Fall Colors Trip 2017… “This is AMAZING…HOLY COW!”

Fall Colors Trip 2017… “This is AMAZING…HOLY COW!”

With the horizon being painted oranges, reds, yellows, and greens...how can one not be tempted to take a beautiful picture? YOU CANT!  Fall is one of my favorite times of the year; I love the cold mornings and nights, the smells, the sound of crinkling leaves, the colors of the trees, and all the other [...]

Top 12 Mountain Biking Trails in Northern Michigan!

Top 12 Mountain Biking Trails in Northern Michigan!

Northern Michigan is home to a lot of avid bikers; Mountain biking being only one of the many different types. Here in Michigan we are lucky to have so many different trails, each with different things to offer like: terrain, distance, difficulty, etc. I myself, am not an expert mountain biker by any means..however, I [...]

Stuck on Land…My Perspective of the Lake Huron Crossing

Stuck on Land…My Perspective of the Lake Huron Crossing

As many of you know, Kwin and the rest of the Stand Up For Great Lakes crew successful crossed Lake Huron last month. Paddling a grueling 28hours straight in choppy and un-predictable Great Lake water; and overcoming physical, mental and emotional fatigue are only some of the barriers that the paddlers faced. I cannot even [...]

To My Mom..

To My Mom..

Dear Mom, Where do I even begin...from the beginning you have always been there for me. You went  through hours of painful labor, had countless sleepless nights, and endured my famous childhood temper tantrums. We bickered a lot in the teenage years, and did not always see eye to eye.  Yet, you still seemed to [...]

Mackinaw Straights Paddle, Stand Up for Great Lakes

Mackinaw Straights Paddle, Stand Up for Great Lakes

April 22, 2017. A sunny, 40 degree day in Northern Michigan. The water of the Mackinaw Straights extremely calm, which as many of you may not know is VERY rare. Absolutely perfect conditions for a paddle board adventure. Gordie Lafontaine and Kadin Patterson, two 8th graders at Cherry Land Middle School, have both grown up [...]