I learn two new words …

Yes­ter­day I learned two new words; yoop­er and pasties. Yoop­er. Every­body calls the Upper Penin­su­la “the U.P.,” hence the indige­nous natives are known as Yoop­ers. I resist­ed the impulse to buy a bumper stick­er that says “You say Yoop­er like it’s a bad thing.” The Yoop­ers remind me a lot of Min­nesotans. Their win­ter is so […]

Our first campsite …

So we drove about eleven­ty hun­dred miles, across four states, and we end­ed up in Burr Oak Cove camp­ground, some­where in Ohio. Every­thing went smooth­ly, except I twist­ed my ankle a bit while pack­ing the car, and then had to dri­ve with that foot. Most­ly recov­ered now. Alex and Willy miss their com­put­ers. New tent is excel­lent: […]