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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 08, 2011


Even with all the mowing we do in our park and our yard, with two of us on mowers, this seems like it is taking forever!

First thing we did yesterday was go to the campground and hose off the inside of the building and the showers...and then clean some more.  I wish OUR bathhouse was so we could go in with a fire hose and hose it down sometimes!  Then picked up garbage at the campground and put out fires that were still smoking from the day before.

We left here about 7:30 and didn't get back to mow till about 10.  By the time Dan got the mowers serviced I think it was pushing 11 a.m.  There are so many LARGE pinecones that it sounded like a war zone out here mowing over those things.  We made sure that we both were in entirely different areas so we didn't launch something at the other.

Any-hoo, we've decided that we'd prefer to start work at 7:30 and get off at 3:30. 

I've got a decent connection this a.m. so I will try to share another photo or two....the top is outside the Whistle Stop Cafe and the bottom is Opry House which they still have pickin' and grinnin' going on...if we can ever find out when we will go!


  1. wilson8:04 AM

    ...looking at the opry house you can almost hear all the pickin'and grinnin'....nice pictures!!

  2. Anonymous8:58 AM

    You both seem to be working too hard! KK

  3. neat places....the pictures are wonderful.


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