February in Munising can get pretty monotonous. It’s simply too damn cold. But then something inspiring usually happens toward the middle of the month (no, not Valentine’s Day)… Somewhere in your Facebook news feed you start to see photos of a winter landscape you can hardly comprehend- The size & expanse of the Grand Island ice curtains and caves is hard to explain. You simply need to experience it.
Well….the UP shut down last weekend. Just about all of it. M-28, US-2, US-41, H-58, etc. The blizzard ( I think it even had a name ) created legit, ‘stay the hell home’ white-outs. But people still went out in it, wrecked their cars, got stranded, etc. And we’re just over here like “Cabin Fever” is a state of mind:
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Every time… it sneaks in. I flew out to Chicago on Monday for the week- literally OVER the storm and returned to a complete face-lift in scenery. Fall was photogenic enough, but it backs into this gray and overcast monotony that none of us really care for for too long. Well, hunters don’t mind it; and most want a little snow to get the deer moving. But just like that, it’s here. The last mow & mulch day was literally not even a week ago. I was hauling mulch bags on Sunday. And somehow, it all just works; we were snowed in, stuck, pissed at times- but there’s the sun…there’s that blue sky. If … Read more