I shouldn't have seen the State of Emergency as a doom and gloom and I'm sorry I came across that way. This is something we should see in a positive light because it means we are going to continue to get the help we need, at least till September 5th. And we HAVE to believe we won't need it that long.
This morning is foggy in areas and the grass is WET!!! This is wonderful news!! It was a cool, damp night and last I knew the wind wasn't supposed to be that bad today.
Rumors continue to be a very bad problem. I have had more than 3 people now tell me that they had been told by the downstate Michigan State Police to not even come to the U.P. It wasn't just to not come to OUR area (which there is no reason to even tell them that!) but to not even cross the bridge!! I realize there is always the possibility that the people who have told me that may also be trying to CREATE rumors or trouble....but ya never know.
I also had a family call me last night from St. Ignace, where they were staying. They are due to check in with us today in our Little Lodge but THEY were told that they can't even get to the Falls and the Falls is closed!!! THEY WERE TOLD THIS AT THE BRIDGE WHEN THEY PAID THEIR TOLL!!!
We had one reservation we were expecting yesterday that never did show up and never called, so I don't know if he thought we weren't open or if something has happened to him along the way. Where we normally would be averaging 30 -35 campers per night (out of 50 sites), we have 10....it is going to be very difficult to make that up.
The motels in town are fairing well through this because of the need for rooms for all of the workers.
If you want to do something to help, you can PLEASE HELP SQUASH THESE RUMORS! The U.P., especially the Newberry area , IS open for business.
I don't have a new update for you yet, but you know I'll be back when I do. Oh, and if you or anyone you know can't get onto this site each time you try, it is most likely due to the # of people trying to access it or that I might be updating it.
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