the last team mike babcock coached was the anaheim ducks and at that time he and the ducks dethroned the detroit redwings in the first round, now mr babcock is the coach of the wings and has dethroned the ducks.  by the way the ducks that year, 2003, was the underdog and made the finals only to loose to… Continue reading now the fun really begins! it’s the CUP, eh?

Forward to the Hinterland Part 3

  At the north end of the Mackinac Bridge Dad brings the wagon to a stop hands over the $1.50 toll to the keeper, Upper Peninsula here we are!  Now above the bridge our troll status is left under it as we leave I-75 connecting with U.S. Route 2 (which begins near Everett, Washington by…… Continue reading Forward to the Hinterland Part 3

Forward into the Hinterland Part 2

It has been one and a half hour since leaving Flint and almost three hours on the road with nine to go when Mom and Dad decide to stop at the rest area near Standish, Michigan.  Standish, incorporated the same year that the railroad reached town in 1871, started as a lumber town and sawmills…… Continue reading Forward into the Hinterland Part 2

Forward to the Hinterland, Part 1

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan my hometown and the jumping off point for the Pykonen Family (there are six of us:  Mom and Dad, Sister Linda, Brothers David and Tad and myself) vacations to visit Dad’s relatives each August from 1959 through 1974 to the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Incorporated…… Continue reading Forward to the Hinterland, Part 1