As a child, my parents and grandparents would go to Grand Marais to enjoy its charming quaintness and its abundance of fish. These days it is still very quaint but the fishing isn't what it used to! In fact, these "cigars" were few and far between. But its more than the fishing and the town that we enjoy... its also the beauty of the UP that keeps us busy during the day!
Might I also let you know, after maybe 10 years of sitting on the shoreline, I finally got my pole back in the water! Growing up with two master fisherman, it was easy to learn the ropes, but fishing wasn't the "cool" thing to do, so I stopped. My parents boast to Ryan about the skills I had! We'll, on this trip it was either sit and watch board on a pier for hours, or jump right back in and catch me my own "cigars"! And that's exactly what I did! It was just as natural as if I was born with the skills... and by the 2nd night, I was back to casting my own rod and baiting my own hook with no one telling me how or what to do! Despite my amazement in picking up a pole again... I also, which I haven't done in years too, age some of my catch! Nothing is better than fresh whitefish and scrambled eggs for breakfast around a picnic table! Makes me hungry thinking about it! :)
I'm so glad I got to share this wonderful place with Ryan and I look forward to next years adventures there! Already on the list of things to do is Tahquamenon Falls! Also, it was wonderful to get to go on vacation with my grandparents! Growing up I've got to go many places with them and camping wouldn't be the same if they weren't there with us!
***Side note... this will now be my "personal" blog! So no more pictures... least not the portfolio type... I have created Julie Lynn Photographer as a place to show of my work for potential wedding couples to hire me as a second! :)