Monday, July 2, 2012

UP Tripping Around

Well, you know me-
I like a little play on words.
Yes-I am awake-
and arisen...
but the UP in my title
stands for the 
Upper Peninsula
of Michigan.

You already know,
if you read yesterday's post,
that we were in Northport, MI.
That is the lower section
of Michigan.
While it IS pretty there,
we really love the UP.
We love the Pictured Rocks area.
We always stay in Munising, MI
and take day trips from there.
We love to go East to
While we were there this time
there was a fishing tournament
While looking at dead fish in a cooler
 might be fun for 
I would much rather watch the
sailboats in the harbor.
Quite beautiful, huh?
There were even more wonderful
things to look at from our
hotel balcony.
A few wild flowers provided
some pleasure for the eyes.
And the other
Yep- It is
MyHero sunning himself.
WHAT is he looking at?
He is looking down at his feet.
And I thought he said he
I think that was 
a lie.

Hope you have a great day!
your photo name


Mark said...

Are you trying to spice up your blog and attract new viewers by adding some "eye-candy"?

Anonymous said...

beautiful photos, well except the ciggy butt, poor hubby, its a pretty place for sure,

Susie said...

Diana, Do you ever show those pictures to your hero ?? You are onery. LOL. The photos of the rocks is beautiful. There are so many pretty places to see right here in our good old U.S.A. Our local news shows what they call "one tank trips", even Indiana has it's great places to go or see. Traveling is so much fun, or should be, but there's nothing like your own home. Smiles, xoxo, Susie

outjunking said...

Are you sure you never did stand up comedy. You are just so funny. Look's like you guys are having a great time.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Why, yes, I have noticed that you like word plays. I've never been to the UP, but I know someone who lived there. Does that give me any points? hehehe I bet it is cooler there than we are here.

Bluebell Woods said...

The UP is one of my favourite places. We love Paradise but really we love it all. Especially enjoy the Copper Harbor area and the Porkies

Julie Marie said...

Looks like such a beautiful place Diana!... LOVE sailing!... we sold our sailboat (but are thinking about getting another one) when we built our little farmhouse... Jack named it "The Julie Marie"... catchy, huh?... wishing you a gorgeous Summers day, xoxo Julie Marie

Jettie said...

What beautiful photos, I love to see sale boats, maybe that is boats for sail. Does that count as a play on words? Did you call My Hero a butt foot?

Donna said...

Lucky you, Diana. Sure hope it's cooler up there. Do you like smoked fish? We've gotten some there before, I mix it with some cream cheese, and put it on crackers, yum.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love the UP Diana, one of my all time favorite spots. Pictured Rock National Lake Shore is truly spectacular! Hubby is a good sport too!

Anonymous said...

It looks so beautiful there, well apart from the dead fish and the cigarette butt! The view from the balcony is stunning, so calm and peaceful.

Daniella said...

Your husband would never lie! He is a pastor!! And I'm sure he knows you are smarter than him too!!
What a gorgeous vacation destination!! I can see why you love it!

Gina said...

It looks like a beautiful place. The water is so blue! I've never really thought about Michigan as a vacation destination, but why not?

Lucille said...

Lovely places to visit. It's so restful to be near the water and enjoy the fresh air!

Sandra said...

LOL I love your play on words, that last picture had me laughing so hard.

Glad you get to enjoy some fun. I miss living near water of any kind :)

NanaNor's said...

Great pics, your hubby is caught. Hope you are staying cool today and relaxing, I've finished all my chores already so catching up with friends. Hugs, Noreen

Hena Tayeb said...

lol.. thanks for the eye candy.

Annmarie Pipa said...

looks like a beautiful place to be...good for you!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Haven't been around much but have been thinking of you! I hope it's much cooler there than what we're experiencing. Enjoy!


Gypsy Heart said...

Haven't been around much but have been thinking of you! I hope it's much cooler there than what we're experiencing. Enjoy!


Donna said...

