(The 90th Edition)


Victor Edward Swanson,



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    Over time, things change--that is, in relation to the topic of tourist attractions in Michigan, places can come a go, and people can come and go.  In the mid-1900s, there was a amusement park at Benton Harbor (of Berrien County of the Lower Peninsula), and that park is long gone from Benton Harbor, which is one of the defective cities in Michigan, and in the late 1900s, the Paul Bunyan Pasty shop was sort of a tourist attraction of the St. Ignace area (of Mackinac County of the Upper Peninsula), and that place is gone, and, recently, people have found some new places in Michigan to see, such as "Skydive Harbor Springs," which is one of the topics of this edition of Michigan Travel Tips.  Besides talking about "Skydive Harbor Springs" in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips, I have traffic-related information and tourism-related information.

    I was at Petoskey (of Emmet County of the Lower Peninsula) in late September 2011, and I ended up talking with a man--whose name was Dan--about tourism in Michigan, and I noted how I believed tourism is down from last year over all, and I passed along some facts and notes to backup my talk.  For one, my informal survey of the Hammond Bay area seems to show that, overall for the summer, beach use was down over that of last year.  During the Labor Day weekend, I made an information survey of how many motels or hotels had "vacancy" signs up in the afternoon of Saturday and the afternoon of Sunday; I found that 20 of 21 had "vacancy" signs up on Saturday and 23 of 25 had "vacancy" signs up on Sunday, and it is reported that my information could be a bit defective, if an operator of a hotel or motel did not put up or light up the "no vacancy" when there was really no vacancies in hopes of drawing people to other motels or hotels that the operator had in the area (in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, it was the rule that all the motels and hotels were filled or nearly filled at Mackinaw City and within a hundred miles or so of Mackinaw City for the Labor Day weekend).  I also showed the man how to get traffic-crossing information about the Mackinac Bridge, and when I showed him how to do it, we both got a shock--we found that for each month of the first eight months of 2011, the traffic was down at the Mackinac Bridge over that of the each corresponding month of the previous year (2010), and we found that for the first eight months of this year, the traffic was down about six-point-nine percent over that of last year (I do not remember ever seeing eight straight "down" percentages for traffic crossings at the Mackinac Bridge since the 1980s).  As I told Dan, I do not believe the economy is getting better, based on the information that I have, especially the information about the Mackinac Bridge, and I noted that anyone who says that the economy is getting better, such as Barack Obama (a communist and worse), is not to be trusted.

    On September 15, 2011, the Presque Isle County Advance (which is based at Rogers City) published an article called "Harbor usage, fuel sale income numbers continue to decline" (Asam, Angie.  "Harbor usage, fuel sale income numbers continue to decline."  Presque Isle County Advance, 15 September 2011, p. 3A.).  The article talked about the use of the marina at Rogers City for the years 2004 through 2011 (May through September).  Generally speaking, boat traffic and revenues have been steadily declining since 2004.  Look at the boat count: 1,260 for 2004; 929 for 2005; 707 for 2006; 717 for 2007; 545 for 2008; 439 for 2009; 492 for 2010; and 334 for 2011.

    On September 27, 2011, the Detroit Free Press published a story (a photograph with caption material) entitled "Detroit Science Center closes" ("Detroit Science Center closes."  Detroit Free Press, 27 September 2011, p 3A.).  The article noted that the museum was scheduled to be closed because of financial problems from September 26, 2011, through October 21, 2011.  This information shows more breakdown of the economy and especially the economy of Detroit.

    In past editions of Michigan Travel Tips, I have covered the topic of manmade global warming or manmade climate change, because I knew the topic was fraudulent and communists were working to hurt the country economically, such as by pushing electric cars on the country, which would hurt Michigan tourism and businesses.  On September 13, 2011, Mark R. Levin--the host of the nationally syndicated radio show entitled The Mark Levin Show--interviewed a woman who worked for a company that had been involved in helping to make the Solyndra solar energy plant in California, and the interview showed, in essence, how Solyndra seemed to be a scam, which was tied to Barack Obama, who had visited the plant and who has been pushing "green jobs" and "green" energy for the country as a replacement for all carbon-based electricity generating entities (which, I say, is part of a purposeful plan to hurt the industrial sector of the country).  You are urged to learn more about the Solyndra scandal--another big scandal tied to Barack Obama--by seeing my document called "CAP AND TRADE" and Carbon Dioxide Facts and Nonsense, which can be reached by using this Carbon link, and by seeing my document entitled T.H.A.T. #90, which can be reached by using this T.H.A.T. #90 link.

