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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!

Thursday, June 04, 2009


These photos were taken by Kris Stewart. His wife Dixie sent them to me and gave permission to use them on Yarns.

Kris and Dixie own and operate the TOONERVILLE TROLLEY AND BOAT TOUR to the Tahquamenon Falls.

This is a 6 1/2 hour train and riverboat tour to the upper Falls.

Currently along the stretch of the narrow gauge RR tracks, they are seeing two sows that each have 3 babies and one sow with a 1 year old cub.

This is just a glimpse into the wildlife you will see if you take the excursion. They also offer a 1 3/4 hour wilderness train ride but this ride does NOT take you to the falls; just through the wooded area where you might catch a glimpse of these guys and their moms!

You can visit their website at www.trainandboattours.com or email at soojunction@lighthouse.net.

Thanks Kris and Dixie for sharing!
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  1. Oh my gosh! There are two cubs up there! how fun is that! Um, I just wonder where Mama Bear was :-)

  2. Joanna, I bet Mama wasn't TOO far away. I'm sure Kris took these from the safety of the train engine.

  3. So cute!
    We went for a hunt for photos in the woods today, and I was just telling my hubby that we haven't seen a bear in the woods for YEARS.
    We saw two deer and a sandhill crane and a turtle though, so I will be posting those photos soon!

  4. Retired one...that's seeing quite a bit! Dan took the Old Green Machine back to the lagoon today to mow around it and he didn't see anything excpet what he calls "turdles" (get it, sewage lagoon???!!!). Seriously, not even any Cedar Waxwings and he always has seen them there.


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