5175.jpg (2,957,986 bytes) img_5176.jpg (3,217,325 bytes) img_5177.jpg (3,389,824 bytes) img_5178.jpg (2,469,940 bytes) img_5179.jpg (2,667,854 bytes) img_5180.jpg (2,678,102 bytes) img_5183.jpg (3,479,679 bytes) img_5184.jpg (2,305,112 bytes) img_5185.jpg (2,744,789 bytes) img_5186.jpg (119,853 bytes)

On our way from Oswald's Bear Ranch back to Sault Ste. Marie ...

img_5187.jpg (2,125,121 bytes) img_5188.jpg (2,031,077 bytes) img_5189.jpg (1,767,805 bytes)

We visited the Valley Camp museum ...

img_5190.jpg (1,982,599 bytes) img_5191.jpg (1,854,425 bytes) img_5192.jpg (2,413,867 bytes) img_5193.jpg (2,263,514 bytes) img_5194.jpg (1,485,665 bytes) img_5195.jpg (2,230,719 bytes) img_5196.jpg (2,143,170 bytes) img_5197.jpg (2,139,076 bytes) img_5198.jpg (2,137,155 bytes) img_5199.jpg (2,093,137 bytes) img_5200.jpg (2,065,410 bytes) img_5201.jpg (2,074,824 bytes) img_5202.jpg (2,083,159 bytes) img_5203.jpg (2,146,461 bytes) img_5204.jpg (2,407,224 bytes) img_5205.jpg (2,415,671 bytes) img_5206.jpg (2,379,626 bytes) img_5207.jpg (2,382,701 bytes) img_5208.jpg (2,039,609 bytes) img_5209.jpg (1,630,845 bytes) img_5210.jpg (2,135,029 bytes) img_5211.jpg (1,874,812 bytes) img_5212.jpg (1,969,908 bytes) img_5213.jpg (1,883,587 bytes) img_5214.jpg (1,816,726 bytes) img_5215.jpg (2,201,610 bytes) img_5216.jpg (2,350,535 bytes) img_5217.jpg (2,143,580 bytes) img_5218.jpg (2,374,770 bytes) img_5219.jpg (2,378,671 bytes) img_5220.jpg (2,313,967 bytes) img_5221.jpg (2,462,518 bytes) img_5222.jpg (2,458,770 bytes) img_5223.jpg (2,030,482 bytes) img_5224.jpg (1,969,531 bytes) img_5225.jpg (2,050,893 bytes) img_5226.jpg (2,162,117 bytes) img_5227.jpg (2,188,651 bytes) img_5228.jpg (2,187,827 bytes) img_5229.jpg (2,226,801 bytes) img_5230.jpg (2,121,264 bytes) img_5231.jpg (2,102,560 bytes) img_5232.jpg (2,088,634 bytes) img_5233.jpg (2,122,431 bytes) img_5234.jpg (2,082,603 bytes) img_5235.jpg (2,056,032 bytes) img_5236.jpg (2,097,386 bytes)

We took a Soo Locks boat tour ...

dscn2399.jpg (4,963,007 bytes) dscn2400.jpg (4,898,147 bytes) dscn2401.jpg (4,938,627 bytes) dscn2402.jpg (4,996,703 bytes) dscn2403.jpg (5,085,630 bytes) dscn2404.jpg (5,041,659 bytes) dscn2405.jpg (5,221,701 bytes) dscn2406.jpg (4,751,852 bytes) dscn2407.jpg (4,762,590 bytes) dscn2408.jpg (5,047,491 bytes) dscn2409.jpg (5,089,095 bytes) dscn2410.jpg (4,844,845 bytes) dscn2411.jpg (5,115,753 bytes) dscn2412.jpg (4,810,143 bytes) dscn2413.jpg (5,081,250 bytes) dscn2414.jpg (4,988,217 bytes) dscn2415.jpg (4,814,997 bytes) dscn2416.jpg (4,978,508 bytes) dscn2417.jpg (4,727,352 bytes) dscn2418.jpg (4,734,226 bytes) img_5237.jpg (2,212,815 bytes) img_5238.jpg (2,001,599 bytes) img_5239.jpg (1,660,300 bytes) img_5240.jpg (2,050,179 bytes) img_5241.jpg (2,413,987 bytes) img_5242.jpg (2,037,091 bytes) img_5243.jpg (2,535,037 bytes) img_5244.jpg (2,841,685 bytes) img_5245.jpg (2,691,520 bytes) img_5246.jpg (2,519,971 bytes) img_5247.jpg (2,542,754 bytes) img_5248.jpg (2,478,960 bytes) img_5249.jpg (2,851,194 bytes) img_5250.jpg (2,634,716 bytes) img_5251.jpg (2,487,807 bytes) img_5252.jpg (2,123,729 bytes) img_5253.jpg (2,109,321 bytes) img_5254.jpg (1,327,706 bytes) img_5255.jpg (1,367,362 bytes) img_5256.jpg (2,375,566 bytes) img_5257.jpg (1,754,301 bytes) img_5258.jpg (2,586,324 bytes) img_5259.jpg (2,517,571 bytes) img_5260.jpg (2,167,350 bytes) img_5261.jpg (2,237,599 bytes) img_5262.jpg (2,295,171 bytes)