    Recently, Ferndale fired up two electric-car charging stations, and, recently, Royal Oak (a city next to Ferndale) declined to install three charging stations, where, by the way, people would not have to start paying for the electricity until December 2013, the topic of which was the focus of an article published in The Daily Tribune (McConnell, Michael P.  "Royal Oak rejects electric car charging stations." The Daily Tribune, 3 August 2011, p. 3A.).  The article noted that the Department of Energy would provide $9,000 to cover the cost of having the three charging stations and that Royal Oak would have to pay $18,000 to install the three charging stations.  Let me speculate--if a number cities around Michigan decide to set up charging stations and the total number were 100, then the cost might be $1,800,000.  What is the cost of the electricity that might be drawn by a single vehicle for a single charge?  Got me!

    Advertisement: The commercial in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips urges you to get a copy of Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, which is a book written by Mark R. Levin.  This book will help you understand better what Barack Obama is--a man who is purposely hurting the country, even though he is the president of the country--but the book is really about enslavers--politicians--who do not believe in the values of The U.S. Constitution and how The U.S. Constitution is designed to limit the power of the government, especially a dictatorship, over the individual (the citizen).  Remember: In the United States of America, it is the individuals who own the government and not the government that owns the citizens, the latter of which is what Barack Obama wants and is pushing for.

    A big theme in the previous edition of Michigan Travel Tips was toads and how I became a toad farmer this summer, and this edition of Michigan Travel Tips adds information to the story.  On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, I came across one of my kids on the path in the woods, and it--a little toad--seemed to be strong and healthy, and it was on the move--to somewhere.  Hurray!  Around October 1, 2011, I still seemed to have two nearly toads (one with front legs, back legs, and a tail and one with only back legs) and one polli-toad in the plastic pond.  Time was running out.  On October 5, 2011, I saw only one of my kids in the pool, though there could have been a few more, and that little one was a polli-toad, a little guy with yet no legs.  Yes, time was running out for this little one.  And on October 9, 2011, I only knew about one polli-toad in the plastic pond.

    Promotional announcement: The Landmark Legal Foundation is made up of lawyers, such as Mark R. Levin (of The Mark Levin Show, a nationally syndicated radio show), who fight in court cases against those who do not uphold The U.S. Constitution and the rule of law for the country, and the Landmark Legal Foundation fights for the rights of the individual and against Marxists, communists, and the like.  In this day and age when Barack Obama, who, I am convinced, has a truly highly ill mind, is going against the rules of the country while pursuing a goal--I believe--to hurt the country and remake it or destroy it, I believe the Landmark Legal Foundation needs your help desperately; for example, retired lawyers who want to protect the country should consider donating time to helping the Landmark Legal Foundation.  I urge you to avoid making any donations to entities that promote manmade global warming or climate change and make a donation to the Landmark Legal Foundation instead (by the way, you should look into supporting the Heritage Foundation).

    In September 2011, I came across some information that I did not know about--a Harbor Springs-based business (Harbor Springs is located in Emmet County of the Lower Peninsula).  The business is referred to as "Skydive Harbor Springs" (the name, as far as I am concerned, is not a good title because I do not hear the words in my head fitting well in a commercial announcement or being said by one person to another, and I think it would be better called the "Harbor Springs Skydive Company" or something).  Basically, "Skydive Harbor Springs" is a place where a person can try skydiving and see a portion of northwestern Lower Michigan from the air--about two miles above the ground for at least a short while--while traveling at 120 miles an hour toward the ground.  The business, which is officially open throughout the year, has four jump locations--Beaver Island, Mackinaw City, Traverse City, and Harbor Springs.  If you go to "Skydrive Harbor Spring" and take part in a jump, you do not go alone.  A jump is a "tandem" jump, in which an experienced skydive takes a person down to the ground as a team, and, roughly, a jump lasts about five minutes.  If you wish, you can have an in-flight meal before jumping.  Oh, which would you rather have right before jumping--a light meal or a heavy meal.   I wonder if you fall faster with the heavy meal.  You could ask "the Newton," if he were around.  I wonder if the meal is an apple.  Well, anyway, think about "Skydive Harbor Springs" as one of the fairly new tourist attractions in Michigan.

    And when you travel around Michigan, you could meet people who have their heads in the clouds--though not skydriving--thinking the world can be turned into a fantasy place where people can be made equal through the work of a politician--a savior.  These people believe the world--nature--can be remade by one man, and if that man is quite insane--unbeknownst to them--they will yet follow him and follow him and follow him, though he is using them and cares nothing for them.  Such is the world, even Michigan, where polli-toads and toads and people die, for making the wrong choices, such as the choice a person can make to do nothing, feeling the society owes the person for having been born, a rule of life that toads surely never consider (because they are not programmed for such nonsense).

    Enjoy your safe traveling in Michigan!

    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 tip of Michigan in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips is:

    Skydrive Harbor Springs, Harbor Springs, Emmet County, the Lower Peninsula.

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File date: 10 October 2011

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