(The 122nd Edition)


Victor Edward Swanson,



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    Well, I have to start out this edition of Michigan Travel Tips with a warning of sorts.  It is for your safety I will say.  It could be for the safety of your family members, such as Uncle Buck, or your friends, if you have any family members or friends that you want to protect from an attack of some type, maybe from below while they are sitting on the toilet.  Really, the warning is for people in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula, especially in the northeast region of the Lower Peninsula. Cate is the person who put me on to the trouble, and since she did that, I should consider her a heroine.  Yes, Cate must be thanked.  There are probably others to thank, but I do not know their names.  So I thank Cate.  Oh, the trouble is causing fear in people at some beaches in the region.   What is the trouble?  The trouble is lamprey eels.  At least, that is the impression that I have. Oh, for decades, there has been a "Biological Station" along US-23 in Presque Isle County, which is in the northeastern region of the Lower Peninsula, and it is really along the water of Lake Huron, or it is between the water of Lake Huron and US-23, and if you look along US-23, it is roughly between Forty Mile Point Lighthouse and the Hammond Bay Trading Post, which, in the previous edition of Michigan Travel Tips, I was able to report was open again.  I have visited the Hammond Bay Biological Station.  It is a place where research is done on lamprey eels, and from time to time, it is open to tourists, which is one reason that I was able to visit the place a while back.  Oh, one day several years ago, I saw a big fat lamprey eel along the shore of Hammond Bay. Ugh!  It was ugly.  Yes, be careful and watch your behind.


    Basically, that warning paragraph is based on a nonsense premise about lamprey eels on the prowl.  Actually, the paragraph was based on the theme of a made-for-cable movie entitled Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys, which was shown for the first time for television viewers by Animal Planet (the cable network) on Sunday, May 25, 2014.  Shannon Doherty played Cate in the B-quality movie, and some of the other performers were Christopher Lloyd, Zack Ward, and Jason Brooks.

    And that is the introduction to this edition of Michigan Travel Tips.

    Warning announcement!  Because of incidents at schools for children and incidents at other places for people in general tied to "Sharia" or "Islamic Law" or even the religion/political system known as "Islam," I now regularly have this paragraph as a part of each edition of Michigan Travel Tips.  The governmental system of the United States of America based on The U.S. Constitution and "Sharia" or, informally, Islam law, are not compatible and cannot co-exist, and one reason is "Sharia" (et cetera) is a political system, in which there is one-party rule, and that one party is basically made up or controlled by religious leaders who base all the ways of their culture or society on "Sharia" or "Islamic Law."  Those who uphold and practice "Sharia" have no tolerance for the existence of Christianity or Buddhism or Hinduism or non-religion, and that is a fact, and "Sharia" is a political system in which women are second-rate human bodies and in which clergy can be involved in determining  business transactions, and there is no "freedom of speech" tied to politics in a society related to "Sharia."  When you travel around Michigan and in other states of the country, watch for signs that rotten people are trying to teach you or family members, especially children, that "Sharia" is good and "Allah" is good and teach you or family members that the United States of America is bad and that, for instance, Christianity and Buddhism and Hinduism are bad, which I have evidence is happening and which is being brought about by people who are clearly working to make "Sharia" and "Islamic Law" a dominant political system in the world (it is a political system as rotten as socialism and fascism and communism are, since it promotes violence and thuggery and coercion and killing under the face of religion).  By the way, a society based of "Sharia" really creates nothing in the long run and does not advance the human society as a whole since it is too busy suppressing the ideas of people and keeping that ideas of the society based of ways of only a few minds up front (the political leaders, whose main purpose is too keep themselves enriched through  the work of others, the many--it is a gang-run society really.  Yes, if you run across people pushing the idea that Muslim-stuff is better than U.S. is, especially to little children, go public and make it known to other good people and fight back against it!

    Recently, I saw, basically, the same obituary in several different newspapers in Michigan covering the death of a man named Leonard Rudolph Barnes, who was instrumental in starting up the broadcast services of the Auto Club of Michigan (or Michigan AAA or AAA Michigan) in the 1960s, the first service of which as called the "'Bring 'Em Back Alive' Holiday News Service," was run for some radio stations in Michigan for the Memorial Day Holiday of 1965, and then it was run for the July 4th holiday of 1965 and the Labor Day holiday of 1965, and it was run for those three big summer holidays for about four decades.  Then, the company started up the "Icicle News Service" in 1966, which was run during the winters, and, later, the company started up the "Weekend News Service."  Generally speaking, the three types of news services provide traffic and tourism information live to radio stations.  To learn more about the news services of AAA Michigan, see my document entitled Portrait of the AAA Michigan News Services, which can be reached by using this link: aaahis-1.  (By the way, my document clears up errors in the obituary for Leonard Rudolph Barnes.)  Leonard Rudolph Barnes died on May 12, 2014; he had started out working in what was called the "Motor News Department" in the 1940s, and that department was responsible for putting out press releases for the company and publishing Motor News, a monthly magazine that later had such names as Motor News/Michigan Living, Michigan Living/Motor News, and Michigan Living (the name of the department would go through name changes too).  From 1976 to 2003, I worked in the department as a writer and broadcaster.

