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Old 10-02-2008, 12:42 PM   #196
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Hello cabanafrau I forgot to add to my favorite places in Michigan, it's Frankenmuth. Fugde is good there too! We like staying in Zhender's Splash Village. They have an indoor waterpark. It's nice that they have a lazy river and an area for And while at Frankenmuth, we also visit Birch Run where the outlet stores are.

Anyone else have any favorite places to visit in Michigan? I would like to see Holland in May. They have Tulip festival every May.

It's not that special. I live one town over. It's more of a senior citizen kind of festival. DD works at Dutch Village and it's $12 to get in just to see a few tulips (OK a few thousand) and learn about 2 minutes of Dutch history.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:47 PM   #197
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:54 PM   #198
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Did anyone else go to this years Ren Fest in Holly?
The weekends have been so busy this year that I missed it. I intended to go, does that count?

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Old 10-02-2008, 01:21 PM   #199
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Then we went to this little museum kind of place, where they had babies in jars at different stages of developement..from a tiny little sac, all the way up to a full term still born. I still shudder from that memory..
I did this on a field trip, too, and it's a very vivid memory for me. My mom cans whole chickens in glass jars and I told her to stop giving them to me because it just looks too much like one of the babies in a jar.

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Did anyone else go to this years Ren Fest in Holly?
I did. Every year we meet up with my sister, my nephew, and my great nephew there. (They live in the Detroit area.) I have to admit that the whole reason I go is for the apple dumplings. My sister goes for the turkey legs. Blech.

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I usually avoid it, but I did give five different car loads of people directions to it who were wandering around the village! Special hint. The renaissance festival is NOT in the Village of Holly! It is out on Dixie. *small village rant over!*
hockeymom, you'll be glad to know that I took 75 to the Dixie Highway. No tooling around in Holly for us.
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hockeymom, you'll be glad to know that I took 75 to the Dixie Highway. No tooling around in Holly for us.
Good job! Its not that we don't enjoy visitors, its just every weekend we end up with tons of people driving aimlessly around, running stop signs and stuff.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:14 AM   #201
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Battle Creek is a mixed feeling for me. When I was in Girl Scouts, our troop went up to Kellogg's, which was so cool. Then we went to this little museum kind of place, where they had babies in jars at different stages of developement..from a tiny little sac, all the way up to a full term still born. I still shudder from that memory..
Kelloggs doesnt have tours any more........ At the end of the tour they gave you a bowl of ice cream with cereal sprinkled on it!!!!

You went to Kingman Museum.....its still there......everyone remembers the babies.... All the elementary schools in the area still go there (5th grade I think). The place looks like the Haunted Mansion at MK (sort of).
It is located in a very large park with big hills for sledding.....We used to go there with the kids.

You need to go to Binder Park Zoo....it is a great zoo to spend the day at...
(exit 100 on I94). Last time at Animal Kingdom we watched the show "birds of flight" and we spoke to one of the handlers there......she worked at Binder for 2 years......
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:32 AM   #202
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Norhtern photos

Colors werent totally changed but it was still awesome up north......It did rain off and on.




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Old 10-03-2008, 12:06 PM   #203
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Thanks for the pictures. I used to live in Oscoda, I moved back down to the Detroit area in 1999. I do miss the colors up there.

Random Michigan thought:
In 1993 when I lived in Oscoda there was a freak snowstorm on September 30th. I actually went snowmobiling in September! Of course the snow melted the next day but it's still a fun story to tell.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:36 PM   #204
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Thanks for the pics UJ! ALthough there is alot to complain about, we do live in a beautiful state!

Back to the complaining - this weather stinks! We went to turn our heat on yesterday and the furnace won't kick on. Only 8 years old, have no idea what the prob is?!

UJ - Nice job to be hanging out at Cabelas! We are about 30-40 min from there. You were closer to me when you were at the airport!!!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:43 PM   #205
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Did anyone else go to this years Ren Fest in Holly?
Yep. Went with some friends visiting from Wisconsin. It was the day we were eventually hit by hurricane Ike and it poured like the Dickens. We still had a good time. DH whupped the performers in "bunny fencing".

I did have to do a little tooling around Holly, but no more than I do on my average daily trip to work.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:20 PM   #206
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That's a neat area! A friend of mine owns a cottage up there on Van Etten Lake, and she invites me up there sometimes. Things have sure changed up there since the air base closed and the military cleared out. Not bad or anything, just different. I love poking around in the small towns up there, being so close to Lake Huron, and generally enjoying the outdoors. Hmmm, I'll have to hint around to my friend that it's about time to go back up there.
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Kelloggs doesnt have tours any more........ At the end of the tour they gave you a bowl of ice cream with cereal sprinkled on it!!!!

You went to Kingman Museum.....its still there......everyone remembers the babies.... All the elementary schools in the area still go there (5th grade I think). The place looks like the Haunted Mansion at MK (sort of).
It is located in a very large park with big hills for sledding.....We used to go there with the kids.

You need to go to Binder Park Zoo....it is a great zoo to spend the day at...
(exit 100 on I94). Last time at Animal Kingdom we watched the show "birds of flight" and we spoke to one of the handlers there......she worked at Binder for 2 years......
Careful!! During the "Double the Zoo" campaign, Binder Park consulted with Disney to build the new section. That's how we ended up taking a Disney vacation. We were greeted with "Jambo!" before our safari jeep transported us to a different time zone , started walking along the path, saw the giraffes, made more comparisons with AK, recognized the "feel" of AK, and started innocently enough with, "what if we could find some cheap airfare??" And you're right, Disney recruits heavily from Binder Park for AK, or so we're told.

p.s.: love the photos!
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Thanks for the pics UJ! ALthough there is alot to complain about, we do live in a beautiful state!

Back to the complaining - this weather stinks! We went to turn our heat on yesterday and the furnace won't kick on. Only 8 years old, have no idea what the prob is?!

UJ - Nice job to be hanging out at Cabelas! We are about 30-40 min from there. You were closer to me when you were at the airport!!!!
We do live in a beautiful state.. I'm just not into downtown Detroit, but Chicago. Our furnace is about 3 years old or so.. and our furnace is not working, we had someone come to look at it, it's the motor that blows the air.. blah. he said it would be about $700, but will give us a discount of about $100 if we go with their company to get a new motor. We're calling next week! It is getting a bit too cold in the house, especially early in the morning!

I do love fall in Michigan!!
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That's a neat area! A friend of mine owns a cottage up there on Van Etten Lake, and she invites me up there sometimes. Things have sure changed up there since the air base closed and the military cleared out. Not bad or anything, just different. I love poking around in the small towns up there, being so close to Lake Huron, and generally enjoying the outdoors. Hmmm, I'll have to hint around to my friend that it's about time to go back up there.
I lived about 5 miles north of the Air Base, I'd have to pass it every day to get to work.

I used to go to Air Force Beach there on Van Etten Lake. I'd go fishing there too but not much luck for that. The best place for fishing was on the AuSable river by the River Queen. HUGE Large Mouth bass over there.
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