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From Pomeroy To Pellston, MI

Welcome to Pellston...

Welcome to Pellston...

Early flight… small planes… all good though!

As soon as you get off the plane in the Pellston Airport… there’s baggage claim… and a bear. Yep… we’re in the North Country now! And what better to do in the North Country? Find pasties.

Now my Dad was from Ironwood up in Gogebic County in the UP. Pasties are what’s for everything so since we were so near the Macinac Bridge… we figured ‘What the heck? Let’s go to the UP.

Yes folks, it's a BAB.

Yes folks, it's a BAB.

Cross the bridge, enter the Upper Peninsula and lo… Suzy’s.

Goodness abounds

Goodness abounds

The wonderful joint, rich in the Pasty Lore of the area.

The scene of the crime

The scene of the crime

I ordered a beef pasty with fresh coleslaw…

This is it. Suzy's beef pasty.

This is it. Suzy's beef pasty.

Seated eating… outside, of course.

Good food... good friends!

Good food... good friends!

Foto by Myron Hart

Gotta love it!

Gotta love it!

Then back across the bridge for a look at the Blissfest festival grounds.

The main stage the day before

The main stage the day before

What's in the barn?

What's in the barn?

Rural art shot

Rural art shot

Excellent… It’s going to be fun tonight!

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  1. Jay DeBoer
    July 8th, 2016 at 12:52 | #1

    Do they have hot tuna pasties?

  2. Steve
    July 8th, 2016 at 16:35 | #2

    Lotsa Finns up on the U.P. Jorma. I have friends from the Navy lived outside Marquette in the Negaunee/Ishpheming area.When I was visiting them in 1990 an old fella saw my Jorma shirt-“Kaukonen”! he says..”Now there’s a great Finn name if there ever was one”…..True story….boy if you and Jack walked into my pasty store I would fall over…safe travels and looking forward to next weekends festivities at the Arts and Mind Fest!!!

  3. johno
    July 8th, 2016 at 16:52 | #3

    Talking about bear – Just came back from the Catskills and it was so peaceful – 7 days in the country and I don’t like civilization anymore. This morning as I sat on my porch upstate and saw a herd of 8 white tailed deer playing in a foggy valley meadow while I awaited the sun over the mountaintop. Wednesday evening I was ready to take a dip in the stream when I saw a 200 lb black bear – 25 yards away – heading to the stream as well. I retreated to the house – real quick. It was so nice to see great blue herons, hawks and turkeys every day. Oh well I guess I stuck here on Long Island for a few weeks. I’ll try to make the best of it.

  4. gregg
    July 8th, 2016 at 19:46 | #4

    Yea johno I felt the same way, went up to andes ny a few wkends ago and didn,t want to go back to civilization ! I could live a lifetime up there g

  5. carlo pagliano
    July 8th, 2016 at 20:22 | #5

    Rock Them All Smooth Tonight Jorma!

  6. John B
    July 9th, 2016 at 08:51 | #6

    I drove across the Mac four decades ago with my buddy John and next weekend we will be down to the Ranch for Its A Beautiful Day.

  7. johno
    July 9th, 2016 at 10:13 | #7

    @gregg
    I know what you mean – clean air, clean water, great fishing and no neighbors. Really miss the wildlife. Wish I could move up there tomorrow. My wife would shoot me. She’d go crazy.

  8. jim hitchcock
    July 9th, 2016 at 14:19 | #8

    @johno

    …The chores. 
    …The stores. 
    …Fresh air. 
    …Times Square 

    You are my wife. 
    Good bye, city life. 
    Green Acres we are there.