And now the miscellaneous pictures ...

I do play online video games from time to time, and there are some novel names that the adolescents think are clever.  BiggasDikus is pretty humorous—it is good training for online dating sites.

img_4994.jpg (3,040,125 bytes) img_4995.jpg (1,544,914 bytes)

Phoebe and Tiger playing.

img_4999.jpg (1,875,083 bytes) img_5001.jpg (1,841,471 bytes)

Tiger at the vet ...

img_5002.jpg (2,893,465 bytes) img_5003.jpg (1,961,424 bytes)

My Roomba 650, which collects a lot of dirt.

img_5005.jpg (1,412,114 bytes) img_5006.jpg (1,696,135 bytes) img_5007.jpg (3,136,690 bytes) img_5008.jpg (2,787,952 bytes) img_5021.jpg (1,999,446 bytes) img_5022.jpg (2,789,458 bytes) img_5023.jpg (2,114,033 bytes) img_5082.jpg (2,032,393 bytes) img_5083.jpg (1,856,853 bytes)

Alice seemed restless one day, so I took her for a coffee and then to the car wash.  Perhaps surprisingly, I think she liked it.  I believe she finds the apartment boring.

img_5009.jpg (2,144,390 bytes) img_5010.jpg (1,850,362 bytes) img_5011.jpg (1,777,264 bytes)

Watching Battlestar Galactica on a tablet while doing other work on the computer.  The streaming video services are great—you can find those old obscure TV shows.

img_5012.jpg (1,458,328 bytes) img_5013.jpg (1,482,086 bytes) img_5014.jpg (1,580,201 bytes) img_5015.jpg (1,519,472 bytes)

My mom, at a restaurant near her house ...

img_5039.jpg (1,662,690 bytes)

Bill, Cathie, and I out for a movie and a drink ...

img_5044.jpg (1,660,556 bytes) img_5045.jpg (1,613,542 bytes) img_5046.jpg (1,856,467 bytes) img_5047.jpg (1,851,581 bytes)

Jose, one of my good friends ...

img_5053.jpg (2,918,221 bytes)

A Lenovo 11e, which I use as a server.  The machine consumes about 6 watts of power as measured at the AC plug (<$10/year in power).  For a low-utilization server, it works out very well.

img_5058.jpg (2,004,604 bytes) img_5059.jpg (1,540,666 bytes) img_5060.jpg (1,686,417 bytes) img_5061.jpg (2,264,393 bytes)

An Amazon Dash Button for condoms.  Once I saw that Amazon offered that, I could not resist buying one.  I have not pressed it, even once.

img_5062.jpg (1,778,590 bytes) img_5063.jpg (1,560,495 bytes)

Alice, Tiger, and Phoebe (from left to right) waiting for me to open a can of food.  They know that whenever I get home from work, that is what happens.

img_5064.jpg (2,209,369 bytes)

Another "prisoner" in our apartment complex.

img_5086.jpg (2,669,545 bytes)

My evening computing configuration.  Alice usually wants to be near whatever I'm doing.

img_5092.jpg (1,754,858 bytes)

A note left by a disgruntled resident when I accidentally parked in his spot.  (The scale is misleading because my feet are further away.  The paper is standard 8.5 by 11.)

img_5111.jpg (2,611,588 bytes)


Local time on the server (at the time this page was served) is 9:20:14 pm (America/Detroit) on August 25, 2019.  This page required approximately 0.00s (0.00s system, 0.00s user) of CPU time on the server to generate.  This page is maintained by David T. Ashley.