FUN FACTS ~ Learn something new about me and I’ll learn something new about you

15 Oct

YAY! It’s time for another Fun Facts 🙂 What is Fun Facts you ask? Well, I’ll share a little tidbit about something in my life and if you want to chime in that’d be great. If you don’t, that’s all good, too. lol

I love FALL! It’s my favorite season of the year. I love the cool air, colors, soft breezes, the crunch of leaves beneath your feet, and just the mood. The smells are as vibrant and real as the colors and it’s just a huge mood changer for me.


One of my favorite places on earth to visit–especially in the fall–is the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. My hubs and I try and head up there every year to just tour the lands, discover something new, and enjoy the peace, quiet, and tranquility. It really is an amazingly beautiful place. There are waterfalls, sleepy little towns full of unique stores and sights, touristy spots, mansions, copper mines, quaint inns, lighthouses…and the list goes on. I only wish the pictures I’m sharing here did the true beauty of the Upper Peninsula justice. And that you could hear the snap of the wind and smell the clean air. It’s magical.SAM_0074


One of the most amazing things is driving along the shoreline of Lake Superior. The waters are rough and choppy and actually remind me of the ocean. This is a dangerous lake that has taken many ships and lives. When you are there in person and watching the waters it takes your breath away.




If you ever get the chance to visit the UP, grab it enjoy your time there. Each curve in the road is awe inspiring and spectacular 🙂

So, tell me, what’s the one place earth that melts your heart a little, causes you to inhale sharply, puts a smile on your face, and makes you know deep inside of yourself that you want to revisit it again and again?




Posted by on October 15, 2015 in Friday Fun Facts


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3 responses to “FUN FACTS ~ Learn something new about me and I’ll learn something new about you

  1. Julie Holmes, author

    October 15, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    There are so many places! The North Shore of MN is so much like you describe the UP, right on Lake Superior. I don’t get a chance to travel much, but I’d go back to Kauai in a heartbeat. There’s a good reason they call it the Garden Island. Bavaria is another place, complete with the Alps. Spectacular scenery! There’s something mystical about seeing castles rising up out of the forest in the alpine foothills. Just looking out over the hills and valleys veiled by mists just makes one want to sit and take it all in.

  2. ChristineWarner

    October 15, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Love your descriptions Julie. You’ve traveled to some interesting places. One of my dream destinations is Kauai. I hope you have a lot of pictures so you can relive your trips. 🙂

  3. karenh43

    October 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I’m a lifelong resident of SE Lower Michigan and I absolutely love visiting the UP. It has so much natural beauty wrapped up in such a small area, it’s hard to comprehend unless you’ve been there. Love crossing the bridge. My oldest brother and I took frequent one day trips to the Straits to watch the bridge building progress. It’s a man-made wonder that amazes me. And Lake Superior…nothing like it in the world…so calming, so turbulent, so violent, so wild and free. Coming up 40 years since the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.


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