scratch their travel itch being cognizant of the health
risks during COVID, Kelly
& Margaret took a 4 day / 3 night trip to the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan. Day 1 of the trip was to Mackinaw
City where they saw the sights, lighthouses, and shopped.
Even driving around the tip of the mitten. On day 2, they
crossed the Mackinac Bridge and traveled up to Sault Ste.
Marie for lunch and see the Soo Locks. They continued
across the UP to the Crisp Point Lighthouse on Lake
Superior, and then spent the night in Munising. They
started their 3rd day with scouting out the sights in the
area, and scheduled a ferry boat ride to tour the Pictured
Rocks National Lakeshore. On the final day, the pair drove
home, stopping at the Ponderosa Steak House in West Branch
(I do miss Ponderosa!)
couple also took 2 other daycation car trips this past
month. They went to Saugatuck, Michigan and were able to
take a big paddle-wheel boat on the Kalamazoo River to the
mouth of Lake Michigan. The following week, Kelly &
Margaret went to Three Rivers Michigan where they met Austin
and Kristina and her parents. They all had a nice,
relaxing ride on their pontoon boat around Long Lake where
Mo & Metra live, followed by a tasty lunch on their
porch overlooking the lake. It was a great visit and it
was terrific meeting Kristina's parents who were wonderful
hosts for the day. Below are some pictures.
ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE
& Kelly on the shore of Lake Huron (Mackinac
Bridge in back) - Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse -
The Mighty Mac Bridge
with a friend in Sault Ste. Marie - A boat enters
the Soo Locks - We got our crepe on at 'Oh
Crepe'... It was delicious!
off the trail side trip to Crisp Point Lighthouse
on Lake Superior - We saw several falls... This
one is Horseshoe Falls in Munising - and Wagner Falls
beauty and splendor of Pictured Rocks National
Star Of Saugatuck Paddleboat - Margaret on the
deck of the boat - Kelly & Margaret enjoying
the sunny day
Saugatuck was beautiful - We went to the Dunes for
a 2.5 mile hike - At the end of the hike was this
wonderful view of Lake Michigan
& Margaret along with Kristina & Austin
were passengers on a beautiful and peaceful
pontoon boat ride around Long Lake
Modris and First Mate Metra (Kristina's parents)
showed all of us a wonderful time - Also, the view
their porch was spectacular
just picked up my newest social distance
support animal! Maybe now people will know
we are in a pandemic and take this more
serious, and stop infringing on my
personal space while I am doing my mall
DATELINE: METRO DRIVERS TRAINING
INSTRUCTION - THE ROUNDABOUT
Roundabouts can sometimes
be a little daunting, however, I am hopeful that this
chart on options and a quick video lesson will relieve your stress
in the future.
Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in
Bonn, Germany. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death.
LOS ANGELES, CA
Perkins of Los Angeles made an attempt on the world
flagpole sitting record. By the time he had come down,
eight hours short of the 400 day record,
his sponsor had gone bust, his girlfriend had left him
and his phone and electricity had been cut off.
NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
Belgians looking for a different culinary experience will once again be able to eat 50
meters (164 feet) above the ground as the dining-in-the-sky experience returns from COVID-19 lockdown with a new, socially distanced feel.
' Dinner in the Sky', which has already been set up in some 60 countries since its 2006 launch, involves diners strapped into seats at a table suspended from a crane while well-known chefs cook and serve from the
Their original platform sat 22 people together along the perimeter, but in the COVID-19 era, up to 32 diners will now reserve four-person private tables spaced apart from. The chefs and servers also have a little more space to roam.
“It means all the public are sitting in sort of a bubble,” said co-CEO Stefan Kerkhof at the crane base in
the Belgian capital.
Dinner in the Sky offers three sittings - for lunch and two for dinner over the coming two weeks. The price is 295 euros ($350) per head or 150 euros for weekend afternoon cocktails.
Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our
Kelly & Margaret had trips to Pictured Rocks, Three
Rivers & Saugatuck,
Larry & Gina celebrated their anniversary with a
trip to Branson, Missouri
Larry & Gina also traveled up to Michigan to visit
Chris traveled across the country for a Michigan visit
and a New York baseball golf trip
Dear Editor: Do you have any tips or personal insights on how trick-or-treaters can
stay safe and protect their bags of candy? -Waiting for the Big Night
NOTE: WOW! Are you asking the wrong guy!!! Remember the
1971 debacle of me getting my bag stolen??? But, since you
asked, I did learn a few Halloween safety tricks from the movies...
While trick or treating, if your friends suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, and so on,
you should kill them immediately. If you're running from would be attacker, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are female. Also note that, despite the fact that you are running and the
assailant is merely shambling along, he's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.
Next, beware of houses where the people are bearing tools.
IE: chainsaws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, or band saws.
And finally, dress appropriately. If you hear strange noises
in an old house, women should not wear a flimsy negligee. And, PLEASE...
Carry a flashlight... Not a candle!
Thank you for posting the touching McCarty Chronicles video in September's Metro. "Paddle Ball Bob" had me in
tears... of laughter. Is the pledge drive offer at the end of the video still valid? It was eerie how much Jerry McCarty sounded like Charles Kurault.
-Hoping for More Chronicles in Hudsonville
NOTE: Unfortunately, that particular pledge drive is long
over... However, our new one is going on now. If you make a $1000 pledge today,
as a thank you, you will receive a Brad Savage & The Cockroaches 45rpm record, a used McCarty Metro
t-shirt size 3xl, a personalized "Leave My House" Tik-Tok message from
Audri, and a 'YOU DON'T KNOW THAT!' answering
machine message from me... Oh yeah... and a big hug
and kiss from Metro reporter Mike. BUT
WAIT!!! If you pledge within the next hour, you can
also receive one of the t-shirts below that I and a few
friends had made up while we was over at the KofC council
enjoying a few beverages. I hope to hear from your bank
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This month we have a
great summertime griddle dish and a delicious dessert. Bon Appétit!
Submitted by Kristen
3 cups cherry tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper
1 box of your favorite pasta
shaved parmigiana cheese
the 5 ingredients on the left together and place in a baking
dish. Bake for 30 minutes @ 350 degrees.
Add cooked pasta and toss again. Add shaved parmigiana cheese
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werewolf sneaks up and growls
Piston bad boy
Rick Mahorn wishes Metro
reporter Mike McCarty a Happy
DAY OF SCHOOL
gets a ride on her first day
of the 2020 school year.
possibly could go wrong
during a simple magic trick?
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY
SINCE THE LAST ISSUE
Lute Olson, 85, Hall of Fame college basketball coach (Arizona Wildcats, Iowa
Hawkeyes). Chadwick Boseman, 43, actor (Black Panther, 42, Get on Up), complications from colon cancer.
John Thompson, 78, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics) and coach (Georgetown), national champion (1984), NBA champion (1965, 1966).
Tom Seaver, 75, Hall of Fame baseball player (New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox), complications from Lewy body
dementia. Smokey Gaines, 78, basketball player (Kentucky Colonels) and coach (Detroit Titans, San Diego State Aztecs),
cancer. Kevin Dobson, 77, actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Midway), heart attack.
Lou Brock, 81, Hall of Fame baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals). Diana
Rigg, 82, actress (The Avengers, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Game of Thrones), Tony winner (1994), cancer. Ruth Bader
Ginsburg, 87, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (since 1993), complications from pancreatic cancer.