Postcards From The Middle-My Favorite Photos And Factoids Of The Past Week

Each and every one of these places is worthy of its own blog post but it’s been such an amazingly packed week I thought I’d condense them into one post keeping it short and sweet with lots of photos.  It was such a fantastic week of sightseeing!  The Upper Peninsula continued to be incredible!  Copper Harbor in the uppermost part of the U.P. was incredibly beautiful.  Such a tiny little place with a  year round population of 85.  Brockway Drive was the highlight, called the most beautiful drive in Michigan its 14 miles of the most magical scenery you can imagine.

Other highlights of the week were Eagle Harbor also in the U.P, the twin cities of Houghton and Hancock, The Quincy Mine, Copper Peak Adventure Ride,  Adventure Mine, The Stone Arch Festival, Walker Art Center, The Sculpture Garden and the seriously cool Mill District all in Minneapolis.

Even though they’re the most recent photos (taken today) I’m going to start out with the pictures from the Stone Arch Festival because they’re my favorite!  The festival centers around the famous Stone Arch Bridge and is two days of live bands, food vendors and a huge number of artists and assorted booths. I went both days. Saturday it was pouring rain but I had a lot of fun with Sister Stratton (sadly not pictured here).  I’m so glad that I went back today though. The weather was beautiful and the festival was in high gear.  The areas on both sides of the bridge are great!  On one side is the Mill District and the other side is The Riverfront District. Its one of the most beautiful downtown areas I’ve ever seen. Minneapolis is a city filled with natural beauty, culture, amazing architecture and a rich history.

The rest of the photos

 

The Houghton Hancock Bridge

Our Guide Who Took Us Into The Quincy Mine

The Worlds Largest Steam Hoist At The Quincy Mine Built in 1918

Another Shot Of The Steam Hoist Such a Perfect Example Of How Incredible The Industrial Age Was

Not What You're Thinking! The Man Car Was A Huge Advance For The Mine. Prior To This Men Were Lowered Into The Mine In What Was Called A "Kibble" Which Was Basically a Big Metal Bucket. Imagine Going 9,000 Feet Into The A Copper Min In That!

The Man Car In The Quincy Mine

Quincy Mine Steam Hoist Building

Copper Harbor Michigan

Sunset Over Copper Harbor

The View From Brockway Drive

The Entrance To The Adventure Mine

This Is The Tunnel Of The Adventure Mine. The Tiny Dot Of Light Is The Entrance Of The Mine. We Walked For An Hour And A Half Underground For Almost a Mile!

Copper Peak Adventure Ride. A 36 Story Chair Lift To The Top Of The Mountain Followed By An 18 Story Elevator Ride And Then 8 More Flights On Foot On The Dodgiest Tower Imagineable!

The Ski Jump

This Is What I Walked Up On The Last 8 Flights. YIKES !!!!

The Ski Jump Not Used Since The 80's

Standing Under A Sculpture In The Sculpture Garden

Two Beautiful Ducks Enjoying A Sunday Afternoon By The Pond

Such Beautiful Colors

Segway Tour Of The Mill District

The Guthrie Theater

The Mighty Mississippi Flows Through The Center Of The City

Gold Medal Flour Sign On Top Of The Factory

 

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9 Responses to Postcards From The Middle-My Favorite Photos And Factoids Of The Past Week

  1. Christopher June 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    The popcorn looks YUMMY!
    The Ski-Jump looks SCARY!
    The Segway tour looks like FUN!
    The Guthrie looks COOL!

    • halcyonhighway June 20, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

      Yes, yes, yes and yes 🙂

  2. Mar June 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    Again, incredible photos, great info…but again, where’s Marc?

    Be safe!

    I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve shared your site with a few nearest and dearest 🙂

    • halcyonhighway June 22, 2011 at 10:00 am #

      Mar, send it to anyone you think will be interested! It’s awesome to know people are reading it. And how ironic that I worked with 400 PR people and the best publicist for the blog in the whole group so far is YOU !!! 🙂

      • Mar June 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

        thems are fightin’ words….you’re your own best publicist…nice to see you at The Mall….yikes!

  3. Don June 21, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    I concur… especially popcorn ;-))

    • halcyonhighway June 22, 2011 at 10:01 am #

      That was some especially good popcorn 🙂

  4. Don June 21, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    And let’s not forget the Quincy mine….

    • halcyonhighway June 22, 2011 at 10:01 am #

      Shout out to the Quincy Mine–Heeeeyyyyyyyyy

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