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New skis, new boots, new snow on the mountain. These blessings conspired to allow a mommy-daughter ski date on December 1st. Unheard of. Perhaps because it was so early we weren’t distracted by holiday duties. And certainly because it was so early, our goals were limited. We just wanted to get a sense of the new…Continue
“What are you in for?” I asked the man two seats down from me. “About 10 to 15, but maybe I’ll get out earlier for good behavior.” He laughed a little, and then hesitated. “Lower back pain. Been struggling with it for years.”
“Me too, sciatica.” I said as I pedaled my stationary bike. He winced at the word. “I’m sorry," he said. "That’s painful.” He was very tall and while completely grey, a very fit looking man with a preppy hair cut. I imagined he’d never exercised inside…Continue
I love living in Northern Michigan where, with a season pass, I can jump on and off a ski hill at will and get back home to tend the laundry or whatever. Once a year, though, I like to stay at a Northern Michigan ski resort for a weekend. It changes the experience. The mornings are earlier, the nights are later and…Continue
I’ve been procuring kids’ ski equipment for six years on a limited budget and I’ve learned there are lots of right answers. Here are the tips, tricks and traps I’ve discovered, and I hope friends will share more thoughts in the comments.
Renting Kids’ Ski Equipment at Northern Michigan Ski…Continue
The church bells were ringing noon when I pulled up in front of Plath's Meats in Rogers City, MI on a Saturday. There were parking spaces in front. No meters. Only a few cars passed as I made my way into the lair of the Sausage King, according to Traverse Magazine food editor Emily Betz Tyra's article from many…Continue