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My Summer Vacation on the Superior Hiking Trail

For some people, taking a vacation means spending time sitting on your butt, either on a beach or in a boat.  For my wife Shelia and I, a vacation means time to explore a new trail!  This year's adventure took us to the northernmost corner of Minnesota, known to locals as "the Arrowhead."

 

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Family Fun at the Fair [VIDEOS]

Years and years ago, my Aunt Mary told me that grown-ups usually don't going on certain carnival rides once their earwax has hardened.  I guess it has something to to with your equilibrium.  Over the weekend, we spent a day at the Oakland County 4-H Fair.  My niece, Rachel, insisted that I go because she knows that I love the big rides, and she wanted to ride with me.

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Parents Let Five-Year-Old Swim With The Sharks; Awesome Or Idiotic? [POLL][VIDEO]

When it comes to other people’s parenting decisions we all have an opinion. Elana and David Barnes are finding that out the hard way. The Connecticut couple are drawing heavy criticism for allowing their five-year-old daughter Anina to swim with the sharks while vacationing in the Bahamas.

Take the poll and watch the video after the jump.

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For-Mar’s Family Picnic & Kite Day is Saturday

 

For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum invites you to bring your family and a picnic basket for some old-fashioned fun.  They'll even provide the ice cream.

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the T-Rex hill in Lowell, Mi
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How I Spent the 4th of July

 

A lot of you are spending your 4th of July with family and friends, enjoying a cookout or a day at the lake.  My wife and I headed for Lowell, Michigan to run the T-Rex Ten Miler this morning, up and down hilly trails.

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Blueberry Picking Season Opens Saturday at Blueberry Lane

The unusually warm weather has hurt many of the fruit crops in Michigan.  Blueberries haven't had that problem.  Blueberry pickin' season opens a couple of weeks early at Blueberry Lane Farms in Otter Lake (just a short 15 minute drive north of Davison).

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Farming and I grow it
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From The Farm To Your Table – [Video]

I grew up on a farm, and I am married to a farmer. My sons grew up to be farmers as well. The hours are long, the work is hard, but the passion for agriculture, and the family farm is life long. This video is for my farmers! Watch it after the jump.

 

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Snake On A Motorcycle? Unbelievable [VIDEO]

Some of you have watched the movie 'Snakes On A Plane' I'm sure. Well, this is sort of like that only there is only one snake a motorcycle and it's not a movie.

Watch the video courtesy of a helmet cam. The video has subtitles because you can hardly hear what their saying.  keep your eyes on the handle bars.

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What Would You Do If You Found Two Black Bears Fighting On Your Front Lawn? [VIDEO]

You would grab your cell phone and start recording it right? That's what Tammy Snell's neighbor did when she saw two bears on Snell's front lawn.

Snell said the bears are just part of the scenery in her Longwood, Florida neighborhood and she and the other residents have no intention of trying to get rid of them.

The action was caught on video.

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old school tent camping
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Great American Campout is This Weekend at Buell Lake Park

I have always been a camper. My family went camping on our vacations, I was a Boy Scout, and now my wife and I camp out at least a couple of times a year. You can go on a campout without leaving the area at the Buell Lake County Park free of charge.

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local runners give it their all
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Linden Summer Happenings 5k & 1 Mile Races Saturday

If you've put off running a local road race because of the recent hot and steamy weather, you should head to Linden this Saturday morning for the Linden Summer Happenings 5k and 1-mile races. Both events start at Hyatt Elementary and travel through the paved bike path at Byram Lake Park.

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Colorado Family’s Terrifying Escape From Wildfire Caught On Video

We recently had our own experience with a wildfire here in the Upper Peninsula. Colorado on the other hand has had it far worse. With the High Park wildfire and the recent burn in Conifer,Colorado. Ever wonder what it would be like to have only five-minutes to get your stuff and get out? See for yourself.

Warning there are some expletives in the video.

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