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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Just to show ya we still have plenty of snow. Inland lakes (and Poop Ponds!) aren't thawing very quickly. You probably are not going to believe what I'm going to tell you but I swear to you it IS TRUE....last night, Dan and I went out to the cabins to check things out. The snow has pretty much melted around the cabins where the sun hits it. There are still snow banks where Dan had plowed all winter and small banks where we'd shoveled the walk ways out to the cabins.

On the other side of one of the walk ways where the small bank of snow had melted, THERE WAS A MUSHY BLACK MORAL MUSHROOM. I kid you not. Dan said "Look that that!" I thought it was where a dog had left a calling card until he picked it up and showed it to me. It was about 4" tall. He threw it in the trash can by the cabin. HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE OF THEM!
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  1. A sure sign of spring! Yippee!!
    I will be looking forward to more pictures of your cabin!

    The Retirement Chronicles

  2. Retired One...We couldn't believe it! But it really is true! Yep, that IS a sign of spring.

    You can go to www.northcountrycampground.com and see photos of our cabins and Little Lodge (and campground).

  3. sfeutz1:39 PM

    We woke to quite a snowstorm here this morning! So the UP isn't the only place that gets the white stuff in April! sf


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