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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!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Yesterday we took off for the highland region of Georgia.  I figured we would be about a week late for the colors and we were.  But it was still a beautiful drive through the Chatahoochee National Forest and points between there and Chickamauga.

We enjoy touring the battlefields.  While Dan particularly likes looking at the monuments and photographing them, I prefer to stand on the battlefields, close my eyes and try to imagine all that had gone on there.  I don't think we truly appreciate the sacrifices that were made on our OWN soil.

There was an old one room cabin still standing (that neither one of us got a photo of!) that had been inhabited by a black man and his family which in the end consisted of 29 CHILDREN THAT HE FATHERED!!  The man died at 123 years of age!

So, here are a few photos.  Dan took the ones of the monuments.

And the nice buck caught my eye!


  1. I agree - too many take for granted the bodies lost on our own soil AND abroad in the name of freedom. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Cher, you are more than welcome. It is hard to describe the feeling I get when at these places.

  3. fabulous monuments and deer shots!


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