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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!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


What an interesting week it has been so far.

Nothing spectacular happened other than all the unique people we have had camping here www.northcountrycampground.com  this week.

Last night, we had an older couple (he says he is 85 but I can't believe it...she doesn't' say how old she is and I didn't ask!) check in.  They live on Vancouver Island so their address is British Columbia.  She said they'd stayed here when they were younger, about 5 years ago!

The couple has such a very British accent, AND the Canadian dialect to boot.  I love to listen to them talk.  And I can usually understand them.

What is interesting is she was born in Maine, he was born in Australia.  Then at some point they met and lived in Australia for 10 years, then moved to England and lived there several years.  Not sure how they ended up in BC but they have led an interesting life in the process of getting there.

She was telling me that the last time they were here, they were on their way to Newfoundland (or is that two words??  Too lazy this a.m. to check!).  I told her that is some place we would like to go but as close as we ever got was Nova Scotia.

They travel in a mini motor home, more like an extreme camping van.  The cost for the ferry to get to NF was $218.00...ONE WAY!!!  I don't think we'll be going any time soon.  If we ever did, I think we'd leave our RV on "the other side" and just take our truck!  I thought it was bad enough when we had to pay $20 (??) to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge ONE WAY...and that was just with a vehicle.

She came back later to the lobby to exchange a couple of her books out of our book exchange library in the lobby so sat on the deck and talked for a while.  It seems hubby was taking a nap and it was time for him to get up.  She was so enthralled by the hummingbirds that later on in the evening, they both came back with their cameras and hopefully got some good shots.

I hope they are able to take many more trips...and that we get to hear of their adventures!

1 comment:

  1. Charlotte6:34 PM

    You must get to meet lots of interesting people at the campground.
    Wish we were back UP north. Hope it is cooler there than we've been having here in IN. They day we got back from our trip north set a couple records at 100+something. To hot for me. Thank goodness for air conditioning.


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