Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XVII – #282 – Jim’s Monday – The Iceman Cometh

(Meggen is basking in the warm glow of a Disney sun today so Jim is filling in) From the lens of Erhardt Peters.  All this talk about ice caves and ice castles. When will they appear? (No clue) Can I plan on seeing them? (No, wait, maybe, hmmm, no). But let’s not forget that the residents (and resorters) at the… Read more »

Vol XVII – #267 – A Merry Christmas Eve

(Report by Jim) The Christmas Eve family party was a Riverside IL thing for as long as I can remember. As my cousins moved northward one by one, the tradition moved to Leland (and to Northport this year). It’s what we all have in common going back four generations (depending on who you ask). So, from our family to yours,… Read more »

Vol XVII – #238 – A Bay View

Report by Jim Great hike with Erin scouting the Bay View trail on the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore circuit. This one is just south of the road to Pyramid Point. Take Port Oneida Rd. and take a left onto Miller Rd. to the turnabout. Weather didn’t cooperate with a heavy wind and low temperatures, but the view didn’t disappoint… Read more »

Vol XVII – #237 – Pajamas, Holly Pop and the Beach

Report by Jim Leland was crowded this morning, with the pajama sale and Holly Pop going on. Everyone but me got up super early to get in on the action. Lots of action as well down on the beach. Hope your day after Thanksgiving was a pleasant one. ♥

Vol XVII – #236 – Thanksgiving Day

    Report by Jim I am thankful we have great spaces like the Clay Cliffs Natural Area (LeelanauConservancy.org) to wander around in, even if we can’t peer over the edge of the precipice. I think this sign will be here for a while. I am also thankful we have a place where family can come together to share this… Read more »

Vol XVII – #128 – Sunday is Fun Day

(Report by Jim today) I never jumped off the end of the short breakwall when I was a kid. I’m not sure why. We always swam at the base of the dam. the current would push us downstream and then we jumped off the Janice Sue. When we got shooed off that, we moved to the Joy, but it wasn’t as… Read more »