    While I was at AAA Michigan and was doing writing and broadcasting, I talked about places to see all over Michigan.  I talked about Dow Gardens (at Midland), Deer Forest (Coloma), Cascade Falls (at Jackson), the Tibbits Opera House (Coldwater), the Ypsilanti Fire House Museum (at Ypsilanti), Castle Rock (near St. Ignace), The Music House Museum (at Acme), Paul Bunyon (at Oscoda), the Hackley House (at Muskegon), The Musical Fountain (at Grand Haven), the glass-bottom boat tours (at Munising), and Zehnder's (a restaurant at Frankenmuth).  Let me interrupt the train of thought.  During the big three summer holidays, AAA Michigan passed along in the "Bring 'em Back Alive Holiday" reports information about how many chicken dinners were sold during a day at Zehnder's.  I can report that the actual number of tourist attractions talked about in radio reports was numerous, and I will not name them all here.  While I was at AAA Michigan and the time was during one of the big-time summer holidays, I talked about the the Porcupine Mountains (in the western region of the Upper Peninsula), canoe liveries, marinas, various beaches, golf courses, private campgrounds, and all the state parks, and some of the information about state parks was focused on how well the day-use areas were being used, and I remember, in the 1970s and 1980s, I regularly reported how there were backups (of a number of miles) to get in to use the day-use areas at some of the big-name state parks, such as those along Lake Michigan.  By the way, during the big three summer holidays, AAA Michigan regularly passed along information about what state parks still had vacancies related to camp sites each night, and on the Labor Day holiday, it was commonplace to report on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that there were no vacancies at motels and like places in the eastern half of Upper Peninsula and in the upper northern region of the Lower Peninsula because people who were filling the places were most likely going to take part in the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk at the Mackinac Bridge, which is an event that still goes on today.  One category of place to see that was not cover was--casinos.  Many of the places that I talked about while I was working at AAA Michigan still exist today, and some do not, and, of course, some places that exit today I never talked about while I was at AAA Michigan because the places never existed as some for tourists to see.

    It comes to my mind that, when I was at AAA Michigan, I never got around to talking about The Bramble (a former U.S. Coast Guard vessel), such as when it was being taken care of as a museum piece by the staffers of the Port Huron Historical Museum.  I never got around to it.  But may I did.  In April 2004, I started up publishing the monthly Internet-only publication called Michigan Travel Tips, and for the edition for April 10, 2005, I did talk about the vessel.  Now, I note for this edition that I recently learned the former U.S. Coast Guard vessel called The Bramble is open again for tourists, and it is at Port Huron still (it had recently been bought by a husband-and-wife team from the Port Huron Historical Museum, which had had it on display for a number of years and had recently had it shut off to tourists).  The ship is located at the Seaway Terminal at Port Huron.

    Hey! Pentwater State Park is one of those state parks located along Lake Michigan.  It is at Pentwater, Michigan.  Pentwater has a new tourist attraction or really a new expanded tourist attraction, which was not around when I was working at AAA Michigan.  On May 31, 2014, a dedication ceremony was held for the new location for Pentwater Historical Society Museum, and the location is a former church.

    Stay well!


    P.S. #1: Remember: While you travel in Michigan, remind your children or grandchildren that they should never pledge to be a "servant to Obama" or a servant to any politician or sing the praises of Barack Obama, and to help you remember other matters that you should teach children about bad politicians, such as Barack Obama (who can be described as an "enslaver"), see such other documents of mine as Conservatism for Children and What Conservatism Means (which can be reached through this link: Conservatism) and Lessons for Children about Politics and Dangerous People (which can be reached through this link: Children).  (Note: I first passed along the subject of not being a "servant to Obama" and the like in the publication entitled T.H.A.T. #58, which can be reached through this link: T.H.A.T. #58.)

    Your travel tips in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips are:

    The Bramble, Port Huron (in the Seaway Terminal), St. Clair County, the Lower Peninsula.

    The Hammond Bay Biological Station, along US-23 in Presque Isle County, the Lower Peninsula.

    The Pentwater Historical Society Museum, Pentwater, Oceana County, the Lower Peninsula.


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