Friday, September 26, 2014

Color Report!!!

Okay, so when I was younger, I used to never want to admit that I was wrong.  Well, I learned that honesty out-weighs pride, so let me admit this:

I WAS WRONG!  THE COLORS ARE AMAZING, AND YOU HAVE TO GET UP HERE RIGHT NOW TO SEE THEM!!!

Whew.  That felt good.

Here are a couple teasers for you if you can't make it, or to light a fire under your bum to make the drive.

Colors at Lake Manganese

More of the above

So I drove to Houghton yesterday.  I was unsuspecting of the color change as I endured the tunnel of trees.  Holy eye orgasm, Batman.  It was like a time warp back through the 80's.  The hot pink, electric tangerine, neon yellow and florescent magenta were about all I could handle without a sensory overload.

Plus, these colors just surround you.  It's not like a spot here or there.

Now you're going to drive through Houghton and up most of the Covered Stretch and be all, "Amanda.  We didn't see any neon explosions like you said."  Well, it's all in that last 10 miles, friend.  So worth it.

The Houghton area is more of a royal theme.  Gold, crimson, plum, ruby and copper.  Still beautimous in its own right.  

But here's one thing you are lucky about.  I brought a recording device with me on the drive just in case.  So I even have a video for you.


Okay, that's my good deed for the day.  What will yours be?

4 comments:

  1. Thanks Amanda !! We're on our way, and seems like perfect timing. Not sure what my good deed will be. Maybe stop by Jason's and get some Stone Ship Stout . .
    John

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  2. OK, no need to make the 500 mile drive up now. Thx.

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  3. Hi Amanda,
    Always enjoy your writings. I just returned from your neck of the woods where I stayed at Bella Vista a couple of nights. I took lots of photos, and have only uploaded shots from Brockway so far, but lots more to do. I'm from Barry county, Mi on the Thornapple river, and not much color down here. If you like you can view my images on my gallery site here.
    http://alstoverphotography.zenfolio.com/f218740095
    scroll to the bottom of the page, click the gallery, and be sure to select slideshow for the best view.
    Al the Best, Al Stover
    PS.. Picked up a copy of your book and was hoping to get it signed, but discovered it already is. ;-) Looking forward to reading it as I float down the river on my canoe.

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  4. I like your enthusiasm, John!

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