What Are They Doing Out There….They’re CRAZY!

What Are They Doing Out There….They’re CRAZY!

Michigan...what is up with these curveball winters lately! Winter really started off hard; being dumped on by snow in December. Then the new year rolled around and we haven't gotten much of anything....UGH. As you all know, I use to dread winter when I was younger. But as I've gotten older (Lets be honest..since 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 [...]