Hi Diana! Love the photo of those rocks! How beautiful! All the photos were, but the butt! Hope you had a relaxing visit away!

Talk soon?


Yep, like the boats better than the dead fish in a bucket!

Nellie said...

I would prefer looking at the sailboats on the water, but my husband would be excited about having caught that many fish!:) xo Nellie

Ruth Kelly said...

I don't care much for looking at fish but I love to eat them. Although I was amazed while I was in Riggins to see a Salmon which was caught by my friend's younger son (40ish) the full size of the largest cooler that you can buy. Gigantic is the word.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What beautiful photos! Looks like you're having a wonderful time!

Red Rose Alley said...

You and Jess have both enjoyed beautiful trips lately. This area you visited looks so pretty and peaceful. Your husband seems to be having a good time just relaxing. I think I need a trip like this right now. The picture of the rocks is amazing.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Kelly said...

Hope you're having a great trip. It looks like you have a lot of pretty scenery around you (except for that cigarette butt). Ha!

Angie@slipcoveredgrey said...

This looks beautiful! I bet you are having a great time! Your husband's shoe makes me laugh out loud... you busted him! Hee hee! Have a wonderful time Diana!

Rebecca said...

Well...that's a gross butt if I do say so myself! :) Teeeee Heeeee

Love the pics my friend. I'm going to go back and catch up! I'm behind visiting EVERYONE!

Had to WORK! Bills to pay! HAHAHHA


Kat Griffin said...

The U P is a favorite place of ours too ! My cousins and aunt and uncle live up there and have for many years. They are in Laurium. We always enjoyed a vacation at their cabin (my cousin owns a log cabin business up there) If you want to have a cabin built look up Rick Baron. tell him Kathy Shaughnessy (my Maiden name) Sent you maybe he will give you a free log. LOL
Love your sense of humor


ImSoVintage said...

Uh oh, I think someone got busted. I love that area. So pretty and nothing like a little eye candy :)

Kay G. said...

Goodness me, Michigan is so pretty!
How do keep this such a secret?
I found you form Bluebell Woods blog, and she shows great photos from Michigan too!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Diana, Looks like you are having a wonderful time! I do love the state of Michigan...all of it, however, your spot looks especially beautiful!
Enjoy your vacation!

Flora Doora

PS As always I got a laugh too!

Suzann said...

Hello Diana,
Lucky you visiting is a beautiful state....
You are so funny...I haven't been visiting lately so I need to catch up.
Enjoy your vacation....
Suzann ~xoxo~

Kim K. said...

Hugs from Michigan. Picture Rocks is one of our favorite places to visit. I'm still catching up after being away for a week. I've missed your blog and your sense of humor.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place! My friend has a summer home in Michigan and loves it. She spends, May, June, July and some of August there. The water is so blue, beautiful! I don't think that's your hero's butt! No way!

Heaven's Walk said...

Does YourHero know that you're posting nudie pics of him on your blog, Diana....? hehehe!

We LOVE Pictured Rocks, too. What beautiful country up there. Did you know we got married on the beach in front of Point Iroquois Lighthouse on Lake Superior? Soon to be 28 years! :)

xoxo laurie

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh, the pictures are beautiful. That's one place I have never been. Looks like great fun!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Your posts always make my day! What a wonderful place for a wonderful trip. Looks like your husband was enjoying the topless beach, well shirtless beach anyway?


Zoey said...

Pictured rocks is such a beautiful area. We took the boat ride to view them a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it.

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love your sense of humor. What an idyllic place to visit. Have a great time.

Debby said...

Sounds and looks like a fun plae to visit you silly girl. Have a great time and avoid this heat.

andrea@townandprairie said...

The hotel view was beautiful! What a way to wake up!

Ellie said...

I love the UP! My favorite place is St. Ignace. There's a junky looking coffee shop called Java Joe's that has funky decorations and graffiti on the walls. Joe and his crew are so much fun! Hope you had a great time!